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WineFairy chats with Bob Dye of Appellation St. Helena; with Christian Oggenfuss on Global Zinfandel Day; and with Master Wine Cellar Builder, John Seitz

First segment of this weeks Show: Appellation St. Helena Delivers Wines of Elegance Defined by Geography and Human Artistry - Bob Dye

Bob Dye, President of Charnu Winery in St. Helena, Napa County, joins us to talk about his role as President of and Web Master for Appellation St. Helena, originally founded in 1875 by Charles Krug, and two others, as St. Helena Viticultural Club, eventually changed to Association. The official appellation was approved in 1995. In 2004, after a 128-year hiatus, grape growers and wineries in St. Helena revivied the St. Helena Viticultural Society for educational and promotion purposes. Charnu Winery specializes in small lot St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Bob and Louise Dye

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Second segment of this weeks Show: Vintuba Host Creates Global #Zinfandel Day Nov 19th on All Social Media Sites - Christian Oggenfuss

You don't need to know what a "hash tag" is to join in the Global Zinfandel chorus on November 19th. Christian Oggenfuss, DWS, Master of Wine candidate, creator of blog... "Where Everyman's Wine Snob meets Wine Snob's Everyman" joins us to promote November 19th as Global Zinfandel Day! There are so many ways to participate about your favourite Zinfandel: from or with a Zin winery, as a blogger, a retailer, restaurateur, tasting group, individuals and clubs... on Twitter and Facebook, Ustream, Foursquare or Gowalla using TweetUp or MeetUp aggregates... maybe HootSuite and Tweetdeck, etc. Twitter management software.

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Third segment of this weeks Show: Master Wine Cellar Builder Educates Consumer... Buyer Beware - John Seitz

John Seitz made his transition from house builder (about 20 years) to wine cellar builder 15 years ago. When he decided to build wine cellars he knew that he would have to excel to the top as fast as possible. He studied everything that he could about wine cellars. He studied with as many manufactures as he could. He went to their plants all over the country, from Ohio to New Hampshire to California. When he thought he was ready for the big time he applied with one of the biggest names in the business, The Wine Enthusiast Magazine. After six months of trying, they finally gave him the chance. He subsequently put an RV on the road which quickly became known as the "Wine Cellar RV."

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: Master Wine Cellar Builder Clientele Includes CEO's, Celebrities and Sports Figures - John Seitz

For John Seitz, it wasn't easy, when he started his new career, as he puts it, "I was a nobody in the wine cellar business." Pictures of wine cellars and the title Master Wine Cellar Builder on an RV attracted a lot of attention. Wineries began treating him as VIP. As the years went by he continued to study... the latest cooling, racking, insulation... anything that was required for building the perfect wine cellar. Now he is one the few in the U.S. that understands the ins and outs of a wine cellar, from the consultation to design to construction to install the racking. He just finished a wine cellar for Regis Philbin. His work includes Ruth's Chris Steakhouses and Ghirardelli Chocolates. Seitz is resident wine cellar expert for Celebrity Wine Review TV. Upcoming features include Ladue News Magazine, Westchester Magazine, Maverick Magazine, and Wine Spectator.

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lynn krielow chamberlain is an independent wine and food journalist and host of the "Wine and Dine" radio show heard on VinVillageRadio broadcast on wsRadio, the world-wide leader in internet talk-radio with over 4-million listeners a month!

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