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WineFairy chats with Chiara Giannotti, Mara Magnini and Michele Bernetti of Italy's Marche wine region; and with Becky Sue Epstein on

First segment of this weeks Show: Fazi Battaglia is Italy's Marche Region Verdicchio Pioneer - Chiara Giannotti

Chiara Giannotti, Marketing Director, is great-granddaughter of Fazi Battaglia's founder. The Fazi Battaglia Winery has just celebrated its 60th anniversary. The history of this company began in 1949 in Cupramontana, at the very heart of Verdicchio territory. Over the decades, the winery grew and its reputation increased to where the name Fazi Battaglia was recognized all over the world and known for the famous amphora-shaped bottle introduced on the market in the 1950s. Today, with 300 hectares of vineyards located in the growing zone for the Castelli di Jesi Classic Verdicchio, Fazi Battaglia is aiming for new successes.

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Second segment of this weeks Show: Marche village Barbara home to Santa Barbara Winery, Verdicchio and Conero - Mara Magnini

The name "barbara" comes from latin "barbarus" which means "foreign." Santa Barbara winery is named for the place where it is located and the surroundings vineyards, which form a natural amphitheater. Here they live and work in order to best characterize autochthonous grape varieties Verdicchio and Montepulciano, locally known as Conero. In addition, The Santa Barbara Winery plays by creating blends with international grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah. On a more serious note, there are two new releases of Classic Method Spumante sparkling wines based on Chardonnay and Pinot Nero. Mara Magnini graciously joins us from the winery with her very best English!


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Third segment of this weeks Show: Umani Ronchi winery, Osimo, Marche region, Italy Bottles Elegant Verdicchio & Conero - Michele Bernetti

Michele Bernetti, CEO, Founder of Umani Ronchi winery explains that Verdicchio is one of Italy's premium white wines. The Verdicchio is an indigenous vine (the name Verdicchio had already appeared in documents dated 1579) which has been predominant in the Marche region, having developed on the hills that run from the Esino River Valley, a terrain that is gently bathed in the sea breezes coming off the Adriatic Sea. Monte Conero, a promontory which detached itself from the Apennine Mountains, is now a cliff, falling sheer down to the Adriatic Sea. Pliny the Elder, had praised the red wine produced in this area as far back as two thousand years ago. In 1967 the Rosso Conero wine earned DOC status, among the first in Italy, for its Montepulciano and Sangiovese grape blend and in 2004, earned DOCG classification for Reserve wines.

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: The Online Wine Magazine - Becky Sue Epstein

Becky Sue Epstein, Senior Editor, Wine & Spirits for Intermezzo Magazine; Contributing Editor for trade/retail The Tasting Panel magazine; talks about her work as International Editor at The Online Wine Magazine a modern on-line wine magazine, seeking out and publishing the very best wine writers and writings on the internet. By harnessing the power of the internet and entering into partnerships with thousands of wine writers around the world, is able to have an “on the scene reporter” at every wine-related event on the globe.

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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 monthly listeners!

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