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WineFairy chats with Doug Duda, The Well Seasoned Traveler; Randy Bennett of Townley Wines; and with Food and Wine Diva, Summer Whitford

1st segment of this weeks Show: The Well-Seasoned Traveler... "Walking Guide for the Perplexed" Keynote Speaker on Truffles - Doug Duda
 
Doug Duda, creator and host, of the A & E International television series, "The Well-Seasoned Traveler," and founding Executive Director of Astor Center, a state-of-the-art food and beverage education event space in New York City, speaks to us as the Keynote Speaker, on Friday, December 10th, 2010, at the inaugural Napa Truffle Festival. He received a law degree at Boston University and an MBA at Harvard Business School. Duda is president elect for 2013 of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
 
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2nd segment of this weeks Show: Townley Wines Pinot Noirs Score A+s from The Pinot Report - Randal Townley Bennett
 
Randal Townley Bennett created Townley Wines in 2007 with his wife Lindsay Marie Barnes. Townley is a boutique winery focused on producing specialized small lots of artisan wines. His philosophy emphasizes the vineyard and traditional winemaking methods to produce wines expressive of the grapes' true nature and potential. Fruit is selected from the finest California vineyards. For the Bennetts, Townley is a transition from the corporate world of airports and endless meetings to soothing vineyard landscapes and the humble satisfaction of artisan winemaking. The wine labels are themed with personal photos of towns from travels that inspired them.
 
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3rd segment of this weeks Show: Food and Wine Diva's Join us at the Embassy Food, Wine Culture and Travel Holiday Traditions - Summer Whitford
 
With everyone doing international business these days, Join us at the Embassy is a useful tool for business people working in international teams. It can improve awareness and help build rapport with international clients and create a positive impact. Join us at the Embassy is a business bible on unfamiliar cuisine and international table etiquette which can help people clinch international business deals. Summer Whitford, aka the Food and Wine Diva, is a writer, professional chef/pastry chef, and food and wine educator. She explains how each Washington Ambassador uses entertaining to introduce Americans to their culture and lifestyle. The countries included in the book are: Afghanistan, Austria, Chile, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kenya, and Portugal.
 
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4th segment of this weeks Show: Summer Whitford, Caterer to Members of Congress, Embassy Staff, Lobbyists in Washington D.C. - Summer Whitford
 
With over twenty years in the business, Summer Whitford has extensive experience as a chef/caterer, writer of books, articles, newsletters, and television programming. Bitten by the "travel bug" at an early age, she adores food, wine, and culture but also writes on topics as diverse as race relations in the White House, education reform, and young adult fiction. For fifteen years she owned Chez Vous Productions, Inc., a food specialty and lifestyle company that catered to Members of Congress, embassy staff, lobbyists, and other prominent D.C. businesses.
 
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