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WineFairy chats with Emanuela Stucchi Prinetti of Badia a Coltibuono; Becky Sue Epstein on her new book about Substituting Ingredients; and with Dr. Joel Fisher of L.A. WineFest

First segment of this weeks Show: Badia a Coltibuono Ancient Tuscan Estate Composes Organic Sustenance - Emanuela Stucchi Prinetti

Badia a Coltibuono has been making wine since the Middle Ages. For over one hundred and fifty years the farm has been run by the Stucchi Prinetti family which cultivates organic grapes in the 70 hectares of vineyard located in the heart of Chianti to produce Chianti Classico, the "Super Tuscan" Sangioveto and Vin Santo del Chianti. Badia a Coltibuono estate, hand-picked, Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, and Badia a Coltibuono Red Wine Vinegar made with great care from specially selected wines that are allowed to filter through wood shavings impregnated with vinegar culture. Its complexity is further enhanced by further maturing in cask. Emanuela Stucchi Prinetti, Managing Director, fifth generation wine producer. In July, 2000, Emanuela was the first woman to be elected as President of the Marchio Storico del Chianti Classico. Today, she manages Coltibuono assisted by her three brothers.


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Second segment of this weeks Show: Badia a Coltibuono... Abbey of the Good Harvest... since the Eleventh Century - Emanuela Stucchi Prinetti

Badia a Coltibuono is the first wine resort in Chianti, opening it's doors to travellers and visitors who want to share a truly unique experience. Here it is possible to observe the slow yet intense rhythm of a 1000 year old abbey and farm and to sleep in history. Guests can rest and relax in the magnificent Italian style garden or, during the summer months, around the large open-air swimming pool. At 650 metres above sea level summers are temeprate and the villa naturally cool in the evenings. 800 hectares of forests, crisscrossed with walking or mountain biking paths provide for a pristine natural backdrop. Facilities for house guests include internet point and 10% reduction on all meals taken at the estate restaurant, or enrolment in the estate cooking classes.

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Third segment of this weeks Show: Substituting Ingredients: The A to Z Kitchen Reference - Becky Sue Epstein

If you eat, you substitute. The unexpected expired ingredient. The out-of-season ingredient. The 'thought had enough of that spice, herb, or flavoring' ingredient. Becky Sue Epstein is a master of detail. She is respectful of tradition and environmentally sensitive remedies for the kitchen and home. Substituting Ingredients: The A to Z Kitchen Reference is a convenient tool and a good read, especially if you eat, drink, cook, or clean! "With this paperback on the shelf there's no need for mad, mid-recipe dashes to the grocery store." --Bon Appetit


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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: Joel M. Fisher & VinVillage partner to promote the 2010 LA WineFest at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood is an LA WineFest media partner and has special ticket prices for singles and couples and is sponsoring a ticket contest giving away 20 FREE tickets! The 2010 LA WineFest is featuring more than 130 wineries, spirits and thirst-quenching craft beers, great food, and over 30 lifestyle vendors, June 5th and 6th weekend you will not want to miss! Sample over 500 different wines from at least 14 different countries. Meet and greet with LA's top Master Sommeliers, wine educators, winery owners and vendors, and enjoy food from LA's top restaurants.



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