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WineFairy chats with Evan Fay Earle of Cornell U's Wine Archives; with Wine Author Wes Marshall and with Wine and Food Writer, Becky Sue Epstein on wines from Madrid

First segment of this weeks Show: Cornell University Library, Eastern Wine & Grape Archive, Preserves History of Wine Industry - Evan Fay Earle
 
Evan Fay Earle, Collections Assistant, Eastern Wine & Grape Archive (EWGA), Division of Rare & Manuscript Collections at Cornell University Library, Ithaca, New York. "Cornell University is currently the only institution with an ongoing defined program to document the history of the production and consumption of wine in the United States." Historical Records include: "letters, account books, diaries, scrapbooks, pamphlets, posters, memorabilia, field notes, scientific reports, winery publications and marketing materials. Other relevant materials may include drawings, photographs, videotapes, and oral histories, or any other documents that help tell the story of grape growing and winemaking in the United States."
 
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Second segment of this weeks Show: Song of the Vine: A History of Wine Exhibition Cornell University Library - Evan Fay Earle
 
Evan Fay Earle, Curator, Song of the Vine: A History of Wine Exhibition shows how "grape growing and wine-making has continued to grip the human imagination, inspiring passion and ingenuity." "Archeological evidence suggests that grape cultivation and wine making began... some time between 6000 and 4000 BCE." "Wine making made its way to Greece, where it permeated all aspects of society (as it does today): literature, mythology, medicine, leisure, and religion. The Romans took vine clippings from Greece back to Italy, and centers of viticulture soon developed in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and the rest of Europe." "Trade routes and early explorers carried vines and grape growing treatises to Mexico, Argentina, and North Africa." "Cornell University... ensures that current and future generations of students, scholars, industry members, and anyone with a passion for wine will be able to study the growth and development of America's grape and wine industries."
 
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Third segment of this weeks Show: What's a Wine Lover To Do? Helps Time-Starved Readers Find Quick Answers - Wes Marshall
 
Wine columnist for the Austin Chronicle, Wes Marshall delivers plainspoken explanations to wine questions. Like earlier titles in the series, such as the best-selling What's a Cook to Do?, this book offers empowering information in question-and-answer format with pronunciation guides, charts, maps, and step-by-steps plus the best-bang-for-your-buck wine recommendations from well-known experts. Marshall also writes for Wine & Spirits, Wine Enthusiast, Appellation America, Imbibe, and Wines & Vines. In addition, he authored The Wine Roads of Texas and served as executive producer for the three-part PBS documentary based on the book.
 
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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: Madrid Producing and Trading Wine Since Middle Ages Celebrates D.O. 20th anniversary - Becky Sue Epstein
 

Becky Sue Epstein, International Wine and Food Writer, reports to us from Madrid, Spain, on the 20th Anniversary of the Designation of Origin Vinos de Madrid this summer. Centuries of tradition were just not enough. When in 1990 the Autonomous Government and the Ministry of Agriculture passed the Wines of Madrid Appellation of Origin, this was a reward for having made a solid bet on quality varietal wines, new technologies and joint efforts aimed at maintaining full respect for these rich lands.
 

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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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