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WineFairy chats with the Green Glass Company; Terry Brennan on food and beverage photography; and with renowned winemaker Nick Goldschmidt

First segment of this weeks Show: Green Glass Co. Produces Guilt-Free Glassware from Upcycled Wine and Beer Bottles - Oscar Wientjes

The Green Glass Co. in Western Wisconsin, produces show-stopping glassware from reclaimed wine and beer bottles transforming them into tumblers, goblets, and glassware and more. Provided that the quality is consistent, he's always looking to partner with a winery or beer manufacturer or create a custom designed end-product for restaurants, wineries, etc. A set of four Walnut Tumbler Frosted made from beer bottles runs $32; Cobalt Tumbler Frosted is $44 per set of four; Mardi Gras Tumbler Frosted, made from reclaimed Creme de Menthe bottles is $40 for a set of four; the Evergreen Goblet Clear set of four runs $65.

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Second segment of this weeks Show: Minneapolis Professional Photographer Works with Sustainable Natural Light - Terry Brennan

For Terry Brennan it's all about light and composition when creating the setting for his stunning food and beverage photographs for magazine and cookbook clients. His downtown Minneapolis studio is on a south-east corner of the building so he's able to work with natural light on many projects. View his work online.

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Third segment of this weeks Show: Renowned Winemaker Nick Goldschmidt Joins Atlas Peak As New Winemaker - Nick Goldschmidt

Ascentia Wine Estates announces the hiring of Nick Goldschmidt as consulting winemaker for Atlas Peak. Goldschmidt brings an unparalleled level of esteem and winemaking experience. He is a mountain man, spending his career working with fruit from high elevation vineyards in Argentina, New Zealand and Spain. Nick Goldschmidt is one of the pioneering forces behind the Atlas Peak Mountain Cabernet Series. He believes that Napa Cabernet is a place of extremes, and that the four mountain appellations surrounding the Napa Valley are the pinnacle. Goldschmidt says: "I began this project in 2003 and I look forward to continuing to create wines of distinction for Atlas Peak. East vs. west and north vs. south means that these wines are uniquely different and can be measured under one label. With winemaking constant, only the extreme terroir of these rugged mountain vineyards will be revealed in the finished wine."

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: Goldschmidt Vineyards and Forefathers label Winemaker is Multi-Continent Consultant Extraordinare - Nick Goldschmidt

In 1998, Goldschmidt began making his own wine -- Goldschmidt Vineyards & Forefathers with small productions of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Since then, he has developed a stellar international client list; he is the winemaker for several renowned premium brands, including Boulder Bank, Chelsea Goldschmidt, Pampano, GiaDomella, Errazuriz, Sena and others. "I enjoy the challenge of working with so many different vineyard sites and wines from around the world. My philosophy is to make the best wines possible with emphasis on the unique characteristics of each individual vineyard and to maximize the potential of each vintage in a balanced and focused style of winemaking," says Goldschmidt.

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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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