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WineFairy chats with Halls Jamie Miller on Cabernet Cookoff; Nicholas Solga of Xplorador Wines; Argentinas Ikal 1150 Wine; and Duane Dappen, new President of ZAP

First segment of this weeks Show: Napa Hall Wines Cabernet Cookoff™ Call for Amateur and Professional Team Entries - Jamie Miller

Hall Napa Valley is California's First Gold LEED® Certified Winery and no stranger to competition, according to Jamie Miller, Sales & Marketing. Employees are forever cooking up new ideas to showcase the best Hall Napa Cabernet Sauvignon and food combo. Now, amateur cooks and professional chefs are invited to enter the First Annual Hall Cabernet Cookoff™, Sunday, May 16th to benefit Napa Valley non-profits. Teams can submit their creative dish that's made primarily with organic and sustainable ingredients via our link provided below. Entries must be received by February 25th, 2010. Lots more details in our chat!

~ Hall Napa Valley Wines ~

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Second segment of this weeks Show: Win a Trip to Chile, Experience Xplorador Wine Harvest 2010 - Nicholas Solga

If Tweeting, Facebooking, YouTubing, Blogging, or Emailing is your forté, Xplorador Wines of Chile invites listeners to show your networking mojo and possibly win a trip to witness and partake in Xplorador's 2010 Harvest, the first week of April, 2010, for lucky two people. Nicholas Solga, Brand Manager, describes the intricate point system for entry methods. Start your engines; Choose your platforms; Start posting; Be creative and Xplore the wines from Chile's Central Valley between the Andes range and the Pacific Ocean.


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Third segment of this weeks Show: Poetry in a Bottle: Mendoza, Argentina's Ikal1150 Wine Holds Poetry Contest - Sandra Beltran and Jerry Ward

Sandra Beltran and Jerry Ward, co-founders and partners of the boutique Argentinean vineyard that produces Ikal1150 wines is tempting wine drinkers to pick up their pens and write a poem about their passion for wine. The company's “Poetry in a Bottle” contest will award the winning poet with a three-night stay in a luxury suite at the Esencia Estate in Mexico's Riviera Maya, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The package includes daily breakfast and a private wine and food pairing for two at the hotel's gourmet restaurant. Pronounced "ee-kahl", the name means poetry in the native Mayan language. "Eleven-fifty" describes the vineyard elevation in meters above sea level. The contest will run from February 1 to 28.

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: Become One with Zin: ZAP showcases Zinfandel Advocates & Producers - Duane Dappen

D-cubed Cellars of Napa President and Winemaker Duane Dappen joins us as current President of Zinfandel Advocates and Producers to talk-up the upcoming 19th Annual Zinfandel Festival, January 28 - 30, 2010, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco. Not a member? No problem. Public tickets are available. Discover how ZAP is preserving the history of Zinfandel through the Heritage Vineyard Project, directed by UC Davis. If you are a devoted foodie with a passion for Zinfandel, make plans to indulge your “inner epicurean” and spend the evening at Good Eats & Zinfandel Pairing!

Click HERE to listen to Segment 4.

VinVillage & VinVillageRadio
chosen as media partners for the 19th annual
ZAP Zinfandel Festival
3-days: January 28-30, 2010

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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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