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WineFairy chats with Jason Westfall of The Wine Line Shuttle; Chef Bertrand Bouquin and Timothy Baldwin from The Broadmoor Resort; and with Becky Sue Epstein on Vinoble

First segment of this weeks Show: The Wine Line Shuttle Service Hop On Hope Off New Approach to Touring Paso Robles Wine Country - Jason Westfall
 

The Wine Line, launched in early 2009, has taken a totally different approach to wine tasting tours. They offer a hop on, hop off tour approach that operates much like a city bus does. They pick you up at your accommodations and then you get to choose from 60 wineries to visit. They take you to your selected winery, walk you in and introduce you to the tasting staff, then return in 40 minutes to see if you are ready to be picked up, if not, no problem they come back every 40 minutes. The whole concept, which has been a humongous hit in Paso Robles, was born from owner/operator Jason Westfall's bad experience on a tasting tour he and some friends took.
 

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Second segment of this weeks Show: The Broadmoor Resort Represents U. S. at COPA JEREZ Finals in Spain - Bertrand Bouquin

The Sherry Council of America announces The Broadmoor as the winner of the 4th U.S. Finals of the Copa Jerez food and Sherry pairing competition. Executive Chef Bertrand Bouquin and Wine Director Timothy Baldwin will travel to Jerez, Spain next month to compete against renowned international chef and sommelier teams for the Copa Jerez title. The winning US team showed skill, pairing a Fino, an Amontillado and an Oloroso Sherry with extraordinary and delicate flavors in their dishes. The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs has been known as an international culinary hub in the western United States since 1918, and its diverse range of restaurants offer everything from classic American cuisine to European fine dining.
 

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Third segment of this weeks Show: The Broadmoor Competes Against International Chef and Sommelier Teams for COPA JEREZ Title - Timothy Baldwin

The Broadmoor won the U.S. title while competing in New York on October 6, 2010, against three other nationally recognized restaurants and chef & sommelier teams. Next month, the acclaimed duo will compete against teams from all over the world including the home favorite, Spain. They will present their three-course entry to a panel of expert international judges who will evaluate the food, the pairing and overall presentation. "We are thrilled that we were able to accomplish what we came here to do. We look forward to representing the United States this January in Spain," said Timothy Baldwin, Wine Director of The Broadmoor.
 

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: Vinoble International Exhibition of Noble Dessert Wines Standard for Quality, Organization and Diversification - Becky Sue Epstein

Becky Sue Epstein, Wine and Travel Columnist, PalatePress, reports on her observations attending Vinoble 2010 7th International Dessert Wine Conference in Jerez, Spain. The International Exhibition of Noble Wines is the only one dedicated to the fortified, dessert and natural sweet wines. It is held every two years in Jerez de la Frontera, the Andalusian city that share its name with one of the most famous wines made in Spain. These appreciated wines are made always with great affection and care, with very complicated elaboration, didn't have a global framework or a reference to appear despite being regarded as the best wines in the world. Vinoble was created to become the center of meeting and showcase for these special wines.
 

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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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