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WineFairy chats with Jill Silverman Hough on 100 Perfect Pairings; Michael Gibson on the Somm Prep Course; and Stephen Bolger on Crushpad Bordeaux

First segment of this weeks Show: 100 Perfect Pairings: Small Plates to Enjoy with Wines You Love - Jill Silverman Hough

100 Perfect Pairings: Small Plates to Enjoy with Wines You Love is written for everyday wine lovers organized by eleven varietals and one category of table wine. Jill Silverman Hough assures listeners that you needn't be an expert sommelier to serve food and wine that you love, together, with confidence. I recommend beginning with the "about this book" chapter which includes: "a really brief discussion of food and wine pairing;" logical, gently presented "general pairing tips;" and her thoughtful "fine-tuning tips."




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Second segment of this weeks Show: The Sommelier Prep Course for Aspiring Sommeliers - Michael Gibson

The Sommelier Prep Course: An Introduction to the Wines, Beers, and Spirits of the World by Michael Gibson is the ultimate resource for any aspiring sommelier, bartender, or serious wine lover. It includes sections on viticulture and viniculture Old World and New World wines, beer and other fermented beverages, and all varieties of spirits. Review questions, key terms, a pronunciation guide, maps, and even sample wine labels provide invaluable test prep information for acing the major sommelier certification exams. Michael Gibson is a Certified Sommelier with the American Chapter of the Court of Master Sommeliers.




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Third segment of this weeks Show: The Sommelier Prep Course Delivers Concise, Accessible Information from Beverage Expert - Michael Gibson

"Any candidate who is in the process of studying for their introductory level certificate will find Mike Gibson's The Sommelier Prep Course very helpful. Mike has taught candidates how to pass this introductory level course for years, and this experience has allowed him to distill everything someone needs to pass this exam," Eddie Osterland, America's First Master Sommelier. Gibson is the lead instructor for wine and spirits at the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale and is a Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators.



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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: Global Wine Lovers Make Own Bordeaux Blends with Top Expert - Stephen Bolger

Stephen Bolger, President, Crushpad France, joins us with an update on the first Crushpad Bordeaux "Mashup" at Chateau Teyssier in Saint Emilion. Bolger's customized Mashup experience, from the ground up, translated into an emotional experience for many. Blending Cabernet and Merlot from Left and Right Bank vineyards is an unorthodox wine-making opportunity, by Bordelais tradition, an academic opportunity-turned-reality, for Crushpad Bordeaux clients, Neil Whyte--Chateau Teyssier Winemaker, and Consultant 'Bordeaux secret' Master-blender Eric Boissenot.


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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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