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WineFairy chats with Katie Jackson and Barbara Banke of Cambria Winery; with Carl Bowker of Caliza Winery; and with Ray Foley of Bartender Magazine

1st segment of this weeks Show: Second-Generation Winegrower Katie Jackson Launches Blog - Katie Jackson & Barbara Banke
 
Katie Jackson, the 24-year-old daughter of Cambria Winery proprietor Barbara Banke and wine industry pioneer Jess Jackson, cannot remember a time when the art and business of making wine wasn't part of almost every aspect of her life. To document her experiences and share a behind-the-scenes look at Cambria Winery, Katie has launched a blog that covers day-to-day life at the Santa Maria, California based winery, as well as Katie's trials and triumphs in the kitchen, her exploration of local Central Coast cuisine and culture, and the making of her namesake wine, the Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay.
 
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2nd segment of this weeks Show: Cambria Winery Santa Maria Valley, Built Reputation for Site-Reflective Pinot Noir and Chardonnay - Barbara Banke and Katie Jackson
 
In 1986 Barbara Banke acquired a large portion of the original Tepusquet Vineyard (planted between 1970 and 1971) Santa Barbara to serve as the site for Cambria winery for it's potential to produce outstanding Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah. Over the last two decades the vineyard has been expanded, replanted and updated with new clones and rootstocks to take advantage of the unique climatic and geological conditions of the Santa Maria Bench.
 
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3rd segment of this weeks Show: Caliza Winery, Paso Robles, "Making Modern Wines with Old World Grapes" - Carl Bowker
 
Hands-on Carl Bowker built a successful career in the world of convention staging. He enjoys the creative process of building from the ground up. Born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii, his corporate life was based out of San Francisco but his travels to the Rhone Valley fired his desire to become a winemaker and viticulturalist. Caliza Winery's 2009 Syrah won Best Syrah and Best of Show at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, his first Syrah vintage. The winery was named to the San Francisco Chronicle's "Top 100 Wines of 2010" and was just named as Wine Spectator's winery "Pick of the Month."
 
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4th segment of this weeks Show: Bartender Magazine the First Magazine For, By and About Bartenders and On-Premise Industry - Ray Foley
 
Irishman Ray Foley is part comedian, but when it comes to tending bar and sharing stories he's seriously all Bartender, all realist, no fluff. He's seen it all, been there at the beginning of the American cocktail wave that began 30 plus years ago. A former Marine based out of Camp LeJeune, Foley's talent is with words, the gift of entertaining gab. He is not a purist except when it comes to his martini, Bombay Sapphire with one olive please. He has authored A Thousand Martinis, Bartending for Dummies, and Running a Bar for Dummies. Bartender Magazine is currently celebrating 32 years.
 
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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 a million listeners a month!

 

 

 



 
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