Vin de Cru...french for "Vintage Wine' is a weekly exposé and audioblog focusing on exclusive VinVillageRadio guest interviews featuring high-profile, in-depth discussions with the "who's who" in wine and food. Please read, listen and enjoy!

WineFairy chats with Michael Brill on Crushpad Napa; with Leslie Sbrocco on the NY Wine Expo and Thirsty Girl; and with Ray Johnson on the SF Chronicle Wine Competition

1st segment of this weeks Show: Crushpad-San Francisco Moves to Napa Valley - Michael Brill
Michael Brill, President and CEO, founded Crushpad, San Francisco in 2004 to serve would-be winemakers across the virtual landscape who couldn't up and quit their job and move to California. Amateur and virtual winemakers have been winning competitions from the Crushpad warehouse production facility in an nontraditional urban setting that is about to embark on a more comprehensive vini/viti experience one-hour north, to an existing winery, in the Oak Knoll district called Silverado Trail Wine Studio in March, 2010.
Click HERE to listen to Segment 1.

2nd segment of this weeks Show: Crushpad Napa Providing A More Complete Winemaking Experience - Michael Brill
"While we have worked hard to provide as much access to the winemaking process as possible, our efforts to provide experiences outside of the winery have been limited. So many of you have expressed interest in getting more involved in areas such as the vineyard. Not only are we going to add classes on viticulture, we are also arranging sessions with well-known winemakers, grape growers and other folks in the business such as our barrel and cork producers. At the winery, we will be operating a tasting room where we will be pouring and selling wines made by Crushpad clients. Although the majority of our winemaking will still be exactly as it is in San Francisco - one barrel at a time... "We now can help folks who want to grow their brands substantially." Michael Brill
Click HERE to listen to Segment 2.


3rd segment of this weeks Show: "Life. Drink It Up... Thirsty Girl... Live Life to the Fullest" - Leslie Sbrocco
Wine Author, Wine TV-Personality Leslie Sbrocco is a true jet-setter, whether it's a regular appearance on the Today Show, accepting a Tasty Award for her "Check Please" west-coast PBS series, or tasting wines in Chile, this past December. She never sits still. Her new project "Adventures of a Thirsty Girl" was recently launched at the Boston Wine Expo, and the upcoming New York Wine Expo to follow, where she is a guest speaker. Thirsty Girl is a social networking site where women can share in their passion for wine, food, travel, and friendship.
Click HERE to listen to Segment 3.

4th segment of this weeks Show: Enjoying a view of the Golden Gate Bridge while tasting award-winning wines! - Ray Johnson
Ray Johnson, Assistant Director, The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition talks up the 2010 Public Tasting on Saturday, February 20, at Fort Mason Center's Festival Pavilion featuring award winning wines from across the country. The Public Tasting is a wine and food experience. Featured at this event will be a sampling of hand crafted creations from premier artisan food purveyors, which will include award winning artisan breads, savory meats, exotic oils, hand crafted cheeses, delicious desserts, sumptuous sauces, and other exquisite delicacies. Buy tickets online now as the last two year public tastings' sold out in advance. Click here to order tickets.
Click HERE to listen to Segment 4.


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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