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WineFairy chats with Pamela Sheldon Johns of Food Artisans; Jon Rowley on Pacific Oyster Wine Competition; and Sandra Rapke and Jeff Smith on the Bogart Cancer Research Wine Dinner

Segment-1: Slow Food Culinary Workshop in Cinque Terre beside the sea - Pamela Sheldon Johns

American Cookbook Author Pamela Sheldon Johns invites listeners to cook with her, walk, eat and drink wine in the Cinque Terre remote fishing villages perched more than 300 feet above the sea in the Liguria region of northwestern Italy. Pamela's shares the pleasures of food and wine... at the table, in the kitchen, in an artisan's workshop, or simply strolling through the farmers' market with world-class workshops in Tuscany, Campania, Piemonte, Emilia-Romagna, Sicily and Cinque Terre. Marche, Umbria, Puglia, Veneto, Sardinia, and Abruzzo available by request for groups of six or more.


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Segment-2: Food Artisans Celebrates Artisan Traditions in Italy - Pamela Sheldon Johns

Pamela Sheldon Johns is a cookbook author with a diverse culinary background. A former cooking school director, she now travels and lectures to groups such as the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the American Institute of Wine & Food, the Southern California Culinary Guild, Women for WineSense, and the Smithsonian Institute. Poggio Etrusco is a privately owned organic farm near Montepulciano, halfway between Florence and Rome, owned and operated by Pamela and husband Johnny Johns, international artist. On 15 acres, this property is an active oliveto with over 1000 olive trees and production of an exceptional organic extra-virgin olive oil. Poggio Etrusco villa has three private apartments available for holiday rentals and one double room that is available for bed and breakfast.

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Segment-3: 16th Annual Pacific Coast Oyster Wine Competition rates Wines for "Bliss Factor" - Jon Rowley

167 wines, 1300 oysters! It took more than a week. Each wine blind-tasted with at least one Kumamoto oyster by five stalwart, oyster-loving judges who showed up for work every day at 3:00 p.m. at Anthony's HomePort at Shilshole Bay to narrow the field to 20 finalists as part of the Pacific Coast Oyster Wine Competition. The mission: find the 10 best West Coast wines to go with oysters. Judges taste the oyster, sip the wine and rate the "bliss factor." 2010 winners will be announced on April 24. Typically the best "oyster wines" are dry, crisp, clean-finishing white wines. The Pacific Coast Oyster Wine Competition is sponsored by Taylor Shellfish Farms, a fifth generation family shellfish growing company based in Shelton WA and organized by founder Jon Rowley, Jon Rowley & Associates in Seattle.

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Segment-4: The Eighth Annual Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program Wine Afficionado Dinner at W Hotel, Hollywood - Sandra Rapke and Jeff Smith

The Eighth Annual Wine Aficionado Dinner benefiting the Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program will take place on Thursday, May 13th at the new W Hotel, located near the world famous intersection of Hollywood and Vine. The Bogart Wine Aficionado Dinner has earned a reputation for being among the top benefit events in Los Angeles due to its combination of world class gourmet cuisine, fine wines, and giving patrons, comments event Co-Chair Sandra Rapke. The year's dinner will showcase some of the world's finest wines paired with a four-course dinner and for the first time the Bogart board has secured several of LA's sommeliers to oversee the dinner's wine service. Jeff Smith, author, The Best Cellar oversees wine procurement for dinner and auction.

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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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