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WineFairy chats with Sandro Boscaini of The Amarone Families; and with Cyril Derreumaux of Vivelys USA

First segment of this weeks Show: Twelve Historic Amarone Families Protect Iconic Italian Territorial Artisanal Traditions - Sandro Boscaini

Sandro Boscaini is President of The Amarone Families which include Allegrini, Begali, Brigaldara, Masi, Musella, Nicolis, Speri, Tedeschi, Tenuta Sant' Antonio, Tommasi, Venturini, and Zenato. They have banded together to form an association of exclusively family-owned companies to champion minimum quality standards and prices for all Amarone della Valpolicella Classico to include the attempt to persuade producers to declassify wines in lower quality vintages.


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Second segment of this weeks Show: Famiglie del' Amarone d'Arte Producing Artistic Treasures of the Veneto - Sandro Boscaini

Each of the producers in Famiglie del' Amarone d'Arte must be vineyard owners with at least 15 years of experience, selling at least 20,000 bottles in at least five countries outside of Europe. The thirst for Amarone has exploded in recent years, so much that the quality image might suffer due to unscrupulous non-traditional means. The 'quality ladder' within the Veneto is Valpolicella, Valpolicella Classico, Ripasso, Amarone and Recioto with Amarone regarded as the "point of reference for the best wine produced in the region" according to Sandro Boscaini.


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Third segment of this weeks Show: Vivelys Helps Winemakers Master the Processes - Cyril Derreumaux

Vivelys specializes in the design, development and application of leading-edge winemaking technologies that answer challenges faced by today's modern production facilities in major wine regions around the world. Cyril Derreumaux is the General Manager for Vivelys USA. Through its deep understanding of winemaking science, systems and processes, along with expertise in product design and programming, the company delivers business value by helping customers become more competitive and efficient at achieving their target wine profiles.


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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: MOX and French Oak Chips Modern Tools for Making Balanced Wines Worldwide - Cyril Derreumaux

Contrary to global oenological recipes, Vivelys offers each customer a specific and unique solution which is easily and rapidly adjusted to individual operational requirements. Five Vivelys subsidiaries located in major wine regions around the world and a network of worldwide distributors sell and provide consultation on the group's full line of micro- and macro-oxygenation systems, grape and wine analysis tools and premium French oak chips.


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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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