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WineFairy chats with Sarah Washington on Help Stop B50 neu; Cesare Vandini on Aperol; Elisa Thurman on NextGen Wine Comp; and Sam Doe on Crush Barrel Wine Market

First segment of this weeks Show: Help Stop B50 neu Massive Bridge from being Built over the Mosel River - Sarah Washington

Germany's Mosel Valley is the birthplace of some of the world's finest Rieslings. The steep, breathtakingly beautiful vineyards have been the defining feature of the Middel Mosel's landscape, culture and heritage for more than 2,000 years. The planned road, named the B50 neu, will emerge from a tunnel through the side of the famous Ürziger Würzgarten wine mountain, cross the Mosel river via a gigantic concrete bridge and continue directly along the top of the vineyards of Zeltingen-Rachtig, Wehlen, Graach and Bernkastel, with an additional slip road passing close by the village of Erden. Some of the foremost Riesling winemakers are appealing for help in a last-ditch attempt to alert German politicians to what they believe to be an extreme mistake and the destruction of a treasure of world cultural heritage. Have a look at all the links below, invite your fellow Riesling and German wine lowers to join in the fight.

These images show the devastating damage of the bridge!
Please click HERE to help Stop B50 NEU!!!


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Second segment of this weeks Show: Pour an Aperol Spritz and Enjoy a little of the Italian Lifestyle - Cesare Vandini

APEROL, introduced in Padua, Italy in 1919, was setting trends long ahead of its time. That year, at the famed Padua Exhibition, brothers Luigi and Silvio Barbieri pioneered the revolutionary idea of a spirit with a lower alcohol content of just 11%. Their stylish and versatile creation, APEROL, inspired an aperitif which has become the signature drink of Italy: the Aperol Spritz. Today, thanks to its vibrant color and refreshing, palate-pleasing character, the Aperol Spritz is all the rage among sophisticated drinkers worldwide. Aperol Spritz: 2 Parts Aperol, 3 Parts Cinzano Prosecco, Splash of soda water; Serve over ice, garnished with an orange slice.

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Third segment of this weeks Show: New NextGen Wine Competition is Judged By and For Millennial Wine Drinkers - Elisa Thurman

NextGen Wine Competition for Millennial Wine Drinkers is the first international competition judged entirely by wine industry leaders age 21-35 to be held June 14-15 in Santa Rosa, California. The event is the first to be judged exclusively by industry leaders age 21-35 and is the premiere public platform for sharing the wine preferences of Millennials. All of the judges will be young people in the wine industry, ages 21-35. The NextGen Wine Competition offers wine producers several opportunities to garner awards. In addition to the Open Competition, there is also a Millennial Winemakers Challenge, a competition just for winemakers age 21-35 judged simultaneously at the Open Competition. Elisa Thurman is the Director and Producer of NextGen Wine Competition and a millennial herself.

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: What do Beyond The Alley, Vino Moda, and Crush Barrel Wine Market in San Francisco Share in Common? - Sam Doe

Sam Doe is an unlikely fashionista. His background is technology. He's lived around the world and of course moved a lot in childhood as a military child. Fast forward... boy meets girl in San Francisco. Boy settles down. She's a fashion designer thus Beyond The Alley. He is an evolving event planner who embraces art in many expressions, such as Vino Moda--"where wine meets fashion," and now is dedicated to promoting local SF wines at a monthly event called Vintners Market, with a "try and buy" approach running the first Saturday of every month at Fort Mason. Follow his work on Twitter and Facebook.

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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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