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WineFairy chats with James Suckling about his new online venture; and with Charlie Caldwell on the First Annual NC Conference on Sustainable Viticulture

1st segment of this weeks Show: Tasting Reports on 2008 & 2009 Bordeaux, 2006 Barolo & 2006 Brunello on JamesSuckling.com - James Suckling
 
James Suckling, the respected journalist and wine critic who spent close to 30 years as Wine Spectator's European bureau chief, has partnered with Hollywood producer, director, and writer James Orr to launch JamesSuckling.com, an all-access pass to the wine world. The newly launched site focuses on delivering wine information in a cutting-edge style, relying on high-quality video, with Suckling giving subscribers a visual guide to wine tasting that goes beyond simple ratings to include tasting notes, vintner interviews, and rare access to wineries around the world.
 
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2nd segment of this weeks Show: JamesSuckling.com Gives You an All-Access Pass to the World of Outstanding Wine Regardless of Price or Origin - James Suckling
 
With James Orr behind the camera, Host James Suckling's extraordinary zeal and wine knowledge is brought to life in exclusive video content, bringing viewers a firsthand account on all aspects of the wine industry. The focus of the website is to report on many of the best wines of the world through tastings in vineyards and in cellars with winemakers, vintners, and owners, which allows viewers to see through their own eyes the place, the people, and the rating process. The site will deliver viewers at least one new video every day of the year. The site is a combination of free and paid content, with both subscribers and non-subscribers having access to written and video posts in English, Italian, French, and Spanish.
 
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3rd segment of this weeks Show: 3rd. Generation Organic Grapegrower, Black Squirrel Vineyard & Winery, Council Bluffs, Iowa - Charlie Caldwell
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011, Jewel of the Blue Ridge Consulting, in conjunction with the NC BioNetwork BioBusiness Center in Candler NC, will host the First Annual North Carolina Conference on Sustainable Viticulture. The conference will feature Charlie Caldwell from Council Bluffs, Iowa. Caldwell is a third generation grape grower. Candwell is recognized as one of Iowa's largest certified organic vineyard by Iowa Department Agriculture of Land Steward. Black Squirrel Vineyard & Winery grows wine and table grapes organically on seven acres of nine different cold hardy varieties. Caldwell has hosted many field events at local, regional, and state viticulture events in Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska.
 
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4th segment of this weeks Show: North Carolina Conference on Sustainable Viticulture Focuses on Growing Cold, Hardy, High Altitude Grapes - Charlie Caldwell
 
Charlie Caldwell is frequently called on to speak about pruning, controlling pest and diseases, nutritional programs, canopy management plus weed control for growing grapes organically. Sustainable refers to growing grapes naturally/organically/biodynamically and being able to make a bottom-line profit on your farm. The First Annual North Carolina Conference on Sustainable Viticulture is designed to be a practical approach to growing grapes for farmers and growers who want to seriously consider growing grapes in the mountains.
 
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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 listeners a month!


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