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WineFairy chats with Masters of Wine, Joel Butler and Roger Bohmrich; and with Ray Johnson on the SF Chronicle Wine Competition

1st segment of this weeks Show: The French Wine Society's New Mastering the Wines of Bordeaux Master Level Class - Joel Butler MW
 
Joel Butler, Master of Wine, Wine Consultant, President of the Institute of Masters of Wine, North America, is one of a handful of guest instructors for the three-month Master Level online study and certification program on the wines of Bordeaux. The comprehensive study and certificate program starting March 1, with registration now open, on the wines of Bordeaux. The Bordeaux Master-Level Program was developed by the French Wine Society in conjunction with lead instructor Dewey Markham Jr. Joel Butler, Master of Wine, will be teaching the fifteenth webinar titled, "Bordeaux Terroir and the Meaning of Appellation."
 
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2nd segment of this weeks Show: Bordeaux Master-Level Class Begins March 1 from French Wine Society - Joel Butler MW
 
This is Bordeaux as you've never seen it presented! Twenty live webinars conducted by experts in their field, online study modules, reading and tasting assignments, interactive Q&A with instructors, plus an opportunity to review course content in a live classroom environment with tutored tasting at! This is, in scope and design, the most comprehensive wine study program on Bordeaux bar none. Through this program, students will acquire a profound knowledge of the region and develop a greater sensory understanding of its wines. Mastery is conferred to candidates who successfully finish the curriculum and pass the final exam. As one of the first two resident American Masters of Wine (1990), Joel Butler, MW has had a 38 year career in the wine industry. Butler now consults out of Seattle, as co-owner of WineKnow LLC, teaches WSET programs on the West Coast, and is authoring a book under contract with a leading US publisher (anticipated publication, 2012).
 
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3rd segment of this weeks Show: FWS Debuts 2.5 Month In-Depth Bordeaux Master-Level Program in a Ground-Breaking Format - Roger C. Bohmrich MW
 
After earning the MW title in 1993, Roger dedicated himself to the MW cause, first as Education Coordinator of the North American educational program, then as Chairman of the North American Advisory Board. He led the formation of the non-profit Institute of Masters of Wine (North America), where he served three terms as its first President. Most recently, Roger set up the U.S. affiliate of Millesima, Europe's leading fine wine mail order merchant. He currently serves as Managing Partner of Millesima USA, and is based in New York. Roger Bohmrich, Master of Wine, will be presenting webinar number fourteen on "Garagistes" and number twenty on "The Economics of Bordeaux."
 
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4th segment of this weeks Show: Get Ready for the World's Largest Competition of American Wines - Ray Johnson
 
On January 7th, 2011, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition concluded its judging... Over 5 days, 60 professional wine experts tasted and evaluated a world-record breaking 5,050 entries from 23 states. The 'Public Tasting' is much more than a wine tasting, it's a very one-of-a-kind wine and food experience... creating the largest Tasting of 'Award Winning American Wines' on the planet. The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting will be held from 2-5 PM on February 19th at Fort Mason in San Francisco! For more information and to enter the Free Tickets contest, go to VinVillage.com.
 
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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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