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WineFairy chats with Michel Garat about Sauternes; Marc D. Taub of Palm Bay Int'l; and with Michael Brill on Crushpad's move to Sonoma

Segment-1: Wine Education - A New Sauternes For New Customers. Enjoy the Sweet White Wines of Bordeaux - Michel Garat
 
01: The wines of Sauternes are like no other. A blend of Semillon and Savignon, Sauternes is 'the result of the natural encounter between an outstanding soil, a favorable micro-climate,' and a noble rot. Michel Garat, CEO of four vineyards across Bordeaux including Châteaux Bastor-Lamontagne of Preignac, Sauternes; Châteaux Beauregard of Pomerol; Châteaux Saint Robert of Graves; and Châteaux Pavillon Bel-Air of Lalande de Pomerol, joins us for a frank conversation about the new Sauternes style with several dinner and appetizer pairings that will change your preconceived notions about Sauternes à la table.

 

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(Video promoting the 1st 'Marathon de Sauternes' coming up on Saturday, June 4, 2011)

 

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Segment-2: Wine Education - June 4th Runners Will Compete Across Fabulous Wine Estates in the Premier 'Marathon de Sauternes' - Michel Garat
 
02: On June 4th, runners from around the world will compete in the Premier Marathon de Sauternes while traversing the vineyards and courtyards of Châteaux Yquem, Climens, Coutet, and Suduiraut Sauternes wine estates. Sauternes is the famous Bordeaux wine region with unique sweet whites. Michel Garat is the President and organizer of the event. Non-runners are welcome to join in on the festivities before, and during the event. Estates will be open to the public during the marathon and there will be numerous tasting opportunities along the route and at the finish line. Winners take home a magnum of Châteaux d'Yquem.

 

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Segment-3: Wine Philanthropy - Diabetes Research Institute (D.R.E.a.M.S) Benefit Honors Wine & Spirits Icon - Marc D. Taub
 
03: Marc D. Taub, President and COO of Palm Bay International, one of the country's leading wine and spirits importers, will be honored for his philanthropic efforts on May 5th, 2011, at the 6th Annual Diabetes Research, Elegance, and Modern Sophistication aka 'D.R.E.a.M.S.' event at Capitale restaurant, NYC, to benefit the world-renowned Diabetes Research Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The event is famed for its highly-rated wines from Wine Spectator, delicious food, and a luxury silent auction.

 

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Segment-4: Wine Making - Crushpad Moves Headquarters to Sonoma and Receives New Funding Partner - Michael Brill
 
04: Crushpad, the state-of-the-art custom winery and producer of highly-acclaimed commercial and private micro-production wines, continues its mission to democratize winemaking by expanding its operations and moving its headquarters to downtown Sonoma. Crushpad now occupies a dedicated portion of the historic Sebastiani Winery. The move includes a major financing deal that includes Foley Family Wines, the parent company to Sebastiani and now a principal investor in Crushpad. Michael Brill is Founder and CEO of Crushpad.

 

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lynn krielow is an independent wine and food journalist, and the premier 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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