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WineFairy chats with Zach Rasmuson on new Gowan Creek Winery; Toby Hill on Phillips Hill Estate; Renee Schettler on Le Fooding and the demise of Gourmet Magazine

First segment of this weeks Show: Goldeneye Unveils New Gowan Creek Winery, Anderson Valley, Built to Achieve LEED Certification - Zach Rasmuson

Marking the official start of its 2009 Pinot Noir harvest, Goldeneye unveil its new state-of-the-art, sustainably constructed Gowan Creek Winery in the heart of California's Anderson Valley. This production-only winery was designed by local architect Ron Verdier, of Verdier Architects, in collaboration with Goldeneye Vice President and Winemaker Zach Rasmuson, and will be home to all of Goldeneye's small-lot winemaking operations. In addition to being a purpose-built Pinot Noir winery, the new facility incorporates cutting-edge, energy-efficient and environmentally conscious design, and has begun the one-year process to achieve Leadership in Efficiency and Energy in Design (LEED) certification the United States Green Building Council's gold standard for sustainable construction.

 

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Second segment of this weeks Show: NY Artist turned Winemaker at Phillips Hill Estate Limited Edition Mendocino appellation Pinot Noir - Toby Hill

Toby Hill is an artist whose abstract language of shapes, forms, and lines has evolved into a Pinot Noir sensory essay. Hill is an alchemist by trade whose vision of art carries through his interpretation of site specific terroir. Phillips Hill Estate focuses on two Mendocino Pinot Noir appellations exclusively: Anderson Valley and Mendocino Ridge at Comptsche. Toby Hill the Winemaker, and Founder of Phillips Hill Estate, is committed to expressing Pinot Noir at it's most elegant, un-manipulated, balanced, bone-dry (yet relatively low alcohol compared to its peers) and welcome guest paired with food.

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Third segment of this weeks Show: France Magazine introduces us to a new tradition of LE FOODING perspective on Food and Feeling - Renee Schettler

France Magazine introduces us to something new once again! Karen Taylor, Managing Editor, asked Renee Schettler to write about the term le fooding, coined in 1999 by French journalist Alexandre Cammas. "A melding of "food" and "feeling," it was inspired by his encounters with chefs who were working tirelessly in some of Paris's most illustrious and ambitious kitchens." "When chefs are allowed "to think like they actually think and not like they are supposed to think," they pour passion into their food. The first le fooding event was held stateside in New York City this fall thus discovering that 'French cuisine is loosening up' and obviously, that includes wine paired with food!

Click HERE to listen to Segment 3.

 


 

Fourth segment of this weeks Show: 'Keyboards in the Kitchen' modern French Food Writers and the demise of Gourmet Magazine - Renee Schettler

France Magazine introduces us to something new once again! Karen Taylor, Managing Editor, asked Renee Schettler to write about the term le fooding, coined in 1999 by French journalist Alexandre Cammas. "A melding of "food" and "feeling," it was inspired by his encounters with chefs who were working tirelessly in some of Paris's most illustrious and ambitious kitchens." "When chefs are allowed "to think like they actually think and not like they are supposed to think," they pour passion into their food. The first le fooding event was held stateside in New York City this fall thus discovering that 'French cuisine is loosening up' and obviously, that includes wine paired with food!

Click HERE to listen to Segment 4.

 


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