Vin de Cru...french for "Vintage Wine' is a weekly exposé and audioblog focusing on exclusive VinVillageRadio guest interviews featuring high-profile, in-depth discussions with the "who's who" in wine and food. Please read, listen and enjoy!

Winefairy chats with David Milligan on Rose and Beaujolais wine, with Fountain Odom on MotherVine Resveratrol and with Carmine Capo on the Wine Diaper

First segment of this weeks Show: French Rosé Consumption Rising Quickly in the U.S. - David Milligan

The US wine market for imports has seen its share of challenges lately, but opportunities for growth still abound. One of the category’s most promising segments over the past year has been imported rosé, with US retail sales growing by 42 percent in the 52 weeks leading up to April 4th, according to Nielsen and the CIVP/Provence Wine Council. France, in particular Provence, remains the undisputed leader in rosé, producing 28 percent of the global category volume, and it’s been a driving force in the US rosé surge. Over 75 Provence domaines, specialized in rosé, are available in the US. David Milligan is a well known wine expert with over 40 years experience of the wine business in Europe and the United States.

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Second segment of this weeks Show: The many faces of Beaujolais... strong personalities... 12 expressions of local Gamay terroir - David Milligan

David Milligan has trained with leading English companies and was wine buyer for its largest brewery group. His over 30 years experience in the US, based in New Orleans, Miami and New York, where he served as President of Seagram Chateau & Estate Wines Co, have given him an in depth knowledge of the imported wine business in the United States. In addition to being a member of several international wine and food societies, he heads up French wine importing company, David Milligan Selections. He is the sole importer of Chateau de Pizay Beaujolais, one of the most important estates in Beaujolais, covering over 100 acres in the appellations of Morgon, Regnie, Beaujolais and Beaujolais Blanc. The beautiful Chateau, dating to the 14th century, houses a luxurious hotel ,with an excellent restaurant.

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Third segment of this weeks Show: Mother Vine Natural Whole Grape Supplement Fights Aging and Chronic Disease - Fountain Odom

North Carolina Brotherhood Knights of the Vine Master Knight, and former North Carolina State Senator, Fountain Odom has started a new company, The Mother Vine, to make nutraceuticals from Muscadine grapes, nature's most powerful source of resveratrol and other antioxidants: 40 times more resveratrol and seven times more antioxidants than European grapes (e.g. Pinot noir, Cabernet, Chardonnay, etc.) and more than twice the antioxidants of pomegranates. Located on Roanoke Island, North Carolina, the MotherVine is the oldest living grape vine in the Americas, over 400 years strong. The Scuppernong is the official state fruit of North Carolina and is now raised throughout the southeastern US. The new MotherVine Natural Whole Grape Supplement is comprised entirely from the whole muscadine grapes--skins, pulp and seeds--ground into a fine powder.

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: Pamper your wine while traveling ... 'I Want My Wine Diaper!" - Carmine Capo

The Wine Diaper is a reusable air-tight zip-locked bag that is lined with the same material found in baby diapers. The bag cushions and protects your wine, but in case of accidental breakage while in-flight, the diaper material will rapidly absorb up any liquids so that none of your clothing or valuables are ruined. Carmine Capo, originally from Florence, Italy, is a CPA based out of Detroit, Michigan and one of four Partners of Idea Mia, the marketing arm for The Wine Diaper. The price for a pack of 3 is $15, or $75 for the box of 24. Bulk volume pricing starts at $1.99/piece and goes lower for larger quantities.

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WineFairy chats with Flickerwood Cellars, Renee Schettler on French Beer and Crushpads Mark Moretti

First segment of this weeks Show: Pennsylvania's Flickerwood Wine Cellars is a regular winnner for Fruit Wines and Grape Wines - Sue and Ron Zampogna

Sue and Ron Zampogna founded Flickerwood Wine Cellars in Cane, Pennsylvania, in 2000. Their 2006 Flickerberry Dew, a blend of blackberry and red raspberry juices from New York State-grown fruit, won Best Fruit Wine category in the 2009 International Eastern Wine Competition. According to Pennsylvania wine-making laws, a winery must produce no less than 75 percent of their wines from Pennsylvania-grown fruit AND within a radius of 350 miles fro the winery. When the Zampogna's founded Flickerwood Wine Cellars there were less than ten wineries in the state of Pennsylvania. Now, there are over 80! Check out their strawberry-rhubarb wine named Strawberry Field, and their straight red raspberry wine. Real fruit makes real wine!

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Second segment of this weeks Show: Artisanal French Bière de Garde delivers complex diversity to new beer audience in US - Renée Schettler

What do you think of when you see the word Blonde? How about French beer? Renée Schettler is an editor and writer about all things food, wine, spirits and beer. In the Summer 2009 issue of France Magazine she presents a fascinating tale of French beverage history that will surprise all but the well-informed Francophile. By the late 1700s, there were more than a thousand family-owned breweries in France, many near Flanders.

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Third segment of this weeks Show: France's new artisanal beers exude terroir of ingredients and sensibilities of craftsmanship - Renée Schettler

"Not going to France anytime soon? Whole Foods Market and a variety of liquor and beer stores carry French brands. There is no single resource for locating retail outlets, but some can be found through wine-search.com." In the US, famous-named restaurants and bars are increasingly giving equal weight to wine and beer, "with a focus on often-overlooked options in both categories. The intent is to surprise." Chefs are.... "preparing tasting menus tailored specifically to a beer's terroir as well as its flavor." To read Schettler's article, pick up a copy of the summer 2009 issue of France Magazine in bookstores now, or subscribe online.

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: Crushpad and San Francisco Wine Association help make virtual Mark Moretti Winery become a reality - Mark Moretti

Mark Moretti is a former domestic garagiste! That is to say, his winemaking hobby started in his suburban San Carlos, California garage with help from family and friends. Moretti, a Silicon Valley high-tech professional was and still is fascinated with the process of transforming grapes into wine. He is committed to using sustainably-grown fruit and favors Santa Barbara county Rhone cultivars. Keep up with his work and order his wines via the link below.

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Winefairy chats with David Peterson-GM of Swedish Hill, Goose Watch and Penguin Bay wineries in NY Finger Lakes; and Mary Ann Coskery, Executive Dir. of the American Wine Society

First segment of this weeks Show: Goose Watch Winery's Finger Lakes Brut Pinot Noir Rosé is Best Sparkling Wine at 2009 IEWC - David Peterson

David V. Peterson, Ph.D., Viticulture, is the General Manager of Swedish Hill, Goose Watch and Penguin Bay Wineries, all of the Finger Lakes region in up-state New York. Peterson's family have been growing Vitis vinifera, Vitis labrusca, and French-American hybrid wine grapes in the Finger Lakes for over 40 years. In 1990 they founded Swedish Hill, the first of three separate wineries. You know that sparkling wines capture my attention and respect above all others so naturally, when I saw that Goose Watch Winery's Non-Vintage Finger Lakes Brut Pinot Noir Rosé won Best Sparkling Wine of the 2009 Best of Category Winners at this year's International Eastern Wine Competition.... well.... I just had to share the news with you.

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Second segment of this weeks Show: Goose Cross Winery.... called "the Bonny Doon of the East" - David Peterson

The Finger Lakes Wine Region of New York is perfect climate for producing high quality sparkling wines. In the 1860's, sparkling wines from the Finger Lakes region of up-state New York were winning awards here and abroad. Cool climate tempered by large bodies of water have a long tradition of being excellent sources for growing wine-grapes destined for sparkling wines. The Peterson Family of Romulus, New York, grow Pinot Noir and other grapes for classic method sparkling wines under the Goose Watch, Swedish Hill and Penguin Bay Wineries. Other reds wines that are produced at Goose Cross include a Finger Lakes Lemberger, Chamboucin, and Cabernet Sauvignon (not typical of the region).

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Third segment of this weeks Show: American Wine Society is America's largest and oldest consumer based wine education organization - Mary Ann Coskery

Mary Ann Coskery, Executive Director, heads up The American Wine Society, organized in 1967 as a non-profit, educational, consumer-oriented organization for those interested in learning more about all aspects of wine. On October 7, 1967, a group of some two hundred wine enthusiasts gathered at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s vineyard on Keuka Lake near Hammondsport, NY for the AWS’ initial meeting. Through a system of a board of directors, an executive director, regional vice presidents, and chapter chairman, the Society has grown into a nation-wide organization of amateur grape growers, winemakers, and wine appreciators interested in learning more about the history, production, appreciation, and use of wines. The Society has also attracted wine educators and professionals in wine related sciences, as well as the wine trade itself, extending the Society to a much broader membership base than most other wine clubs.

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: American Wine Society.... "Promoting Appreciation of Wine Through Education" throughout the U.S. - Mary Ann Coskery

American Wine Society membership is open to any interested person - wine enthusiast, professional wine maker, amateur wine maker, grape grower, and curious novice - anyone who wants to learn more about wine! AWS Member Benefits include: Participation in local chapter activities; Participation in local, regional, and national events, including national conference; Membership card and certificate; Quarterly American Wine Society Journal; Quarterly AWS Newsletter; Technical manuals, bulletins, videos, and vintage charts; Wine Judge Certification Program; National Tasting Project; Winemaking competitions; AWS Education Foundation; AWS Insurance Program; Discounts at participating wineries.

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Winefairy chats with Tom Davies-V.Sattui; Moya Shatz on Idaho Wines; and Stephen Bolger and Michael Brill of Crushpad

First segment of this weeks Show: V. Sattui Winery of Napa Valley selling direct-to-consumers for 30 years - Tom Davies

Tom Davies, President, V. Sattui Winery of St. Helena, has been on the same job for 30 years! That's rare these days. In 1976, Dario Sattui, great-grandson, reopened V. Sattui Winery, originally of San Francisco, as the 46th winery in the Napa Valley to come back to life after Prohibition. Dario Sattui founded the St. Helena winery on direct-to-consumer sales, eschewing the traditional three-tier system of national distribution. They farm 75 percent of what they produce.... a significant statement on its own. There's something for every palate, from dry to sweet, red/rosé, white and blue, still and sparkling.

       

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Second segment of this weeks Show: Idaho excels in exceptional Rhone red and white varietal wines - Moya Shatz

Moya Shatz has been living and working as the Executive Director of the Idaho Grape Growers & Wine Producers Commission based out of Caldwell for under one year. In that time period, the state has witnessed eight new wineries opening their doors. Despite the slump in the economy, Idaho grape growing and winemaking are on a positive surge with 40 wineries and an additional 20 vineyards devoted exclusively to growing grapes. Most grapes come from the Snake River Valley, an American Viticultural Appellation of roughly 8,000 square miles. Find links to all wineries and travel referrals.

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Third segment of this weeks Show: Crushpad Bordeaux offers Right and Left Bank virtual winemaking opportunities - Stephen Bolger

Stephen Bolger is President of Crushpad Bordeaux, a state-of-the-art winery where you are the winemaker. Crushpad provides grapes from some of Bordeaux's finest terroir, an industry-acclaimed wine making team and a Saint Emilion-based winery 100 percent focused on making luxury class wines in micro-cuvées. You choose your level of involvement and they do the rest.

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: Michael Brill, Crushpad Founder visionary introduces democratic winemaking for everyone - Michael Brill

Crushpad, the California company that makes it possible for anyone to become a winemaker, since 2004, is evening the playing field one more layer with the release of the next generation of Fusebox home blending winemaking kit. The July release features professional quality interactive custom label designs for individuals wanting to create one or two case lots of their own personal blend. The first release will feature Napa Cabernet and Bordeaux related cultivars with more varietals being rolled out for virtual production every other month. Don't miss Brill's end-of-the-segment heads-up about the brand new Fusebox Fund-Raiser affiliate program for non-profits!

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Winefairy chats with Author Jacqueline Friedrich, Wine Educator Marlene Rossman, and Melanie Krause and Joe Schnerr of Idaho winery Cinder Wines.

First segment of this weeks Show: Earthy Loire wines for the 21st century and the new UC Irvine wine course online - Jacqueline Friedrich, Marlene Rossman

Wine writer Jacqueline Friedrich talks to us from her home near Chinon, an area internationally known for red wines made from Cabernet Franc. A New Yorker by birth and Civil-Rights protester, her first passion was civil rights law and language. A trip to the Loire Valley in the late 1980s changed her life's direction. Marlene Rossman writes about wine and food for Chef magazine and teaches 'A Sommelier's Secret Guide to the Wine List: Wine and Food Galore' via UC Irvine, Extension, Specialized Studies Program.

    

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Second segment of this weeks Show: The Wine Humanist: Wine By People, For People - Jacqueline Friedrich

In 1989, Jacqueline Friedrich moved to France to write a book about the wines and foods of the Loire basin..... which represents 20 percent of France. Presently, she is working on the second edition. Her writing style is entirely narrative, devoid of frigid ratings, including the social history of each village and family. Her writing perspective is holistic, uncommon in wine-writing-circles, taking into account political, cultural, economic, historical, familial, causes and effects. Her most recent book is The Wines of France: the Essential Guide for Savvy Shoppers.

    

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Third segment of this weeks Show: Boise Urban Winemaker delivers wine to downtown restaurants on a tricycle - Melanie Krause

Melanie Krause is an outdoor person.... mountain biking, skiing, white water rafting, viticulture. After graduating with bachelor degrees in Biology and Spanish, and traveling to Asia, she settled down as a vineyard technician for Stimson Lane in Washington. She eventually worked her way up to Assistant Winemaker for Chateau Ste. Michelle's Canoe Ridge Estate Winery specializing in red wines. In 2006 she co-founded Cinder Wines and The Urban Winemakers Cooperative in her hometown of Boise. All wines are made from Snake River Valley fruit.

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: Cinder Wines of Boise, Idaho based solely on Snake River Valley AVA fruit - Melanie Krause and Joe Schnerr

Melanie Krause and Joe Schnerr met at Washington State University, married in 2006 and returned to Krause's Boise origins to start their own wine brand. Syrah and Viognier were the first wines to bear the Cinder label, named after the layers of volcanic remnants founder under the vineyards in Idaho. Snake River Valley vineyards lie between 600 feet and 1,500 feet elevation, with the climate resembling that of the Rioja in Spain and Columbia River Valley of Washington state.

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WineFairy chats with Rachel Dumas Rey and Lynne Carmichael; Erica Crawford; and with Crushpads Fulcrum Wines

First segment of this weeks Show: Compli and Hinman & Carmichael provide legal, beverage industry compliance services and software - Rachel Dumas Rey and Lynne Carmichael

Rachel Dumas Rey, founder and President of Compli, Inc., is extremely comfortable with state and federal compliance paperwork. Since 1997, Compli has been a leader in managing licensing for new businesses, and providing day-to-day compliance services including license renewals, brand registrations, shipment reporting, sales and excise tax payments, and new licenses. Lynne Carmichael, Founding Partner, Attorney with San Francisco based Hinman & Carmichael is exclusively devoted to providing legal services for the alcoholic beverage and hospitality industries.

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Second segment of this weeks Show: Do-It-Yourself web-based Direct Ship Licensing for Wine Producers, Retailers, and Importers - Lynne Carmichael and Rachel Dumas Rey

DirectShipLicense, based on the eCompli software platform, allows any winery to complete direct shipper license applications, required certificates, forms and tax permits with a credit card. Not only do wineries have to contend with 33 state-by-state compliance laws but even county-by-county within individual states! Compli provides wine, beer and distilled spirits businesses throughout the U.S. with services and software for wholesale, direct-to-consumer, and direct-to-trade activities. Hinman & Carmichael LLP are experienced specialists in the law as it relates to all aspects of the production, distribution and sale of alcoholic beverage products.

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Third segment of this weeks Show: Kim Crawford Wines of New Zealand creates sustainable, urban-appeal high quality wines - Erica Crawford

Erica Crawford is the Co-founder and Principal of Kim Crawford Wines born from a virtual winemaking platform less than a decade ago in Blenheim. Naturally, their original fame was based on Sauvignon Blanc that the world clamored for but Erica and Kim were ahead of the curve with a dry rosé fashionably called Pansy in recognition of Aukland's gay community, and a dry, unoaked Chardonnay.... imagine that?! Presently, the couple is devoting time and research to Pinot Noir clones and Pinot Gris. Erica informs us that by the year 2012 all New Zealand wines must be certified Sustainable.

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: Fulcrum Wines committed to balance in CA site-specific Pinot Noir - David Rossi

David Rossi grew up in an Italian-American family restaurant business in Tucson, Arizona. Today, he continues in the food industry based out of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey but his true passion is crafting balanced Pinot Noirs with his wife, Christinna, at Crushpad Wines of San Francisco. He is extremely hands-on... working closely with Fulcrum Pinot Noir growers on vine management to produce his vision of 'fulcrum' balanced Pinot Noirs. Speak with Rossi in person at the upcoming GourmetFoodShows Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival at Bally's Casino, July 31 - August 2, or at Pinot Days in Chicago in mid-November.

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WineFairy chats with Jordan Mackay author Passion for Pinot, Jake Price-Equestrian Wine Tours, Michael Ross-Virtual Napa Valley

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First segment of this weeks Show: Passion for Pinot documents a 'perfect storm of Pinot' - Jordan Mackay

Jordan Mackay, wine-and-spirits editor for 7x7 magazine in San Francisco and contributing writer to Wine & Spirits. He talks about his new book, Passion for Pinot: A Journey Through America’s Pinot Noir Country. Mackay explains, “I love pinot noir because when it’s well made it tastes like it comes from somewhere.” He has also written for Food & Wine, the New Yorker, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

    

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Second segment of this weeks Show: Explore a photo-documentary of a year in the vineyard of Pinot Noir - Jordan Mackay

Jordan Mackay has given a great deal of thought about terroir translated by Pinot Noir: New World equals climate; Old World equals soil. Passion for Pinot: A Journey Through America's Pinot Noir Country focuses on Oregon, California, and Washington state vineyards and producers. The original concept for the book started from photographers Robert Holmes and Andrea Johnson. Johnson lives in Portland, Oregon; Holmes, in Marin County, California. With useful and informative sidebars, facts, quotes, and maps, Passion for Pinot is an illuminating and entertaining guide.


Photographed by Andrea Johnson & Robert Holmes. Written by John Mackay.

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Third segment of this weeks Show: Willamette Valley guided Pinot Noir tasting on horseback - Jake Price

Jake Price purchased Grand Oaks Farm in Yamhill County, Dundee, Oregon, 35 years ago. Along with his wife and son, and urgings from neighbor Joan Davenport, he founded Equestrian Wine Tours. Guided 2-hour tours take you through a series of completely different Pinot Noir vineyards and landscapes atop one of his Tennessee Walking horses.... no previous experience required. Country Carriage Rides and Gourmet Picnic Lunches are also available. Equestrian Wine Tours is featured with a full page photo from Stoller Vineyards in Jordan Mackay's Passion for Pinot. Wine Enthusiast Magazine is also talking-up Equestrian Wine Tours in the June 2009 issue.

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: Virtual Napa Valley helps with travel and tourism plans - Michael Ross

Michael Ross, Founder, Virtual Napa Valley, specializes in Napa Valley travel and tourism. Travel picks include Napa Valley hotels, restaurants, and golf courses, wineries, wine tasting tours, vacation rentals, weddings, attractions, shopping, spas and salons and real estate to name a few. Ross lives in Sonoma yet sees Napa Valley from a slightly new perspective.

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WineFairy interviews Vinfolio, Author/Chef Lourdes Castro, Joel Fisher of LA WineFest and Due Cani Cellars

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First segment of this weeks Show: Vinfolio offers the world's largest wine retail outlet with over 400,000 wines - Stephen Bachman

Former financial executive Stephen Bachman, Founder and CEO of Vinfolio had a vision back in 2003 when he launched his company from San Francisco, to create the foremost fine wine collection service in the world. His 'holy grail' online wine auction defies domestic and international borders and serves more than 100,000 users worldwide. Vinfolio uniquely provides two main supply management platforms with Vinfolio Marketplace and the new partnership with CellarTracker. Download the free iPhone Application for Wine Prices which benefit everyday wine drinkers who can access it when they are making wine purchase decisions at a restaurant or wine shop.

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Second segment of this weeks Show: Simply Mexican presents 60 authentic recipes for quick-to-the-table meals - Lourdes Castro

Lourdes Castro, food scientist, author, Simply Mexican, features 60 authentic recipes that don't require long preparation and extra shopping for rare ingredients. A prodigious traveler who has taught students from all over the Americas, Castro honed her knowledge of fundamental south-of-the-border meals by teaching adult and children's cooking classes at Ars Magirica Cooking School in Miami. In the May issue of Food & Wine magazine, she shares her history and some recipes that honor her Cuban heritage.

      

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Third segment of this weeks Show: LA WineFest Founder knows international law, American politics and culinary genius - Joel M. Fisher, PhD

Popularly priced LA WineFest 2009, Raleigh Studios, Los Angeles, caters to the general wine and spirit imbibing public with its mixed guest tasting themes catering to both the economic-sensitive and high brow wine and food crowd. The year's event features Lifestyle participants, a Knob Creek Bourbon Tasting and Sake Tasting with Ichiro Saito. No doubt, the highlight of the June 6th and 7th weekend is a special Riedel wine tasting seminar hosted by none-other-than Georg Riedel himself (for the second year in a row). Check out the discounts and free ticket opportunities at media partner VinVillage.com's website.

      

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: Due Cani Cellars combines organic and sustainably farmed fruit with animal rescue activism - Joann Farrel Quinn

San Francisco Wine Association member Due Cani Cellars is all about fruit excellence and four-paw rescue. Joann Farrel Quinn, international operational and organizational business consultant based out of Tampa, co-crafts Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines to date (she's on the prowl for a Viognier that meets her philosophical standards), at CrushPadWines of San Francisco. Due Cani donates ten percent of profit to organizations who support and facilitate animal rescue and adoption. Fall 2009 release vineyard specific Pinot Noirs and a Chardonnay are available as reserve futures.

       

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WineFairy chats with Miguel Torres of Bodegas Torres, Chef-Author Gerald Hirigoyen on Small Plates and with Jeff Stai on TAPAS

First segment of this weeks Show: Bodegas Torres of Spain and Chile active, committed Eco Grapegrowers and Winemakers - Miguel A. Torres

Miguel A. Torres, President, Bodegas Torres, joins us to talk about the family's history in brandy and winegrape production since 1870 in the Penedes region of Spain, south of Barcelona. One of six Mission Statesments includes the following: "To maintain our tradition as a self-financing and independent family firm of international scope." The company has been enjoying a five percent growth per year since 1940 which includes: 4000 hectares of grapes in Spain divided between Catalunya, Conca de Barbera, Penedes, Priorat, Ribera del Duero and La Rioja; 400 hectares in Valle Central and Valle de Curico in Chile under Miguel Torres label; and 40 hectares in the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast under Marimar Estate California. The company's philosophy to conserve vineyard natural environments and care for the well-being of staff and society as a whole is evident in every bottle of wine.

 

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Second segment of this weeks Show: Torres Family Estates craft winew for every occasion, every cuisine - Miguel A. Torres

Miguel A. Torres is about to enjoy a bottle of Torres Vina Sol with sushi not far from his home in the Penedes. For fish, shellfish, chicken, vegetable combinations, and light cuisine, Vina Sol is a perfect light, dry, partner. Miguel Torres, S.A. online provides a plethora of food-related information, including recipes, food and wine matching, and even a new Wine Appreciation online course. The Torres family invites everyone to visit them at one of their properties in Spain, Chile, and at Marimar Torres Estate in Green Valley, California. Request a tour online.

 

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Third segment of this weeks Show: Small Plates are the single hottest menu trend nationwide - Gerald Hirigoyen

Gerald Hirigoyen, Chef, Author, joins us to talk about his new book release, Pintxos: Small Plates in the Basque Tradition, from Piperade restaurant, San Francisco. He is also the chef-owner of San Francisco's Bocadillos. Hirigoyen grew up in the French Basque region which provides the inspiration for tapas known as pintxos (pronounced PEEN-chos) and are typically finger foods eaten in one or two bites. I love his thoughtful approach in Pintxos by providing wine recommendations with each recipe.

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: TAPAS is Tempranillo Advocates Producers and Amigos Society - Jeff Stai

Jeff Stai is one of the original founders of TAPAS, the Tempranillo Advocates Producers and Amigos Society, dedicated to promoting Tempranillo and other varietal wine grapes native to the Iberian Peninsula and wines produced from them in North America. This means grapes native to Spain and Portugal and includes the following: Tempranillo, Albarino, Garnacha, Graciano, Mourvedre (Monastrell), Touriga, Verdejo, Bastardo and more. You are invited to attend the most extensive annual tasting of domestically produced Spanish and Portuguese varietal wines in North America on Sunday, June 14, at the Fort Mason Conference Center, San Francisco. Become a member of TAPAS if you like but by all means, join them in SF on June 14th. Tickets can be purchased online.


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Winefairy chats with Joan Weir on Tequila and Mark Miller on Tacos, with Lisa Airey-French Wine Society and Ken Dunkley of SFWA

First segment of this weeks Show: Tequila: A Guide to Types, Flights, Cocktails, and Bites - Joanne Weir

Joanne Weir is a San Francisco-based author, cooking teacher, and chef. Tequila: A Guide to Types, Flights, Cocktails, and Bites is a connoisseur's guide to understanding and enjoying top-shelf tequila, with 60 recipes for drinks and tequila-infused foods. TEQUILA is an all-in-one reference for the tequila connoisseur, with chapters on the history and lore of tequila, insight into how tequila is made, and a drinker's guide to the three types of tequila: blanco, reposado, and añejo. Cocktail recipes from the country's top bartenders and recipes for tequila-infused sides, mains, and desserts reveal new and innovative ways to enjoy tequila.

      

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Second segment of this weeks Show: TACOS: 75 Authentic and Inspired Recipes, with wine, beer, and licuado recommendations - Mark Miller

Mark Miller, acclaimed Chef, Founder of Coyote Café, prodigious author, joins us with his newest release, TACOS: 75 Authentic and Inspired Recipes with wine, beer, and licuado recommendations for every single recipe! Tacos--authentic tacos, with soft, warm corn tortillas, succulent fillings, and snappy salsa--are a cherished street food on both sides of the border. Mark Miller adds a chef's sensibility to a lifetime of taco eating and making to this collection of 75 recipes for building delicious and authentic tacos. From classic to creative and from breakfast-friendly tacos to complementary salsas and sides.

      

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Third segment of this weeks Show: The French Wine Society now offers two professional study & certification programs - Lisa Airey

Lisa M. Airey, Certified Wine Educator, Education Director for the French Wine Society of Washington D.C. explains the newly launched two-tiered French Wine Academy, through the creation of two professional study & certification programs: the French Wine Scholar and a Master-Level certification program by region. The French Wine Society serves wine enthusiasts in the Washington D.C. and surrounding area with a ten week education series. The launch of the French Wine Scholar study program is designed for the wine trade but welcomes serious wine hobbyists. The Master-level certification program includes week long intensive study trips to specific wine regions for Wine Instructors and wine trade. Certification-by-region study trips currently being offered are Burgundy: the first week in June and last week in August; Rhone: the second week in June; and Provence: the third week in June.

   

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: Seawind Wines... the essence of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay cooled by sea winds - Ken Dunkley

Ken Dunkley is the founder and winemaker for Seawind Wines, member, San Francisco Wine Association, finds the best vineyards in coastal valleys where abundant sunshine is tempered by sea air. The best California wines owe their rich flavor, balance and structure to the Pacific Ocean. Cool Pacific winds bring foggy mornings, bright afternoons and chilly nights. Ideal conditions for long hang time. Perfect for grapes to develop rich flavor, naturally balanced sugar and acidity, and ripe tannins.

       

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