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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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WineFairy chats with Maison Simonnet-Febvre of Chablis, Evan Wallace-Perlage Systems and Jon Roberts on the SpinWine aerator

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First segment of this weeks Show: What do Chablis and Champagne share in common? - Jean-Philippe Archambaud

Jean-Philippe Archambaud is the Winemaker for Maison Simonnet-Febvre of Chablis, the most northerly sub-appellation of Burgundy.... only 20 kilometres south of the Champagne appellation. Both areas attribute their unique terroir to a large percentage of limestone in the soil... particularly the Chablis wine-grape growing sub-appellations and in La Champagne where Chardonnay rules. Both areas share a long history of producing wines made from the Chardonnay grape, although the wines from Chablis are exclusively made from Chardonnay. Both areas are known for sparkling wines.... La Champagne almost exclusively for classic method, classic varieties (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier); Burgundy, less so, but consider the fact that Maison Simmonet Febvre, originally founded in 1840, was based on sparkling wines made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that we now refer to as Crémants de Bourgogne.

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Second segment of this weeks Show: Saint-Bris Sauvignon Blanc of Chablis is the perfect oyster or crustacean wine. - Jean-Philippe Archambaud

What makes Sauvignon Blanc so different from around the world? If you are in Old World vineyards it's all about the soil makeup and profile. If you are talking about New World examples it's all about the climate and vine management. The tiny appellation of Saint-Bris, nestled within Chablis Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée, is defined by Sauvignon grown on limestone: sauvage in it's brisk acidity, precise in terroir expression, minerally in character.... tighter and less fat than Loire Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé.... a different animal paired next to a New World aromatically extroverted Sauvignon. Maison Simonnet-Febvre Saint-Bris Sauvignon Blanc is maybe more similar to a big brother to Muscadet Sur Lies!? Let me know what you think.

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Third segment of this weeks Show: Learn how you can enjoy a $100+ bottle of Champagne that's been open for months! - Evan Wallace

Evan Wallace, Physicist and Academe, had an epiphany one day when a friend gave him a bottle of Champagne Krug Rosé at roughly $450..... he could enjoy a glass every day..... but how?! That's when he set out to design the perfect Champagne preservation system for like-minded Champagne aficionados and restaurateurs alike. Wallace speaks to us from Seattle where he works as President of Perlage Systems, Inc. and the founder/designer of the Perlage Champagne Preservation System. At $299 per unit, this is not for the average Cava but wow.... what an ingenious invention. No doubt his invention will take it's place in the history of wine gadgetry.

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: What are the current trends in wine aeration and decanting? - Jon Roberts

Jon Roberts of Vintech International is the exclusive North American importer of a Danish devise called SpinWine... a hybrid wine aerator and decanter. Does decanting actually make a difference to a wine's texture and taste? He speaks to us about whether or not wineries are seeing any value to using such devices in their tasting rooms; Can a wine's potential be compromised if it has not been aerated; And, if wine decantation is more frequently used on higher-end wines or is this a universal intervention? Roberts speaks to us from Tucson, Arizona.

          

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WineFairy chats with Brew Professor Charile Bamforth; Bob Blue of Bonterra and Movie Producer Guy Riedel of SFWA

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First segment of this weeks Show: Beer... Tap Into The Art and Science of Brewing - Charles Bamforth

Dr. Charles Bamforth is the first Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences at the University of California, Davis and also Special Professor at the University of Nottingham, England. This is his third edition release of the internationally acclaimed Beer... Tap Into The Art and Science of Brewing, Oxford University Press. The third edition features more information concerning the history of beer, especially in the United States; British, Japanese and Egyptian beer; beer in the context of health and nutrition; and the various styles of beer.

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Second segment of this weeks Show: University of California at Davis Professor gently teaches the art and science of brewing - Dr. Charles Bamforth

Written by one of the world's leading authorities and hailed by American Brewer as "brilliant" and "by a wide margin the best reference now available," Beer offers an amusing an informative account of the art and science of brewing, taking short aim jabs at wine. In wine circles, terroir is attributed to the peculiarities of vineyard provenance, according to Dr. Bamforth, for beer the "genuine terroir" is wrapped up in water.

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Third segment of this weeks Show: Mendocino's Bonterra Vineyards certified organic Rosé released in time for Mother's Day - Bob Blue

Bonterra Vineyards, McNab Ranch, Mendocino County just released its 2008 dry Rose nationally, following limited availability of the well-received first vintage in selected states. Whole Foods will carry the wine in every store nationwide, and the wine will also be available overseas. The second vintage continues as a blend led by Sangiovese, Zinfandel and Syrah, with touches of Rhone varietals such as Carignane, Grenache and Mouvedre adding to the crisp, bright taste. With a beautiful Salmon color, winemaker Robert Blue finds “aromas and flavors of strawberry, tart cherry, fragrant tea, luscious raspberries, some watermelon, a touch of spice and vanilla in a lingering, unexpectedly joyful finish.”

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: Film Producer and Winemaker Guy Riedel partners with San Francisco Wine Association - Guy Riedel

Guy Riedel was born in New Jersey, earned an MBA from Rutgers University, a 15-year movie producer veteran and happens to be a workaholic.... presently dividing his time between NYC as Executive Producer of Morning Glory with Harrison Ford and Rachel McAdams and his home-base of LA. Like all workaholics, he sought out a hobby to "relax" which thankfully, for us, ends up being his new passion.... as a winemaker for "Guy Riedel Wines: Fine Wines. Hand Made. No Compromise." His current offerings include a 2005 and 2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and a 2006 Santa Barbara County Syrah which he crafts at Crushpad in San Francisco with the help of consulting winemaker Kian Tavakoli. Guy Riedel Wines are available through the San Francisco Wine Association for tasting in SF. The timeline for producing a film, from start to finish, closely parallels that of producing fine red wines, as you will hear.

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WineFairy chats with Peggy OKelly, Brewmaster Scott Kelly and Vicki Carroll on Hospice du Rhone

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First segment of this weeks Show: St. Helena Olive Oil Co. Founder on Sabbatical in Florence, Italy - Peggy O'Kelly

Peggy O'Kelly, President, St. Helena Olive Oil Company has been living in Florence, Italy since the end of December 2008 with her two teenage daughters.... immersing themselves in the Italian way of life. Of course she is cooking up a storm, providing recipes on her active blog while in situ, studying olive oil and balsamic vinegar, communing with her suppliers, growers, and meeting new ones and generally absorbing everything she can to bring back to Napa and apply that knowledge to the estate olive grove management and production back home.

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Second segment of this weeks Show: What is the pursuit of real food club? - Peggy O'Kelly

According to Peggy O'Kelly, all things culinary begin in Italy with the Romans. Her Firenze journey allows quality time with her daughters, one of which is a junior in high school. It was now or never despite the economic downturn. A self-professed compulsive foodie, her passion for real food, particularly from local suppliers, and as simplistic as Mother Nature provides, is one of the true joys of life. Her professional pursuit for real food has become a vicarious journey for her many clients and friends. You are invited to read her daily thoughts on her blog. Listeners are urged to try her new Napa Valley oil release of Buono Volonta.... currently priced at $18.... a real steal. Look for the St. Helena Olive Oil promotion code for listeners of Wine and Dine!

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Third segment of this weeks Show: Former Brew Master finds creative satisfaction in the unpredictable climate of winemaking. - Scott Kelly

According to Scott Kelley, Director of Winemaking, Estancia Estates, Soledad, CA, “Winemaking fulfills my artistic side without giving up the innovative hands-on experience that keeps me in touch with my roots.” Being born and raised in Monterey County, he learned to respect the wind and fog and the impact it has on the character of the wines. Whether it is using less oak in the Chardonnay to protect the tropical characters or fermenting Pinot Noir only in open-top fermenters to respect the silky tannins of the Pinnacles Vineyard. “When I make a blend, I try and imagine how it will pair with food or how the acid balance will create a different sensation when enjoyed with a particular dish—to me that is fascinating!”

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: Hospice du Rhone 2009 Event Theme... "You're The Rhone That I Want" - Vicki Carroll

Vicki Carroll, Director, Hospice du Rhone, HdR, talks to us about the 17th annual event taking place April 30 – May 2, 2009 at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, California. Each year, HdR brings an exciting mix of international Rhône producers to Paso Robles, providing a unique opportunity to taste Rhône wines from all over the world. In many cases, these wines are poured by the winemakers themselves. HdR is "the world's largest international celebration of Rhone variety wines." Bidders can register by proxy by calling Hospice du Rhone at 805-784-9543 or by email to vicki@hospicedurhone.org

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WineFairy chats with Jean-Charles Boisset, President of Boisset Family Estates, and Per Karlsson-BKWine Brief and BKWine Tours

First segment of this weeks Show: 2008 Wine Enthusiast Magazine "Innovator of the Year Award" - Jean-Charles Boisset

Jean-Charles Boisset, President of Boisset Family Estates, grew up in the vineyards of Clos Vougeot and developed a life-long passion for wine – both its production and its enjoyment. He possesses a long-term vision for his family’s company that stems from a dedication to innovation and the environment while continually focusing on crafting fine wines of distinction. This vision has led to pioneering efforts in sustainability from the vineyard to the vessel. He has implemented sustainable, organic, and biodynamic farming practices at the family’s vineyards, while simultaneously introducing alternative packaging innovations that reduce a wine’s environmental impact and carbon footprint.

 

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Second segment of this weeks Show: Putting terroir first--the wines of Boisset La Famille des Grands Vins - Jean-Charles Boisset

Still or sparkling, the wines of Boisset La Famille des Grands Vins "Domaines Artisans et Terroirs" collection are the product of sustainable, with a slight bio-dynamic approach, that combines traditional methods of the authentic or historical local culture with innovative, modern techniques. The Heritage of Burgundy: These wines represent a respectful approach to regions, terroirs and cultures, one that concentrates on the soil, the climate and massal and clonal selection. In addition they all rely on the treasures of the heritage of Burgundy which is based on the sensitive, rigorous and demanding work of growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

 

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Third segment of this weeks Show: I Promise… Vinous Vows for 2009 - Per Karlsson

His wife founded BKWine Brief newsletter and BKWine Tours. Per Karlsson, a Swedish-born financial expert based out of Paris has since joined his wife with his photography, technology expertise, and passion for wine. Their combined expertise is a glorious read. This most recently caught my attention on how to improve one’s wine year 2009: 1. Buy six different bottle in stead of six of the same; 2. Spend a couple of extra euros/dollars on the bottle, at least for the ones for the weekend dinners; 3. Don’t choose the house wine in a restaurant; 4. At least once (or twice) a month choose a wine that comes from a district that you’re not very familiar with; 5. Choose a wine that is not on recommendation from an ”expert”; 6. Discover a new wine region in situ.

 

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: Travel to Bordeaux, France or Design a Custom Wine Tour with Britt and Per Karlsson - Per Karlsson

In Bordeaux you find world famous châteaux and world famous wines but also a lot of new exciting initiatives and young enthusiastic wine makers. On the upcoming fall trip you will visit big, famous Grand Cru Classé-châteaux and smaller ones that are less known, but very quality conscious: October 14-18 and November 14-18: Bordeaux Confidential Châteaux Wine Tour. Britt and Per also offer custom designed wine tours – on-demand tours.

 

 

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Winefairy chats with Robin Kelley O`Connor of Sherry-Lehmann and Edouard Moueix of Etablissements Jean-Pierre Moueix

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First segment of this weeks Show: Former U.S. Bordeaux Ambassador joined Sherry-Lehmann Wine Merchants - Robin Kelley O'Connor

In the autumn of 2008, Robin Kelley O’Connor joined Sherry-Lehmann Wine Merchants, the Manhattan wine and spirits retailer, as Director of Sales and Education. This new position was created to promote learning opportunities for staff and clientele. In 2009, O’Connor will begin developing a consumer-friendly schedule of educational events at Sherry-Lehmann’s store. This fortuitous move will coincide with Sherry-Lehmann’s 75th Anniversary 1934-2009. He is an active member in many wine and food societies, including several professional sommelier associations and the Commanderie de Bordeaux. O’Connor has been inducted into the prestigious Commanderie du Bontemps de Médoc des Graves et de Sauternes-Barsac, the Jurade de Saint-Emilion and Les Hospitaliers de Pomerol. He worked at Chateau Petrus thirty years ago for Christian Moueix

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Second segment of this weeks Show: One of America's leading Bordeaux wine authorities shows more than a little Merlove - Robin Kelley O'Connor

Prior to joining Sherry-Lehmann Wine Merchants, Robin Kelley O’Connor celebrated twenty years traveling the United States, Canada, and Mexico as the tireless ambassador and spokesperson for the Bordeaux Wine Bureau, representing the Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (Bordeaux Wine Trade Council) and its 10,500 growers, 53 cooperative cellars, 400 shippers, and its more than 6,000 châteaux. His aim was to market the diversity, quality, and accessibility of Bordeaux wines to all sectors of the wine trade including university and culinary school students, business, law and medical schools, banking professionals as well as consumers. During the twenty years O’Connor conducted over 2000 seminars in North America and around the world on behalf of Bordeaux. In 2002 Mr. O’Connor launched the Bordeaux Wine School USA. To maximize national exposure and geographic diversity he created the concept of a Bordeaux Wine School on wheels.


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Third segment of this weeks Show: Third Generation Family Owner of Chateau Petrus talks about Merlot - Edouard Moueix

Mr. Jean-Pierre Moueix, born in Corrèze in 1913, arrived with his parents in Saint-Emilion following the 1929 depression. In 1937, he founded his wine merchant business on the Quai du Priourat in Libourne. Moueix was astute to foresee the Merlot grape’s ability to age as well as their natural charm and ability to seduce. In the 1950’s, he consolidated his merchant business with the acquisition of several well-known properties. His second son, Christian (born in 1946) joined the family business in 1970, directing at first the agricultural activities. Today the Etablissements Jean-Pierre Moueix is owned by Christian Moueix and his children: Edouard (born in 1977), Director of Sales since 2003, and Charlotte (born in 1978), a wild animal veterinarian.


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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: Jean-Pierre Moueix Vins Rouges Bourdeaux: Saint Emilion et Pomerol - Edouard Moueix

At Etablissements Jean-Pierre Moueix, the Moueix Family enjoys the luck of great terroir... whether it's in Pomerol, St. Emilion, or Napa Valley..... Merlot tells many different stories. According to Edouard Moueix, third generation, owner-operator of ten separate vineyards and estates in Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, including the cult Chateau Petrus Pomerol; Chateau Magdelaine, Saint-Emilion; Chateau Lagrange, Pomerol; Chateau Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol; Chateau La Grave, Pomerol; Chateau Certan Marzelle, Pomerol; Chateau Latour a Pomerol, Pomerol; Chateau Providence, Pomerol; Chateau La Fleur-Petrus, Pomerol; Chateau Hosanna, Pomerol; Chateau Trotanoy, Pomerol... Merlot is a very gentle, soft woman, generous, intelligent, understanding.... that sends the "mind elsewhere" and "gives more pleasure."

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Winefairy chats with Mark Chandler, Stuart Spencer, Rima Barkett and Claudia Pruett on Lodi Zinfest and Crushpads Tom Leaf

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First segment of this weeks Show: 5th annual ZinFest Wine Festival...250 wines from 50 Lodi wineries support local community from May 15-17 - Mark Chandler

Mark Chandler is the Executive Director of the Lodi-Woodbridge Winegrape Commission and oversees the popular fund-raiser known as ZinFest, held May 15 - 17 in Lodi, California, which supports the local community, including the high-school debate team. The main event is Saturday, May 16th, with more than 250 wines from 50 Lodi wineries being poured, while guests enjoy music, delicious food and a beautiful day at picturesque Lodi Lake. Activities include wine and cooking seminars, craft vendors, and gifts.

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Second segment of this weeks Show: St. Amant Winery's Winemaker is Program Director for ZinFest 2009 and the Lodi-Woodbridge Winegrape Commission - Stuart Spencer

Stuart Spencer has been the Program Manager for the Lodi-Woodbridge Winegrape Commission since June 1999. Spencer is responsible for directing many of the Commission’s marketing and educational activities committed to raising the awareness of Lodi wines. He has taken a lead role in promoting the Lodi Rules for Sustianable Winegrowing to industry, trade, media, and consumers. He was also responsible for developing the Lodi Wine & Visitor Center which opened in the fall of 2000. In addition, Stuart is the winemaker for his family’s winery, St.Amant Winery, a small premium winery producing distinctive wines in the Lodi appellation.

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Third segment of this weeks Show: Guest Chefs Rima Barkett and Claudia Pruett of A Tavola Together at ZinFest 2009 - Rima Barkett and Claudia Pruett

Rima Barkett and Claudia Pruett are real moms who cook for real families! These two Italian friends, of Stockton, California, share a passion for cooking. They want to restore the tradition of families preparing and eating meals together." They will be demonstrating a shrimp dish paired with a Lodi Verdelho at ZinFest 2009 in Lodi, California.

          
Claudia Pruett                        Rima Barkett

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: From Pennsylvania Geologist to Texas City/Environmental Planner to San Francisco Winemaker for Crushpad - Tom Leaf

In the late 20th century, the media/press began putting winemakers on pedestals gaining celebrity status. A winemaker is a winemaker is a winemaker. But here we have a winemaker with an interesting past that is most applicable in the 21st. century where now there exist wineries in downtown cities and urban sprawl encroaches upon vineyards-very-existence. Tom Leaf was originally trained as a geologist in college. Moved to Texas and earned a Master's in City Planning, moved to California in search of work and discovered his passion for winemaking. His first love was Zinfandel. His current passion is Pinot Noir.

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Winefairy chats with Barbara Ensrud, one of the first Women Wine Journalists and Jerry Shriver of USA Today

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First segment of this weeks Show: Barbara Ensrud is one of America’s First Women Journalists of Wine – Barbara Ensrud

Barbara Ensrud began writing about wine when most of the current crop of wine journalists weren’t even born. Growing up in the South, her passion was English Literature and poetry. Quoting Ernest Hemingway from A Moveable Feast: “In Europe we thought of wine as something as healthy and normal as food and also a great giver of happiness and well being and delight. Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary.” Originally with Time-Life Books since 1967, she moved to Vogue magazine in 1978, on to The New York Daily News and its subsidiaries in 1979 and The Wall Street Journal.

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Second segment of this weeks Show: Durham Wine Columnist, Duke Continuing Ed Wine Classes, and Appellation America – Barbara Ensrud

Barbara Ensrud judges at all of the top national wine competitions, most recently, at the 2009 San Francisco Wine Competition. She continues her life-long career in wine journalism with free-lance projects and a monthly column in Raleigh’s Metro Magazine. Always the wine educator, she loves staying connected to consumers via teaching wine appreciation classes at Duke University. For Appellation America, Ensrud covers the rapidly expanding wine industry in North Carolina and it’s American Viticultural Areas, Georgia and Virginia.

    

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Third segment of this weeks Show: Wine, Dining, Travel, Rock-N-Roll for USA Today – Jerry Shriver

From the small-town of Ashland, Ohio to Washington D.C. and New York City…. Newspaper writing has been a fun-ride and a great way to see the world. Jerry Shriver graduated from Ohio State University in 1978 with a degree in Journalism and never looked back. Funny thing, he’s back in Cleveland, as I type, to report on the 2009 inductees to the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame. Newspaper biz being what it is right now… Shriver’s roll as the sole wine writer for USA Today is no longer covering wine, per se, but if some famous singer is knockin’ back a big-name Champagne… maybe we’ll read about it in the Life Section.

 

 

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: Six continents and 49 states for USA Today yet he’s no politician! – Jerry Shriver

Jerry Shriver is a Features Writer for the Life Section of USA Today and USAToday.com which has been his home-away-from-home since 1983. Now he can enjoy a glass of wine and drinks what he really likes versus tasting critically for his numerous rolls as a professional wine judge and wine journalist. USA Today’s main audience is the American travel person on-the-go. Shriver reports on the hot and low dining destinations across America, and more recently on music for the masses.

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Winefairy chats with Tom Wark on Amer Blog Awards, Domaine Serene on OR Pinot, and Crushpads Mitchell Klug on managing vineyards

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First segment of this weeks Show: American Wine Blog Awards 2009 Highlights Growing Influence of Wine Blogs - Tom Wark

Of the 800-plus wine blogs on the Internet, which are the best? This was the question being answered at the third-annual American Wine Blog Awards, founded by Tom Wark of FERMNTATION: The Daily Wine Blog. Wark is passing the baton for the AWBA on to the Open Wine Consortium for next year's round of voting. And the 2009 winners are: Best Writing On A Wine Blog--Vinography; Best Graphics & Presentation On A Wine Blog--The Good Grape; Best Single-Subject Wine Blog--Lenndevours; Best Winery Blog--Michel-Schlumberger Benchland Blog; Best Business/Industry Wine Blog--The Wine Collector; Best Wine Reviews On A Wine Blog--Bigger Than Your Head; Best Overall Wine Blog--Vinography. Congratulations to all!

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Second segment of this weeks Show: Domaine Serene 2006 Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir named one of Top 100 Wines of 2008 by Wine Spectator Magazine - Grace Evenstad

Minnesota born Ken & Grace Evenstad purchase 42 acres atop the renowned Dundee Hills, Yamhill County, Willamette Valley, Oregon in 1989 with the intent to fashion the world's best Pinot Noir in a time when there were under 20 wineries in the state. In 1990, Domaine Serene (named after Ken & Grace's daughter Serene Evenstad Warren) produced their first wine from contracted fruit. "Domaine Serene burst upon the wine scene" with the world's most famous wine critic, Robert Parker, giving their very first wine 90-points. The 2008 WS confirms Domaine Serene as the highest ranking Oregon Pinot Noir on the list, solidifying its reputation as Oregon's number one Pinot Noir.

    

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Third segment of this weeks Show: March 2007 marks the third time Domaine Serene is named "Estate Winery of the Year" by Wine & Spirits Magazine - Grace Evenstad

In 2004, Domaine Serene creates the world's first white wine made entirely from fully mature, estate-grown Pinot Noir grapes. Coeur Blanc is born.... entirely barrel fermented and aged. Different and unique to say the least. At the end of 2008, Domaine Serene's flagship wine, Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir, tops 50 premier Oregon Pinots and is named Best of Tasting in the Wall Street Journal with the current 2006 vintage. This summer Domaine Serene celebrates their 20th Anniversary; 1989 to 2009.


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Fourth segment of this weeks VinVillageRadio Show: Former Mondavi Vineyard Director joins Crushpad team - Mitchell Klug

Mitchell Klug is serious about growing premium grapes.... sustainably, honorably. The man is well known, well respected, extremely knowledgeable, curious, open to new grape growing knowledge and experience and not the least bit cheeky. Mitchell speaks to us about his recent appointment as Director of Vineyard Management overseeing all of Crushpad's vineyard relationships and provide viticultural support to over 50 vineyards from which Crushpad currently sources grapes. He welcomes the opportunity to help you make phenomenal wine at Crushpad.

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WineFairy chats with author Tilar Mazzeo, Sea Smoke Vineyards, Melis of Priorat and Local Taste Tours

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First segment of this weeks Show: Back Lane Wineries of Sonoma features handcrafted wines made by on-site proprietors - Tilar Mazzeo

Colby College English Professor, The Widow Clicquot author, Tilar Mazzeo rejoins us to talk about her latest release devoted to finding new discoveries amid the back-land wineries of Sonoma. She went about writing a guide she wished she had when she first moved to Sonoma years ago. Her focus is on family owned and operated wineries, often with only a local distribution, and limited production in places where "wine tasting gets down-to-earth—no one needs to show off how developed his or her palette is."

    

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Second segment of this weeks Show: At Sea Smoke Cellars of Santa Barbara cool maritime sea fog gently smokes bio-dynamic Pinot Noir estate - Victor and Catherine Gallegos

Victor L. Gallegos is General Manager, Director of Winemaking and Viticulture for Sea Smoke Cellars located in the Santa Rita Hills American Viticulture Appellation: prime Pinot Noir country. Gallegos has been instrumental in Sea Smoke's gradual adoption of biodynamic farming practices which began with 12 acres in 2005, expanding to approximately 40 acres in 2008. Under his stewardship, Sea Smoke's estate vineyard has rapidly emerged as one of California's grand cru Pinot Noir properties. Sea Smoke produces an extremely limited quantity of estate Chardonnay. Wines are only available through an allocation system affectionally called "The List." The Pinot Noirs are outstanding!

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Third segment of this weeks Show: Melis Priorat and Elix Priorat... honoring and reflecting the wild, earthy, terroir bespoke Cariñena and Garnacha - Victor and Catherine Gallegos

Co-owner and Grape Harvester Catherine Gallegos is a good vineyard worker, so says her husband Victor, Co-owner, Director of Winemaking, Director of Viticulture. The Melis vineyard estate ranges in elevation from 800 to 1,200 feet with steep terraces of dense volcanic schist and llicorella slate, attributes that contribute to both the signature intensity and minerality of fine Priorat wines. Located near the 13th century town of Torroja del Priorat, the vineyard’s exceptional microclimate benefits from broad access to the Mediterranean Garbinada winds, balancing the vineyard’s warm southern exposure with a cooling maritime breeze. Very limited production.

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Fourth segment of this weeks VinVillageRadio Show: Feel like a local--meet San Francisco food artisans, taste and see how it's made - Thomas A. Medin

According to food disciple Thomas A. Medin, "You can't tell someone what a great cappucino is... one must experience it for oneself!" Medin's Local Tastes of the City Tours aims to "empower foodies to learn how food is made" and translate that sensory knowledge into new experiences at home. Medin, recently touted in Rachel Ray's magazine, leads you inside the real San Francisco and taste one of the culinary and cultural capitals of the world, as you savor the real City through your touch, your senses, and your excitement on a leisurely, flat 7-8 block stroll.


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