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 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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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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