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Featuring the very popular broadcast wine & food journalist Lynn Krielow Chamberlain along with wine & food affionado Rob Barnett, doing exclusive interviews of the “who’s-who” in wine and food. Tune-in daily at:, or at the highly followed audio-blog of the show, “Vin-de-Cru” on

On May 4, 2011, VinVillageRadio proudly celebrated its "Three-Year Anniversary" on wsRadio. During the past 3 years, VinVillageRadio has produced and broadcast 156 consecutive shows consisting of 616 exclusive interviews with the "who's who" in Wine & Food. And, over that span of time, wsRadio, the world-wide leader in internet talk-radio, has grown from 2-million to over 4-million listeners each month!"


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Lynn Krielow Chamberlain, aka "WineFairy", is the weekly host of “Wine & Dine on VinVillageRadio”. As a wine professional for 32-years with a Masters in Oenology and a Certified Wine Educator from the Society of Wine Educators, Lynn sat through the International Master of Wine exam twice, with dissertation pass in 1995. With vast experience in wine on-premise, off-premise, wholesale, wine production, wine travel, wine journalism, wine radio, wine television, wine public relations, wine judging and wine academia, she is a highly regarded broadcast wine journalist that pioneered the first ever internet radio broadcast devoted to wine and food, "Wine and Dine Radio." Applying her formal education, broad industry knowledge and her radio expertise, Lynn is known as a "Pro’s-Pro" who has broadcast globally to wine and culinary enthusiasts since 1999. Lynn also continues to write about wine for several smaller publications and maintains a license as a wine merchant in the state of NC, where she and her family resides.

Rob Barnett, is CEO & Founder of VinVillage & VinVillageRadio. After more than 20 years as a technology entrepreneur and avid wine hobbyist and wine collector, Rob has turned wine entrepreneur. A San Diego resident since 1987, Rob has been chasing his love of wine since back in college during his short-lived jug wines phase. After many years of self-study, along with the knowledge he gained through a multitude of wine-pairings, tastings, classes and wine groups, along with experiencing the many different wine varietals and styles, Rob developed a strong passion for wine and the wine-lifestyle. And now, as Founder and CEO of, an organization for wine & food enthusiasts, and VinVillageRadio, a very popular talk-radio show focusing on all things about wine and food; and also as the CEO of the Specialty Fine Wine Association, an organization that helps promote boutique, artisan wineries, Rob has leveraged his indepth technology background and his passion for wine to make it his profession.

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Wine and Dine on VinVillageRadio

Host: Lynn Krielow Chamberlain & Rob



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01/02/13 - Wine and Dine on VinVillageRadio

7:00PM - 8:00PM


Angelini Estate, Marche, Italy, co-owner Julius Angelini imports family-owned boutique wineries under the name of Angelini Wine Imports,Centerbrook Connecticut. He joins us to talk about Carpene Malvolti Prosecco di Coneglia and two other unique sparkling wines to start out your New Year. At the forefront of innovation, technique and style, Carpene Malvolti Prosecco di Conegliano DOCG has been the standard bearer of the forward thinking wine approach so emblematic of Italy's most modern wine producing region. Carpene Malvolti is one of the most ancient and prestigious houses noted for helping to form the great Italian wine making tradition, founded in 1868 by Antonio Carpene.

Jay Youmans, MW, Rock Creek Wine Merchants LLC and Capital Wine School, Washington D.C. He is a Certified Burgundy Wine Educator, an Advanced Level Sommelier, a Certified Wine Educator, and a Master of Wine. Jay is the 21st American to pass the MW exam. He joins us for a discussion on the wines of Chablis, ranging from Petit Chablis to Grand Cru, explaining how terroir and winemaking impact this unique style of Chardonnay.

Colby Smith, Co-Founder and Executive Director, CANVAS: Concierge Alliance of Napa Valley and Sonoma, and Proprietor of Wine Country Access a private Concierge service. CANVAS, is a dynamic organization comprised of leaders in the hospitality community. As a membership organization that supports the hospitality communities of wine country, CANVAS provides networking opportunities, education, and easily accessible resources.

Rodney Strong Vineyards recently agreed with the Guild of Sommeliers to sponsor their annual Top|Somm Competition, where working wine professionals compete for the honor of being named the year's Top|Somm. There are four regional competitions throughout the U.S. culminating with a National Championship in April in San Francisco, California. Entry deadline is end of day January 10, 2013. The Top|Somm Competition carries on a Rodney Strong tradition of encouraging continuing education for wine professionals. Top|Somm is a competition for wine service professionals administered under the framework of the Guild of Sommeliers, judged by Master Sommeliers. It affords wine service professionals the opportunity to fine-tune their skills and compete for the title of Top|Somm. The competition recognizes excellence and encourages mastery of wine and spirit knowledge and service. Geoff Kruth, MS is Chief Operating Officer for the Guild of Sommeliers.