About The Show:
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: wsRadio.com, or at the highly followed audio-blog of the show, “Vin-de-Cru” on VinVillage.com
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!"
About The Host:
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 VinVillage.com, 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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Host: Lynn Krielow Chamberlain & Rob
03/05 : 03/05/14 Wine and Cider Consulting Services - Jocelyn Kuzelka; Vintage a la iPad - Christian Gastón Palmaz
01 Virginia Woman Provides Wine and Cider Consulting Services in Eastern US - Jocelyn Kuzelka
We first learn of Jocelyn Kuzelka as the Cidermaker and Consultant to Foggy Ridge Cider in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains. Here we learn of how she helps artisan and commercial producers craft clean, quality wines and ciders that express vineyard and orchard terroir and cultivar expression by embodying the spirit and passion of small producers in Virginia, along the East Coast, and central Midwest since 2008.
02 Fermentation Specialist Consults With Artisanal Cider and Wine Producers - Jocelyn Kuzelka
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe." John Muir Jocelyn Kuzelka’s Panacea Wine Consulting benefits from having earned two science degrees; a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Chemistry from Virginia Tech; and a Master of Science degree in Oenology from the University of Adelaide in South Australia, formally Roseworthy University. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
03 “The Modern Making of a Vintage” a la iPad in the Vineyard Collecting and Analyzing Data - Christian Gastón Palmaz
Christian Gastón Palmaz, Director of Operations, Palmaz Vineyards and Cedar Knoll Vineyard, Napa California on his use of modern Apple technology in the management of Palmaz vines and vineyards using High Resolution Irrigation, NDVI (normalize different vegetation index) Infared Imaging, Field Assets app, Topo Maps app and iPad.
04 Family Winery Excels in Use of Modern Science and 21st Century Technology to Craft Napa Cabernet - Christian Gastón Palmaz
Christian Gastón Palmaz puts his interest in geoscience and computer science to work at Palmaz Vineyards of Napa. His application of highly sophisticated GIS (geographical information systems) in the vineyard allows for better understanding of each unique terroir found on the property. "I believe that GIS is the future of farming. Making good decisions in vineyard management starts with a clear understanding about what’s going on with the vines. We are constantly pushing the envelope of technology to farm at a higher resolution," says Christian.
02/26 : 02/26/14 Treveri Cellars – Jürgen and Christian Grieb; The Recommendeuer App, iPhone and iPad – Steve Warner; Consumer & Trade Tasting – Joe Harbison
01 Treveri Cellars—Handcrafted Sparkling Wines From Yakima, Washington – Jürgen and Christian Grieb
Jürgen Grieb, Head Winemaker and Owner, and Christian Grieb, Assistant Winemaker and Sr. VP of Sales, Treveri Cellars, Wapato, Washington, family-owned sparkling wine house producing premium varietal handcrafted sparkling wines. Treveri Cellars is the only singularly devoted classic method sparkling wine producer in the state of Washington. Bring luxury to any occasion with Treveri Cellars Extra-Brut Blanc de Blanc, Blanc de Blanc Brut, Sparkling Pinot Gris, Sparkling Rosé, Sparkling Mueller-Thurgau, Sparkling Riesling, Sparkling Gewürztraminer and Sparkling Syrah Brut.
02 Bring Luxury to Any Occasion With Treveri Cellars Washington State Sparkling Wines - Jürgen and Christian Grieb
Treveri Cellars is a family-owned sparkling wine house that produces some of the finest handcrafted sparkling wines in the United States. The name “Treveri” comes from the historic name of the city of Trier, Germany, where founder Jürgen Grieb originates from and learned the craft of sparkling wine production. Treveri opened its doors on November 23, 2010 with a mission to put Washington sparkling wine on the map. Since opening, Treveri wines have been served at White House State Department receptions and the James Beard Foundation in New York.
03 Washington State Wine’s “The Recommendeuer” App Now Available for iPhone and iPad – Steve Warner
Brought to you by Washington State Wine, this app features comedian Greg Proops as The Recommendeuer, the master of education and recommendation of Washington State wines. Pairing humor with wine insights, The Recommendeuer provides all sorts of delicious wine wisdom from a region famous for thinking outside the wine box. This app provides you with in-depth knowledge on wine and food pairings, wine profiles, wine facts, photos, wine country visitor guides and more, whether you are an industry professional or simply a wine lover. Steve Warner is President of the Washington State Wine representing every winery and wine grape grower in Washington State.
04 Family Winemakers of California “Consumer & Trade Tasting” in Greater Los Angeles March 9th – Joe Harbison
Family Winemakers events showcase California’s small, boutique, family-owned wineries. Join us on Sunday, March 9th for an afternoon featuring over 400 limited production wines from famous wineries throughout California. If you love exclusive, limited production wines from legendary vineyards in California, this is the wine tasting for you. 1-3PM the tasting is open to the trade; 3:30-6PM is open to the public at the Pasadena Convention Center. Joe Harbison is co-founder of Harbison Estate Wines in Oakville and new President of Family Winemakers of California. For more information, exclusive ticket discounts, and FREE ticket contests go to VinVillage.com! VinVillage IS where wine lovers connect!
02/19 : 02/19/14 Seattle Wine and Food Experience – Jamie Peha; Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards - Elliott Dolin; 100 Percent Organic Sonoma Cider - David Cordtz
01 Seattle’s 6th Annual Premiere "Seattle Wine and Food Experience” February 23 – Jamie Peha
More than a just a tasting, it’s truly an “experience” of food and beverage at the 6th annual "Seattle Wine and Food Experience" on Sunday, February 23rd 1-5 pm General Admission at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Come take a world tour of wine, beer, and spirits, with a special focus on the wines of "Woodinville Wine Country"... including all things culinary with Northwest chefs prepared gourmet bites. It's definitely Seattle's premier wine and food event! For more information and special ticket pricing, go to VinVillage.com! VinVillage IS where wine lovers connect! Jamie Peha is Principal of Peha Promotions and TableTalk Northwest, Seattle.
02 Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards on Malibu Coast Inspired by Backyard Chardonnay Vineyard – Elliott Dolin
Elliott and Lynn Dolin, Proprietors, Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards, planted chardonnay behind their Malibu home in 2006. Since then, Dolin has quickly emerged as one of the leading producers in the burgeoning Malibu Coast, a region poised to attain AVA in early 2014. Following the release of just three vintages of Chardonnay, the winery already has plans to expand its Malibu production to include several more wines from the region, and it will further broaden its scope by the middle of 2014 with the release of a new line of Central Coast Pinot Noir wines from such highly regarded vineyards as Talley 'Rincon', Bien Nacido and Solomon Hills. In mid-1800s, Los Angeles County was the California's leading wine region with an annual production of four million gallons.
03 100 Percent Organic Sonoma Cider is 100 Percent American Crafted – David Cordtz
David Cordtz, CEO and Founder, Sonoma Cider, Healdsburg, is a noted Sonoma craftsman, pedigreed in wine, sparkling juices, hard cider, even kombucha. His passion is coaxing magical drinks from naturally grown fruits for discerning palates. Cordtz is joined by his millennial son Robert Cordtz, VP Operations and Founder, and Fred Einstein, VP Sales and Founder at Sonoma Cider. ‘Cider once ruled this country.’ They have created something worthy of and for a ‘new generation of cider explorers!’
04 There’s No Faking It at Sonoma Cider—Honesty In, Honesty Out – David Cordtz
Sonoma Cider uses only first press fresh juice from tree-ripened apples. No concentrates, ever. Beyond that, they hand select small, organic apples because that’s where they find the most vivid, concentrated flavors. Then it’s a question of balance. Available in three surprisingly distinct flavors, apple, ‘The Hatchet’, bourbon, ‘The Anvil,’ and pear, ‘The Pitchfork.’ National distribution is a slow, deliberate process. If you are interested, contact Sonoma Cider directly.
02/12 : 02/12/14 Krug Champagne – Olivier Krug; San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition – Ellen Landis; Pacific Orchid Exposition – Melissa Moravec
01 The Guiding Force of Time… Exceptional Pleasure —Champagne Krug – Olivier Krug
Poetic, magical, non-conformist are three adjectives that describe Krug Champagne and the philosophy of pleasure strictly adhered to by the House of Krug. Popping champagne cork and amplified sounds of champagne bubbles in a glass are adventures you can create at home. Every experience is deeply personal, yet meant-to-be-shared. Olivier Krug is sixth generation vintner from The House of Krug, Reims.
02 The Individual Wines of Krug Champagne a Journey of Sensations and Emotions – Olivier Krug
The fullest expression of Champagne… this is what Krug guarantees. In 1848, his son still being too young to take over the Champagne House, Joseph Krug consigned the founding principles of the House to posterity in a deep cherry-red notebook. The notebook symbolizes the act of recollection, but it also and above all represents the generous legacy made by a visionary to his family and to Champagne itself. It is a unique token that is now presented to guests at Krug’s historic home on rue Coquebert, Reims.
03 The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition “PUBLIC TASTING” Saturday, Feb. 15th – Ellen Landis
Get ready for world’s largest competition results tasting of American wines at The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition “Public Tasting” 1:30-5 PM, Saturday, February 15th at Fort Mason in San Francisco. Over 5 days, 60 elite wine judges tasted and evaluated a record-breaking “5,825 wines from 1,500 wineries from 25 different States” This is a one-of-a-kind wine and food experience, creating the largest tasting of “Award Winning American Wines” on the planet! For more information go to VinVillage.com! VinVillage IS where wine lovers connect! Ellen Landis—CS, CSW, Wine Journalist/Sommelier, is Co-Owner of Landis Shores Oceanfront Inn, Half Moon Bay, California.
04 The 62nd Annual "Pacific Orchid Exposition" Features a Symphony of “Orchids, Wine, and All That Jazz” – Melissa Moravec
Join us on Thursday, February 20th, 6:30-10 PM at Fort Mason in San Francisco, for the kick-off of the four-day "Pacific Orchid Exposition" at the much-anticipated "Wine Gala Benefit." The Gala gives attendees the chance to view and purchase some of the best orchids in the world while they enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and taste wines from some of California’s premier wineries, including winners from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. For special ticket pricing and free ticket contests, go to VinVillage.com! VinVillage IS where wine lovers connect! Melissa Moravec is co-founder/owner/winemaker and pinot noir specialist at Casa Carneros of Napa.
02/04 : Chateau Grand Traverse – Sean O’Keefe; Philo Ridge Vineyards of Mendocino – Fred R. Buonanno; Tatomer Wines of Santa Barbara – Graham Tatomer; Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards - Nathan Kandler
01 The World-Class Wines of Chateau Grand Traverse, Old Mission Peninsula, Michigan – Sean O’Keefe
Second-generation vintner, Vice President Sean O’Keefe manages a dizzying array of Vitis vinifera varietals for Chateau Grand Traverse estate and Inn. 2014 marks the 40th year that the O’Keefe family has been growing grapes and producing wines on Old Mission Peninsula. The 2012 Pinot Grigio is crisp and dry without cloying warm-climate aromas and texture. The 2012 ‘Ship of Fools’ blend of Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Noir is heavenly and should become a regular wine-by-the-glass at homes and restaurants across the country. The 2011 Dry Gewürztraminer is a reserve bottling for $18 and the 2012 Edelzwicker is an Alsatian-style blend of Gewürztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc.
02 Philo Ridge Vineyards of Mendocino: Vegan, 100 Percent Solar & Wind Powered – Fred R. Buonanno
Fred R. Buonanno, Owner and Co-Founder, Philo Ridge Vineyards, Philo, Anderson Valley produces small, handcrafted lots of eleven different wines for a total of 2,500 cases per year. Pinot Noir is their primary wine, followed by Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Viognier, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, and a couple proprietary Zin-focused blends. Their Marguerite Vineyard sits at 1500' elevation and is 40 years old. It was originally planted in 1974 as Chardonnay and then grafted over in 1994 to Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The vineyard is dry farmed.
03 Tatomer Wines of Santa Barbara Bone Dry Riesling and Grüner Veltliner – Graham Tatomer
Graham Tatomer founded Tatomer in 2008 with two Riesling vineyards although he’s been working in the wine business since the age of sixteen. Vineyard sites that excite me have been the coldest ones, lending to wines of lighter weight, nuanced flavors, and bracing acidity. He considers himself fortunate enough to work with one of the oldest cold-climate Riesling sites still left in California, Lafond Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills. After working in Austria for three harvests he turned his attention to include terroir-driven Grüner Veltliner for a total production of 1,100 cases.
04 Santa Cruz Mountains’ Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards is Serious about Gewürztraminer – Nathan Kandler
Nathan Kandler, Winemaker, Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards, Woodside, California, explains that he makes multiple grape harvest passes in the Scheid Viento Vineyard at the foot of the Santa Lucia Mountain range in Monterey County to create a well balanced Gewürztraminer that has enough acidity to balance the luscious, yet restrained wine of only 13.3 percent alcohol. The 2012 vintage will be released at the 9th Annual Anderson Valley Alsace Varietals Festival.