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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: 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!"
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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 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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01 Tenuta Il Poggione: An icon of Italian winemaking... A Founding Family of Brunello di Montalcino - Alessandro Bindocci
Tenuta Il Poggione is one of the three original producers of Brunello di Montalcino and began making the wine in the late 19th century together with Biondi-Santi and Frescobaldi. Alessandro Bindocci, Director and Winemaker for Tenuta il Poggione of Sant'Angelo in Colle, Montalcino, and Mazzoni is uber knowledgeable about the region and it‚Äôs producers in general and is totally up to speed on everything going down in Montalcino. He has grown up being exposed to the region and its producers collectively from a local and global perspective. Alessandro is an excellent resource on not only the region but on how Brunello is perceived and sold around the world. Il Poggione is one of the oldest Tenuta in Montalcino and one of the three founding members of the Brunello di Montalcino Consorzio. The village of Sant'Angelo in Colle is located in the southwestern subzone of the Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino appellation in what is the highest growing area at 400+ meters above sea level. Il Poggione also produces Mazzoni Super Tuscan wines including a Pinot Grigio, Bianco di Toscana, Barbera and Toscana Rosso that retail for $20 - $25. Alessandro authors Montalcino Report blog "about the vines, wines, people, and life in Montalcino and Sant' Angelo in Colle.
02 Tenuta Il Poggione, Member, Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino: One of First Growers Associations in Italy - Fabrizio Bindocci and Alessandro Bindocci
Long before the Brunello mania and commercial expansion of Montalcino that unfolded in the 1990s (by the 1960s there were roughly 15 producers of Brunello; today there are more than 250), the Tenuta Il Poggione was among a handful of growers and bottlers who began to produce wines made from 100 percent Sangiovese Grosso grapes. With the 2003 vintage, the Tenuta Il Poggione became the first Brunello producer to submit its wines to an outside auditor (DNV, Norway) for certification of its purity and authenticity. Today, even as Tenuta Il Poggione remains one of the most historic domains of the appellation, every single bottle of its Brunello is labeled and certified as having been "produced from 100% Sangiovese grapes, grown in Montalcino." Tuscan born and bred, Fabrizio Bindocci began working at the historic estate of the Tenuta Il Poggione in 1976. He swiftly rose to the position of chief winemaker by the end of the decade. By 1999, the Franceschi family of Florence, who have owned the estate since the Renaissance, appointed him as the winery's director. A traditionalist winemaker through and through, Fabrizio has never swayed from his belief that classic large-format aging in oak casks is the key to Brunello's legendary longevity. From 1998 to 2000, he served as the vice president of the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino, the appellation's trade association, founded in 1967. In 2010, he returned to the Consorzio, after having been elected to its fifteen-member technical advisory council. He became the body's president in 2012 and continues to serve as the appellation's ambassador abroad and its steward at home. Fabrizio's son, Alessandro, serves as translator for this interview.
03 Third Edition Concepts In Wine Chemistry - Yair Margalit, Ph.D.
Yair Margalit, Ph.D., is a world-renowned physical chemist, a practicing winemaker, university professor, and the author of the best selling Winery Technology & Operations. This book is the product of his years of research and practical winemaking experience. The state-of-the art in wine chemistry based on the current literature, Concepts In Wine Chemistry contains all aspects of wine production based on the components of grapes and their transformation into wine through fermentation, aging, cellaring and packaging.
04 Third Edition Concepts In Wine Technology - Yair Margalit, Ph.D.
Concepts In Wine Technology is the companion book to Dr. Margalit's best selling Concepts In Wine Chemistry. This is a "how-to" book, organized in the sequence of the processes a winemaker faces when confronted with the rapid challenge of converting fresh grapes into good wine. Margalit Winery is a family owned winery founded in 1989. The owners and winemakers of Margalit Winery, Yair Margalit and his son Asaf Margalit, have a special interest in Bordeaux varieties. The public interest in the new winery grew quickly in the next few years, probably because of two reasons: it was the first boutique winery in Israel and secondly, because of the wine’s quality and uniqueness. In 1994 the winery moved to its current location not far from the Mediterranean shore, midway between Tel Aviv and Haifa.
05/15 : 05/15/13 - Wine and Dine on VinVillageRadio
01 Inman Family Wines, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and Chardonnay - Kathleen Inman
Kathleen Inman, Winemaker, Grape-grower, Founder, Inman Family Wines, organically farmed estate, Russian River Valley. She is detail oriented, and extremely hands on. She is a Chardonnay - Pinot Noir specialist who tends her vines with biodynamic treatments. The limited production Chardonnay is leaner, with bright acidity, little or no tropical fruit flavors, a creamy texture without the unpleasant butteriness, and amazingly low alcohol. Her Pinot Noirs are the result of clonal selection field blends picked at different degrees of ripeness and blended before bottling. All wines are 100 percent bottled under Screwcap. She explains her style and philosophy in the vineyard and winery, and how her very intentional practices sets her apart from her RRV peers.
02 South African “Anthonij Rupert 2007” Scored 95 points in “Wine Spectator” Magazine - Dawie Botha
Dawie Botha, Head Winemaker, Anthonij Rupert, based on the historic L’Ormarins wine estate beneath the jagged peaks of the Groot Drakenstein mountains in Franschhoek wine valley, Anthonij Rupert Wines creates some of the finest wines that South Africa has to offer. Anthonij Rupert Wines one of the most state-of-the-art wineries in South Africa. The wines include: Cabernet Franc; a Bordeaux style Red Blend; and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Rupert family purchased the estate in 1969. Under the leadership of Johann Rupert, a complete overhaul was completed, which resulted in one of the most state-of-the-art wineries in South Africa. With professional experience on three continents and an intimate knowledge of South African winegrowing, Dawie Botha oversees winemaking for a broad range of brands in the Rupert portfolio, including Anthonij Rupert red blend. Botha is a South Africa native. He studied viticulture and oenology at the University of Stellenbosch.
03 Anderson Valley's Foursight Open House on Sunday, May 19th for Complimentary Food, Wine, and Music - Joe Webb
Foursight Wines is a small, family owned and operated winery in the cool, coastal region of Anderson Valley. Founded in 2006 by Bill and Nancy Charles - long-time winegrowers - together with daughter Kristy Charles and husband Joseph Webb, they craft small lots of estate-grown Pinot Noir, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc each year. They are a true family business, with many years of combined experience in winemaking, viticulture, wine marketing, wine public relations and wine sales. Don't miss out on the 2011 Vin Gris of Pinot Noir, Foursight's first-ever "pink" wine made from estate Pinot Noir grapes. It's dry, crisp and full of ripe strawberry fruit. Joe Webb is the family Winemaker and all-around winery and business guru. He also serves as the president of the Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association.
04 Elke Vineyards Booneville Winery, Anderson Valley Balances New and Old World Pinot Noir Styles - Mary Elke
The Elkes are primarily grape growers, and we farm Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris. Most of our wines come from Donnelly Creek Vineyard in Anderson Valley, where we have been growing grapes for over twenty years. Donnelly Creek Vineyard is a beautiful 80-acre site along the confluence of Donnelly and Anderson creeks, just east of the town of Boonville. Donnelly Creek Vineyard is a prized vineyard, and the grapes that it produces are sought after by many of the great California Pinot Noir and sparkling wine houses. Elke Vineyards typically produces about 2000 cases of wine per year. Mary Elke Pinot Brut NV is made from grapes grown in select Mendocino vineyards produced using the méthode traditionelle, and is 40% Pinot Noir and 60% Chardonnay. Mary Elke describes herself as a farmer. For almost 25 years she's been growing Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and Merlot in Napa Valley vineyards for wineries like Mumm, Mondavi, and Far Niente. Elke Vineyards is a member of the Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association and will be participating in the 16th Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival, May 17-19.
05/08 : 05/08/13 - Wine and Dine on VinVillageRadio
01 Husch Vineyards Participates in 16th Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival, May 17-19 - Zac Robinson
The event, which is put on by The Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association, will feature an expanded grand tasting that highlights 45 producers pouring only Anderson Valley Pinot Noir and Pinot Noir rosé. Husch Vineyards is a small, family owned and operated winery. It is the oldest winery in the Anderson Valley appellation, located in Mendocino County. Zac Robinson, third generation family winery owner, talks to us about his Pinot program and Vin Gris. Since its inaugural vintage in 2005, the Vin Gris has been one of Husch’s most popular spring wines crafted in the traditional French style from the black Pinot Noir grapes as a classic dry rosé. On Saturday evening, May 18, local wineries will host four winemaker dinners in Anderson Valley and on the Mendocino Coast. This year’s dinners include: Roederer, Handley and Esterlina at Roederer Estate; Lazy Creek and Navarro at Aquarelle restaurant; Goldeneye, Baxter and Fulcrum at The Little River Inn; and Husch and Greenwood Ridge at The Philo Apple Farm. Husch Vineyards Pinot noir and Vin Gris will be poured at the festival May 17 - 19.
02 Pinot Noir Specialist Goldeneye Winery Hosts Grand Tasting of 16th Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival, May 17-19 - Michael Fay
In 2012, Michael Fay became the handpicked successor to renowned Goldeneye winemaker Zach Rasmuson, who continues with the company as COO. “I’m in the fantastic position of being able to learn from Zach, while continuing his work.” Working with the valley’s most diverse and expansive estate Pinot Noir program, which includes over 200 vine acres and more than 20 distinctive clones, Michael makes terroir-inspired expressions of Pinot Noir. After a press tasting on Saturday morning, May 18th, the grand tasting will again take place in the vineyards at Goldeneye Winery in Philo. Pinots will be paired with grilled lamb, local cheeses, wood-fired pizzas from Piacci Pizza in Fort Bragg, Pinot Noir chocolate by Essence by Chocolate, and other delicious bites. There will also be live music and a silent auction to benefit the valley’s only medical facility, the Anderson Valley Health Center in Boonville. The Goldeneye Vin Gris is crafted from juice drawn from harvested Pinot Noir grapes that is left on the skins for approximately 22 hours, just long enough to provide richness and a hint of color to the wine. The extracted juice is immediately cold-fermented to preserve the delicate aromatics and flavors that are essential to the dry rosé wine.
03 Napa's Salute Santé Extra Virgin Cold-Pressed Varietal Grapeseed Oils, Flours, and Infused Grapeseed Oils - Valentin Humer
Since 1998, Salute Santé has been producing small-production grape seed oils; in 2010 they added a line of cold-pressed oils; in 2013 they have added varietal oils and grapeseed “flours.” Salute Santé’s grapeseed oils are high in vitamin E, beneficial Omega 6 fatty acids, natural chlorophyll and antioxidants, while low in saturated fat. The eleven extra virgin cold pressed varietal grapeseed oils are Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah, Riesling, Zinfandel, Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Sangiovese, French Colombard and Sauvignon Blanc. There are four infused grapeseed oils: Roasted Garlic, Basil, Chili, Lemon and Rosemary in addition to gluten-free Merlot and Chardonnay Grapeseed Flours. “We are forging new territory by taking pomace, what’s left after wineries crush grapes, and creating delicious condiments which taste great, are healthy and are produced in the Napa Valley,” explain proprietors Valentin and Nanette Humer. Hot off the Presses!! 2013 Sofi Award Finalist – Outstanding Oil! Salute Santé! Extra Virgin Syrah Grapeseed Oil.
04 Corkage Unwritten Protocols and Manners + Oakland's Restaurant Duende & Bodega - Alan Goldfarb
Alan Goldfarb's TableHopper.com's Checking Lists target this month is Restaurant Duende & Bodega… "an innovative restaurant that brings the Bay Area a new way to experience food, drink, art, and live music, located in the "Uptown conclave of Oakland." According to Goldfarb, "Duende… breathes new life into Sherry… and it's hot, hot, hot!" "But what about bringing your own wine to a restaurant? You know, where they charge you a corkage fee." Read more here.
05/01 : 05/01/13 - Wine and Dine on VinVillageRadio
01 Jericho Canyon Vineyard Steep Mountain Vineyard Estate in Calistoga Produces Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon - Marla Bleecher
Jericho Canyon Vineyard, cradled by the Palisades and Mt. St. Helena, was founded in 1989 by Dale and Marla Bleecher. Jericho Canyon Vineyard is now releasing its 2009 Jericho Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, a single vineyard, limited production, estate produced wine. With fruit sourced exclusively from Jericho Canyon’s steep terraces, this terroir driven wine reflects the power of its hillside origins. A mere 750 cases of 2009 Creek Cabernet were produced. Jericho Canyon’s current releases include 2011 Sauvignon Blanc and 2008 Jericho Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.
02 La Dolce Vita Wine Tours: Adventures on the Wine Road in Italy, Spain, and Portugal - Patricia Thomson
Before La Dolce Vita's Pat Thomson wrote about wine, she wrote about film… and still does. She shares her thoughts on British director Ken Loach's new film, The Angel's Share, a whiskey-heist comedy set in the Scottish Highlands, that recently opened in the US. La Dolce Vita Wine Tours is a boutique tour operator founded in 1999 by Pat Thomson and her husband Claudio Bisio. Their tours aren’t simply about stellar wine and gourmet food, they’re an entry point to Italian culture. They offer three different types of tours: wine, wine plus walking, and wine-intensive.
03 La Dolce Vita Wine Tours Currently Offers 17 Joinable 2013 Tours to Italy, Spain, and Portugal - Patricia Thomson
A highlight a few currently available tours include: the Douro; the Dolomites/Alps, a new itinerary; the Land of Barolo, with its medieval festival and truffle market; and Tuscan Wine Treasures as the must-do for folks who have never traveled to Italy before and want the breathtaking picture-postcard side of Tuscany. They keep their groups small and target folks who aren’t “tour people” but want a learning vacation, engaging dialog with winemakers, gorgeous settings, and stellar food. Patricia Thomson blogs about the 'wine world in Italy, New York, and beyond, with stories, not ratings, missives from life on the road as a wine-tour guide and wine writer.'
04 Introducing Novelist James Conaway and His New Book NOSE… a novel - James Conaway
The sights, smells and tastes of Northern California wine country come alive in Nose. Fans of the movies Sideways and Chocolat will find a lovable character in Clyde Craven-Jones, an esteemed critic and a man whose ego nearly surpasses his substantial girth. As the novel opens, Clyde blind-tastes a sampling of Cabernets and discovers one worthy of his highest score: a 20, on the Craven-Jones-on-wine scale; an accolade he's never before awarded. But the bottle has no origin. What follows is a humorous and engaging investigation into the mystery Cabernet led by Clyde’s wife, Claire, and a couple of underdogs. James Conaway is the author of the nonfiction bestseller Napa: The Story of an American Eden and its sequel, The Far Side of Eden. He is the author of two novels, The Big Easy and World’s End, and a book of travel essays, Vanishing America. Conaway has written for multiple magazines, among them Harper’s, The Atlantic, Smithsonian, Gourmet, and National Geographic Traveler.
04/24 : 04/24/13 - Wine and Dine on VinVillageRadio
01 Celebrate Wine Tourism Day in North America May 11th, 2013 - Allan Wright
Wine Tourism Day is an industry effort designed to promote the idea of visiting local vineyards and to reinforce the economic impact wine tourism has on so many local communities. Consumers can search the Wine Tourism Day website to find events in their area and to sign up to win one of five free weekends for two in five wine areas throughout North America. Wineries, hotels, restaurants, and other wine tourism businesses across North America are offering special events to the public on this day to celebrate the importance (and fun) of wine tourism. Events differ and can range from wine pairing dinners to music events to structured tastings. If you are a winery or other wine-associated business that would like to host an event for Wine Tourism Day on May 11th, learn more on the Host an Event page for complete details. Help spread the word! Wine Tourism Day is the e-child of Allan Wright, Organizer of the Wine Tourism Conference and Wine Bloggers Conference.
02 Delve Into Burgundy With Insight of Burgundy Expert, Bourgogne Master-Level Study & Certificate Program Online - Don Kinnan
Don Kinnan, Certified Wine Educator and Burgundy expert is the lead-instructor for the re-launch of French Wine Society's on-demand online format giving students even greater flexibility with their studies. This is, in scope and design, the most comprehensive wine study program on Burgundy bar none. This program package includes: Preparatory reading assignments, online study modules and review quiz; Seventeen recorded lectures by lead instructor, Don Kinnan, CWE; Supplemental recorded lectures by Allen Meadows, Becky Wasserman, Eric Hemer MS, Jay Youmans MW and Karen McNeil; A copy of “The Wines of Burgundy”, 12th English edition, by Pitiot and Servant; Reading and tasting assignments to accompany each lecture; Online review quizzes; Access to instructors via the Q&A forum; Optional study immersion trip to Burgundy in June of 2013 (Additional fees apply.); and an Online, proctored exam. This program is endorsed by the BIVB (Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne).
03 Wine Faults: Causes, Effects, Cures Written For Layperson and Quality Control Professional Alike - John Hudelson
John Hudelson, Ph.D., Author, Wine Faults: Causes, Effects, Cures, a precise and comprehensive description of the problems encountered at times by all winemakers and wine judges. It covers the differences between flaws and faults, how flavors develop, how taste works and how it differs from smell in the evaluation of wine. Every microbial infection found in today's wineries is fully described and arrayed in full color slides.
04 Central Washington University Assistant Professor and Wine Chemist Presents Global View in Wine Faults: Causes, Effects, Cures - John Hudelson
Wine Faults: Causes, Effects, Cures tackles the increasing problems resulting from high alcohol wines as well as volatile acidity found in high pH wines common in some warm grape-growing regions. It also deals with the vegetal qualities of cool viticultural regions usually caused by methoxypyrazines and the occasional lady beetle. Every microbial infection found in today's wineries is fully described and arrayed in full color slides. Dr. Hudelson is assistant professor of Global Wine Studies at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington.