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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04/16 : 04/16/14 The Future of Minimal Hands-On Winemaking - Christian Gastón Palmaz; St. Julian Winery—Michigan’s Largest and Oldest—is Midwest’s Most Awarded - David Braganini
01 The Future of Minimal Hands-On Winemaking and Visual Hospitality Storytelling Using iPad - Christian Gastón Palmaz
Christian Gastón Palmaz, President, Palmaz Vineyards and Cedar Knoll Vineyard, Napa California rejoins us for a conversation about the use of modern Apple technology in the management of Palmaz wines in the cellar including their proprietary “Zero Consolidation Winemaking,” algorithmic-based “Density Fermentation Control System” using “sonodensitomer” and Gravity Flow using iPad as the user interface for measuring these parameters and more.
02 Millennial High Tech Tools Marry Seamlessly With Romantic Notions and Traditions - Christian Gastón Palmaz
In these days of heightened sensitivity regarding best-use practices, doesn’t it make sense to apply that very philosophy to a winery’s winemaking team? Whether vineyard or cellar, there is a tremendous amount of hands-on activity and repetition.
What if there was a way to release the day-to-day, hour-to-hour physicality of winemaking and vineyard management to twenty-first century tools commonly used in other agricultural endeavors? Is that blasphemy or best use of time and energy; Palmaz thinks so. At Palmaz Vineyards, the focus is on creative timing and collaborative decision-making… glass-in-hand.
03 St. Julian Named Riesling Champion at 2014 International ‘East Meets West’ Wine Competition – David Braganini
Vineyard & Winery Management combined two of its oldest and most established wine competitions into one by creating the first International "East Meets West" Wine Challenge, February 19-20, 2014 in Sonoma County, CA. The 2012 Reserve Riesling from Michigan-based St. Julian Winery was named “Riesling Champion.”
Along with this award, the Riesling also took home the “Best of Show” white wine and “Best of Class” – the latter requiring unanimous agreement among judges. David Braganini, St. Julian 3rd Generation, is the current President.
04 St. Julian Winery—Michigan’s Largest and Oldest—is Midwest’s Most Awarded - David Braganini
For over 93 years, St. Julian Wine Co. has produced award-winning products. From the first shoots of the Michigan spring through the harvest and barrel tasting in late fall, the family tradition that has flourished transforms grapes to wine, fruit to nectar, as passion and science converge bottle after bottle, case after case.
04/09 : 04/09/14 Bad Company’s Paul Cullen with Gen7 Wines at The Crosby; Wilson Artisan Wineries – Diane Wilson; 100% Pure Honey Mead & Premium Fruit Wines - Jim Vaughan; California Wines Get Down to Earth - Nancy Light
01 Bad Company’s Paul Cullen with Gen7 Wines at The Crosby April 11 (By Invitation Only) – Paul Cullen
Ever wonder what it was like to play in a legendary rock band? Paul Cullen's story is an inspiration to all who have reached for the pinnacle of their profession. From growing up in an Italian family to not playing an instrument until he was 20 to rocking out with Bad Company in front of 20,000 screaming fans just 9 years later – “From Bad Company to Good Company” covers it all, including easy-to-follow recipes from Paul's Grandma Tagliaferro, his mom Nancy and from his own Italian-inspired cuisine. Another bonus: Paul's latest music recording, "Tune Your Palate!" Join him April 11 for a Cooking Concert at The Crosby Club, San Diego.
02 Wilson Artisan Wineries: 8 Boutique Wineries in Northern California – Diane Wilson
Diane and Ken Wilson fell in love early on with the patchwork of oaks, vineyards and expansive vistas that distinguish Sonoma County and are committed to the stewardship and sustainable farming of the Dry Creek, Alexander, Russian River Valleys, Mendocino County and Valley of the Moon regions. Winemaker Diane, a native Californian and chemist by trade, cherishes her high-energy lifestyle that includes raising children, making wine at the Wilson Artisan Wineries and taking an active role in the community. Six of the eight properties have onsite guest lodging, plus the Wilsons are proprietors of two B&Bs in Healdsburg. In 2002 Wilson Winery established the Children of Vineyard Workers Scholarship Fund in cooperation with the Sonoma County Farm Bureau Foundation to help students further their education.
03 Chaucer’s Cellars Producing 100% Pure Honey Mead & Premium Fruit Wines Since 1964 – Jim Vaughan
In 1964 Lawrence Bargetto began producing Mead using honey from a local family owned Walls Honey Farm and then continued with wines produced from different fruits in the area, including plums grown at the winery. The Mead is a blend of three types of honey: alfalfa, sage and orange blossom. Other dessert-style pure fruit wines from Chaucer’s Cellars include, raspberry, raspberry mead, blackberry and pomegranate produced exclusively from Santa Cruz Mountain grown fruit. Chaucer’s Cellars is a sister-brand to Bargetto Winery. Jim Vaughan is Brand Manager for Chaucer’s Cellar, Soquel, California.
04 California Wines Get "Down to Earth" April Events and Activities Highlight Sustainable Winegrowing Around the State with New Book – Nancy Light
April is Down to Earth Month and an ideal time to check out earth-friendly California wines made with sustainable winegrowing and winemaking practices. Wineries around the state are celebrating Down to Earth Month throughout April with hands-on workshops, eco-tours, green-themed events, special offers and tastings of eco-friendly wines. Explore Down to Earth Month events below and plan a visit just as California vineyards are coming alive with spring. “Down to Earth: A Seasonal Tour of Sustainable Winegrowing in California” is a new book by California’s Wine Institute, shares the stories of 15 vintners and growers, representing thousands across the state, and how they embrace sustainable practices throughout the cycles of the winegrowing calendar. Nancy Light is Director of Communications for Wine Institute.
04/02 : 04/02/14 Vintage: Napa Valley 2012 - Marisa Taylor, Kimberlee Nicholls and Elizabeth Vianna; Wine With Mexican? Si Vino at Comal - Alan Goldfarb
01 Winemaker Marisa Taylor, Rutherford Hill, Napa, Filmed for PTV Series “Vintage: Napa Valley 2012” – Marisa Taylor
Marisa began her college career at Santa Rosa Junior College and by the age of 25 was making her own wine, using Pinot Noir from Carneros. She graduated from the University of California in Davis, first with a B.S. in Chemistry and then an M.S. in Food Science-Enology. A self-described "lab rat," Marisa continues to have a passion for the analytical detail needed for monitoring yeast cultures, barrels, fermentation, blending and ultimately, bottling. Every harvest Marisa and her team take part in an elaborate juggling act between incoming fruit and available tanks.
02 Winemaker Kimberlee Nicholls, Markham Vineyards, Napa, Filmed for PTV Series “Vintage: Napa Valley 2012” – Kimberlee Nicholls
Kimberlee Nicholls is the winemaker at Markham Vineyards, a venerable Napa institution. Kim runs a cellar crew that consists primarily of two families, both of which have been with the winery for generations. After graduating with a degree in Biology from Willamette University, Kim moved from the small coastal town of Long Beach, Washington, to California. In 1993, she came to Markham Vineyards as enologist to establish an extensive laboratory program. After four years of hands-on experience in the vineyards and in the winery, she was promoted to associate winemaker in 1997, and winemaker at Markham Vineyards in November 2001. Kimberlee is part of a select group of women winemakers in the Napa Valley.
03 Winemaker Elizabeth Vianna, Chimney Rock, Napa, Filmed for PTV Series “Vintage: Napa Valley 2012” – Elizabeth Vianna
Elizabeth Vianna is the winemaker and General Manager at Chimney Rock, a "Cab House" which sits nestled amongst 100 acres of estate grown vineyards and right in the heart of Napa's Stag's Leap district. A biology major at Vassar College, Elizabeth was originally on the pre-medical school track. She fell in love with wine as a consumer while living in New York City, working as a clinical toxicologist at New York Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center. Her strong science background and sudden infatuation with wine propelled her to apply to the University of California - Davis, and its renowned winemaking program instead of medical school. She first came to Chimney Rock as a harvest intern in 1999, while completing her Master's degree in enology at U.C. Davis. Elizabeth was named to the position of assistant winemaker at Chimney Rock in January 2002 and advanced to the position of winemaker in 2005.
04 Wine With Mexican? Si Vino at Comal—Checking Lists: A Critical Look at Restaurant Wine – Alan Goldfarb
Alan Goldfarb, Wine Journalist, Media Relations Consultant, based out of San Francisco and Oakland, blogs for Tablehopper on how to navigate a wine list. Comal restaurant of Berkeley serves up ‘real and imagined modern Mexican food.’ The beverage focus is margaritas, beer, tequila and mescal but there are a few wine finds according to Goldfarb who is accordingly well fed and so will you if you are well read!
03/26 : 03/26/14 Miracle Machine Wine-to-Water Non-profit – Philip James; Duckhorn Vineyards- Renee Ary; Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend - Kris Beal; Second Annual Wine Dine and Music Cruise - Tracy Michaels
01 Heard About the Miracle Machine? There is NO Life Without Water—Wine-to-Water Non-profit – Philip James
Ok, hands up: it doesn’t exist. The Miracle Machine has generated enormous interest around the globe. Watch this video to find out about a real miracle… Wine To Water™ is a non-profit aid organization focused on providing clean water to people in need around the world. Today, nearly 800 million people in the world today lack access to adequate water and 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation. We are devoted to fighting this epidemic. Wine symbolizes fortune in our society. Our goal is to give the fortunate population an opportunity to fight for those who can't fight for themselves. Philip James, Entrepreneur, is Chairman of CustomVine and former founding CEO of Lot 18 and Snooth.
02 Duckhorn Vineyards, Napa, Appoints 4th Winemaker since 1978, Continuing the Ongoing Story – Renee Ary
Renee Ary became the fourth winemaker in the four-decade history of Duckhorn Vineyards in 2014. Her promotion came after 11 years as an integral member of the winemaking team-including roles as assistant and associate winemaker. Renee spent years working alongside her predecessors, honing her craft, refining her gifted palate and mastering the Duckhorn Vineyards style. Today, with an approach that balances artistry, science and a deep respect for the viticultural side of winemaking, Renee guides the entire Duckhorn Vineyards portfolio, crafting wines that offer structure and sophistication, as well as a deep and purposeful sense of place.
03 Cultivating Roots at Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend April 11 – 13 in San Luis Obispo County – Kris Beal
Cultivate your roots and join the 8th Annual Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend in San Luis Obispo County, California, April 11-13, where you can get the low down on your favorite award-winning wines and get the dirt on favorite local producers. On Friday, there is an exclusive Farm-to-Fork event at one of the region’s historic vineyard properties. Saturday’s Main Event in Paso Robles, California will celebrate the roots of Central Coast local food and wine scene, and Sunday you can “Wine Down” with a few more intimate events. Kris Beal is Executive Director of Vineyard Team, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable winegrowing since 1994.
04 Second Annual Wine Dine and Music Cruise With The Kendall Jackson Family of Wines – Tracy Michaels
The Wine, Dine and Music all-inclusive cruise is sailing again this October 25-30, 2014 on the Norwegian Cruise Line, Pearl where it becomes the Northern California Wine Country, complete with an award winning chef, gourmet meals and wine pairings, cooking demonstrations and a side order of good old fashioned Rock and Roll. Enjoy KJ Chef Tracey Shepos Cenami do her magic in the onboard demo culinary kitchen, and Kendall Jackson's sommeliers enhance your knowledge of many varietals of wine. Depart from Miami, with stops at Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas and Nassau. Tracy Michaels, CTC, co-owner of Flying Dutchmen Travel, Santa Rosa, is an expert in full-ship charters and theme cruises.
03/20 : 03/20/14 High Tech Problem Solver Changes to Blending Rhône Varietals - Corinne Moore; Beer and Food Adventures in Italy, Spain and Croatia - Shannon Essa; Annual Wine Shipping Report - Jeff Carroll and Jim Gordon; Tosca’s Next Act, Wines Take a Bow - Alan Goldfarb
01 High Tech Problem Solver Changes to Blending Rhône Varietals at Wine Tree Winery in Amador County – Corinne Moore
Corinne Moore, winemaker and vineyard owner, Wine Tree Winery, specializes in Rhone varietals and blends located in Amador County on Highway 49 just North of Amador City, 30 miles South East of Sacramento in the Sierra Foothills. She practices sustainable agriculture – using as few chemicals as possible. The winery is off-grid, with Solar panels, battery backup and a backup generator. The first release was a Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre blend followed by a Syrah and a blend of Grenache and Mourvèdre. In 2012, she introduced the Corinne label focusing on the Single Varietal/Single Vineyard wines—Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Corinne holds blending seminars the first Saturday of every month.
02 Presenting San Diego Based GrapeHops Wine, Beer and Food Adventures in Italy, Spain and Croatia – Shannon Essa
Shannon Essa, founder, wine, beer, and food tour guide at GrapeHops tour is passionate about travel. Current trip opportunities include Croatia and Piedmont. Working in the wine business for over two decades, owning a catering company, and being a co-owner of a restaurant are just a few of the wine and food experiences she brings to the table. Shannon is the co-author, with Ruth Edenbaum, of “Chow Venice, A Guide to Eating and Drinking in La Serenissma.” She adores Europe: the food, the culture, the people, and most definitely the wine. When not in Europe, Shannon spends her time in and around Santa Barbara and San Diego, California, where she writes for “Edible Santa Barbara” magazine.
03 Annual Wine Shipping Report from ShipCompliant and Wines & Vines Focuses on Direct Winery Shipments – Jeff Carroll and Jim Gordon
Growing at a rate far exceeding the overall growth of the American wine retail sector, winery-to-consumer direct shipments of wine grew to $1.57 Billion dollars in 2013 according to a report prepared by ShipCompliant and Wines & Vines. The new report, based on millions of transactions from calendar year 2013, also detected the first reduction in average price per bottle of wine shipped since the channel was first tracked in 2010. “Working with Wines & Vines we are able to provide an extraordinarily vivid picture of the fastest growing wine sales channel today,” said ShipCompliant Vice President Jeff Carroll. Jim Gordon is Editor of "Wines and Vines."
04 In Tosca’s Next Act, Wines Take a Bow: A Critical Look – Alan Goldfarb
Alan Goldfarb, Wine Journalist, Media Relations Consultant, based out of San Francisco and Oakland, blogs for Tablehopper on how to navigate a wine list. We talk about his recent column dedicated to San Francisco icon Tosca Café under new ownership with a wine list 85% dedicated to Old World wines, with focus on Italy, curated by Biondivino wine shop owner Ceri Smith and Bonny Doon Winery founder, winemaker, terroirist Randall Grahm.