Archive for May, 2005

Valentino’s The Art of Food and Wine

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GrapeRadio with Valentino’s Founder Piero Selvaggio

Running a world class restaurant group takes the execution of an orchestra conductor. Over the years Piero Selvaggio has perfected this into an art form.

His creations, Valentino’s – purveyors of fine Italian cuisine, have evolved into some of the nations top restaurants.

Join us with Piero in discussing his philosophy on the marriage of food and wine. Between 1983-2004 they have received the coveted Wine Spectator “Grand Award” for wine selection and in 2004 their Executive Chef Luciano Pellegrini won the James Beard Foundations top award: “Best Chef in the Southwest”

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Show #26
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Media – BBC Interview

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Chris Vallance of the BBC News (Radio 5 Live Div) recently interviewed your GrapeRadio crew about the great combination of wine and podcasting. We had a lot of fun and the interview has played all over the United Kingdom.

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All About Cork

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Dustin Mowe of Portocork with Stacks of Cork Ready for Processing

Cork has taking a beating as of late – but it’s fighting back. Dustin Mowe of Portocork America joins us to champion the cause of cork as wines premier stopper – Past and Present.

Learn about the source of cork, its advanced manufacturing process, and the issues it faces today.

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Show #26
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Best Wine Disaster Winner Selected

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Winner Selected

We have chosen the winner of the “Best Wine Disaster Story Contest”. If you read any of the submissions you could certainly feel the authors pain. All the stories were memorable disasters.

The winner was selected each because of the sheer size of the disaster.

Congratulations to winner Paul Deaver. Enjoy the Alban Vineyards, Lorraine – we hope it helps makes up for all the wine you lost.

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Wine Societies: Come Join the Fun

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Photo Credit: ©2005 Mel Hill Photography – www.melhill.com

Wine is about people and making new friends. What better way to enjoy it than with a large group of wine lovers. Whether you are the first time novice or an experienced wine drinker their is a group for you.

Today we interviewed Jerry Williams, the Public Relations Director for the Orange County Wine Society. The OCWS, is the largest single location wine society in the world with over 1,200 members.

Links to a few other well known wine societies:
– American Institute of Wine and Food: www.aiwf.org
– Wine Brats: www.winebrats.org
– American Wine Society: www.americanwinesociety.com
– Women for Wine Sense: www.womenforwinesense.com

Another great resource for finding local wine events:
– Local Wine Events: www.localwineevents.com

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Show #24
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2005 Wine Spectator Grand Tour

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Tom Matthews, Francesco Cinzano, Louis Cottin, & Paulo Abona

Wine Spectator was kind enough to grant your GrapeRadio crew access to its Grand Tour Tasting Event. And we took full advantage of the opportunity interviewing Tom Matthews, Executive Editor of Wine Spectator, and some of the top wine makers from around the world.

The interviews included:
– Tom Matthews, Wine Spectator: www.winespectator.com
– Paulo Abona, Marchesi di Barolo: www.marchesibarolo.com
– James Evenden, Click Wine Group: www.clickwinegroup.com
– Louis Cottin, Laboure-Roi: www.laboure-roi.com
– Francesco Marone Cinzano, Col D’Orcia Montalcino: www.coldorcia.it
– Linda Evenden, The Wine Game: www.onabout.com
– Dr. Antonio Moretti, Tenuta Sette Ponti: www.kobrandwine.com

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Wine Disasters

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Another Typical Wine Disaster

If you drink wine then you no doubt have spilled wine. Accidental spills, glass breakage, bad bottles it’s happened to us all. Find out about the hosts worst experiences – they have had plenty.

Contest: In the comments below tell us about your worst wine disaster. The best story selected will wine a bottle of Alban Vineyards, 2002 Lorraine, one of the central coasts finest Syrahs. The contest expired on 5/14/2005.

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Show #22
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