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2006 Auction Napa Valley – Video

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Welcome to our video podcast – 2006 Auction Napa Valley. This show is designed to enhance your GrapeRadio Experience.      

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2006 Auction Napa Valley – Part 2

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Since its inception in 1981, the Auction Napa Valley has raised more than $68 million for Napa County health, youth and low-income housing non-profit organizations.

Join us as we talk with Dennis Cakebread about his family’s involvement with chairing the 2006 event, and from event staff members about their participation in this charity event and its worthy causes. And, we also hear from Jason Pahlmeyer during part of the festivities at Copia, the Center for Wine, Food and the Arts.

More Information:

Auction Napa Valley: www.napavintners.com
Jason Pahlmeyer, Pahlmeyer: www.pahlmeyer.com
Dennis Cakebread, Cakebread Cellars: www.cakebread.com

Sponsor: Custom Crush Napa: www.napainvestors.com

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Global Cooperation to Protect Wine Origins

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Special Report: News Conference, Washington DC – Thirteen representatives from many of the world’s most prominent wine regions came together to declare their agreement to the principle of protecting the name and place of origin of wines on the wine labels.

Representatives from Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Jerez, Champagne, Chianti Classico, Western Australia, Walla Walla, Paso Robles, and many others agreed to support The Joint Declaration to Protect Wine Place and Origin.

The original 2005 Napa Declaration can be heard on GrapeRadio: Click Here

More Information:

Protect Place: www.protectplace.com
Download Event Press Release: Click Here

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2007 James Beard Award Nomination

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GrapeRadio has been nominated by the James Beard Foundation for an award in the category of webcasting.  

The James Beard Foundation Awards are the nation’s preeminent honors for culinary professionals. More than 60 awards are given out each spring in the categories of cookbooks, restaurants and chefs, design and graphics, broadcast media, journalism, and achievement. Nominees and award winners are selected by their industry peers, with more than 600 culinary professionals involved in the voting process.

Thank you to all of our fans who have given us such great support over the years.

2006 Auction Napa Valley – Part 1

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The annual Auction Napa Valley is a wine-focused charity auction celebrating the wines, people and the land of Napa Valley. Several events are held over the course of three days, including scores of vintner-hosted events, a barrel auction, e-auction and a large no-holds-barred live auction. Since its inception over 25 years ago, this event has served as the model for modern charity wine auctions around the world.

Join us as we talk with Margrit Mondavi, Tim Mondavi, Geena Davis, Georg Riedel, and James Laube, to find out how important this event is to the culture of Napa Valley.

More Information:

Auction Napa Valley: www.napavintners.com
Margrit Mondavi, Mondavi: www.robertmondavi.com
Georg Riedel, Riedel Wine Glass Co:www.riedel.com
Genna Davis, ABC’s Commander in Chief: www.abc.go.com
James Laube, Wine Spectator: www.winespectator.com

Sponsor: WineLibraryTV: www.winelibrarytv.com

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Cave Digging at Bialla Vineyards – Video

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Cave Digging at Bialla Vineyards

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Now that you have heard what goes into digging into the side of hill to construct a wine cave, join us for Part 2, as Dave Provost and Brian Simmons from Bacchus Caves take us to visit one of their completed projects, and talk with owner Vito Bialla of Bialla Vineyards.

Although most wine caves are somewhat utilitarian, the Bialla Vineyards cave has the look, feel and comfort of a living space – yet still has plenty of room for barrel storage and a wine cellar.

More Information:

Bialla Vineyards: www.biallavineyards.com
Bacchus Caves: www.bacchuscaves.com

Sponsor: WineLibraryTV: www.winelibrarytv.com

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Cave Digging with Bacchus Caves – Video

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You don’t have to be a bat to really dig caves. Join us for a two-part adventure, as we get to hang out with cave specialists Dave Provost and Brian Simmons from Bacchus Caves, a company that specializes in digging wine caves.

In Part 1, we visit a huge cave site (22,000 sq.ft.) that was under construction for the Meritage Resort, just south of the city of Napa. You’ll get a sense of what’s involved in the design and construction of caves, and find out that there is a whole lot more to it than just playing in the dirt and blowing things up – not that there’s anything wrong with that!

More Information:

Bacchus Caves: www.bacchuscaves.com
Meritage Resort: www.themeritageresort.com

Sponsor: WineLibraryTV: www.winelibrarytv.com

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