Sipping Loire Valley Vouvrays with Alexandre Monmousseau
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by Talk 4 Radio
2d ago
Vouvray is a white wine made with Chenin Blanc grapes in the Central Loire Valley district of Touraine. Vouvray’s range of expressive styles runs from dry to off dry to sweet, sparkling and still. Alexandre Monmousseau is a fifth-generation vigneron who founded Alexandre M in 2020 after many years working in the business. His focus is small production, hand-crafted cuvées. These include a sparkling Vouvray Brut, Mon Mouss Pet’Nat, Mon Chenin and Le Serpette. Importer: Kysela Père & Fils. The Connected Table is broadcast live Wednesdays at 2PM ET and Music on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part ..read more
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Chilled Reds and Sparklers for Summer- Lini Lambrusco and Champagne André Heucq
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by Talk 4 Radio
1w ago
Lambrusco, a sparkling red wine from the Emilio-Romagna region of Italy, is a versatile red to chill and serve. It's ideal for summer dining. Alicia Lini's family has produced Lambrusco sparkling wines since 1910. Fanny Heucq's great grandfather started Champagne André Heucq in 1936. The domain is located in the Vallée de Marne, an important growing area for Pinot Meunier. Heucq's cuvées are Meunier focused, both as a 100% single varietal champagne and in a traditional Champagne blend. The Connected Table is broadcast live Wednesdays at 2PM ET and Music on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part of Ta ..read more
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New Reports Reveal Encouraging Data for the Wine Industry, Well Almost
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by Talk 4 Radio
3w ago
A 2024 Wine Market Council study shows that Millennials (ages 28-43) are drinking more wine and trading up to spend more per bottle. Sales of white wines are soaring and reached $42.1billion in 2023. The 2024 BMO Wine Market Report reveals the U.S. Wine Industry surpassed $107 Billion in sales in 2023. Health & wellness are driving sales of low alcohol RTDs and wines. Yet, the World Health Organization states no consumption of alcohol is safe. Melanie and David discuss and share their thoughts. The Connected Table is broadcast live Wednesdays at 2PM ET and Music on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.co ..read more
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Meet the Wine Press: W. Blake Gray, U.S. Editor, Wine-Searcher
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by Talk 4 Radio
1M ago
W. Blake Gray is a prolific wine writer covering industry topics that often generate plenty of commentary. Currently U.S. Editor for Wine Searcher, Gray was previously Wine Editor for the San Francisco Chronicle and Food Editor for SF Weekly. In 2013 he won the Louis Roederer Award for Best Online Wine Columnist. He discusses topics he's covered from the state of Israeli wines to trends in zero-alcohol "wine" and the impact (or not) of cannabis on wine consumption. Follow X @wblakegray The Connected Table is broadcast live Wednesdays at 2PM ET and Music on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part of T ..read more
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VeroVino's Sheila Donohue on Supporting Small Artisan Producers
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by Talk 4 Radio
1M ago
Only one percent of the world’s wines make it to the U.S.A., and VeroVino represents the smallest slice, according to Sheila Donohue, founder. VeroVino is an import company focusing on small-production, eco-friendly wines and olive oils made from artisan farmers in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Austria and California. Donohue worked in fintech in Italy where she earned her sommelier certification and turned toward sourcing wines. She founded VeroVino in 2017. https://verovino.com The Connected Table is broadcast live Wednesdays at 2PM ET and Music on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) p ..read more
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Clesi's Seafood & Catering - A Destination for Boiled Crawfish & Louisiana Fare
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by Talk 4 Radio
1M ago
James Clesi began serving his signature pop-up crawfish boils at venues around New Orleans in 2013 and expanded. Clesi’s Seafood Restaurant & Catering offers award-winning boiled crawfish, shrimp, fresh and chargrilled oysters and popular Louisiana fare like blackened redfish with dirty rice, jambalaya and fried catfish in a casual setting year-round. In 2024, Clesi’s was invited to be the official crawfish at NOLA JazzFest. Carlo Clesi runs the family business with siblings James and Sonya. The Connected Table is broadcast live Wednesdays at 2PM ET and Music on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com ..read more
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Chattanooga, Tennessee-Scenic City and Snack City
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by Talk 4 Radio
1M ago
Chattanooga, Tennessee, is called Scenic City thanks to its location on the Tennessee River and its expansive mountain vistas. Popular with outdoor enthusiasts and Civil War history buffs, the city offers many family-friendly attractions. Chattanooga is also an historic Snack City where both Moon-Pies and Little Debbie Snack Cakes in nearby Collegedale were created in the early 1900s. Melanie grew up in Chattanooga. She and David share their dining recommendations and favorite attractions. The Connected Table is broadcast live Wednesdays at 2PM ET and Music on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part o ..read more
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Roussillon- Home to France's Renowned Vin Doux Naturels
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by Talk 4 Radio
1M ago
Roussillon in SW France produces 80% of France’s vin doux naturels (VDNs). The centuries-old process for making these fortified sweet wines, known as "mutage," occurs when a spirit is added to stop fermentation early, enabling the wine to retain its natural sugars. Roussillon AOP vin doux naturels include Banyuls, Maury, Rivesaltes, and Muscat de Rivesaltes. Eric Aracil, co-director & export manager at the Conseil Interprofessional des Vins du Roussillon (CIVR), discusses the region and wines. The Connected Table is broadcast live Wednesdays at 2PM ET. The Connected Table Radio Show is b ..read more
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A Wine Glamping Getaway in Abruzzo
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by Talk 4 Radio
2M ago
Looking for an off-the beaten track wine glamping getaway in Italy? Consider Abruzzo. Azienda Agricola Cirelli is an organically farmed winery located in the Gran Sasso Park, home to one of the highest peaks in the Appennine Mountains. Stay in one of two well-appointed cabins surrounded by vineyards, olive trees and jaw-dropping views. Founder Francesco Cirelli is a talented "new generation" Abruzzo producer making amphora-fermented wines with minimal intervention. www.agricolacirelli.com The Connected Table is broadcast live Wednesdays at 2PM ET. The Connected Table Radio Show is broadcast ..read more
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Meet an Award-Winning Long Island Wine Family
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by Talk 4 Radio
2M ago
Charles Massoud grew up in a family of fine wine importers in Lebanon and dreamed of making his own wine. When his career brought him to the U.S.A. in the 1970s, he saw the potential of Long Island to make wine. In 1983 Charles and wife, Ursula, founded Paumanok Vineyards in Aquebogue on the North Fork to produce fine wines from estate-grown vinifera grapes. The family-run winery has won The New York Governor's Cup and NY State Winery of the Year and is a top Long Island wine destination. The Connected Table is broadcast live Wednesdays at 2PM ET. The Connected Table Radio Show is broadcast ..read more
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