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Sauce the way your grandma made it! About a year ago, Matt Gallira founded The Atlantic Ave Co., an artisanal sauce company. All products share hand-crafted qualities: small batch sauces start with fresh herb-infused organic extra virgin olive oil, San Marzano tomatoes, Cabernet Sauvignon, and carefully sourced ingredients like hand-made Pancetta and imported Porcini mushrooms. After quitting his job as a financial services recruit in Boston, Matt came home to NJ to make sauce. “... I guess one day I got enough compliments from it that I thought maybe I could do this professionally.” He began by selling gift baskets and jars on Black Friday at the Garden State Plaza Mall. Matt says the problem with sauce in grocery stores is their industrial production. Companies mass produce sauce by passing very hot steam through the ingredients instead of cooking them. But the difficulties of giving artisanal care to large amounts of sauce are apparent. “At a certain point this sauce needs to slow cook for two and a half hours. That’s why no one makes it this way… it’s hard to scale up.” This is the 2nd of a 3-part series on food entrepreneurs. “What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed,” said Dave Thomas, Founder of Wendy’s. An entrepreneur is someone who sees an opportunity, sizes up its value, and finds the resources to make it work. Entrepreneurs are typically innovators introducing something new to the marketplace, putting a different spin on a product – and willing to take a risk for their success. Find out from Matt what it took to launch his product. After the interview, check After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more info.
Join hosts Linda Rez and William Pollard (Wild 4 Washington Wine) for a conversation with the Gilles Nicault, Director of Winemaking for Long Shadows Vintners, a winery that brings together the Rock Stars of winemaking for all the major worldwide wine regions. He is also the winemaker for Long Shadows' acclaimed Chester-Kidder, a Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah blend.
Gilles grew up in southern France and graduated from the University of Avignon with a degree in viticulture and enology. He honed his craft in the fabled hillside vineyards and wineries of Cotes du Rhone, Provence and Champagne. In 1994, already a vintner of rising fame in his homeland, Gilles traveled to Washington State to expand his winemaking.
Impressed by Washington State's vineyards, he stayed in the Columbia Valley, working for Staton Hills and Hogue Cellars before joining Woodward Canyon in 1996, where he stayed until moving to Long Shadows in June 2003. Sharing Woodward Canyon's passion for world-class wines, Gilles soon found Woodward Canyon's founder Rick Small was his ideal mentor and biggest champion. In 1999, Woodward Canyon named Gilles head of enology and production.
Gilles is married to French-born winemaker Marie-Eve Gilla of Forgeron Cellars, an upcoming guest on the Wine Muse show, "The Rise, Fall, and Rise of Chardonnay".
The Event Jeannie’s summer “Wet Your Whistle” Series continues with French Reds
French wine production dates back to the 6th century BC and on the assumption that most of us don’t have time to figure out what’s been happening over the past 1500 years, we invited Charles Curtis to sum up the most salient points about French Red Wine. And since Charles just finished a book entitled the “Original Grands Crus of Burgundy” – it’s hard to imagine that even the most experienced wine connoisseur won’t learn something too!
Jeannie will be live at noon on August 13th, with Charles as we examine Red wines and grapes comprehensively from Cabernet Franc to Syrah!
Join award-winning host Jazzie Chanel as she reviews a red from her favorite winery -- Black Stallion, Napa. The wine choice tonight is a 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon. Visit the winery and estate here to follow along:
Lots of music requests up. So, bring a glass and enjoy the evening with Jazzie Chanel.
And as always, come early and stay late. Ciao`~
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Ron Siegel of Anaheim CA, Robert Mott of La Quinta CA and Rob Zwemmer of La Quinta CA, discuss current events, financial markets, politics, and even poking fun at the rest of the media in a live radio broadcast from Anaheim CA.
Ron, Robert and Rob will discuss Chardonnay and Cabernet, Organic Wines, Corkage Fees, DesertHomeValues.com, selling real estate in today’s market, the Case-Shiller home price report, average real estate “Days on Market” and so much more.
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Ron Siegel, consumer advocate and mortgage lender, discusses anything that affects the roof over your head, your bank account or other items that will benefit you / your family.
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Chef Mary and Duane will be talking about winning Grill Recipes for your first of the summer and Chef Mary will be sharing her recipes for Shrimp on the Bar-B, perfect hamburger tips and Chicken Shish KeBob.
Wines are popular on summer days, particularly when they are bursting with the flavors of the vine. On tomorrow’s show Duane will be talking about:
2013 Waterbrook Winery Rose
2012 Canoe Ridge Expedition Merlot
2012 Reserve Canoe Ridge “Cherry Street” Red blend
2012 Sagelands Cabernet
Our own Chef Marry Moran and wine columnist, Duane Pemberton help pick some tasty grilled delights with appropriately paired wines for your dining pleasure for this Memorial Day. Chef Mary will be sharing her recipes for Shrimp on the Bar-B, perfect hamburger tips and Chicken Shish KeBob. Duane will be talking about
2013 Waterbrook Winery Rose
2012 Canoe Ridge Expedition Merlot
2012 Reserve Canoe Ridge "Cherry Street" Red blend
2012 Sagelands Cabernet
Join us LIVE for our monthly WINE MUSE WORLD TOUR. In our quest to learn more about wine, we head to the La Rioja region of Spain, and in honor of Washington Wine Month, we share our picks for great WA wines under $20.
This month's LIVE World tasting is the 2010 La Montesa from Rioja Spain (we found it for $12.69). The Wine Muse World Tour is the third Thursday of every month and focuses on world wines under $20.00.
Hosts Linda Rez and wine writer and reviewer William Pollard from Wild 4 Washington Wine welcome guests to the family table to share wine stories, thoughts on wine, and a few laughs with friends while enjoying wine. There's so much to learn and so many to taste!
Other wines and wineries we'll talk about: Gordon Estates, Bergevin Lane, Kiona, Terra Blanca, Longshadows winery and the history of Longshadows, Amaurice, Lauren Ashton Cellars & more!
To join in via Twitter use #WineMuse.
The Wine Muse World Tour is every third Thursday of the month at 5:00 pm PST.
Here's our list of previous wines and regions!
In April we head to Portugal--join us!
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Join hosts Linda Rez and wine writer William Pollard from Wild 4 Washington Wine for The Wine Muse World Tour every third Thursday of the month. We'll choose a wine and announce it a month ahead of time so that our listeners can taste, review and share their thoughts during the show. Call in or TWEET in with the hashtag #WineMuse.
Tonight's show kicks off the world tour in Washington state. We'll have a conversation with winemaker Keith Pilgrim who, with his wife ReNae, owns the Terra Blanca winery in Columbia Valley. We'll be tasting their Terra Blanc Arch Terrace Cabernet '09. Keith will share the inspiration and history behind the bottle.
Light-hearted, fun, and open to all. Grab a glass and this wonderful bottle of cabernet and call us!
Here's the information for our next show: Wine Muse World Tour stops at Mendoza, Argentina to taste Malbec.
How to Taste Wine: Wine Muse WORLD Tour!
Wine reviewer and writer William Pollard from Wild 4 Washington Wine stops by Minstrel & Muse to share his expertise and tips on tasting wine to help us kick-off our Wine Muse World Tour--a new wine from a new world region every third Thursday of the month. Listeners are invited to join us for the tasting while William walks us through.
What do acidity, tannin, color, clarity and smell say about a wine? How do you detect cork taint?
First Virtual Wine Tasting: February 20, 2014 5:00 PM PST Call in or Tweet in LIVE hashtag #WineMuse.
Wine of the Month: Mendoza, Argentina, Malbec, Catena 2011 Buy Online ahead of the show.
Join us for a TEST RUN of our virtual tasting: February 6th at 5:00 pm. We'll be tasting the Terra Blanca Cabernet Arch Terrace
Wine Folley Website (Lots of information on terminology and tasting comparisons)
Join the Wine Down Diva and the crew of ECJ Entertainment as we review 5 wines from Bay Bridge Vineyards. This is a mass produced wine from "The Wine Group" and thus no website direct to them, but feel free to grab a bottle on a future trip to Kroger. At $3 a bottle, why not? Visit the site and blog to learn more about it: www.winedowndiva.com/blog. Wines for review:
Be sure to have your glass ready and join us for this virtual wine tasting! Be sure to tweet me with the hashtag #winedowndiva so I can check you out and shout you out on air!
And as always, come early and stay late!
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