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  • 00:20

    OT2 #2: Chris McCririe, Sommelier - Society Fair, Drink Yourself Blind with Wine

    in Travel

    Episode 2 of Only in Old Town brings us Chris McCririe. Chris is the sommelier at Society Fair in Old Town Alexandria on Washington St. 

    Located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, "this lifestyle food market" offers a festival of palate alluring acts; a Bakery, Butchery, Market, Wine Bar, Demo Kitchen - and a juggling elephant on a tricycle - all under one enchanted roof. Ok, maybe not the elephant...

    Chris talks with Tim Lawson (host) about:

    Dare to Pair event with cheese and wine
    Drink Yourself Blind with even more wine
    What he enjoys about Alexandria
    Why Society Fair fits so well in Alexandria
    Documentary recommendation: Somm

    Join the conversation on Twitter using #OT2 and tweeting at us:





    If you have any questions for Delaine Campbell, email her at delaine@delainesells.com

  • 01:01

    Hungry Goddess Interview with Stephen Rhodes, Sommelier #HGEATS #WineWednesday

    in Women

    Join The Hungry Goddess in a #WineWednesday adventure with Sommelier, Stephen Rhodes.  Steve is going to take us on an adventure of wines and drinking tips from Boones Farm to Burgundy!  You can listen AND join in the lively twitter chat on #HGEATS with moderated questions.  Have some questions for Steve?  Tweet them and he will answer live!  Follow @HungryGoddess @HGEATS and @Boones2Burgundy on twitter!

    The Hungry Goddess Herself, Kimberly F. Moore, is kicking off the return of the popular weekly #HGEATS twitter chat with a new time and format!  Join her at 8pm every Wednesday for a new foodie theme and special guest.  Follow the twitter hashtag #HGEATS to chat with other foodies while you are listening live!  More information on The Hungry Goddess and #HGEATS.

  • 00:26

    Management Lessons from "Big Cork Vineyards"

    in Entrepreneur

    Big Cork Vineyards broke ground in 2011 and is located in Maryland’s Pleasant Valley, just west of Frederick.  It inaugurated its elegant and expansive Tasting Room and Winery Production Facility last Spring.

    Our interview will feature Heather Tapper, Big Cork’s General Manager, who oversees all operations, including the tasting room, events, production, and facilities.  Heather, a certified Sommelier, most recently served as Assistant Director of Food and Beverage for the Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge, a four star, Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel, in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The interview will cover the winery’s founding, its array of wines and business vision, as well as an update on coming events.

    Questions discussed on Twitter at #toastdmvbrew.

    Our show host Gary Vaughan is an avid winery tourist, blogger and publisher of the Delmarva Winery and Brewery Journal. "

  • 00:28

    The Wine Episode: Sommelier Michael Madrigale

    in Lifestyle

    Eddie Huang and co-host Elena Bergeron welcome Michael Madrigale to Monosodium Glutamate. Michael is Head Sommelier at Bar Boulud in New York City, an expert in one of Eddie's favorite subjects - wine.

    They talk about the gentrification of wine, how to save old wine-making preferences, and some wine reccomendations that novice wine-drinkers.

    This episode is sponsored by Squarespace.com - get a 10% discount when you create your own professional website or online store by using the offer code MSG.

  • 00:30


    in Lifestyle

    The “Wet Your Whistle” Series continues with MICHAEL MADRIGALE, HEAD SOMMELIER at Bar Boulud!

    We can’t imagine anyone better than Michael Madrigale, Head Sommelier at Bar Boulud and overseer of the wines at Epicerie and Boulud Sud to talk us through how to intelligently buy wines in a restaurant.  A Food & Wine 2012 “Top Sommelier” title holder, Michael is well positioned to guide us on how to order wines properly, what to consider, what to ask and most importantly, what NOT to do.  In particular, the restaurant’s emphasis on Rhone Valley and Burgundy wines will allow us to relate specific examples of Michael’s wisdom in a narrower band to make the discussion far more applicable in a restaurant setting generally or specifically at one of the Boulud restaurants.

    Join us live at noon on July 23rd as we continue our Wet Your Whistle series, and give you something tangible to show off with the next time you pick up the wine list at a restaurant!

  • 00:56

    Wine Talk with Marcia

    in Self Help

    What does it mean to be a Wine Sales Representative?  We’ll also explore careers in the wine industry, primarily becoming a sommelier and what that entails. Why is it important for fine dining establishments to employ a sommelier? How does becoming a certified sommelier help establish credibility in the wine industry?

  • 00:28

    The Wine of New York's Finger Lakes

    in Entrepreneur

    According to Wine Enthusiast magazine, in 2014 New York State ranked as the third most important wine-growing region in the US, after California and Washington state.‎
    In this Interview, Rachel Bovard, a fellow upstate New Yorker and part-time employee at DCANTER, will share her  impressions of the wines of the Finger Lakes.  She is a Level 1 Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and a Diploma Candidate in the Wine and Spirits Educators Trust (the pre-requisite for Master of Wine).  During the discussion Rachel will make the case for cool climate grapes, stating that lighter tasting wines should merit no less consideration than warm climate wines in California and France.

    Some of the wines and wineries she will touch on include a Cabernet Franc from Ravines Wine Cellars on Seneca Lake,  a Cabernet Sauvignon from Casa Larga south of Lake Ontario, and a dry Gewurtztraminer from Herman J Wiemer.  Others include a Cabernet Franc made from Finger Lakes grapes at the Oenology Winery in Brooklyn.
    We will also note some of the tourist attractions in the area and the Finger Lakes Wine Festival July 10-12 where you can  taste these wines for yourself!  A good reference for the show is Evan Dawson's book on the region, "Summer in a Glass".  

    Questions discussed on Twitter at #toastdmvbrew.

    Our show host Gary Vaughan is an avid winery tourist and blogger of the Delmarva Winery and Brewery Journal. 



  • 00:54

    Going Home with Tony Talks with Lifestyle Expert Maureen Petrosky

    in Lifestyle

    On Sunday April 19th, 2015 Going Home with Tony host Tony Scimeca welcomed chef, sommelier, author and lifestyle expert Maureen Petrosky to the Hot Water 911 Boiler Room Studio.  Maureen wrote the best selling booksThe Wine Club and The Cocktail Club and is a frequent guest on The Today Show, The Food Network and CNN.  Maureen shared some great tips for hosting parties, barbeques and events.  Did you know that the most popular grilled food (85%) is the hamburger?  Listen and join the fun! 


  • 00:54

    Going Home with Tony Sunday April 19, 2015

    in Lifestyle


    On Sunday April 19th, 2015 Going Home with Tony host Tony Scimeca welcomed chef, sommelier, author and lifestyle expert 

  • 01:30

    Tonight: Irene King of Vegas Wineaux Returns to All About Wine

    in Wine

    Tonight we welcome Irene King to All About Wine.  Ms. King holds several certifications related to the wine industry:  California Wine Appellation Specialist, Certified Specialist of Wine, Certified Cork Specialist and more.  She shares her ideas and news that is always entertaining and educational on her blog, Vegas Wineaux.  Tune in tonight as Irene King shares her knowledge and passion for wine.


    The show is hosted by Ron Hunt, VP and General Manager of Florida Estates Wine.


    Call our guest line during the LIVE show to talk about wine with Ron and our special guest.

  • 01:09

    Almost Famous Friday's

    in Entertainment

    In 2012, after retiring from a career in investment management, Jörn launched the Wine Elite Sommelier Company, a comprehensive suite of services dedicated to corporate events and hotel advisory. The Wine Elite Sommelier Company have since been retained by the who-is-who of U.S. corporations, executive groups, luxury hotels and special event venues. 
    The Wine Elite is known for a systematic and objective approach to advanced wine tasting appreciation, often using a proprietary blind-tasting approach that has become very popular.

    The Wine Elite Sommelier Company works with large corporations and top hotels to deliver first-rate event experiences with a wine orientation. By leveraging our nationwide network of certified sommeliers, we are the only company in the country with the capability of integrated event execution of all types.