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She Went From Dietetics to Wine Making – June 14

 

It’s all about chemistry. Cambria Wines’ Denise Shurtleff was studying for a degree in dietetics and food administration with the intention of focusing on a career in nutrition when she decided to apply for an internship at a winery. She never looked back, and the chemistry of winemaking became her calling.

Cambria Estate Winemaker Denise Shurtleff

Denise spent 16 years working at Corbett Canyon Vineyards as Winemaker and Winery Manager before joining Cambria Estate Winery in 1999 as Assistant Winemaker. Today she’s Head Winemaker.

Photo: www.cambriawines.com

Located in Santa Barbara County, Cambria is part of Jackson Family Estates. Jess Jackson and his wife, Barbara Banke acquired what was then called Tepusquet Vineyard in 1987 and renamed it “Cambria,” the Roman word for “Wales,” a nod to the family’s heritage. Today, Barbara runs Cambria with her two daughters, Katie and Julia Jackson. The winery is located on the Santa Maria Bench located on eastern edge of the Santa Maria Valley AVA. This area is kissed by cool fog, ocean breezes and a long slow growing season for the estate grown grapes, most notably Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, as well as Pinot Gris and Syrah. Cambria has been certified sustainable since 2009.

Photo: Cambria Wines

 

Melanie Young and David Ransom are the insatiably curious culinary couple. Connected on Twitter@connectedtable Facebook/connectedtable. Instagram.com/theconnectedtable. Learn more at www.theconnectedtable.com

 

About us: Our mission is to engage and connect our audiences to the diverse world of food, fine beverage and hospitality and the dynamic people who help shape it through our shows, digital media and educational events. All of our 50 minute shows and SIPS! podcasts can be heard live on W4CY.com Wednesdays 2pm EST and anytime on iHeart.com and the free iHeart App.  Connect with us on Twitter@connectedtable, Instagram@theconnectedtable and Facebook@connectedtable

 

Two Grapes Get a Makeover – June 7- The Connected Table LIVE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recently we attended two tastings that sparked our interest. Neither of the varietals spotlighted were front and center in our minds, and we welcomed the chance to educate our palates and try the wines.

Alicia Linis family has been making Lambrusco wines in Emilia-Romagna since 1910. A fourth generation family member, Alicia was recently in New York at i Trulli restaurant to share her family’s portfolio of LINI 910‘s sparkling wines, one produced in the metodo classico style and the other through the charmat process. She joins us June 7 to discuss why she feels the time is now for Lambruso.

Alicia Lini

 

 

Meunier Steps Out 

The invitation was to learn about Meunier (a.k.a. Petit Meunier), one-third of the Holy Trinity of Champagne grapes, the others being Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. It’s the second most widely grown grape in the region after PInot Noir and the least known. So, nine producers decided to band together to show Meunier some love, which they did at a tasting at Corkbuzz June 6th.

Fanny Heucq‘s family is an organic grower producer in the Marne Valley. She joins us June 7 to share Champagne-Heucqs story and why she feels the time is now to spotlight Meunier.

Fanny Heucq

 

 

Melanie Young and David Ransom are the insatiably curious culinary couple. Connected on Twitter@connectedtable Facebook/connectedtable. Instagram.com/theconnectedtable. Learn more at www.theconnectedtable.com

About us: Our mission is to engage and connect our audiences to the diverse world of food, fine beverage and hospitality and the dynamic people who help shape it through our shows, digital media and educational events. All of our 50 minute shows and SIPS! podcasts can be heard anytime  on iHeart.com and the free iHeart App.  Listen anytime on iHeart.com and the iHeart and live Wednesdays, 2pm EST on W4CY.com.

Connect:  Twitter@connectedtableInstagram@theconnectedtable  Facebook@connectedtable

Super New Moon In Gemini…Hold Onto Your Hats!

On May 25th at 3:44 EDT the new moon will be at its height. The interesting aspect of this new moon is that it is falling in the category of a super moon which has not happened since 2009. A super moon occurs when the moon is closest to the earth. Thus it seems bigger and brighter than usual. Because we usually can not seen a new moon in the sky the significance here lies more in the energy of this super moon than in being able to visually see it. Falling in the air sign of Gemini, this new moon may find us conflicted and indecisive. Gemini, depicted as twins, brings out two different personalities in one. One aspect of this is that we can think we have arrived at a decision only to second guess it by seeing the other side. At times an advantage but this can also halt our forward motion.  New moons always signal a new beginning and fresh start but with the full moon on May 10 in Scorpio we are also being asked to really be sure we have cleared out the old energy.

What all this means is that as the spring time welcomes the blooming flowers it is preceded by the melting snow. We have to release those patterns of behavior that are holding us back before we can blossom with our new ideas and projects. My suggestion would be to work on releasing in the next few days. Make a list of relationships, situations,things, and beliefs that no longer serve you. Make an active plan on how you are going to let go. Then put that plan into action. Look at May 25th as a mini new year celebration with all the promise of endless possibilities.

Join me on Tuesday, May 30th at 7:00 PM EDT on The Night Shift as we talk about Releasing and Renewing. Mini readings too! Join us in the Facebook Chat https://www.facebook.com/groups/183716975330317/  and on May 25th I will be doing a Facebook Live Event on my Fan Page with an abundance of information regarding this energy in addition to mini readings! https://www.facebook.com/susandintino333/

Replays of all my shows available on iHeart radio https://www.iheart.com/podcast/209-The-Night-Shift-27472847/

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