Sunday, June 5, 2011

6/06-Michael Horn talks to Chris Slaughter & Steve Andrews of Slow Living Radio

Chris Slaughter - Executive Director of the Santa Maria Valley Wine Country Association
Chris Slaughter is the newly appointed Executive Director of the Santa Maria Valley Wine Country Association and their West Coast July event, THE CHARDONNAY SYMPOSIUM. July 22-23, SMVWINES presents THE CHARDONNAY SYMPOSIUM, an insightful weekend of education and explor
ation designed to enlighten wine consumers, industry professionals, and media on West Coast wine-producing regions and wine making styles and their effects on America’s favorite wine.

Friday, July 22, join winemaker Steve Rasmussen and proprietor Doug Circle on a tour of Sierra Madre Vineyard exploring their eight different clones of Chardonnay specifically matched to each block within the vineyard. Barrel samples and finished wines highlighting the diversity of Chardonnay selections and rootstock material will be presented and tasted with experts in Chardonnay growing and winemaking. Friday night, Sierra Madre Vineyards celebrates their 40th anniversary at THE CHARDONNAY SYMPOSIUM welcome feast featuring delicious Santa Maria style barbecue paired with Sierra Madre’s award winning Chardonnays.

July 23, Saturday’s premier, full-day event begins with two morning educational sessions at Bien Nacido Vineyards and Tantara Winery, featuring distinguished panels of celebrity and winemaker panels headlined by two of the foremost wine experts in the industry, Wine Enthusiast Columnist Steve Heimoff and The Wine Bible author Karen MacNeil. Full-day attendees are invited to Au Bon Climat/Qupe Winery for a gourmet luncheon featuring the Santa Maria Valley’s finest cuisine. The relaxed environment will provide an ideal time to sip wine and further discuss the nuances of Chardonnay with some of the Symposium’s presenters and keynote speakers.

The Grand Chardonnay Tasting takes place on Saturday afternoon at the beautiful Byron Vineyard and Winery. This expanded tasting will afford guests the opportunity to sample world class Chardonnays from 60 Washington, Oregon, Sonoma and California Central Coast wineries, and pair them with fine cuisine provided by local restaurants and caterers.

For tickets and more information about THE CHARDONNAY SYMPOSIUM go to www.thechardonnaysymposium.comor email info@thechardonnaysymposium.com.


Michael Horn Talks with Steve Andrews, Host of Slow Living Radio!

Slow Living radio is dedicated to those who want reclaim their time, breathe out and get back to realliving. They want to inspire and challenge you. Why not tap the brakes, reconsider your priorities, and get back to a place where life is more fun and rewarding? Slow Living simply means taking the time to experience your days instead of counting them. Each week they present you with engaging guests and topics. Food, wine, travel, health & fitness, home design, greener living, entertainment, cool events... so sit back and enjoy the ride in the pursuit of endless discoveries.

The show is broadcast each week to 11 million homes coast-to-coast through the CRN Digital Talk Affiliate Network. Hopefully, one of those homes is yours. If not, you can always catch the broadcast on your iPhone, Blackberry, Android, Palm, or other Windows Mobile device, or online at web radio CRNTalk.com.

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