Segment-1: Andy Abramson, the U.S. Grenache Ambassador, joins us and we’re talking
everything “Grenache” as on Friday, Sep. 19th, marks the “5th Annual
International Grenache Day” celebrating the most widely planted red grape on
the plant…and on that day, for 24 hours worldwide, there will be Grenache
tastings, plantings and tweetings around the globe. And, to the true
“Grenachistas” it’s only a matter of time before more people request
Grenache the way they do other wines. So, let’s all “SIP” into something
more comfortable like a great glass of Grenache and let’s get talking about
this fabulous varietal…and Taste…Talk…Tweet…#GrenacheDay!”

Link: http://bit.ly/vvr-17sep14-s1

Segment-2: We are joined by Roger Noujeim (“New-Jaym”), CEO of “Quini,” the FREE
interactive, intuitive Wine App that allows users to rate wines, and expand
their wine-tasting abilities through a five-step process…Eyes, Nose,
Mouth, Finish, & Opinion. Useful for both wine enthusiasts and novices,
Quini captures the users input, and then, the wines quality and character
are captured in a colorful, “bloom-like” image, each petal reflecting one of
the five aspects of the wine. Each bloom rating is unique, and incorporates
a numerical score based on the popular 100-point rating system.

Link: http://bit.ly/vvr-17sep14-s2

Segment-3: Having lost her college position in 2012 to unexpected budgetary cuts
caused Beth to rethink her life’s journey. So, she enrolled in the Wine &
Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 and Level 2 courses to expand her
horizons. In 2013, she held multiple part-time positions in online
education, in travel, and one for a wine broker which got her foot in the
door of the wine industry. Still seeking full-time employment, she got a her
“break” with the help of a wine business travel client… So, in early 2014,
she packed up and she moved from Virginia to Napa Valley, to start her new
life as wine club coordinator at Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards and as a
wine blogger, known as the “Traveling Wine Chick.”

Link: http://bit.ly/vvr-17sep14-s3

Segment-4: Having has been a mild-mannered Food Packaging salesman for nearly 30
years, he felt unfulfilled after all that time on the road. With most of
this life being on the east coast, he ultimately trusted his heart for a
life of mystery and adventure and headed for the west coast…landing in San
Diego for nearly 12 years where he discovered the art of BBQ. Following the
great BBQ masters…aND always looking for ways to hone his new craft…when
one evening while grilling by a setting sun…he had that “aha
moment.”…and came up with “A GRILLIANT IDEA” as a name of his new company
and brand…which lead him to GrilliantIdeasRadio.

Link: http://bit.ly/vvr-17sep14-s4

1 Wine - Int'l Grenache Association uncorks the 5th Annual International Grenache Day 2014 on Friday, Sep. 19th - Andy Abramson
2 Wine Apps - Quini is a wine tasting app that helps you do just that. Notice more...Taste more...and Enjoy wine even more - Roger Noujeim
3 Wine Blogs - Elizabeth "Beth" Smith, aka the "Traveling Wine Chick" is a former college professor turned wine blogger and professional - Elizabeth Smith
4 Internet Radio - A mild-mannered Food Packaging salesman recreates himself as "Mr. Incognito" to become an internet talk-radio Host on his own foodie show - Grilliant Ideas