The Connected Table Live show

The Connected Table Live

Summary: Food and beverage industry insiders Melanie Young and David Ransom connect you to the people and stories in the world of eating, drinking, hospitality and travel. Hear from chefs, restaurateurs, vintners, farmers, sommeliers, mixologists, authors, educators and more. Discover new places and go behind-the-scenes. Melanie and David are an insatiably curious culinary couple who bring a delicious new approach to exploring the pleasures of the palate. #connectedtable @connectedtable Wednesdays, 2 p.m.ET./11a.m. PT. on W4CY Radio http://www.W4CY.com. The show will be available on demand at www.iHeartRadio.com and everywhere the iHeartRadio app is available under the Shows & Personalities section.The Connected Table Live Radio Show is broadcast live at Wednesday's 2PM ET on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (www.talk4radio.com) on the Talk 4 Media Network (www.talk4media.com). This podcast is also available on Talk 4 Podcasting (www.talk4podcasting.com).

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 From Piano Mover to Sonoma Vintner- Joe Reynoso's Inspiring Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3083

The offspring of Mexican immigrants and eldest of 15 children, Joe Reynoso dreamed of owning his own vineyard after delivering a piano to Napa Valley as a young man. After finding success as a trader in Chicago, eventually running his own firm, Reynoso invested in 500 acres in Sonoma to grow grapes. In 2015 he and wife, Elena, launched Crescere Wines to produce small lot Bordeaux blend reds and whites working with winemaker, Philippe Melka. wwwcrescerewines.comThe Connected Table Live Radio Show is broadcast live at 2pm ET Wednesdays on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (www.talk4radio.com) on the Talk 4 Media Network (www.talk4media.com). This podcast is also available on Talk 4 Podcasting (www.talk4podcasting.com).

 Meet Two Leading Napa Family Vintners | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2999

Did you know more than 90% of Napa Valley's vintners are family-owned? Hear from two renowned family winery owners: Janet and John Trefethen oversee Trefethen Family Vineyards (est.1973) on their family estate. Daughter Hailey has worked on renovation of the winery's historic 1886 building. Bill Phelps and son Will, Joseph Phelps Vineyards (est. 1973), discuss the legacy of Founder Joseph Phelps, the decision to become 100% estate grown, and its signature wines including Insignia.The Connected Table Live Radio Show is broadcast live at 2pm ET Wednesdays on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (www.talk4radio.com) on the Talk 4 Media Network (www.talk4media.com). This podcast is also available on Talk 4 Podcasting (www.talk4podcasting.com).

 Discover the oldest winery in Italy in Chianti Classico | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3053

The Ricasoli family castle, Brolio, located in the Chianti hills, dates to 1141 and served as a fortress during many wars. Ricasoli is documented as the oldest winery in Italy and the fourth oldest family business in the world. Francesco Ricasoli, family steward and company president since 1993, discusses the Ricasoli family history and its role in creating the original formula to make Chianti Classico wines. He provides an overview of Brolio's vineyards and current wines. www.ricasoli.comThe Connected Table Live Radio Show is broadcast live at 2pm ET Wednesdays on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (www.talk4radio.com) on the Talk 4 Media Network (www.talk4media.com). This podcast is also available on Talk 4 Podcasting (www.talk4podcasting.com).

 New Orleans Cocktail Culture with Two Drinks Experts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2683

New Orleans is home to iconic bars, cocktail museums and signature drinks, such as the Sazerac, Ramos Ginn Fizz and French 75. New Orleans native and drinks historian, Elizabeth Pearce, founder of Drink and Learn, leads tours and talks on New Orleans cocktail culture & history. She is author of “Drink Dat New Orleans.” Bryan Dias, host / producer of “The NOLADrinks Show,” discusses where to imbibe, from local dives to stylish lounges and hotel bars. www.drinkandlearn.com www.noladrinks.comThe Connected Table Live Radio Show is broadcast live at 2pm ET Wednesdays on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (www.talk4radio.com) on the Talk 4 Media Network (www.talk4media.com). This podcast is also available on Talk 4 Podcasting (www.talk4podcasting.com).

 Sebastian Nasello, CEO/Winemaker Podere Le Ripi, Montalcino, Italy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 682

Founded in 1997 by Francesco Illy, of the renowned Illy coffee family, Podere Le Ripi produces prestige, terroir-driven wines from Montalcino, including IGT, Rosso di Montalcino and Brunello di Montalcino. CEO & Winemaker Sebastian Nasello discusses Podere Le Ripi's decision to farm biodynamically and how the location of its vineyards in both the east and west of Montalcino impact the nuances of the wines produced from each area, with Cielo d’Ulisse 2016 as an example. www.podereleripi.comThe Connected Table Live Radio Show is broadcast live at 2pm ET Wednesdays on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (www.talk4radio.com) on the Talk 4 Media Network (www.talk4media.com). This podcast is also available on Talk 4 Podcasting (www.talk4podcasting.com).

 Jacqueline Strum, President & Publisher, Wine Enthusiast Media | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 826

Technology is changing how the publishing industry conducts business, yet some print magazines still flourish. Jacqueline Strum, President & Publisher of Wine Enthusiast Media, explains why hobby & niche publications (e.g., wine) are still popular, and how consumers' growing interest in learning about, buying and collecting wine has fueled demand for more and better designed wine storage, wine accessories and wine education platforms. Magazine: www.winemag.com Catalog: www.wineenthusiast.comThe Connected Table Live Radio Show is broadcast live at 2pm ET Wednesdays on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (www.talk4radio.com) on the Talk 4 Media Network (www.talk4media.com). This podcast is also available on Talk 4 Podcasting (www.talk4podcasting.com).

 Mark Reynier, Founder, Waterford Irish Single Malt Whisky | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 742

The term "terroir" is used in the wine world to describe how climate, soil, topography elevation, and other environmental factors deliver a unique expression to the final product. Veteran wine and spirits industry pro, Mark Reynier, is applying terroir to whisky with the 2021 introduction of Waterford single farm origin, barley-based Irish single malt whisky. Waterford sources barley from 97 farmers. Each bottle identifies the farm and has a terroir code to learn more at www.waterfordwhisky.comThe Connected Table Live Radio Show is broadcast live at 2pm ET Wednesdays on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (www.talk4radio.com) on the Talk 4 Media Network (www.talk4media.com). This podcast is also available on Talk 4 Podcasting (www.talk4podcasting.com).

 Yannick Benjamin Defies the Odds and Realizes His Dream | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2981

Sommelier Yannick Benjamin opened 40-seat Contento NYC in East Harlem in June 2021 with a vision of inclusivity and acceptance. A wheelchair user since 2004 after a devastating car accident, Benjamin and his partners designed Contento to better accommodate customers living with disabilities. Benjamin discusses how he turned a tragedy into triumph and reveals the mentors who inspired him. Committed to serving others, he is cofounder of Wheeling Forward. www.contentonyc.com www.wheelingforward.orgThe Connected Table Live Radio Show is broadcast live at 2pm ET Wednesdays on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (www.talk4radio.com) on the Talk 4 Media Network (www.talk4media.com). This podcast is also available on Talk 4 Podcasting (www.talk4podcasting.com).

 Scholar, Doctor, Vintner: Laura Catena | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1675

Vintner, physician, mom and "the face of Argentine wine" all refer to Dr. Laura Catena, managing director for her family's winery, Bodega Catena Zapata, and founder of the Catena Institute of Wine. She talks about her dual life on two continents both as a preeminent wine producer and working as an emergency room doctor. Catena discusses the family's approaching to selecting vineyards, researching clonal varieties of Malbec and helping to establish this grape as the star of Argentina's wines.The Connected Table Live Radio Show is broadcast live at 2pm ET Wednesdays on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (www.talk4radio.com) on the Talk 4 Media Network (www.talk4media.com). This podcast is also available on Talk 4 Podcasting (www.talk4podcasting.com).

 Meet Theo-Patra- Queen of the Vineyards | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2977

Take notice of this black-woman-owned winery because the wines are exceptional! Theodora Lee leads a dual life as a lawyer and owner of Theopolis Vineyards in Mendocino County's. A native Texan used to farm life, Lee acquired land to plant vines in 2001 and released her first estate bottled wines in 2014. Theopolis Vineyards' Petite Sirah and Pinot Noir have received awards and top ratings, earning Lee the moniker, "Theo-patra, Queen of the Vineyards." www.theopolisvineyards.com.The Connected Table Live Radio Show is broadcast live at 2pm ET Wednesdays on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (www.talk4radio.com) on the Talk 4 Media Network (www.talk4media.com). This podcast is also available on Talk 4 Podcasting (www.talk4podcasting.com).

 A Paris Dining Memoir + Food Americana | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3163

American-born Alexander Lobrano has spent much of his life in Paris writing about its restaurants for major media outlets. He discusses the Paris dining scene and his memoir, “My Place at the Table: A Recipe for a Delicious Life in Paris.” Emmy Award-winning television producer, David Page originated and produced 11 seasons of the hit series “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” (Food Network). He discusses his book, Food Americana, a must -read for anyone fascinated by pop food culture.The Connected Table Live Radio Show is broadcast live at 2pm ET Wednesdays on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (www.talk4radio.com) on the Talk 4 Media Network (www.talk4media.com). This podcast is also available on Talk 4 Podcasting (www.talk4podcasting.com).

 At Blackberry Farm: Chef Cassidee Dabney | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2140

Dinner at The Barn at Blackberry Farm® in Walland, TN is a sensory experience drawn from seasonal products, many grown on-site. Executive Chef Cassidee Dabney discusses Blackberry Farm’s signature Foothills Cuisine® and some of the special people who make visiting unique such as John Coykendall, Master Gardener and heirloom seed saver; Jim Sanford, trainer of the Lagotto Romagnolo “truffle dogs;” and Sommelier/VP Andy Chabot, who oversees a cellar of 166,000 fine wines. www.blackberryfarm.comThe Connected Table Live Radio Show is broadcast live at 2pm ET Wednesdays on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (www.talk4radio.com) on the Talk 4 Media Network (www.talk4media.com). This podcast is also available on Talk 4 Podcasting (www.talk4podcasting.com).

 France Meets New Orleans at Degas House | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1372

French Impressionist Artist Edgar Degas lived at his maternal family's home in New Orleans on tree-lined Esplanade Avenue from 1872 to 1873 and produced more than two dozen paintings, drawings and letters. Now part of the French Ministry of Culture's network of Maisons des Illustres (Houses of the Illustrious), Degas House serves as a museum to the artist, a bed and breakfast inn and a wedding venue. Current proprietor, David Villarubia, shares the history of Degas House. www.degashouse.comThe Connected Table Live Radio Show is broadcast live at 2pm ET Wednesdays on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (www.talk4radio.com) on the Talk 4 Media Network (www.talk4media.com). This podcast is also available on Talk 4 Podcasting (www.talk4podcasting.com).

 Cheetie Kumar, Garland Raleigh, N.C. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2628

Raleigh, North Carolina is a hot dining destination for the culinary curious. An example is Cheetie Kumar's Garland, whose Indian-Asian seasonally inspired menu hits all the high notes of textures, colors and flavors, drawing upon Kumar's youth living in India and also in the Bronx when her family moved to the U.S. A self-taught chef, Kumar was first drawn to Raleigh through the music scene. She is also a rock guitarist who plays with the band, Birds of Avalon. www.garlandraleigh.comThe Connected Table Live Radio Show is broadcast live at 2pm ET Wednesdays on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (www.talk4radio.com) on the Talk 4 Media Network (www.talk4media.com). This podcast is also available on Talk 4 Podcasting (www.talk4podcasting.com).

 Gianfranco Sorrentino, Il Gattopardo, NY | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3128

Gianfranco Sorrentino is Managing Partner of top-rated restaurants in New York City serving exquisite southern Italian cuisine. Each has historic significance. Il Gattopardo is located in the Rockefeller family's Beaux Art townhouse. The Leopard at Des Artistes is located at Hotel des Artistes, a former artists’ coop, home to playwright, Noel Coward; dancer, Isadora Duncan and artist, Norman Rockwell. A third, Mozzarella y Vino, is an "enoteca" serving eclectic Italian wines and casual Italian.The Connected Table Live Radio Show is broadcast live at 2pm ET Wednesdays on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (www.talk4radio.com) on the Talk 4 Media Network (www.talk4media.com). This podcast is also available on Talk 4 Podcasting (www.talk4podcasting.com).

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