Ep 2 - Cornucopia of Wine
Hello Wine Friends! In this episode, our second one, we celebrate the goodness of the season and welcome the new young wines arriving on the shelves soon; plus, we chat about Thanksgiving wine selections and we'll give you tips to make an attractive cheese platter. Keep on reading, visit our guests websites...and listen to our podcast! Cheers! ~Brad
GUEST # 1 - Lauren Cannon
Lauren Cannon, is the owner of The Secret Cellar an eastern Iowa wine shop, a wine competition judge, wine educator, wine industry consultant, and is the narrator of the documentary film– Wine Diamonds: Uncorking America’s Heartland.
As a small-town Iowa girl, Lauren had no idea one day she would be calling the wine industry her career and passion. After graduating the University of Iowa, Lauren moved to Scottsdale Arizona and started working in the food and beverage department at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale. It was while she was working a winemaker dinner with Jack Cakebread that put her "over the edge" in infatuation with wine. She knew from that night on it would always be a part of her life somehow.
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GUEST #2 - Caitlin Hodges
Caitlin Hodges, is a Southern California native and self-proclaimed “foodie” with a passion for travel, cooking, fine wine, and hoppy beer.
Through her blog, Sips N Tips, Caitlin aims to showcase the unique relationship between culture, food, and drink, and inspire readers to experience the world through that lens.
Caitlin is passionate about featuring locally produced goods and small businesses, and revealing the stories behind their craft. In her free time, you'll find Caitlin trying out new tasting rooms, developing recipes, or exploring the outdoors!
YUM ALERT: Cheese Platter Story (click)
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Full Disclosure Policy: In keeping with my policy of full-disclosure, the documentary film Wine Diamonds: Uncorking America's Heartland is a JMZ Productions project and am the director and one of the producers; Lauren Cannon is a personal friend and the narrator of the film.