The Connected Table Live

The Connected Table Live

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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July 28, 2021 27 min
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...
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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, "The...
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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 mu...
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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 o...
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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, Dav...
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June 10, 2021 43 min
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...
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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...
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Founded in Rioja in 1970 by Enrique Forner, Spain’s Marqués de Cáceres has become a global leader in wine. Since joining her father in 1983, Cristina Forner has overseen the expansion of the company brand to include wines from Rías Baixas, Rueda, and the Penedès. CEO since 2007, Forner continues to build on the legacy of Marqués de Cáceres with the family’s most recent acquisition, in 2019, of Bodegas Finca La Capilla in Ribera Del...
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Are you a fan of pecan pie, pecan cookies or butter pecan ice cream? Meet Alex and Staci Willson, members of family-run Sunnyland Farms, a grower and manufacturer of pecans and pecan products located in Albany, the capital of Georgia pecan production. Family-run since 1948, Sunnyland Farms has 1760 acres with 600,000 pecan trees. Alex and Staci share how this meaty nut is cultivated, pecan history, different pecan varietals and how...
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May 20, 2021 16 min
Virginia is home to over 300 wineries and eight designated AVAs, making it an ideal destination for wine aficionados looking for a road trip combining beautiful scenery with great wine and food. Frank Morgan, Host of Virginia Wine Chat, discusses Virginia’s different appellations and a few standout grapes, including Petit Manseng, Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. We taste selections from three Virginia produce...
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Ehlers Estate is a picturesque 42-acre vineyard in Saint Helena, CA dating to the 1800s with a rich history. Run by the Leducq Foundation, a trust established in 1996 by French Entrepreneur, Jean Leducq and his wife Sylviane, Ehlers Estate was modeled after a traditional Bordeaux chateau. The vineyards, all planted to Bordeaux varietals, are certified organic. Winemaker and General Manager Laura Díaz Muñoz discusses Ehlers Estate a...
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A leading woman of wine in Spain and the world, Cristina Forner continues the legacy of Marqués de Cáceres in Rioja founded by her father, Enrique Forner, in 1970. She joined Marqués de Cáceres in 1983 and was named CEO in 2007. Forner has overseen the company's impressive global expansion, extended brand production into Rueda, Rías Baixas and Penedès and in 2019 acquired Bodegas Finca La Capilla in Ribera Del Duero. U.S. impor...
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May 14, 2021 7 min
Bella Union Winery in Rutherford, Napa Valley was founded in 2012 by the partners of Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel. The winery is located on a 25-acre Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard that runs along Bella Oaks Lane, known as the Bella Union Roadway in the late 1800s. Brooke Bobyak has worked with Far Niente since 2018 and was appointed Bella Union winemaker in 2021. She discusses Bella Union’s signature Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauv...
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Elizabeth Williams is President of the National Food & Beverage Foundation and Founder of the Southern Food & Beverage Museum in New Orleans, which houses food and beverage exhibits from every southern state, the Museum of the American Cocktail and an extensive library of cookbooks, culinary ephemera and more. Born and raised in New Orleans, Williams was always fascinated by the crossroads of food and culture and shares int...
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In 2013, James Sinegal, co-founder/former CEO of Costco, and son, David, a Costco wine buyer, established Sinegal Estate in St. Helena to produce iconic Bordeaux blend Napa Valley Cabernet wine. In 2020, they launched DETAILS by Sinegal Estate, sourcing grapes in Sonoma Valley and using a 1,403-step production process. David Sinegal explains DETAILS’ brand mission to make a Cabernet Sauvignon blend with concentrated fruit and soft ...
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April 29, 2021 53 min
Magnolia Bakery in NYC's West Village drew legions of fans after a spotlight episode in the hit TV series "Sex in the City." Magnolia Bakery's Chief Baking Officer, Bobbie Lloyd, oversees recipe development and management of this beloved bakery which, under her stewardship has expanded to multiple locations. In her cookbook, "The Magnolia Bakery Handbook" (Harper Design) she provides 150 recipes and techniqu...
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April 21, 2021 51 min
For the first time in its history, Commander’s Palace in New Orleans has a woman chef leading the kitchen. Chef Megan “Meg” Bickford has called Commander’s Palace her culinary home since 2008 and was named Executive Chef in 2020. She discusses the restaurant’s Haute Creole menu, whose ingredients are 90% locally sourced. Lally Brennan, family co-proprietor of Commander's Palace with cousin, Tí Adelaide Martin, discusses her app...
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Be the Change is a virtual job fair for the wine, spirits & beer industry that supports diversity, inclusion and equality in hiring and helps streamline the job search process. Launched in December 2020 with a second fair April 22, 2021, Be the Change has formed a partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to provide job opportunities for its graduates. Rania Zayyat, Cofounder of Be The Change and Founder of nonprofit,...
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Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Delia Viader is founder of family-run Viader Vineyards & Winery, located on Howell Mountain in Napa Valley. Established in 1986, Viader produces critically acclaimed small lot Bordeaux blends. Viader’s first bottled vintage was 1989 with 1200 cases. Its 1997 vintage was named #2 in The Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines. The following year, Viader’s 1998 red blend was ranked #3. Delia and s...
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April 12, 2021 41 min
“Vinum Falernum,” the ancient wines of Campania, were considered grand cru wines of their era, produced from indigenous Aglianico, Piedirosso, Falanghina and Greco di Tufo varieties. Salvatore Avallone, Co-CEO of Villa Matilde Avallone (with sister, Maria Ida), discusses the significance of Falernum wines and his father’s research on the subject to start Villa Matilde, located at Falerno del Massico, on the northwestern coast of Ca...
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