Evan Goldstein, Master Sommelier and author, is one of the nation’s most prolific food and wine industry veterans. With his latest book Wines of South America: The Essential Guide, Goldstein takes us on a wine tasting tour of South America, from the southernmost vineyards in Patagonia to the mountains of Venezuela near the equator. Wines of South America: The Essential Guide, was recently voted Best New World Wine book from the USA in the Gourmand Wine Book Awards for 2015.
With food and wine tourism at an all-time high, South American wines a natural to pair with fall cuisine (especially the reds!), and Goldstein’s engaging, articulate and fun style, who wouldn’t want to learn about South America and it’s wines?
Evan is a seasoned pro on TV, having promoted his other critically acclaimed books, Perfect Pairings: A Master Sommelier’s Practical Advice for Partnering Wine with Food and its sequel, Daring Pairings: A Master Sommelier Matches Distinctive Wines with Recipes from His Favorite Chefs,
Evan Goldstein explores the leading grapes from either side of the Andes
• Delicious yet affordable wines that everyone can enjoy
• What do South American’s enjoy with their wine – South American food classics
• Practical tips on how to best enjoy and visit some of the South America’s best producers
ABOUT EVAN GOLDSTEIN:
His food and wine career started at age 19 in the kitchens of the Restaurant Le Saintongeais and the Hotel Lancaster in Paris, Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley, and Chez Panisse Cafe in Berkeley, California. In 1987 he became the eighth American and youngest ever at the time to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier examination. He is now the President and Chief Education officer for Full Circle Wine Solutions, Inc., a global wine education and public relations company. Goldstein is a recurring guest wine expert on NBC's syndicated television show "In Wine Country." He also makes regular guest appearances on the top-rated "Ronn Owens' Show" on KGO Radio, and on Saturday morning television's KPIX "Eyewitness News", both in San Francisco, and on Martha Stewart Radio, hosted by Sirius.
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Several revealing studies found that Americans are only taking about half of the paid vacation they have coming to them. Even more disturbing is the physical and mental problems that can result from the failure to enjoy vacation time. World renowned “Travel Junkie” Julia Dimon joins us to discuss some affordable ways to inspire people to take advantage of the vacation time they’ve earned.
With fall and holiday travel season just around corner, Julia is joining us LIVE from a unique vacation destination on the Pacific Coast to explain why this is the best time of year for travel deals.
Julia’s show is called Word Travels and appears on National Geographic Adventure, Travel Channel UK, Halogen, Outside TV, City-TV and OLN. She has also hosted a popular online 18-part travel series, Destination Getaway, for MSNBC, and she hosts a series of segments for Outside Television called “Urban Adventures.”