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#301-"A Grand Opening"
Location: Peninsula-Chicago

Go behind the scenes of the opening of a five star hotel. Done documentary-style, this episode takes viewers from the concept, construction, staffing, food and beverage, and finally, grand opening of the Peninsula Group’s latest hotel in downtown Chicago. Learn what it takes to design, build, and operate a hotel at the highest level imaginable.
Additional information can be found at the following websites:
www.peninsula.com

#302-"Italian Classics"
Location: Italy-Pio Cesare Winery-Piedmont/Il Poggione Winery-Tuscany

Two historic regions of Italy-two incredible wineries representing the best of traditional Italian winemaking with all the promise of the future. At Pio Cesare, we’ll tour the vineyards and sample the wines, including sublime Barolos and Barbarescos, with the winery owner, Pio Boffa. In Southern Tuscany, we’ll expore the region of Brunello di Montalcino where we find Il Poggione, one of the area’s great estates. For nearly 100 years, Il Poggione has been crafting its wines, some of the best expressions of the native Sangiovese grape anywhere. We’ll sample those wines, learn of the history of the estate, and cap it all off with an incredible six-course luncheon pairing the wines of Il Poggione to the cuisine of the region.
 
Additional information can be found at the following websites:
www.paternoimports.com

#303-"Savoring Sonoma’s Vines and Wines"
Location: Sonoma County-Kendall-Jackson-La Crema

Sonoma County is one of the most beautiful, diverse, and bountiful counties in the country, and there’s no better reflection of those traits than a visit to two of its premier wineries. First up is La Crema, one the key players in the rugged Sonoma Coast appellation. La Crema shines with its Sonoma Coast Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and shines even brighter when you match the wines up with some of Sonoma County’s artisan food products. From La Crema, it’s on to Kendall-Jackson, one of the most significant wine properties in the world, and a winery synonymous with Sonoma County. We’ll get a lesson in the basics of wine tasting, visit KJ’s incredible sensory garden, learn of the challenges of growing grapes, and match some of the rewards the grapes provide with the terrific cuisine of Santa Rosa’s Café Lolo. It’s a day in Sonoma not to be missed.
Additional information can be found at the following websites:
www.kj.com

#304-"Wine by Design"
Location: Paso Robles/Edna Valley/San Francisco, California-Seven Peaks Winery, Farallon and Kokkari restaurants

We all know there’s art in designing a wine label, though most people might be surprised just how much time, effort, and talent goes into a label. We’ll take you to the studio of one the world’s best label designers, San Francisco’s Susan Pate. Then, we’ll take you to two of the city's best restaurants, Farallon and Kokkari. Farther down the coast, we’ve got a multi-cultural wine venture for you-the Seven Peak winery with vineyards in Paso Robles and the Edna Valley. The wines are excellent, with roots in California, but a winemaker whose heart remains in South Australia. It’s a powerful and winning combination!
Additional information can be found at the following websitese:
www.7peaks.com - www.farallonrestaurant.com - www.kokkari.com

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