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Renowned Wine Experts Discuss the Changing Culture of Wine


Alison St John (Guest Host): You don't have to be a wine connoisseur to know what kind of wines you like, but there's a lot to know about wines and most of us are only just beginning to learn the language of the grape.

We're going to talk about wine with four people who are devoting much of their lives to writing about wine, retailing wine, advising people about wine and growing grapes.

The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival takes place Nov. 14th-18th and features 160 winemakers from all over the world. There is an abundance of wine education available with classes led by master sommelier Joe Spellman and others. Spellman will be teaching both a Master Sommelier Blind Tasting class as well as leading a panel discussion on Petite Sirah. Wine enthusiasts will have a unique opportunity to taste wines produced from all of these winemakers and s38le food from 60 San Diego restaurants at the event on Nov. 17 on the Embarcadero Park North.

Ticket information for the Festival's Grand Event and on the line up of wine tasting classes is available at or by calling (619) 642-7337.


  • Ken Mills, founder and owner of Wine Steals , a wine bar and retailer in Point Loma and Hillcrest.
  • Joe Spellman, master sommelier and one of the most respected wine experts in the country.

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