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Dee Atkinson

Library Assistant, Opotiki District Council in Opotiki

Anything but Chardonnay

PRESENTED ON NOV 24, 2016
IN OPOTIKI @ VOL 2

Dee Atkinson now works in the Opotiki District Library, but also works in promotions for the Christchurch Netball Centre and for WineSouth in Tasmania organising two statewide wine events each year. Anything but Chardonnay looks at her passion for wine, popular varieties and looks to educate us along the way!

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What, if Anything, Is Big Bird?

BY MIKE DICKISON
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 20, 2010

Zoologist Mike Dickison talks about the PhD research he's been doing on a flightless bird -- the "Big Bird" of the title.

"What, if Anything, Is Big Bird?" is the presentation that has garnered the most views on our site since we started sharing PK presentations online.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 28, 2013.

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Wine Making

BY MASON GROBAN
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 15, 2012

Mason Groban, the owner of an Iowa winery, explains how he came to turn the family farm into a vineyard. He goes into the process of winemaking, from the cultivation of the vines, and the different strains of grapes, through all the steps until the wine finally rests in a cask.

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The Wine Educator

BY JOSÉ RAMÓN JIMÉNEZ BERGER
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 29, 2011

José Ramón Jiménez Berger is a professional educator for the wine industry. In his presentation, he tells us everything we need to know about wine. (in Spanish)

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Music & Wine Conversation

BY RENAUD COMBES
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 17, 2013

Renaud Combes discusses the realtionship between "Music and Wine" and how they resonate well with each other. He describes it as not really being a project or his original thought, but something he felt like exploring. Nevertheless, listen as he talks about this relationship in the context of social, structural, physiological and historical discourses. (in French) 

 

 

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Wine a Little, Laugh A Lot!

BY KATHLEEN ANGELSKI
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

"You can make just about anything into booze, right? Dandelion flowers, rotten potatoes, roadkill, ...just about anything!" 

Kathleen thought she won the lottery when she and her new family moved into their new home and discovered a mature pear tree growing in the front yard…until they tried to eat one. The pears were either rock hard or complete mush, with no happy medium. She tried every which way to make something edible out of the fruit, but nothing turned out quite right. Kathleen finalized realized that the solution to her problem was not edible, but drinkable! Join maker and crafter extraordinaire Kathleen Angelski are she guides us through the step-by-step journey of making pear wine.

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Wine Pairing for Penguins

BY JARROD JABRE
@ VOL 4 ON JUL 10, 2015

Jarrod Jabre is a level 1 sommelier and self-described "wine guy". Jarrod discusses how to pair wine for the beginner using real-life examples of restaurants local to Silver Spring. Listen and level up your wine pairing knowledge.

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How to do anything

BY CLAYTON BOOTHE
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 17, 2015

Clayton Booth, a writer and poet, wears many hats including his love of God, humanity, pacivism, love, and truth.  Here you'll see his savy as a poet as he masters the Dr. Seuss style Cat in the Hat presentation about "How to do anything"!

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Three Simple Steps to Better Wine

BY WHITNEY WELLS
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 27, 2017

Meeting with restaurants and wine bars, negotiating contracts with liquor shops and distributors, establishing new customers, helping pair wine and food for menus, holding wine tastings for restaurants, conducting wine dinners, dealing with corked wine and other customer complaints has more than prepared Whitney Wells to tell us what and how to drink.

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Love of Wine

BY MICK NIPPARD
IN SAPPORO

Mick Nippard shares his love of great wines that he has sourced over the years runing his wine import business based in Hokkaido, Japan.