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Wine Etiquette Education Seminars, eBooks & Speaking Engagements
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The Wine Etiquette Guide
Your Defense Against Wine Snobbery
(236 pages)
Only available as an eBook for $9.95

To order a copy Click here.

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Chuck's eBooks on wine etiquette
(Fast "How to Books" in .pdf format:


How to properly toast (Going to a wedding?)- $2.00
All about wine glasses (What kind to buy, how to hold one properly, etc.) - $2.00
Entertaining with wine (At home/wineries/bars, etc.) - $2.00
Dealing with wine at restaurants (Don't sniff the cork!) - $2.00
How to evaluate a wine (Learn to taste wine like a pro) - $2.00
Food Etiquette (Proper table manners) - $2.00
Interpreting German wine labels - $2.00
Interpreting French wine labels - $2.00
Interpreting Italian wine labels - $2.00
Interpreting Spanish wine labels - $2.00

FREE with any eBook order:
Chuck's eBook "Glossary of Winemaking Terms" or "Glossary of Wine Evaluation Terms"

Click here to order one or more of Chuck's eBooks
eBook(s) available:

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Chuck Blethen, author of  "The Wine Etiquette Guide - Your Defense Against Wine Snobbery"

Click to view sample pages:
Table of Contents A
, Table of Contents B, Page19, Page 48, Page 63, Page 178, Page 218

Radio Interview
Chuck Blethen was interviewed by Lynn Krielow Chamberlain of Wine & Dine Radio on Thursday, April 5th.
Click to hear the whole 30 minute interview including notes about Chuck's book, The Wine Etiquette Guide.

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Recent Speaking Engagements

Interview on WLOS-TV
about French Broad Vignerons
and the Wine & Food Festival
7AM August 25, 2012
Asheville NC

ToastmastersTLI Lite
30 minute VP Publicitytraining program
Mission Hospital Glenn Theater
August 18, 2012

Guest speaker at the Asheville Civitan Club
30 minutes about Toastmasters
August 7, 2012

Seasonal School of Culinary Arts
2-hour Presentation of the "History of Wine"
Warren Wilson College, Asheville
July 12, 2012

2-hour Wine Evaluation class at
AB Tech, Candler NC
June 27, 2012

Tricounty Community College, Marble NC
All day seminar on growing grapes
in the mountains of WNC
9AM-5PM

BioForum
2-hour online class "Growing the Raw Material for a
Grape-based Industry in WNC"
May 8, 2012

AB Tech Community College, Candler NC
1.5 hour class on Vineyard Design and Installation
April 25, 2012

Surry Commuity College
United Southeastern Grape and Wine Symposium
1.5 hour lecture on Wine Etiquette

April 14, 2012

Cruise Lecturer aboard the P&O Oriana
Wellington, New Zealand to Honolulu, Hawaii
Presented nine 1-hour lectures on sea days
February 29 - March 13, 2012

2nd Annual Sustainable Viticculture Conference
Warren Wilson College
February 22, 2012

WNCW-FM Radio Interview
Isothermal Community College
January 25, 2012

Mike Moore Radio Interview
January 23, 2012

TEDxKatuah speaker,
Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute, Rosman NC
November 5, 2011

"Wine Etiquette"
WNC Food & Wine Festival
WNC AgCenter
August 13, 2011

"Growing Grapes in western North Carolina" BioNetwork BioBusiness Center of AB Tech, Candler NC.
March 16, 2010

The Organic Growers School, University of North Carolina Asheville campus, Asheville NC."Exploring Mountain Muscadine and Wine Grape Production." March 6-7, 2010

Winestyles Asheville NC. Evaluating Red Wines. August 5, 2009

Region VIII Toastmasters Convention in Greensboro NC as Special Lecturer teaching Toastmasters how to toast. June 26, 2009.

INAAU Conference, Orlando FL. - Technical presentation. May 21, 2009.

Wine Growers Confab in Marshall NC - How to select high-altitude, cold-hardy grapes. March 25, 2009.

Special Interest lecturer aboard the Caribbean Princess from New York to Halifax, Canada. Sep 7-14, 2008.

Special Interest lecturer aboard the Celebrity Galaxy in the Mediterranean (Italy, Greece & Turkey) Also trained onboard bar staff and sommeliers. July 20-Aug 12, 2008.

Special Interest lecturer aboard the Royal Caribbean Empress of the Seas from Norfolk VA to Bermuda. July 2007

Special wine event at INAAU show in San Antonio TX. May 2007.

Home National Bank customer appreciation event. Red Wine Tasting 101 and Wine Etiquette. March 2007.

Guest lecturer on the Sapphire Princess cruising Australian and New Zealand waters 14 days. February 2007.

Guest lecturer on the Dawn Princess cruise ship on the Mexican Riviera 10 days. December 2006.

After dinner speaker at the meeting of Dine & Refine at Bucky's Casino in Prescott AZ. November 2006.

Sheraton Wild Horse Pass - training for catering staff in dealing with wines.

Winestyles wine shop - classes on wine tasting and wine etiquette - quarterly.

Guest lecturer at the Toastmaster's Spring Conference on Wine Etiquette & the Art of Toasting. May 2006.

Guest lecturer aboard the Sea Princess cruise ship for 2 weeks. March 2006

Trilogy at Vistancia

House of Brews night club

Brewers Connection

Sorelli's from the Vine

McCormack Ranch Women's Association Luncheon

Chuck was hired to be a lecturer on a 4 day Food & Wine Cruise. The American Queen paddleboat left from New Orleans February, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

October 5, 2012

All day seminar at Isothermal Community College

All day seminar on growing grapes in the mountains of WNC. Class will be held from 9AM - 5PM.

Chuck Blethen can be reached via phone 828-606-3130 or contact him via e-Mail at Chuck@JeweloftehBlueRidge.com

September 28, 2012

All day seminar at AB Tech, Candler NC

All day seminar on growing grapes in the mountains of WNC. Class will be held from 9AM - 5PM.

Chuck Blethen can be reached via phone 828-606-3130 or contact him via e-Mail at Chuck@JeweloftehBlueRidge.com

 

September 24, 2012

Wine Evaluation class
at Isothermal Community College

How to evaluate wines. Class will be held from 6-8 PM.

Chuck Blethen can be reached via phone 828-606-3130 or contact him via e-Mail at Chuck@JeweloftehBlueRidge.com