Wines from around the world

Wines featured in the segment:

  • Ayala Brut Nature Zero Dosage Champagne NV $51.00 Champagne, France
  • Te Awa Sauvignon Blanc 2007 $19.99 Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
  • Chateau Montelena Chardonnay 2007 $50.00 Napa Valley, California
  • Spring Mountain Elivette 2002 $90.00 Spring Mountain District (Napa), California
  • Cannonball Cabernet Sauvignon $14.99 North Coast, California
  • Rimon Pomegranate Dessert Wine 2005 $24.99 Galilee, Israel
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About Bottlenotes:

Bottlenotes is the premier online wine community -- a place for new to intermediate wine enthusiasts to come explore, buy, and share wine.

Bottlenotes community members can rate a wine, add a tasting note, read the tasting notes from our community, celebrity and expert members, gain "wine knowledge" from our podcast library. (BottleTalk)

Some of the items found on the website include educational newsletters (BottleNews), our blog (BottleBlog), our Winecyclopedia™, peruse our "wine people" and as of March 16, 2009, subscribe to The Daily Sip™, Bottlenotes' version of the "Daily Candy" of wine.

About Alyssa J. Rapp:

Alyssa is the founder and CEO of , the premier online wine community where wine enthusiasts come to learn about wine, share tasting notes and buy wine. Alyssa is also the author of Bottlenotes Guide to Wine: Around the World in 80 Sips. (Adam's Media, October 2008).

Alyssa previously served as the sales/marketing manager for RO Imports, an importer of boutique New Zealand wines in New York and co-presided over a 300-person wine club at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

Alyssa earned a B.A. in political science and history of art from Yale University in 2000 and an M.B.A. from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business in 2005.

She also serves on the Board of Trustees for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Alyssa was named in Inc. Magazine's "30 Under 30" coolest entrepreneurs in America in September 2008 and one of's "10 Sexiest CEOs" in America in May 2009.

Alyssa co-resides in Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area but greatly enjoys traveling around the world in search of today's best wines.

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