The Food & Wine Radio Network is offering Gourmet Play-by-Play broadcast of the 2000 Napa Valley Wine Auction, live from St. Helena, California on Saturday June 3, 2000 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. PST via Satellite.

The 20th Annual Napa Valley Wine Auction will be held at Meadowood Winery in Napa Valley June 1-4, 2000. The 2000 Napa Valley Wine Auction is the world's largest wine charity event attracting 1800 attendees from around the world. The Auction is sponsored by the Napa Valley Vintners Association, a non-profit, professional trade organization representing 167 Napa Valley wineries.

In a broadcasting first, The Food & Wine Radio Network, (2000 James Beard Foundation Awards nominee, is the leading national food and wine talk program in North America) is bringing live coverage of The Napa Valley Wine Auction to a national audience via satellite.

The Food & Wine Radio Network will be broadcasting live from Tra Vigne Restaurant in St. Helena, the hottest restaurant in the Napa Valley. You can download this broadcast from the satellite with the following co-ordinates:

Satcom C-5/Transponder 23/SEDAT Channel 15
June 3, 2000 & June 10, 2000 (3:00-5:00 p.m. EST)

"The Napa Valley Wine Auction is an important gourmet event. This is like being able to listen to The Masters, or The Olympics on the radio, complete with backstage interviews with the biggest names in wine and food," according to Jennifer English Executive Producer and Host.

These same coordinates will allow you to pull down our June 10, 2000 show Live from the 18th Aspen Food & Wine Classic. English explains, "We are offering these broadcasts to introduce The Food & Wine Radio Network to new food and wine loving audiences."

According to industry expert Michael Harrison, publisher of "Talkers Magazine," "Food Talk will be the next big category in Talk Radio. The Food & Wine Radio Network are innovating food talk in America."

The Food & Wine Radio Network, regularly broadcasts every Saturday from Noon-2:00 p.m. PST, and is available for national syndication. For more information call Jennifer English at (520) 977-7033.