W.J. Deutsch & Sons Hosts Preview for New National Public Television Cooking Show: Ucook! with Chef Bob
W.J. Deutsch & Sons (Deutsch), one of the largest sellers of wine in the U.S.A., previewed the new National Public Television cooking show Ucook! with Chef Bob at the Tribeca Film Center on March 28.
Seven international wine brands within Deutsch’s portfolio were featured throughout the show’s debut season: André Lurton, Barone Fini, The Crossings, Georges Duboeuf, Ramón Bilbao, Volteo, and [yellow tail].
“This year marks our 30th anniversary as one of the country’s leading sellers of fine wines,” said Renato Reyes, Chief Marketing Officer, W.J. Deutsch & Sons. “One of our missions is to make wine approachable, enjoyable and affordable for consumers. Supporting Ucook! with Chef Bob is just one of the many ways we are helping consumers understand the pleasures of drinking wine and the range of options for pairing wines with different kinds of food. Combining our extensive portfolio of fine wines from around the world with Chef Bob’s easy going and entertaining style is the ideal showcase.”
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According to co-creator and host, Chef Bob Waggoner, the premise of Ucook! with Chef Bob is simple: “With a little knowledge, anyone can cook a fine dining meal at home and pair it with great wines. Preparing fine food doesn’t have to be difficult; and great wine doesn’t have to be expensive. There probably isn’t any other company in the country that offers such a wide variety of wines at such great value. When we were selecting wines for this venture, we knew W. J. Deutsch had the ideal portfolio.”
Ucook! with Chef Bob begins distribution (Today)March 31 and will be shown weekly on National Public Television affiliates throughout the U.S.
About Chef Bob Waggoner
Chef Bob Waggoner has spent the past 13 years in Charleston, South Carolina, dazzling locals and tourists with his style of cooking which he calls “French Lowcountry.™ He spent 12 years as executive chef at the fine dining restaurant, Charleston Grill at Charleston Place Hotel and published the Charleston Grill Cookbook. Waggoner is a classically trained chef, who apprenticed with French culinary greats Jacques Lameloise, Charles Barrier, Pierre Gagnaire, Gerard Boyer and Mark Meneau. At age 26, Waggoner was the first American chef to own his own restaurant in France, the acclaimed Le Monte Cristo in the village of Moneteau in Burgundy. He is one of the few Americans to be Knighted with the “l’Odre du Mérite Agricole” from the Government of France. Waggoner was nominated for a James Beard Award in 2001 for Best Southeastern Chef. In 1999 he was named Sante Magazine’s Chef of the Year. Additional information about the shows can be found at www.ucookwithchefbob.com.
About W.J. Deutsch & Sons
W.J. Deutsch & Sons, Ltd. was founded in 1981 by Chairman Bill Deutsch to market quality wines produced by prestigious families from major wine regions of the world. In 2009 Deutsch announced the expansion of the award-winning company to include a separate Spirits Division, W.J. Deutsch Spirits LLC. Deutsch’s wines and spirits are sold to the trade with well-planned marketing support and are offered to U.S. consumers at fair market prices. Today the company is renowned for its brand building prowess and its ability to meet the needs of the modern consumer. Bill’s son Peter Deutsch is CEO; thus two generations of the Deutsch family work side by side in their continuous quest to build strong brands and relationships throughout the wine and spirit industry.
The W.J. Deutsch & Sons portfolio includes award-winning wines from Australia: [yellow tail], [yellow tail] The Reserve, [yellow tail] Sparkling; California: Girard Winery, Windsor Sonoma, Sonoma Coast Vineyards;Kunde Estate; France: Andre Lurton, Georges Duboeuf, Hob Nob Vineyards, Patch Block, Pierre Sparr, Sauvion et Fils, Vidal Fleury; Italy: Barone Fini, Castello di Monastero, Coldisole, Poggio alle Sughere, Lionello Marchesi, Villa Pozzi; New Zealand: The Crossings; Portugal: Quinta Do Vale Meao; Spain: Mar De Frades (Rias Baixas), Cruz de Alba (Ribera del Duero), Ramón Bilbao Vinos Y Vinedos (Rioja), and Volteo (Castilla); Chile: Llai Llai; Argentina: Ruta 22, and award-winning spirits from Landy Cognac (France), Luksusowa Vodka (Poland), The Original Moonshine (USA) and Villa Massa (Italy).