Wednesday, November 14, 2007

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Long Time Syndicated Radio Wine Show Loses Its Name

After over six years of broadcasting Les’ Wines & Vines into all 50 states and around the world on six different internets I received a letter from a San Rafael, California company that sells to the wine industry ordering me to discontinue using my show’s name Les’ Wines & Vines.

Wines & Vines is their registered trademark and with that they have certain propriety rights. This includes the right to restrict the use of the trademark, or a confusingly similar trademark, in association with confusingly similar products or services. State and federal law supports their position that confusingly similar trademark, or references to, may cause confusion among customers. They demand that I cease and desist in any further use of Wines & Vines in association with the marketing, sale, distribution, or identification of publication, websites, radio shows, events, products, or services. They are the “Authoritative Voice of the Grape and Wine Industry Since 1919.”
That means, simply, that we will change the name of this most popular world-wide wine radio show.

Hence, this contest is allowing you, the listeners and supporters, an opportunity to name the show. Check out the information and create a name you think I should be using. Prize information to the lucky winner will be announced on the air this Thursday. It will also be online in the next few days. Check it out...Go to and follow instructions.

Les Kincaid always presents his listeners with stimulating, pro-vocative information and great interviews or discussions with interesting, intelligent, knowledgeable guests all within the wine industry. Whether they are vintners, winery owners, Sommeliers, Master Sommeliers or Master Wine educators and they can all talk about wine with authority but NO snobbery is aloud during the show. Every broadcast offers interesting invited guests that taste and discuss the three featured wines along with pairing food during the show. There is no non-sense or snobbish attitude when you listen to Les Kincaid and discuss wines from anywhere around the world. Always offering information you want to and should know. The list of provocative topics goes on and on.

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