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The Connected Table LIVE

Hear from thought leaders in the food, wine, spirits and hospitality industry on The Connected Table LIVE! and The Connected Table SIPS

Industry Insiders Melanie Young and David Ransom connect you to the dynamic people who shape the food, wine, spirits, and hospitality industry around the world through engaging conversations on their weekly 50- minute radio show, The Connected Table LIVE!  Melanie and David are the wine and food industry’s insatiably curious culinary and global storytellers who have interviewed over 400 guests since 2014, compiling a fascinating audio history of the people who work front and center and behind the scenes in the industry. The hosts are always on the lookout for individuals with amazing stories and open to suggestions.

Spotlight your brand story or business. The Connected Table SIPS are separate recorded mini podcast series that spotlights people, brands and businesses in short chats (under 10 minutes). These are custom, branded content, ideal for companies, campaigns, launches and special promotions and events. The Connected Table SIPS Spotlight on Women is a special series hosted by Melanie which features women who shape the wine and spirits business. Info:

How to listen to both shows:

Listen to both show episodes on this page.

The Connected Table LIVE airs live Wednesdays, 2pm EST on W4CY Radio. Listen on your computer or any mobile device at

Both The Connected Table LIVE and The Connected Table SIPS are permanently podcast to iHeart, iTunes, Spreaker and other major podcast platforms and apps.

About the Hosts:

Melanie Young, Co-Host, writes about wine, food, travel and healthy living. Her articles appear in Santé Magazine,, Seven Fifty Daily, Wine Enthusiast, The Epoch Times, Gourmet Business, The Epoch Times, Jewish Week and others. She formerly ran an eponymous culinary-events agency where she consulted for numerous global wine and food organizations, launched New York Restaurant Week, and served as director of the James Beard Foundation Awards, which she helped create. She is a member of Les Dames d ’Escoffier International and is author of two award- winning books, Getting Things Off My Chest, and Fearless Fabulous You!  Melanie also hosts “Fearless Fabulous You!” on the national Women-4-Women Network (Live Wednesdays, 12 noon EST/Podcast iHeart), covering women’s health, entrepreneurship, and career reinvention. Twitter: @mightymelanie  Instagram: @wineandfoodtraveler @melaniefabulous

Melanie and David with Robert Parker Jr. (center)

David Ransom, Co-Host is East Coast Editor for Tasting Panel Magazine, The SOMM Journal and Clever Root magazines. His regular columns include “The Ransom Note” (Tasting Panel Mag) and “The Ransom Report” (The SOMM Journal). A popular guest speaker, David judges the New York World Wine & Spirits competition and curates private wine events. He is a board member of the Wine Media Guild. David helped run his family’s New York State winery, Rivendell, and produced wine and food events for Ms. Young’s agency for over 10 years. He formerly co-hosted “The Bottoms Up Radio Hour” KFNX radio show with Jennifer English. Twitter @ransomwrites   Instagram @ransomwrites

And, yes!  The Insatiably Curious Culinary Couple is married. Wine brought them together. Learn their back story on Santé Magazine.


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Radio Show Hosts Share Their Passion for Food and Wine with the Santé Audience

Many people ask us how we met. There are two stories. The one that makes people laugh is this: “We met at David’s ex-girlfriend’s coming-out dinner party in Manhattan in 2003.” She invited all her ex-boyfriends to introduce everyone to her new girlfriend.  Actually, we met much earlier and then lost track of each other for many years.