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    October Is Virginia Wine Month!

    October is Virginia Wine Month! Wineries and restaurants that serve Virginia wine will be having activities all month to help celebrate Virginia Wine Month. To help you plan your month, here are a few resources to look into. There are lots of activities for you to participate! Nancy and Rick from Virginia Wine In My Pocket has put together “31 Days of Virginia Wine” to help you ...

    6 readers - By Virginia Wine Time

    Second Valentine’s Dinner at Jordan Winery announced

    Second Valentine’s Dinner at Jordan Winery announced by Lisa Mattson on October 4, 2014 In our July newsletter, we announced the date for our second annual Valentine’s Dinner at Jordan (Saturday, February 14, 2015), and it sold out within a few weeks. It’s so romantic to see sweethearts planning this far ahead! Good news is that our chef agreed to host a second event on Friday, February 13.

    6 readers - By Lisa Mattson/ The Jordan Journey

      Sonoma Valley CRUSH at St Francis Winery

      Sip on this Juice - - 6 readers - Each year, the changing colors of the leaves in the vineyards signal a start to harvest. Not only is this a great chance to taste through the wines of last season, it is also a time for many winery guests to sample fresh pressed juice or tour a “crush” pad. I learned to use a refractor for the 1st time on a Sonoma County CRUSH tour.

      Oak Farm Vineyards Winery Expansion!

      Rebecca Gomez Farrell - - 5 readers - The fishing lake at Oak Farm Vineyard. Click twice for the full view. Oak Farm Vineyards Winery (23627 Devries Road) is on its way to becoming the first of its kind in the Lodi, CA, appellation: a family-owned estate that offers the full experience of a large-scale destination winery, minus the glitzy hotel and pretension.

      Pinot Noir BBQ Sauce

      Vindulge - - 6 readers - Pinot Noir BBQ Sauce by Mary on October 6, 2014 When the delicate flavors of Pinot Noir and the bold badass flavors of BBQ sauce collide. Shortly after hubs got Big Smokey he started catering events. Since the man works in business by day — and has never worked as a caterer or even in a restaurant for that matter (unless you count the one time he worked as a busboy when h ...

      Red Wines Shine At Whole Foods

      Virginia Wine Time - - 4 readers - October is Virginia Wine Month, and on this past Wednesday the Whole Foods Tysons in Falls Church capitalized on the celebration by featuring red wines from Pearmund Cellars. These included the 2012 Cabernet Franc and the 2012 Petit Verdot. Marketing director Neche Harris invited us to participate in the event, and we eagerly accepted.

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      Happy Champagne Day

      … Happy Champagne Day by Mary on October 24, 2014 Ya’ll know I never need an excuse to open up a bottle of bubbly. But in case you do, today is Global Champagne Day! So go pop a bottle of something bubbly and delicious. And in honor of the folks who created this magical beverage, please do try to make sure it’s from the Champagne region…

      1 readers - By Vindulge

      Franc(k)enFest in Livermore, Friday, Oct 24, 6 – 9pm

      … whose passion for wine was ignited by a visit to France, where she had the unmatched pleasure of tasting Sancerre in the medieval town of Sancerre – splendid!— and then a Saumur, after visiting the Chateau de Saumur in Chinon. The concept of terroir came alive in those incandescent moments. She regularly judges wine competitions and serves…

      1 readers - By Wine Oh TV

      9th CoCo Wine & Culinary Festival Features Wine, Food, Music, Art

      … tasted more than 100 wines supplied by wine distributors to come up with the best wines in several categories. The best of show gold was won by John Anthony Cabernet Sauvignon 2010. Best of show silver went to SeaGlass Pinot Noir 2013. Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut won honorable mention gold while Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon was honorable mention…

      1 readers - By Dennis Sodomka/ BottleReport.com

      SonomaChat 25th Twitter Chat Anniversary Oct22

      … by searching the #sonomachat hashtag on twitter, and can view past conversations Use hashtag all week to chat, ask questions or give out tips, advice and PLEASE post photos. SonomaChat Ambassadors: Past Guest Host List: Future Guest Hosts 2014: Nov. 5th – Russian River Growers Association Nov. 12th – Stryker Sonoma Nov. 19th – Thralls Wines Nov. 26th – Holiday Edition – Thanksgiving Dec. 3rd – Halleck Vineyards Dec. 10th – J Vineyards & Winery Dec. 17th – Winery Geek App at Wine Country This Week…

      2 readers - By Sip on this Juice

      The Food Event 2014

      … 21 Oct 2014 The Food Event 2014 It is uplifting to know that some things continue to be consistently good. This certainly applies to LA Magazine’s The Food Event, the ninth installment of which took place this past Sunday afternoon at Saddlerock Ranch (home to Semler and Saddlerock wines) in Malibu’s Santa Monica Mountains. This year…

      3 readers - By Wine Imbiber

      Winners at the 2014 Austin County Wine Show

      … Du Bois, he said, “A good slow, cold fermentation works best; something around 50-55 F that takes 2-3 weeks to complete. Then, make sure that finished wine has a good sugar acid balance.” Jack Palacios & John Greene – The grapes for John’s gold medal, Grand Champion Syrah was grown in the Palacios family vineyard in Brenham, Texas. John…

      3 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      So you want to what?!

      …SO YOU WANT TO BECOME A WINE IMPORTER? If you are one of the many who have entertained this idea let me tell you about an important first step. Steven Trenholme’s day-long seminar “Importing Wine, Beer & Spirits For Pleasure & Profit” pulls no punches and could be your launching pad – or notion canceller. Since 1993, hundreds of people have…

      2 readers - By Billy's Best Bottles

      Sonoma Valley CRUSH at St Francis Winery

      …, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petite Verdot, Syrah, Marsanne, Rousanne all living and working together. Every year, crops are carefully planned and planted by viticulturists who study the soil, grape growth and winemaking itself. Which grape varietals that the vineyard manager and owners decide to plant is an investment in time and a gamble…

      6 readers - By Sip on this Juice

      Red Wines Shine At Whole Foods

      …October is Virginia Wine Month, and on this past Wednesday the Whole Foods Tysons in Falls Church capitalized on the celebration by featuring red wines from Pearmund Cellars. These included the 2012 Cabernet Franc and the 2012 Petit Verdot. Marketing director Neche Harris invited us to participate in the event, and we eagerly accepted. We’ve been…

      4 readers - By Virginia Wine Time

      VintageTexas: It’s Good to Know We’ve Made a Difference

      … attention was focused as I read Ray’s lead-in where he described his not so good wine tasting experiences in Texas with his father many years ago. Then, he flashed forward to the 2013 Austin Food & Wine Festival and his narrative included his preliminary misgivings having accepted an invitation to be on a wine panel about Texas wine at the Austin…

      2 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      Cab Wars: The Fruit Strikes Back (Star Wars Parody Video)

      …Cab Wars: The Fruit Strikes Back (Star Wars Parody Video) by Lisa Mattson on October 10, 2014 In honor of Halloween, our Star Wars parody spoof video, “Cab Wars: The Fruit Strikes Back,” shows the conflict between Darth Tannin (Darth Vader) and Oak Maul (Darth Maul) fighting to bring more American Oak to the wine galaxy. The Wine Republic isn’t…

      1 readers - By Lisa Mattson/ The Jordan Journey

      Paso Robles: Where to Stay, Wine & Dine Downtown

      … breakfast on day two, make it Panolivo for the most decadent brioche French toast, bowls of cappuccino and divine Croque Madam and Monsieur. That’ll keep you going for hours, so plan on a lighter lunch after that. Another favorite, a good way to launch yourself on the trip home, is Vic’s Café, a Paso Robles favorite for over 50 years, where…

      1 readers - By Wine Oh TV

      Dogfish Dash 2014

      …, but this year we had enough people to rent two houses between about 15 of us. We came in on Saturday morning and after spending some time in Rehoboth watching college football, we decided to head to Dogfish Head Brewing and Eats for dinner. Who else is sitting at the table next to us than the man himself, brewery owner Sam Calagione. We weren’t going…

      2 readers - By Eric Schiavo/ Virginia Pour House

      Favorites from the Sonoma County Harvest Fair

      … The first weekend of October is a grand tasting of the wines of Sonoma County. I was there for one day, three hours, and barely scratched the surface. In fact, I had just gotten to the Cabernets at closing time! Of the wines I tasted these were the favorites. Forchini Vineyards 2012 Papa Nonno (Italian blend) $26. Got spaghetti? This is the wine…

      1 readers - By Bob Hunnicutt/ Bob on Sonoma

      Pinot Noir BBQ Sauce

      … time he worked as a busboy when he was in high school) – we decided to focus on small and private events until he gets a grasp of things. His second event was held at Phelps Creek Vineyards in Hood River, Oregon. Phelps Creek called upon Sean to cater their annual summer wine club event, in particular, to make pulled pork sandwiches with an original…

      6 readers - By Vindulge