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

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      Pinot Noir BBQ Sauce

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      Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo First Wine Country Tour Visits the Texas Hill Country

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      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.

      Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon Recap

      Vindulge - - 3 readers - Last month, hubby and I decided spend a rare “date day” running a half marathon. Some couples choose to go to a movie and dinner when they get away from the kids; we chose to run 13.1 miles together. I guess you could call us weird. The race was the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon. You may remember that I participated in the same race last year, and even wrote about it her ...

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      November 2014 #TXwine Twitter Thursday

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      … want to haunt one of these fun events around the state. All events take place on Halloween, Oct. 31st, unless otherwise noted: The Texas Wine Month Trail continues through Oct. 31st in the Hill Country, and while this isn’t especially Halloween-related, it’s a very big deal worth a mention. There are 42 wineries participating this year, and all…

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      Upcoming Events In Early November

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      Star Wars Halloween party photos and drink recipes

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      Join Me! Saturday Nov 22

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      Pairing Wine with Chocolate: Follow Your Nose

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      3 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

      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

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      SonomaChat 25th Twitter Chat Anniversary Oct22

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      The Food Event 2014

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