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

      Horse Heaven Hills Wine Region — a preview

      Vindulge - - 6 readers - A few weeks back hubs and I ventured into the desert in search of… wine. No I’m not talking about Arizona, where I’m originally from. I’m talking about Washington State. But isn’t the Pacific Northwest all green and rainy? Nope. Once you venture over the Cascade Mountain range an entirely different landscape opens up to you. The desert.

      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.

      Time to Show Us Your Stuff: Austin County Wine Show & Non-Commercial Competition

      Vintage Texas Blog - - 5 readers - Time to Show Us Your Stuff: Austin County Wine Show & Non-Commercial Competition Are you an non-commercial or amateur wine maker? Well, show us your stuff. This is a professionally judged competition that will give you a side-by-side comparison of how your wines stack up versus other wines. The annual Austin County Wine Show and noncommercial wine competition will be held Oc ...

      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.

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      SonomaChat 25th Twitter Chat Anniversary Oct22

      … SonomaChat 25th Twitter Chat Anniversary Oct22 October 22, 2014 · by Amy Lieberfarb · Leave a Comment I want to start with a Thank You for participating in #SonomaChat… I appreciate the continued support. of our twitter community. This Wednesday, October 22nd, is our 25th Chat…YAY! We ALL love a good celebration… and with those SF Giants…

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      The Food Event 2014

      … for repeats of their Viognier). Although I’m really into the wine, I do recognize the thing is named the “Food Event” for a reason. There were many great dishes on hand, so we’ll just mention a few to give you a flavor of the range. We loved the lasagne from Angelini Osteria and the tacos from Lotería! Grill. I enjoyed the pulled pork from Sotto…

      2 readers - By Wine Imbiber

      Winners at the 2014 Austin County Wine Show

      … Grand Champion Jerry Watson, Silver Medalist Martha Tarkington and Bronze Medal winner Ken Krienke at the 2014 Austin County Wine Show Winners at the 2014 Austin County Wine Show I once spoke with Texas high plains winegrower Neal Newsom about the differences in growing grapes for wine and growing other crops like hay and cotton. He…

      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

      … McGinnis): Ray Isle on Left followed by June Rodil, Devon Broglie MS, Russ Kane, Paul M. Bonarrigo (non-panelist), Craig Collins MS. After realizing my dilemma, I called Texas wine marketing maven Denise Clarke after recalling that she had been part of a Texas wine marketing delegation to New York City and by chance maybe she had the information I…

      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

      … – go there in the later afternoon when the food trucks arrive, or when they are featuring live music. Bands set up on the back of an old flatbed truck, and the Ipanero, an IPA brewed with habanero and chipotle, will take your tastebuds to a new level of thrill. Upcoming Events Pioneer Days, October 11 Harvest Wine Weekend, October 17 ‑ 18 Thank…

      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

      … barbecue sauce recipe (below). We decided to take it up a notch by using their Pinot Noir IN the sauce. Pinot Noir and BBQ? Really? Pairing wine and BBQ can be tricky, especially when the wines are more delicate in nature, like Pinot Noir for example. And Phelps Creeks wines, their Pinot Noirs in particular, are not the type of bold in-your-face…

      6 readers - By Vindulge

      Second Valentine’s Dinner at Jordan Winery announced

      … to host a second event on Friday, February 13. The evening features a Champagne reception and seven, decadent courses paired with multiple vintages of Jordan wines. This special event is limited to just 15 couples, so seats are being snapped up quickly. Valentine’s Dinner in the Dining Room for Two is offered for 10,000 points or $295 per person…

      6 readers - By Lisa Mattson/ The Jordan Journey

      Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon Recap

      … crossed the finish line in downtown Carlton, and after a couple coconut waters to rehydrate we were ready for some wine! The wine festival following the race is reason alone to register for this event. It’s an awesome way to end a long run. There were around 20 wineries (including some of my favorites, like Stoller, Adelsheim, K&M, Elk Cove, Seven…

      3 readers - By Vindulge

      Techmanity Highlights Day 1 (Video)

      …Stark Insider Techmanity Highlights Day 1 (Video) The inaugural Techmanity conference kicked off here in Silicon Valley yesterday. Video of day 1 is now available on YouTube (and embedded below). Speakers, which are featured in the live stream captured from the San Jose Convention Center, include: actor/musician Jared Leto (who appears…

      3 readers - By Mike Carrall/ Stark Insider