• ZAP a dee doo dah, ZAP a dee ay. My, oh my what a wonderful 3 days! (Video)

      Yup, it’s time for San Francisco’s ZAP (Zinfandel Advocates and Producers) Festival and any wine lover worth their weight in grapes will not want to miss the 2015 Zinfandel Experience. Attracting Zin lovers from around the world, Zinfandel Experience is celebrating its 24th anniversary, January 29-31, 2015 with four fabulous events over three days featuring […] The 2015 Zin ...

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    • A Texas Food & Wine Extravaganza from Three Texas Authors: Texas by the Book

      Chef Ross Burtwell, Chef Terry Thompson-Anderson, Russ Kane (Doc Russ Texas WineSlinger) A Texas Food & Wine Extravaganza from Three Texas Authors: Texas by the Book When: Friday, February 27, 2015, 6:30 p.m. Where: At Cabernet Grill – Texas Hill Country Restaurant in Fredericksburg, Texas Texas wineries: Duchman Family Winery, Grape Creek Vineyards, Texas Hills Viney ...

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    • Cheers to 2015

      Rather than spend time looking back at all the things that happened in 2014 with another “Year in Review”-thing, why don’t we spend a little time looking forward? I like to head towards goal rather than dwell on the past. We can’t predict what the weather or the actual vintage will be like in 2015 but we can look at some of the human-related issues in our industry.

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  • Watch Lord of the Rings Trilogy with live symphony score in Silicon Valley!

    … for the fans of Lord of the Rings,” said Andrew Bales, General Director of Symphony Silicon Valley. “These are the only West Coast performances of this epic event and our musicians are thrilled to bring it to you.” Here’s the juicy details of the setup: Screening: in HD Screen size: 48′ x 20′ On stage: 250 musicians and singers Length of score: 1,200…

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  • Cabs Cor

    … January 27, 2015 This past weekend, I had the chance to work for an American Red Cross event in Greenville, South Carolina. Many wineries from the west coast offered up their wines for the tasting and auction. When one of the wineries owners couldn’t make it, they asked me to be their representative. Cor Cellar is a Washington State winery…

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  • Hill Country: Women for WineSense Valentine Progressive Wine Dinner

    … You may have heard about the Women for WineSense which has different chapters around the United States. The Texas Hill Country chapter is holding their 1st Annual Valentine Progressive Wine Dinner on Friday, February 13, which sounds like a fantastic event. Anybody can attend and you don’t need to be a woman! This is how it works. During…

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  • Save the Date! Croatian Wine Grand Tasting Coming to NYC!

    … producers (some already imported, some looking for representation). The event will include light appetizers and two masterclass seminars highlighting some of Croatia’s most talented winemakers. Seminar Schedule: Taste Croatia (11:00 am – 11:45 am) Discover Croatia and its diverse range of terroirs. Learn about the leading grape varieties and taste…

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  • What’s Happening at #PDXNOW #BEER

    … Company. “Portland has an amazing craft beer scene that has made this city home to some of the best beers in the world. We’ve very much enjoyed working with this group of exceptional breweries to create a #PDXNOW collection that both tourists and locals are sure to love.” Here’s a look at the #PDXNOW brews, which debut on Jan. 24: Launch Event: #PDXNOW…

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  • Inaugural “Yountville Live” Festival March19-22

    … the course of the festival, providing numerous intimate experiences each day. Several events are hosted at restaurants and wineries among the Yountville area’s most revered and will feature acoustic performances and food-and-wine pairings. On Saturday, March 21, the festival partners with the long-standing “Taste of Yountville” for a grand…

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  • Sneak Peeks: “Texas By The Book” Dinner Offerings from Chef Ross Burtwell

    … Crisped Kitchen Pride Portabella Mushroom Sneak Peeks: “Texas By The Book” Dinner Offerings from Chef Ross Burtwell Last week I posted an announcement for the upcoming Friday February 27th Six-Course Texas Wine Dinner and book signing event with Chef Ross Burtwell, Chef Terry Thompson Anderson and me. Click here for details. Come…

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  • Valentine’s Day Special Events are Plentiful at Texas Wineries

    … Valentine’s Day is coming up next month and what better way to celebrate it with your loved one than a dinner at a Texas winery. Here are some of the Texas wineries that are holding special lunch or dinner events, all on February 14th. Becker Vineyards Valentine’s Dinner SOLD OUT! Enjoy four courses of luscious food paired with award-winning…

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  • 23rd Annual Gulf Coast Grape Grower Field Day to be held on Feb. 6

    … The 23rd annual Gulf Coast Grape Grower Field Day will be February 6 at the Agricultural Society Hall, 13035 Hall Road, located in Cat Spring. This is an all-day event providing educational seminars for growers provided by Austin County Grape Grower Committee and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. The event starts with registration at 8:30…

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  • WINE TIP No.2

    … THE PERFECT HOST! Walked into a friend’s house for a casual lunch and there it was on the sideboard. A tray of glasses and a bottle of bubbly. There is no better way of saying ‘welcome, let’s enjoy’. Doesn’t cost much – just fore thought. Chilled white wine would be fine too. The key is the ‘teasing visuals’, the statement that says ‘we’re…

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  • Dates Set for Wine Spectator Grand Tour 2015

    … - here's a review of the 2012 event. I attended the Chicago event in 2013 and had a great time. Here's a review of that one. I also attended the 2011 event in Boston. Please come back to Boston next year Grand Tour! Dallas is an intriuging location to me. Like Chicago it's conveniently served by major airlines so it should be relatively easy…

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