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    Jordan Winery receives TripAdvisor Award

    Jordan Winery receives TripAdvisor Award by Lisa Mattson on October 13, 2014 Jordan Winery has received a 2014 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award, which recognizes us as one of the best Healdsburg wineries based on reviews from the world’s largest travel website. This is the second consecutive year that Jordan has earned this award.

    13 readers - By Lisa Mattson/ The Jordan Journey

    Twitter Loves Wine: New Analytics Reveal the Power of Social Media Sharing

    Twitter has launched a new analytics program that provides amazing insights, like the number of impressions your tweets get per day/week/month. I joined the analytics program on 9 days ago, and the stats are very helpful in knowing the people you’re reaching, especially if you use your Twitter account for one particular topic as I do. You can view your Twitter analytics here.

    12 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

      Elena Walch Pinot Grigio

      50 States of Wine - - 9 readers - It's always fun to try wines from new producers, so I was excited to get samples of two Pinot Grigios from Elena Walch, their typical bottling and also a single vineyard offering. Best known as the "Queen of Gewurtztraminer," she is now considered one of the best producers in the region and is credited with being one of the first to start the quality revolution in Alto Adige.

      Quick Sip: WALT Wines Anderson Valley Blue Jay 2012 Pinot Noir

      My Vine Spot - - 8 readers - Hello Friends, Today’s Quick Sip is WALT Wines Anderson Valley Blue Jay 2012 Pinot Noir. WALT Wines is located in Sonoma, California, and owned by Kathryn Hall, proprietor of Napa Valley’s Hall Wines. The WALT label honors Kathryn’s parents, Bob and Dolores Walt, who were both dedicated winegrowers.

      Drink Local Wine Week: Wollersheim Winery

      50 States of Wine - - 7 readers - It's the national Drink Local Wine Week! Sitting as we are at the junction of three states (Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, with Michigan not far), we feel like the local wine scene has quite a bit of variety, though we're not so sure of the quality every time. However, it's still important to support the locals, and this week was a nice reminder to do just that.

      Kieu Hoang: New Billionaire Winery Owner A Self-Made One-Man Conglomerate

      Wine Industry Insight - - 8 readers - Kieu Hoang: New Billionaire Winery Owner A Self-Made One-Man Conglomerate Kieu Hoang and his namesake winery seem to have burst onto the wine scene from out of nowhere this year with a $240,000 winning bid on a Napa Valley Wine Auction lot on June 7. He trumped that minutes later by making a $1 million donation to the Fund-a-Need effort.

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      Recap of the 2014 San Francisco #ChampagneTasting

      … pairings, and food related stuff! Become a fan and join ENOFYLZ Wine Blog on Facebook. Cheers! This article is original to ENOFYLZ Wine Blog.com. Copyright 2014 ENOFYLZ Wine Blog. All rights reserved. The post Recap of the 2014 San Francisco #ChampagneTasting appeared first on ENOFYLZ Wine Blog. …

      5 readers - By Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

      Review Week of October 23: Wines of Anderra

      … as strawberry and cherry notes and a spicy character. The Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 is hand harvested from high altitude vineyards (1600 to 3200 feet) Its a ruby red color with aromatic spices and ripe red and black currants. The Sauvignon blanc is from the white wine regions, such as the Curico near the sea for higher acidity, with lower yields to maintain flavor concentration. On the nose, it has citrus, pineapple, and subtle green grass notes. Send to a Friend Twitter Facebook del.icio.us Digg StumbleUpon …

      1 readers - By Marisa D'vari/ A Wine Story

      Scarily Good Wines: Casillero del Diablo

      … fail. Casillero del Diablo: Wine Legend video This fall, they are running a Legendary Costume Contest: easy to enter, with a DSLR camera and more as the prizes. Watch the video above, take a costumed photo that best represents the Casillero del Diablo theme, like their Facebook page, and enter. Entries accepted through November 9th, winner announced on December 1st. Enter now! Like 50 States Of Wine on Facebook Follow 50 States Of Wine on Twitter Subscribe to the 50 States Of Wine YouTube channel …

      3 readers - By Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine

      San Francisco Stage: Party People, Testament, Die Mommie Die, Memphis on My Mind

      …, at the Hypnodrome in San Francisco (Through Nov. 22) Truce: A Christmas Wish from the Great War, City Lights Theatre Company, San Jose (Opens Nov. 22) Dare to live a little. Follow Stark Insider on Twitter and Facebook. Join our 8,300 subscribers who read SI on tablets and smartphones on the Google Newsstand. Prefer video? Subscribe to Stark Insider TV on YouTube, the largest arts & entertainment and food/wine channel in San Francisco. …

      3 readers - By Monica Turner/ Stark Insider

      In the Cellar: 1985 Volnay

      … decision to drink one of my "special" wines, usually reserved for an anniversary or New Year's or the like. How do you decide when to drink a special wine? Like 50 States Of Wine on Facebook Follow 50 States Of Wine on Twitter Subscribe to the 50 States Of Wine YouTube channel …

      5 readers - By Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine

      Twitter Loves Wine: New Analytics Reveal the Power of Social Media Sharing

      … view your Twitter analytics here. Engagement is what makes social media so powerful for wine, as followers re-tweets, like and share your posts. The Twitter dashboard gives you insight into that as well. Personally, I find that Twitter, more than Facebook, is a place where the community is sharing wine recommendations as well as recipes and food pairings … … perhaps because of the news stream nature of Twitter lends itself to that whereas Facebook seems to be more about vacation pictures ;) Comments comments …

      12 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

      Scandal continues to amuse in its wine Chateaux Du Bolet ways

      … this faux pas: The real wine scandal in the hit TV show “Scandal” The real wine scandal in the hit TV show “Scandal” is the way Olivia Pope holds that Burgundy glass drinking her Bordeaux wine… and when it happens. Just my observations… The glass has a super long stem, so I put this on Facebook on March 14. I had to go back to check, because I got…

      5 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog

      "Cork Taint" Isn't What You Think It Is

      … If you experienced any problems accessing my site on October 15th I need to make full disclosure, as I did on my Facebook page. Your problems were experienced for your own computing safety---to prevent your computer from becoming infected with malware. I pay for a service to make constant surveillance and routine (several times a day) security…

      2 readers - By Jack Keller's WineBlog

      Is Social Media Just Another Promotional Channel?

      … image courtesy of tcsmedia.com Content marketing and social media promotion — it’s hard to imagine one without the other. Once a company embraces a publisher mentality, it’s natural to use social media channels to engage your audience, build relationships with vertical influencers and provide a valuable feedback loop. Companies also use social…

      1 readers - By Chris Parente/ chrisparente.com

      Quick Sip: WALT Wines Anderson Valley Blue Jay 2012 Pinot Noir

      … $40): The 2012 Blue Jay is an appellation blend sourced from Savoy Vineyard, situated at the cooler end of the valley; and Anderson Creek, which is slightly warmer. Medium-deep ruby in color, this wine strikes a fine balance between ripeness, richness, and finesse. It is beautifully aromatic on the nose with flavors of raspberry and dark cherry…

      8 readers - By Dezel Quillen/ My Vine Spot

      Let's Hear it for the Girls!

      … fabulous Craft Breweries. You can check out their events calendar on the HopBroads Facebook page I am hoping to join in on the fun at their next event in November. Looks like my kind of sipping!…

      1 readers - By Kelly Fugina/ Sipped In California

      Uncorked Ventures Wine Club

      … wine country to bring you the very best wines that few people have ever heard of. Mark (@WineClubGuy) and I connected on Twitter, and after bantering back and forth for a long time, he sent me a few bottles to try out. Tasting Notes: Cinque Insieme ("Five Together") 2011 Dry Creek Valley Grenache: transparent garnet with ruby highlights; shy…

      3 readers - By Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine

      Something different on ‘The 39 Steps’

      … with new offices and bathrooms, the construction of which is a work-in-progress. Hillbarn, which knows its audience and serves them well, provides some of the best community theatre on the peninsula. One wishes them as they go into this season. Dare to live a little. Follow Stark Insider on Twitter and Facebook. Join our 8,300 subscribers who read…

      2 readers - By Cy Ashley Webb/ Stark Insider
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