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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.

    11 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.

      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.

      Pinot with Passion: Wooing Tree Vineyard | Central Otaga, NZ

      binNotes | a wine blog - - 7 readers - Wooing Tree Vineyard’s trademark Wooing Tree towers above the pinot noir vines beneath a summer sky. Wooing Tree Vineyard’s partners in crime: Steve Farquarson (L), wife Thea, sister Jane, and brother-in-law Geoff Bews. Welcome to binNotes: Meet the Winemaker Like wine? You’ve landed on the right page! Today’s Exclusive: Wooing Tree Vineyard | Central Otago, NZ by L.M.

      Meet the new Texas Wine Lover Team

      Texas Wine Lover - - 7 readers - The post Meet the new Texas Wine Lover Team appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. I can’t believe it has already been 3½ years since the Texas Wine Lover® blog was born. Before then, my fiancée Gloria made fun of me (and still to this day) for having a box wine in my refrigerator when we first met, so she then introduced me to finer wines – yes, I really did have a box wine.

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      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

      … of 1985 Moillard Clos des Chênes, Volnay Premier Cru I liberated from my father-in-law's basement a few years ago. I actually grabbed two, one of which we tasted about 2 years ago: "Very dark, deep red color. A violet nose, common for these wines, along with some faint strawberry. Good tannin structure, with more floral and berry flavors in the mouth…

      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 …

      11 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?

      …. Facebook has said that on average, each user is “due” 1500 pieces of content every time they log in. And your brand messages are lumped into that 1500. That’s a tough success equation, because NOBODY says that their favorite part of social media is brands participating in it. Your brand is tolerated in social media because it keeps it free…

      1 readers - By Chris Parente/ chrisparente.com

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

      … fermentation, unfined and unfiltered, natural cork enclosure.) 91 Points. Click here to find this wine. Have a question about this post? Feel free to drop me an e-mail at myvinespot@yahoo.com or hit me up on Facebook or Twitter. Stay tuned ...more to come. Happy Sipping, my friends! Disclosure: This wine was provided for review. Thoughts are my own. Live, Love, Laugh, Tweet, Sip, Enjoy! Dezel's My Vine Spot © 2006-2014. All rights reserved. …

      7 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

      A Summer Central Coast Wine Pictorial

      …. The gnarly head-trained vines there serve as my Facebook and Twitter cover photo(s). Here's what they look like in growing season: Down in Santa Barbara County, I finally made it out to Cambria Estate Winery. They make excellent estate grown Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. I picked up a few to enjoy at home. Cambria is definitely off the beaten path…

      3 readers - By Randy Smith/ The Wine Write

      Are Genetically Modified grape vines ever going to be good for wine?

      … that while we don’t know each other terribly well you are one of my favorite Facebook friends because everything you post is either beautiful, informative, or thought-provoking. Thanks for never clogging up my wall with useless crap.” Another view from someone who comments every time I write about genetically modified crops: “Judging from your last comment…

      5 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog

      [Vidéo] Syrah + smoked meat

      …Autre capsule conviviale mettant en vedette une syrah d’Australie à facture rhodanienne et Rémi, un professionnel des relations publiques qui se passionne pour le vin. Rencontré via les réseaux sociaux, je suis toujours heureuse de partager des coups de coeur vin avec lui. On est fait pour être ami Rémi et moi: il aime le football et […] The post…

      5 readers - By L'Apprentie Sommelière

      OKTOBERFEST…with Wine?

      …I know what you’re thinking, Oktoberfest means beer. You suddenly feel the urge to throw on your favorite lederhosen & knock back a bucket-sized mug of sudsy Hefeweizen while shouting “Noch ein Bier, bitte!” Before you inevitably end up with those questionable Facebook photos Monday morning (Wow those suspenders looked a lot better after…

      5 readers - By Ken's Wine Guide Blog