Steven Mirassou profiled the Cabernet terroir of his Home estate vineyard (located in the Livermore Valley adjacent to The Wente Family) during a discussion with Didier Loustau on May 2, 2013, with the livestream on The Toutsuite Social Club.
Top California Wineries will intrigue International Culinary Professionals in Networking and Awards at the IACP 2013 conference in San Francisco, April 6 through 9th. A handful of northern California wineries will pour some of their best efforts into helping the conferees to further transform our eating experiences.
Since 1976, Jancis Robinson has been watching the American wine craft evolve. She told me that she was still confounded by how little of it is available in the United Kingdom, especially as she works with Linda Murphy (who researches the left side of the pond intensively). Mses.
There may come a day when it will be beneficial to you or those around you to consider how to pair wine with orchids. Now you can prepare yourselves.
From today, February 21st through Sunday, February 24, 2013, The San Francisco Orchid Society will be conducting the Pacific Orchid Exposition at the Fort Mason Center as a fundraiser for the Conservatory of Flowers (Golden Gate Park) and the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture.
Rick Beard, the proprietor of Groezinger Wine Merchants in Yountville knows the small artisan winegrowers and makers well, and shares his joys generously with everyone that passes through his store. His shop is like a portal to the hidden wineries that have no visitor center and that require significant pull for entry. Rick recently brought a brilliant selection to Tasting in the Dark at the Toutsuite Social Media Club.
On October 29, 2012 Mauro Colagreco performed the second sequel of his famous artisan wine-food pairing collaboration with David Kinch,owner/chef of Manresa, the fabled Michelin two-star miracle (these past five years) of Los Gatos, CA.
In a ToutSuite Social Club videoconference, Cathy Corison explains how her Corison Vineyards deliver such extraordinary fruit to their winemaking practice. I ask her about the age of the vines in her vineyard. She tells us that their vineyard is among the last of the old cabernet vineyards in Napa. Rather than bulldozing and replanting en masse, she replants individual vines when they die. The average age of the vineyard is about 40 years. The yield is one and a quarter tons per acre.
Eyes wide open or double-blind, wouldn't you love to taste and share opinions about some of the best wines made anywhere with the best wine bloggers around?
Ridge Vineyards has been challenging the best wine bloggers to throw down their best opinions since 2010 in barrel rooms, crush pads, and on video.
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On September 6, 2012 Grgich Hills celebrated the 36th annual blessing of the grapes. In setting the stage for these blessings, Mike shared with us some insight about how passion, jealousy, and romance come together in the creation of bouquet.