Twenty-five retails stores in Calistoga, California opened their doors to "Cheers to Taste" on September 7, 2001 and hosted the pouring tables of wineries from all over Napa County.
On September 1, 2011 at #Napa #CabernetDay Tasting Sessions in the Marriott, a question arose about where Cabernet Franc is grown and used in wine.
The Sonoma County (#soco) Wine Industry organization and Facebook Monthly, organized by William Allen (aka @SonomaWilliam) convened on 8-30-2011 in the tasting room of the Inspiration Vineyard and Winery in Santa Rosa, California.
Throughout the 7/22/2011 morning speed tasting at the North American Winebloggers' Conference in Charlottesville (Virginia), stereotypical views about the unmixability of styles took a pounding as winemakers embraced their roots and their future in a unified re-interpretation of the present where they declared who they are collectively.
Cheers Saint Helena is a marriage made in heaven for the merchants, entertainers, restaurants, and winemakers meeting first Fridays throughout the growing season from 6 to 8 p.m.
On May 14, 2011 Raymond Winery briefed a contingent of the wine press on transformations taking place throughout the Boisset Family Estates. Approaching the visitors' center, a Daliesque landscape offers clues to the innovative programs which lay in wait ahead.
March 23, 2011 (a very rainy day) was perfect for reviewing the current release portfolio at Cuvaison's Silverado Trail tasting room in a deep presentation by associate Travis Elder, and joined by their direct marketing specialist Suzanna Boogay. Their commitment to sustainable green vineyard and winery practices are commendable, from grey water treatment to solar power. Their Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Cabernet are all extremely good.