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January 2010 Blog Posts (37)

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Pair pour connections through Web site on wine

Posted: Jan. 30, 2010

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Like any other hobby, interest or passion, online social networking is changing the way people explore and appreciate wine.

And a Web site founded by a couple of Milwaukee entrepreneurs called Wine 2.0 is in the thick of it - an online destination where players in the industry and vino fans converge in a Facebook-esque, grape-powered playpen.

The site's… Continue

Added by Smoke on January 31, 2010 at 7:39am — No Comments

Napa Valley Rose by Black Stallion Winery

Black Stallion’s 2008 Napa Valley Rose, inspired by the lush fruity roses of Provence in the south of France, is made by gently pressing whole clusters of fruit until just the right color is released without excess tannin or astringency. What you get is a cranberry juice hue with a light grapey bouquet.

This extremely drinkable wine immediately sweetens the tip of your tongue before effervescing over the palate with bubbling biting berry. A… Continue

Added by Steve Mirsky on January 30, 2010 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Concrete Egg shaped fermentation tanks made in America

Sonoma Cast Stone, premiere manufacturers of pre cast concrete products for over 12 years, is introducing the Egg shape concrete fermentation tank made in the California wine country.

Our 500 gallon capacity tank is constructed from the best of both worlds, the old and the new. The inside casting is done with traditional, colorless concrete made of chlorination-free… Continue

Added by Terry Reap of Sonoma Cast Stone on January 29, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

In a French state of mind

I recently attended the Wine Entrepreneur Conference (WEC) in Washington DC - in a word, WOW! Laurent Guinand and his team at GiraMondo Ventures put on a fantastic event that spoke to vintners and wine professionals alike. From the panelists to the participants, I was impressed with the caliber of people who chose to attend and with… Continue

Added by Sarita Moreno on January 28, 2010 at 10:33am — 2 Comments

Do you have your tickets for the 18th Annual Zinfandel Festival?

Do you have your tickets for the 18th Annual Zinfandel Festival in Paso Robles (March 19th to the 21st)? If so, stop by and visit us. All weekend we will be featuring new releases. On Saturday, club members can enjoy a VIP tour and tasting at 10 am, 12 and 2 pm. If you don’t have tickets yet visit for details.

Added by J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines on January 28, 2010 at 9:19am — No Comments

Are you open for visits? How Jameson Distillery´s Visitor Centre has increased their Whiskey Sales.

We are pleased to welcome John Callely, CEO of Jameson Distillery Tours to the Wine Pleasures International Wine Tourism Conference. John, in a plenary session will be delivering a talk on the Jameson Distillery Tour project and is titled:

How our Visitor… Continue

Added by Anthony Swift on January 28, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Gary Vaynerchuk and WineChannelTV In Vegas at Natpe!

Wine Library TV’s Gary Vaynerchuk and WineChannelTV’s Just Jess both were at the NATPE convention in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino talking about the Superbowl … AND wine of course ;-) !

I greatly appreciated the time he took to speak with me , along with a HUGE line of people, and even did a quick video with Vaynerchuk on what he’s up to NEXT!

YOU won’t want to miss this… Continue

Added by Jessica Altieri on January 28, 2010 at 7:31am — No Comments

Dreams Of Tuscany

Dreaming of Tuscany comes easy, the rolling vineyards dripping with luscious grapes at harvest time. The silvery green olive groves are forever begging you for a wander through their sweet smelling pastures. Tuscany offers many, some of the most scrumptious gastronomy in the world. Italian cuisine is created on the philosophy of keeping it effortless, fresh, perfectly prepared, and always tempting. Let us not forget the lovely and very passionate… Continue

Added by darlene c on January 27, 2010 at 11:25am — No Comments

Why Every Winery Should Have A Blog

Wine Pleasures International Wine Tourism Conference sees the addition of two Panel Discussions to the Conference Programme. First up in the programme will be:

What is a Blog and Why Should a Winery Have One?

Tuesday 2nd of February at 15.15

Panel discussion in which 3 wineries will talk about their blogs and show us how having a blog has helped their wine tourism business.…


Added by Anthony Swift on January 26, 2010 at 9:22am — No Comments

So Many Events and definately not enough money or time to do them...

I seriously think splitting myself into two would be a good idea given the fact that I have no time or money to attend the multiple upcoming wine events from a winery to the Burgandy event in March...

Where do we find the time and resources to do the Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Growers Passport weekend the rain no less!

How dar I try to wait out the line for the ZAP festival in SF at the end of this month and

do not get me started on the Crab Feeds,… Continue

Added by Patricia Appelquist on January 25, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

History of Vicente Gandia’s ambitious Wine Tourism Project in the DO Utiel – Requena (Valencia)

Vicente Gandia located in the Utiel-Requena (Bobal) wine producing region conveniently located en route Madrid-Valencia-Madrid. Vicente Gandia Visitor Centre Manager Fabrizio Pegoraro will be delivering a talk at the Wine Pleasures International Wine Tourism Conference 2010 titled:

History of an ambitious Wine Tourism Project in the…


Added by Anthony Swift on January 25, 2010 at 8:37am — No Comments

Learn About Wine – Les Chateaux des Bordeaux

Learn About! Wine bars are all the rage right now. In fact, here in Los Angeles it almost seems like we’ve got about as many new enotecas as marijuana dispensaries. Trust me, that’s a lot of vino. While I’ve been loving this trend, I have also really noticed that there is a distinct lack of wine education offered by these establishments. It’s rare to find a place that hosts classes or opportunities to learn about what...… Continue

Added by Jessyca Frederick on January 22, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Thanks to all of you who came to the J. Lohr Holiday Feast!

Thanks to all of you who came to the J. Lohr Holiday Feast at the J. Lohr San Jose Wine Center. Chef David Page cooked a sumptuous meal and we poured some great wines that night - including the 2007 J. Lohr Fog’s Reach Vineyard Pinot Noir and the 2007 J. Lohr Gesture Syrah.

For those of you interested in attending one of our events, be sure to check out the events tab on our page!

Added by J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines on January 21, 2010 at 10:34am — No Comments

Bulgarian wine tasting offered at Wine Pleasures International Wine Tourism Conference

VINOS DE BULGARIA is the 1st ever Spanish business initiative exclusively dedicated to the best wines of Bulgaria – a country proud of its more than 6000 years of vinegrowing and winemaking traditions that date back to the ancient Thracian civilization. Bulgaria also claims to be the Motherland of Dionysis – the God of the Wine – as well as of Orpheus and Spartacus. Nedko Nedev at… Continue

Added by Anthony Swift on January 18, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Debunking Terroir

I’ve heard so much about terroir in the wine press/blogging/twitter the last few years, that I’m past overwhelmed by all the statements and now into my denial phase. If you’re not familiar with “terroir”, it’s all about the “placeness” of a wine: the what, where, and how of the type of vine chosen, the varietal, the roots, the soil, the micro-climate, the wine maker, the regionality and of course all the factors that go into making the wine. For… Continue

Added by Charlie Adler on January 17, 2010 at 11:19am — No Comments

How to Cut Iberian Jam (Jamón Jabugo) & Matching with Iberian Wines

The cutting of Iberian ham (Jamón Ibérico) is something of a ritual and it must be done “como dios manda“. Renowned and recognised jamón cutter, Santiago Rams Mendieta with more than 25 years experience will be showing us how to cut Iberian Ham (Top quality Jamón de Jabugo at that!) in the… Continue

Added by Anthony Swift on January 17, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Santa Barbara is far more than pinot noir (and snapshot of Santa Barbara's current releases)

In Sideways, Miles describes Santa Barbara as the pinot noir grape’s “promised land.” But make no mistake: Santa Barbara not just about pinot noir; nor only about chardonnay. In fact, much of the Santa Barbara is not even suited to those particular grapes, but rather completely different ones.

As a growing region, Santa… Continue

Added by Randy Caparoso on January 15, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

What was the price again?

I admit my year end splurge on wine took a big hit to my wallet but, the one place I did not expect the biggest hit was with "house wines" at restaurants. I was dismayed by a $10 glass of "similiar to sparkling grape juice" house chardonnay wine being put on my bill. I was equally betrayed by a few "holiday" specials where a price fix menu item without wine was considered "reasonable" complete with lobster thermador but add the chef's wine selections and a whopping $35 was added to the total… Continue

Added by Patricia Appelquist on January 15, 2010 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Mineral water and wine pairing, who knew there could be such a lovely match?

Bet you never thought you could match water with wine? Think it’s a bunch of halabaju as they say in Colorado? A young white wine, a full-bodied red, a sparkling wine……… match better or worse depending on the mineral content of the water. Yessiree Bob. Mineral content in a water can be paired as perfectly with a fine wine just as a gourmet meal could. Dr. Gemma Barceló Coordinación Cientifico-Reglamentación for… Continue

Added by Anthony Swift on January 14, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

MIND THE AGE GAP: "Phase 2" Proves Elusive for Wine Industry & Millennials

About a BILLION years ago (well, more like 6 months), Gary Moore, author of Vinotrip: A Maryland Wine Blog, put into type-written the words what EVERYONE looking to reach out to Millennials should hear. Everyone in the wine industry, anyway.

In a short and sweet post about the increasingly big deal being made about wine companies… Continue

Added by Leah Hennessy on January 14, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

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