I’ve become so accustomed to getting evites that when a physical invitation arrived in the mail from Jordan Winery announcing their 40th anniversary celebration it immediately raised my expectations. And, when the invitation came in an elegant box like the one sent by the team at Jordan Winery for not one but two events, a luncheon and tasting retrospective of 40 years of Jordan, as well as a party that night – the anticipation was…
You might have already decided what to eat on Oscar night but here’s inspiration for a wine to pair with each of the Best Picture Nominated Films. Go with our wine pairing suggestions or create your own after reading our choices. It’s a fun way to enhance the viewing experience!
There are over 6800 wineries in the U.S. now and only a handful owned by black winemakers much less female black winemakers. Iris…
Thank You Conscious Wine for this Heavenly Syrah-Braised Short Rib Dish with Rosemary Yellow Beet Mashed Potatoes
This recipe appeared in the Conscious Wine Newsletter on February 13, 2014. I couldn’t wait to share it with you. Get their newsletter and you will be entered to win a trip to the Willamette Valley in Oregon.
Serve this dish with 2008 Cowhorn Syrah which can be purchased at www.consciouswine.com.
• 1 tablespoon New Mexican red chili, ground
• 2 teaspoons cumin seed, ground
• 2 teaspoons fennel seed, ground
Ambrosia Dessert Wine is wine with Late Harvest Traminette (late harvest concentrates the floral, apricot and honey flavors) blended in Valvin Muscat to heighten the luscious fruit overtones. Truly a wine to be savored.
Ambrosia dessert wine differs from traditional ice wine in that the residual sugar level (sweetness) is lower, but the alcohol level is higher. In this case the Ambrosia is 8.5% residual sugar and 14.6% alcohol, verses a traditional ice wine which…
I love rose from Provence and drink it year round. It’s not just a ‘summer wine’ in our house and it really makes everything feel festive. I also LOVE lasagne – and eggplant – so when we received this recipe from : Pasquale Pons the Director of Château Les Valentines we couldn’t wait to share it with you! Just as an fyi, rose and tomato sauce goes really well together – just the right balance…
Occupation: Executive Director, Rhone Rangers
Description: Responsible for overall direction and activities of this non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of american-grown rhone wines.
Residence: Albion & Palo Alto, CA
Number of Years that You’ve Been Working in this Field: 10
first (wine) job: Executive Director, Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association.
How You Got to Where You are Today: I am passionate about wine and food. After a twenty year career in high tech…
Here is a simple dish to serve with the 2010 JC Cellars Rockpile Rose of Syrah. We love the simplicity of food and focus on the wine for a quick easy treat. Impress your guests.
Roasted Scampi with Brioche Crumbs
Prep time 15 minutes
18 Scampi or Large Shrimp
2 slices of Brioche
3 tablespoons of Salted Butter
21/2 tablespoons unsalted Butter
1 Pinch Hot Paprika or Chili Powder: I also like…
Faces in Wine: Sue Straight ‘The Wine Wench’ to Judge at International Women’s Wine Competition in November
Occupation: Director of Sales & Marketing at J. Rickards Winery, freelance wine writer, musician
Description: The Wine Wench® I’m living La Vida Bacchus and lovin’ it.
Residence: Occidental, CA
Number of years that you’ve been working in this field: 29
First job: Windsor Vineyards
How you got to where you are today: Lots of hard work, lots of wine and maintaining a sense of humor
That Ah-Ha Moment: When I was but a young wench,…
Name: Deborah Brenner
Occupation: Founder & President
Description: Women of the Vine is the first collaboration of sustainable family grape growers and women winemakers under one brand.
Residence: New York
Number of years that you’ve been working in this field: 6
First job: I worked for NBC at the Olympics in Seoul, Korea and then got my first full time job at CNBC for the launch of the first cable network channel.
How you got…