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Mutineer Magazine Marvelous Millennial Wine Circus Begins Today: Calaveras County


Calaveras Couny, CA

A platoon of Mutineers and millennial wine marketing wizards hit the road today to kick off the Mutineer Magazine Marvelous Millennial Wine Circus in none other than rip roaring Calaveras County, California.

Calaveras County is located in the Sierra Foothills a couple hours east of San Francisco. The Mutineers called Calaveras County home for over 7 months in 2010 & 2011, living in the small mountain hamlet of Murphys as part of a wine marketing project called “Camp Mutineer”, which utilized a range of artistic mediums to tell the Calaveras County wine story.

The Calaveras County stop of the Wine Circus will take place at Twisted Oak Winery, home of the great Jeff Stai and his twisted rogue renegade regiment of rubber chickens. Twisted Oak focuses on Rhone and Spanish varietals, including the epic “River of Skulls” Mourvèdre & Syrah blend (sold out), or the prolific “The Spaniard” Tempranillo, Graciano & Garnacha blend.

There are a bunch of killer wineries in Calaveras County, and some that really resonate with me include Newsome-Harlow, Tanner Vineyards, Chatom Vineyards, Zucca Mountain Vineyards and Lavender Ridge.

If you ever visit the area, definitely rappel down the Moaning Cavern, check out Ironstone Vineyards for concerts and a museum, and the Murphys Historic Hotel, because you must.

Stay tuned for video blog diaries by the great Chris Eldridge of CineVine.com. We’ll try and post as soon as possible. In the meantime, follow the circus on the Mutineer Facebook as well as on Twitter through @MutineerMag and using the #winecircus hashtag.

Here’s a full list of the speakers on tour and their twitter handles:

Tyler Balliet, Second Glass: thesecondglass.com / @SecondGlass

Harry Oranges, Mutineer Magazine: mutineermagazine.com / @MutineerMag

Alan Kropf, Mutineer Magazine: mutineermagazine.com / @MutineerMag

Christophe Smith, Harvest Live: harvestlive.tv / @cork_dork

Ashley Nicole Teplin, Teplin+Nuss: teplinnuss.com / @TeplinNuss

Sarah Elliman, CellarPass: cellarpass.com / @CellarPass


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