The Auction of Washington Wines is coming up, which benefits the Seattle Children’s Hospital. The event is actually made up of a bunch of little events, including a new addition called “Revelry on Red Mountain”. Tickets range from “an early-bird special for Picnic at just $125 up to a full weekend of festivities for $750” according to the press release.
There events include a barrel auction and picnic, winemaker dinners, the Covey Run 10k/5k walk & run, and the Starry Starry Night Gala Auction, which is the grand event of the weekend.
Learn more here.
I got a press release today from the fine people at the American Vineyard Foundation about the $1 million in funding they contributed to the total $2 million raised for vineyard research, which is awesome, but not necessarily blog material, until I see that “mealybug sex pheromones” are among the projects considered. YES! I’ve been on a mission to get more sex on the blog, so this is GREAT. See the full post »
The only thing better than integrating social media into a fine beverage company is using that social media to give awesome stuff away. Murphy-Goode has spawned a legion of Vikings with their $60,000 social media position contest, and now a small wine and cheese shop in North Carolina, Christopher’s Wine and Cheese, is following suit by giving away a vacation in Virginia’s wine country, stating that “Lately everyone’s posting contests to win this or that job – and we think that’s just crazy. Everyone we know needs a break, not more work!” There isn’t a lot to not like about this. You enter, and maybe you win. It’s great to see smaller companies stepping up to the plate and using social media to pull in new customers.
Maynard James Keenan in the new film, Blood Into Wine
It’s getting to be pretty clear that with each day that passes, wine and fine beverage culture in America gets a little more incredible. More and more people are realizing that fine beverage is the missing link between the world we live in and the world we’ve created, and to exist in the heart of that link is something very difficult to walk away from once you’ve experienced it.
In today’s episode of why fine beverage culture rocks my world, we have the new trailer for “Blood Into Wine” , which chronicles Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan’s foray not only into the wine business, but into the wine business in the Sergio Leone-esque desert of Arizona with Caduceus. See the full post »
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Cristina Jankovic sporting the Mutineer t’s at the LA WineFest
Mutineer Magazine sponsored this past weekend’s LA WineFest, a two-day event held at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA benefiting the Hollywood Wilshire YMCA, and the Children’s Tumor Foundation. See the full post »
Murphy Goode is making a statement by searching for the first “Murphy-Goode Wine Country Lifestyle Correspondent”. This whole thing has something to do with Vikings and a strange form of street justice called Liar’s Dice, but I’m still into it. See the full post »
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Mutineer Magazine is sponsoring this year’s LA WineFest and will be attending both days. The LA WineFest will be taking place this coming June 6th and 7th at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA. These two days feature beverage tastings including wine, beer and spirits as well as speakers such as Georg Riedel of Riedel Glassware, Whiskey Professor David Mays from Knob Creek Distilleries, Ichiro Saito of Hakutsuru Sake and Barrie Lynn The Cheese Impresario. See the full post »
With less than two months to go, the 2009 Wine Bloggers’ Conference is right around the corner and already has 180 participants signed up and preparing their palates for a truly exceptional weekend of all things new wine media.
The Mutineers are sponsoring and will be there in full force to connect with bloggers, cover the action, and hopefully have a showdown between us and Steve Heimoff and his non-existent entourage of irrelevant writers. Heimoff was a speaker at last years WBC, forcing me to choose between challenging him to a duel or actually learning something in another seminar being held at the same time. I chose the latter, and the wily Heimoff snuck out the back before I could call him out. Like Captain Ahab and Moby Dick, Batman and Joker, and Energyologist Jeff Dorenbush and non-caffeinated beverages, all arch-nemesis’s must eventually meet… See the full post »