In Mutineer Magazine Issue 3 we highlight twelve blogs that were represented at the Wine Bloggers Conference. Here is the second of twelve full interviews from the conference.
Blogger: Joe Roberts
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Launched: Fall 2007
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Spirits • Wine
J Vineyards sports an ambitiously schizophrenic line-up of fine beverages ranging from elegant bubbles to complex table wine to the delectable pear liqueur. The space-age green bottles are as inspired as the liquid refreshments that they contain, and upon entering the equally space-age tasting room at the winery in Sonoma County’s Healdsburg, it is clear that these people mean business. See the full post »
In Mutineer Magazine Issue 3 we highlight twelve blogs that were represented at the Wine Bloggers Conference. Here is the first of twelve full interviews from the conference.
Bloggers: Liza S. & Xandria P.
Location: Oakland, CA
Launched: August 2008
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Leave it up to the guys at The Beerbelly to come up with something so extraordinary, so usable, and so practical. The WineRack is a sports-style bust-enhancing bra, but instead of using some space age material you fill it with your favorite beverage. Not only does it increase your bust size by two cups, it holds 750ml of liquid. Forget the ThighMaster, this is a much better way to “tone” those difficult areas.
In photo, left to right: Thea Dwelle of Luscious Lushe’s blog, Lisa de Bruin of Hahn Estates, Jeff “El Jefe” Stai of Twisted Oak Winery, Wine Mutineer Alan Kropf, Russ Beebe of the Winehiker blog
On December 7, Wine Mutineer Alan Kropf stopped by the Hahn Estates sales office in Napa, CA to participate in a session about wineries and bloggers collaborating. Cheers to the fine people at Hahn Estates for putting this on. In addition to Hahn’s new media guru Lisa de Bruin attending this session, Hahn President William Leigon, Winemaker Adam LaZarre, Director of Vineyard Operations Andy Mitchell, VP of Sales Evelyn Pool, and Lisa Adams-Walter from Public Relations also attended. See the full post »
I’ve finally had a chance to sift through the rubble of our recent West Coast tour, and am pumped to write about my experience at Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen in the Sonoma County hamlet of Healdsburg. We were meeting The HoseMaster of Wine for a fireside chat about wine, the roaring 90’s, and where he gets all the nudie pictures for his blog.
There was a lot to like at Dry Creek Kitchen, but the wine list is what really blew me away. For starters, it had an identity in that is nearly all Sonoma based. (I say nearly all because I recall a Port on the list). Palmer is an outspoken advocate of using local products in his cooking, so the old saying of “If it grows together, it goes together” applies when it comes to pairing. See the full post »
What is Sacre Bleu?
Sacre Bleu is no more or no less than a clever name for our wine. Most people get that it is a bit of a gag or innocuous curse word. The fact is that the literal French translation is “Sacre Bleu” and is an old reference to the Virgin Mary in Renaissance paintings. See the full post »
The fine people at B Cellars are pretty stoked about this “Fine Wineries” video on The Winery Channel highlighting the vineyards and winery at B Cellars. The nine minute cinematic adventure is informative and entertaining and definitely merits getting stoked about. See the full post »