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Herbicide Found In Tested Samples Of 10 California Wines

Posted by Mike P. on 2016-04-18 15:28:25 (578 views)

[News]
[California]
A study released today revealed that after testing, ten major California wines contained the chemical Glyphosate, the "active" ingredient in the popular weed killer "Roundup" by Monsanto as well as other herbicides. This does not bode well as some of the wines were actually labeled "organic."

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Stephen Colbert Reviews The Wines of Foghat Cellars

Posted by Mike P. on 2016-02-17 18:23:24 (531 views)

[News]
[Paso Robles]
During his appearance on Thursdays "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Fred Armisen chatted with Colbert about assorted topics, including a hilarious segment where they sampled the wines produced by Foghats drummer...

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Wines Cited As Having High Arsenic Levels

Posted by Mike P. on 2015-03-23 15:48:33 (1671 views)

[News]
[California]
83 bottles of wine cited in a lawsuit this week as having dangerously high levels of arsenic came from 28 California wineries and were bottled under 31 different brand labels. Some of the labels included several different types of wine, such as merlot, chardonnay, burgundy, rose, etc.

Here is a list of the labels and wine types...

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Uncork a Wish Wine Tasting in L.A.

Posted by perle0 on 2007-03-19 10:51:18 (2945 views)

[Events]
[Southern California]
14th Annual Uncork A Wish Wine Tasting and Auction
Saturday, May 5, 2007, 6:30 pm
Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Air Center
3021 Airport Ave.
Santa Monica

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles is returning to the Barker Hangar for the 14th annual Uncork A Wish Wine Tasting and Auction fundraiser. Hosted by special guest Brad Garrett, the Wine House will once again bring together over 100 wineries to provide guests with fabulous wine tastings. A collection of top restaurants in Los Angeles will provide samples of their gourmet fare.

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Huge Wine Heist in CA a Sign of the Times?

Posted by perle0 on 2007-02-01 15:24:46 (3919 views)

[News]
[California]
In the affluent Silicon Valley town of Atherton, one of the most wealthiest areas in the country, a single theft of over $100,000' worth of rare and expensive wines taken from a private home has wine-lovers abuzz. Even the New York Times has taken notice.

The thieves ignored electronics, jewelry, and lesser wines to hit the basement wine cellar and zero in on the good stuff: the average value of each stolen bottle was $3000. The haul included a magnum of '59 Petrus with an estimated value of $11,000. Because of their focus on high-value bottles, it's clear that the thieves knew their wine.

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Rocca Family Vineyards Open House

Posted by perle0 on 2006-11-30 12:34:15 (2603 views)

[Events]
[Napa Valley]
Rocca Family Vineyards cordially invites you to their

Open House
This Saturday, December 2nd
1 to 4 PM
Rocca Family Vineyards Tasting Salon
1130 Main Street
Napa, CA

Join us as we celebrate the release of our
2003 Rocca Family Cabernet Sauvignon,
and usher in the holiday season.

We will have a couple of specials to offer you on selected wines and wine accessories. Get some holiday shopping done, and know that it's a gift that will be truly enjoyed!

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Orson Welles and a Little Too Much Paul Masson

Posted by perle0 on 2006-10-19 01:29:15 (9100 views)

[Editorial]
[California]
If you're of a certain age, you probably remember the commercials that an aging Orson Welles did for Paul Masson wines. They featured the memorable tag line: "We will sell no wine before its time." In my house, this led to frequent shouting of "It's time to sell some wine!" often accompanied by pantomimes of turning empty pockets inside-out. (Yes, we may have been lame, but we did have fun--and a tasty beverage--on occasion.)

As it turns out, Welles may have gotten some of the inspiration from a source other than his theatrical muse--namely, the wine bottle, as this video shows.

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Wine Discussed at Chemical Conference

Posted by perle0 on 2006-09-12 14:11:06 (2726 views)

[News]
[California]
At the 232nd annual meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Francisco, some attendees spent Sunday afternoon examining the prospects of making better wine through chemistry.

Using chemical analysis to improve wine, by adjusting elements during fermentation or simply using it as a tool to decide when to harvest grapes, could be the wave of the future. But there's some concern that the result could be wines that all taste the same.

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Loose Goose Wine Festival in California

Posted by perle0 on 2006-08-09 00:33:19 (3407 views)

[Events]
[Santa Clarita Valley]
Captivate your senses at the Loose Goose Wine Festival in Santa Clarita Valley, California. The finest in food, wine and entertainment will be featured during this four-day wine-tasting event.

When: October 5–8, 2006

Where: Main festival is in Bridgeport Park, Valencia, California. (Bridgeport Park, 23520 Bridgeport Lane, Valencia, California 91355) Additional event venues are scheduled throughout Southern California’s Santa Clarita Valley region.

The Loose Goose Wine Festival achieved distinction with last year’s inaugural debut as the premiere wine festival in the Los Angeles region. Located in the captivating Santa Clarita Valley just 35 miles north of downtown, the festival offers the finest in sensory pleasures invoking the enchantment of old world European post-harvest festivals. Portions of the proceeds benefit the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Health Foundation and the Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund. For ages 21 and over.

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Long Meadow Ranch to Raise Heirloom Hogs

Posted by perle0 on 2006-06-27 16:15:13 (8097 views)

[News]
[Rutherford]
Yes, in honor of a program to preserve traditional hog breeds that are tasty and delicious--but not raised in today's factory farms--Long Meadow Ranch in Rutherford, CA, will be raising and breeding two Red Wattle hogs from piglets. This organic farm and winery will celebrate by participating in a benefit featuring tail-to-snout cuts of Red Wattle pork.

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Drinkable Art: From Wine to Art and Back Again

Posted by perle0 on 2006-06-13 11:07:37 (3003 views)

[Events]
[Sonoma]
Wine lovers who crave unique winery experiences as well as unique visual experiences can enjoy a special combination of wine, food, and art at the free "Drinkable Art" Open House featuring Artist-in-Residence Ken Schilling at the Huntington Wine Cellars Tasting Room located within the Front Street Wineries collective at 53 Front Street in Healdsburg, CA, on June 24 and 25, 2006, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"Drinkable Art" incorporates the creation of a fine art piece by Schilling inspired by each varietal and vintage produced by Huntington Wine Cellars. The work of art will be created as a result of tasting each wine and then reproduced as part of the label to represent each vintage.

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Warehouse Fire Consumes $100 Million in Fine Wine

Posted by perle0 on 2005-10-16 01:35:44 (3351 views)

[News]
[California]
Tens of millions of dollars worth of vintage wine were believed to be destroyed by a relentless fire October 12 at a huge Vallejo, CA, warehouse that was considered one of the most secure places for wineries and individuals to store prized collections.

The three-alarm fire at Wines Central sent plumes of smoke more than 700 feet high that could be seen from miles and could not be controlled by firefighters because the Mare Island building -- which once housed Navy torpedoes -- had steel doors and 3-foot-thick concrete walls and a roof that could not be penetrated.

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Some CA Wineries Targets of Anti-Smog Measures

Posted by perle0 on 2005-10-16 01:35:37 (2807 views)

[News]
[California]
That glass of garnet-colored California merlot may caress the palate and delight the nose, but state officials say wineries also create a less agreeable byproduct: smog.

Now air-quality managers in California's San Joaquin Valley, where nearly two-thirds of domestic wine is produced, are cracking down. By year's end, local officials will propose the nation's first restrictions targeting pollution from winemaking.

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M.Y.O.B.

Posted by Claritacola on 2005-09-28 14:06:50 (2388 views)

[News]
[California]
Make your own bottles of wine (no vineyard required!) at San Francisco's CRUSHPAD, where a budding enologist can become the winemake of an entire barrel--from harvest to bottling.

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New and Only Tasting Room in Los Angeles Area of Sonoma Winery

Posted by italiano on 2005-08-08 22:55:12 (2757 views)

[Events]
[Russian River Valley]
There is a brand-new tasting room in the Los Angeles area--as a matter of fact, it's the only tasting room in Los Angeles.

The tasting room of the D'Argenzio Winery of the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County is located in Burbank, CA.

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Peachy Canyon Winery Events

Posted by perle0 on 2005-08-07 02:39:13 (3559 views)

[Events]
[Paso Robles]
Peachy Canyon Winery, located in Paso Robles, announces its events for August and September.

Jester Storytelling Festival
Sunday, August 21st, 2005
10am-5pm, $35
Be the First to Party with "Jester"

We're celebrating the release of "Jester", a fun new blend from the wizardry of winemaker Josh Beckett, by creating a memorable day of family entertainment that raises money for programs which support arts in the schools. Bring the family-- especially the little ones who get in free--spread out a blanket, and listen to performers weave their magic stories.

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Loose Goose Wine Festival in California's Santa Clarita Valley

Posted by perle0 on 2005-08-01 18:02:46 (3237 views)

[Events]
[California]
The Loose Goose Wine Festival will take place October 13-16 in the charming Santa Clarita Valley, gateway to the northern wine country. Located 35 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, this picturesque backdrop will host an impressive gathering of 100 vineyards and more than 50 luxury-related vendors for four days of exquisite wine-tasting encounters. The festival promises to provide a unique, first-of-its-kind experience for festival-goers living locally or traveling to the region.

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Santa Monica Wine Tastings

Posted by perle0 on 2005-06-23 13:25:09 (3023 views)

[Events]
[California]
Lincoln logoThe Lincoln Steakhouse Americana in Santa Monica, CA, will be hosting a wine tasting the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Unfortunately, La Ventura will no longer be able to sponsor the wine dinner on July 19th; it will be rescheduled for te fall.

Another sponsor will be announced soon for the July dinner. Look for that here!

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Review: Paso Robles Wine Tasting

Posted by perle0 on 2005-03-14 02:32:53 (3569 views)

[Editorial]
[Paso Robles]
Eberle winemakers pour up tastes.On March 9, 2005, the Paso Robles Vintners and Growers Association held a wine tasting at Morton's Steakhouse in New Orleans. The tasting began at 5:00 p.m., and lasted until 6:30. Thirty-two different wineries from the Paso Robles growing area of California participated, with over 100 wines available for tasting.

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Live the Movie "Sideways" with New Vacation Packages

Posted by perle0 on 2005-02-06 20:30:05 (2491 views)

[Events]
[California]
If you're planning a vacation to southern California (or would like to), your "Best Picture" may be the Sideways Movie Package at Wine Valley Inn. You can experience the Santa Ynez Valley as seen on the silver screen from $145/night (travel not included).

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