On behalf of the TAPAS Board, our thoughts and prayers are with the many people and businesses affected by the fires in the Napa/Sonoma area, especially our TAPAS member wineries. Please contact TAPAS if we can be of assistance.
If you are in a position to help, here is information from the San Francisco Chronicle:
TAPAS welcomes our newest member winery, Diablo Paso Wines from Paso Robles, CA. Diablo Paso Wines is a family winery created by Enrique and Nora Torres, focused on 100% Spanish varieties from Central Coast California. Check out their tasting room in downtown Paso Robles!
Albariño is here to stay! The success of last year’s festival made that very clear. If you already know this varietal, you’ll revel in tasting 25 different wines – for one tasting price – at the Grand Tasting. If you’re new to this wine or just want to know more, the seminar will expand your knowledge and taste buds. And there’s food of course!
If you use code bpr2017 at EventBrite under http://festival-of-albarino.eventbrite.com/ you will get a discount, so don’t pass up this opportunity.
Most tasting events have grown so large that it’s almost impossible to meet a winemaker anymore. The organizers are working hard to make sure that you will get to interact with as many winemakers as possible from these low-production wineries on the Central Coast. This year you can still meet the winemakers and growers with three events at three different venues:
Sign up for the seminar at Derby Winery in historic downtown Paso Robles, moderated by Doug Wilder of Purely Domestic Wine Report. Or savor the different winery styles at the Grand Tasting of over 25 different Albarinos at Broken Earth Winery. Food will be available at the Grand Tasting as well. And you can purchase a discounted ticket for attendance at both events.
The dinner Friday night at Brecon is limited to only 46 people, with a few places still available. We will pair different Albariños with a gourmet menu.
The winemakers and growers are passionate about Albariño, and looking forward to sharing their passion with you. See you there.
Check out the article "Taking the time to try out some Tempranillo wines," from KC Chow Town's Dave Eckert. Wines from Six Sigma Ranch, Abacela, Verdad, Vara, Matchbook, Berryessa Gap, Enriquez Estate, Becker, and Bodegas Paso Robles are featured!
Wine writer Mike Dunne reviews the most enticing Albariños from the 2015 TAPAS Grand Wine Tasting, in this article from the Sacramento Bee:
You won't want to miss the great photo of Markus and Liz Bokisch in the vineyard with their cat!
Also check out Mike's blog, A Year in Wine!
Due to personal health issues, Kenneth Volk Vineyards is downsizing in the 2015 harvest. Ken has Iberian grapes for sale from Paso Robles and San Benito. All vineyards are planted on Calcareous soils and professionally farmed.
Fruit available: Grenache Blanc, Grenache Noir, Verdelho, Tempranillo, and Touriga Nacional.
Other heirloom grapes available: Aglianico and Blaufrankisch.
For more information contact Ken Volk at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy International Tempranillo Day! If you're looking for some recommendations, check out this article from the Wine Curmudgeon!
Or look for a nearby event at internationaltempranilloday.com!
In honor of International Tempranillo Day on November 13th, the Lodi Winegrape Commission is hosting a live video tasting featuring five delicious wines from the historically rich and diverse Lodi winegrowing region!
They'll be featuring five unique Tempranillo wines from the Lodi Appellation. TAPAS President Stuart Spencer (Owner and Winemaker at St.Amant Winery) will be hosting this fascinating look at Tempranillo with Rick Taylor, Owner and Winemaker of Riaza Wines and a member of the TAPAS Board.
Catch the action online at cca.yourbrandlive.com/c/tempranilloday on Wednesday, November 5 from 5-6 pm Pacific time (yes, it's about a week early - let's get the discussion started!).
Welcome to our newest Amigo member, the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance!
Weisinger Family Winery in Ashland, OR will be celebrating International Tempranillo Day with a free vertical flight of their Tempranilo. Cheers!
Check out the other International Tempranillo Day events at internationaltempranilloday.com!