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550G of 2013 Verdejo for Sale
Sustainably farmed in Clarksburg and dominated by notes of bright tropical fruit and a touch of minerality. It's a great wine (either on its own or as part of a blend)...we've just got more than we need for our own program. Email Rick Taylor, winemaker (email@example.com) for the particulars.
This year’s event will highlight Tempranillo’s aging potential with a Kickoff Seminar from 12-1:30 pm comparing pairs of Aged and New Tempranillos from the same vintner. See one of the reasons why Tempranillo is the fastest growing variety worldwide!
This one-of-a-kind seminar will feature pioneer vintners pulling aged Tempranillos from their cellars to pair with their current release wines. Vintner panelists will share their thoughts on this noble variety while tasting guests on delicious aged Tempranillos. The session will be moderated by Stuart Spencer, owner and winemaker of St.Amant Winery and President of TAPAS. Tickets are $95 and include early admission to the consumer tasting.
Downtown Winters businesses join in the Harvest Festival Celebration
On Friday, October 25, businesses in downtown Winters, California will be taking part in the Harvest Festival celebration. Local producers will be selling fresh produce, eggs, olive oil, honey and more. Resident arts and crafts people will offer handmade candles, soaps, lotions, cards and other unique products that would make ideal gifts this holiday season. The Winters FFA will have their pumpkins for sale in time for Halloween. Live music at the Harvest Festival will be provided by local bluegrass and country favorites, the “Miss Lonely Hearts.”
Visual and performance artist Matthew Harrel will be out in front of RootStock showcasing his art. Matthew is know as the "coffee artist" - he has several amazing paintings all created using liquid coffee, made from a variety of coffee bean types to vary the brown-black tones. In September, Matthew participated in the Winters celebration of Tempranillo known as "Tempfest" and used the Spanish wine Tempranillo to create his art.
This Friday, October 25 from 5:30-8pm Matt will have a booth in front of Rootstock demonstrating his art techniques and offering the public a chance to participate in the process of creating coffee art. TAPAS member Berryessa Gap Vineyards hosts its final Sunset Summer Series street food event to coincide with the Harvest Festival. Anderson Family Catering will be cooking on the street in front of Berryessa Gap Vineyard’s downtown location. Anderson Family Catering will be cooking up Santa Maria Style Tri-Tip, Saucy Pinquito Beans and Grilled Garlic Bread. Sunset Summer Series, held on the last Friday of the month from July to October, was organized in cooperation with The Buckhorn’s last Friday “Street Meat” and RootStock’s music series. While this will be the final street side series of events for 2013, all of the participants are looking forward to continuing and extending the popular events in 2014.
For more information on any of these events, call 530-795.3201 or visit www.berryessagap.com.
Bokisch Vineyards will have about ten tons each of Tempranillo and Garnacha fruit for TAPAS members if they are interested. Contact:
P.O. Box 335
Victor, CA 95253
Check out this article on four TAPAS members from Arizona (plus a nod to one of my favorite restaurants, FnB in Scottsdale)! Jon Bonne, writing for the San Francisco Chronicle, goes from Sonoita to Jerome, noting Arizona's affinity for Tempranillo and Malvasia Blanca.
Photos: Jon Bonne, The Chronicle
Six TAPAS members were featured in Ellen Landis’ “21 Wines to Watch” article in the Fall 2013 issue of the American Wine Society's Wine Journal. She also provided food pairings for each wine!
Pick up some of these treats, and Enjoy!
Ellen Landis, CS, CSW, a published wine writer, certified sommelier and wine consultant, is involved with many aspects throughout the world of wine. As wine director and sommelier at Landis Shores Oceanfront Inn (Half Moon Bay, CA), which she co-owns with husband and chef Ken Landis, she coordinates and hosts wine events to help further educate wine aficionados. She was also a sommelier at the Ritz-Carlton for four years. Ellen has traveled extensively to many wine regions throughout North America and overseas. Visit her blog at www.ellenonwine.com.