William Shatner’s ‘Brown Bag Wine Tasting’ Talks Motorcycles with Enthusiast James Reddick

Prepare to rev up your engine as motorcycle enthusiast James Reddick talks bikes over a glass of mystery wine. Growing up in a small town there wasn’t much to do, most of the kids James grew up with played basketball but he found his passion for bikes at a young age. In addition to riding,… Read More William Shatner’s ‘Brown Bag Wine Tasting’ Talks Motorcycles with Enthusiast James Reddick

Vineyard and Winery Management Names Industry’s ’20 Most Admired’

The cover feature for the November-December 2014 issue of Vineyard & Winery Management (V&WM) magazine, a bimonthly trade publication covering the North American wine industry, recognizes the “20 Most Admired Winemakers in North America.” Last year the magazine featured admirable people from many different aspects of the wine industry. The 2014 list shines a spotlight… Read More Vineyard and Winery Management Names Industry’s ’20 Most Admired’

SommSelect To Donate 100% of Net Proceeds To Napa Earthquake Victims

SommSelect, a website co-founded by Ian Cauble and Brandon Carneiro to give wine lovers access to bottles that are vetted by a Master Sommelier, is donating 100 percent of net profits to aid families and businesses affected by the Napa earthquake. For seven days—from Sept. 1-7—the SommSelect online store is featuring only Napa Valley wines… Read More SommSelect To Donate 100% of Net Proceeds To Napa Earthquake Victims

Brothers Carter and Todd Oosterhouse to launch Bonobo Winery in Traverse City Michigan

This October, Bonobo Winery, located within just a few miles of downtown Traverse City, will be the newest winery on the very popular Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail. Bonobo Winery will be a one-of-a-kind, experience-rich purveyor of artisan wines. Benefiting from the regions strong fruit-bearing properties, initial varietals will include Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc,… Read More Brothers Carter and Todd Oosterhouse to launch Bonobo Winery in Traverse City Michigan

The Sassy Kitchen’s “Sassy” Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Sometimes the best results come from a single moment’s necessity, where everything suddenly needs to change. The Sassy Kitchen’s Sassy Chicken and Sausage Gumbo was originally set to be a Crawfish Boil for friends. When Patricia learned one of the guests had a seafood allergy, she momentarily panicked, then went to work on a new… Read More The Sassy Kitchen’s “Sassy” Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Villa San-Juliette Vineyard and Winery Announces New Director of Finance

Villa San-Juliette Vineyard & Winery recently announced the appointment of Justin M. Tooley as Director of Finance to the award-winning winery’s management team. Tooley comes to Villa San-Juliette from a strong background in winery controllership, and is very familiar with the region. As Assistant Controller for Roll Wine Holdings LLC (a subsidiary of Roll Global LLC), Tooley… Read More Villa San-Juliette Vineyard and Winery Announces New Director of Finance

Vine Buzz: Warm Weather Sips by Maxine Borcherding

Sippin’ wine on the porch in summer – but what to drink? From Oregon Culinary Institute — Portland’s only independent culinary school — sommelier/instructor Maxine Borcherding has just the advice you need for drinking with tips for whites, reds & rosés–juice that you can enjoy by themselves or with just about any summer foods. Her… Read More Vine Buzz: Warm Weather Sips by Maxine Borcherding

Vine Buzz: Tips when Shopping for Rosé by Alex Van Buren

You say “rosato,” I say “rosado,” but let’s not call the whole thing off. The wine that goes by many names, including “rosé” and “vin gris,” can hail from regions as diverse as South Africa and Australia, Argentina and France, but no matter its origin or name, it refers to one thing—a blush-colored vino, particularly tempting come spring… Read More Vine Buzz: Tips when Shopping for Rosé by Alex Van Buren

This Weekend’s Taste Washington Event Joins Forces with Red Cross to Assist in Mudslide Disaster Relief

Event producers of Taste Washington will tap the generosity of some 4,000 event patrons who attend the largest single-region wine and food event in the nation this weekend. Visit Seattle and the Washington State Wine Commission, which partner to produce the event, are facilitating American Red Cross of Snohomish County cash collection stations on the… Read More This Weekend’s Taste Washington Event Joins Forces with Red Cross to Assist in Mudslide Disaster Relief