I. Trefethen Estate Dry Riesling 2008
Sweet Peach Wrapped in Carpaccio of Salmon and Grilled w/ Asian spices; sandwiched w/ Apple-Chicken Sausage
Pan-Seared Sablefish w/Fennel Chowder
Maple Brined White Farms Pork Loin Stuffed with Herbs
Beef Filet Medallions w/ Caramelized Shallot & Fig Sauce
Warm Apricot and Stilton Crostada w/Creme Fraiche Ice Cream
Limited Seating So Call Soon!
1 liter club soda, chilled
1 orange, zested
2 (750 milliliter) bottles dry red wine, chilled
1/2 cup diet orange soda
1 (12 ounce) can diet lemon-lime soda
What was a 1-3 times a week posting by me has morphed into the Wine 101 Magazine of SCV. When I was in Italy I asked friends, relatives, winemakers and Facebook friends to write guest posts. Then I invited non profits to send their press releases for events with wine. Of course it followed suit that I would run press also for local wine businesses and, for non-profits and businesses further out that had something different to offer readers – with an emphasis on wine.
On the left side of this blog you will notice a row of art with links for different events that I am highlighting. You can learn more about the charity each supports by clicking on any of them. Currently we have Wishes for Children Journey at Pechanga 9-18, Betty Ferguson Foundation’s Woman of Honor Dinner 9-19, Soroptimist of Greater Santa Clarita Valley’s The Wine Affair: Sip Savor and Stroll on 9-27, The 2nd Annual TPC/West Ranch Art & Wine Gala on 10-3, All Corked Up’s International Festival, Wine for Water ongoing events and awareness for KIVA loans.
If you scroll through the SCV Wine Calendar you will also find many events to choose from. If you have an event that you know about and don’t see there please e-mail me at email@example.com
So, besides events, some one-time contributors became monthly and then weekly “staff writers”. Now let’s see who they are:
Michael Perlis provides outsourced controller services to businesses that do not need a full-time controller. He balances this with his interest in wine, reading and writing about it and, of course, drinking it. He is still trying to figure out how to combine these two pursuits. Feel free to contact him about either.
Rusty Sly is a Rocket Scientist that has an insatiable love for fine as well as unique wines. Being technical with an engineering and chemical background, he is driven to pursue all aspects about wines. His studies include, but are not limited to, wine production, chemistry, etiquette, cultures and terroir. His motto to everyone is to look for and try wines that are unique and different.
Anthony Blackburn is a student at Napa Valley College in the Viticulture and Winery Technology Department. He is also the Student Sales and Marketing Intern responsible for selling the wines made by the students in the student winery. www.napavalley.edu/winery (His first column will debut 9-7)
SCV Vintners and Growers Association is a well-rounded group of local folk that get together to taste wine and help each other at harvest and bottling. They sometimes send “updates” from their meetings and tasting notes.
Steve Lemley, from the SCV Vintners and Growers Association, sends updates on Pulchella Winery that he owns with Nate Hasper. Slated to be Santa Clarita’s first commercial winery and tasting room…could be excellent news!
Denise Lowe has been collecting and learning about wine for many years, and there is nothing about which she is more passionate. She is a certified Junior Wine Executive through LearnAboutWine (www.LearnAboutWine.com), and is now teaching classes as a Senior Educator at LearnAboutWine. Denise also hosts guided, in-home wine tastings through WineShop at Home, a bonded Napa winery (www.denisemlowe.com).
Stories in Photos Readers send one or two photos and they are highlighted on the top o’ the blog and slowly scroll down the page. If you have 3 or more they are then placed as a blog post. Some are professional photographers; some amateur. All are worthy of a view.
Guest Poster might be a wine bar proprietor, winery owner, or any reader that wants to leave more than a short comment. It’s your blog…tell me what you want or write it yourself: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eve Bushman I love putting non-profit events in the limelight, receiving your press releases, keeping up with the awesome array of tastings and talent. Seeing the wine world through my 101er eyes…well…has been an awesome ride so far. Thanks for taking the trip with us so far!
Ahoy, there, mateys! There’s trouble a’brewin’ at the Canyon Theatre Guild’s Gala Fundraiser on Friday, October 2, 2009. Notice has been posted that this evening at Cut Throat Grotto will embrace the golden age of piracy. Invitations have been issued to all pirates, swashbucklers, and privateers from the seven seas to join the brethren of the Guild for an evening of adventure.
Be forewarned that the table servers are scallywags with whom ye will barter for the niceties of the evening. There’ll be tasty vittles and lots of rum punch flowing so join in on the fun and frolicking aboard the HMS Adventure. There’ll be mutinous pirates, cabin boys and wanton wenches aplenty, so plan now to be a part of the fun. Tickets start at $40 each for Buccaneers (who will have to barter with their server for the necessities of dining). The Captain’s Experience tables seat 8 for $500; Commodore’s Experience tables are $750 (for 8 seats) and the Admiral of the Black Experience tables are $1,000 (for 8 seats). All tables feature wine with other accoutrements available by bartering except, of course, at the Admiral’s tables.
Dead men tell no tales, so plan for a lively evening of fun, food and fabulous entertainment. Dress in your best pirate garb for there’ll be season tickets won by the best dressed pirates and wenches! Exciting auction items, including a pirate’s treasure chest filled with treasure, also jewelry, trips and much more! Call now to reserve your berth on the HMS Adventure – leaving port on October 2 at 6:00 PM and returning at midnight. The ticket office number is: (661) 799-2702 and is located in the lobby of the Canyon Theatre Guild at 24242 Main Street, Old Town Newhall. All proceeds benefit the Canyon Theatre Guild, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.