RUTHERFORD, Calif. (PRWEB) – Condé Nast Traveler has announced its 2018 Gold List of editors’ picks for favorite hotels in the world, with Auberge du Soleil selected as the No. 1 Hotel in Wine Country. Auberge du Soleil , Napa Valley’s quintessential adult getaway, was chosen from a host of prestigious hotels located in the most recognized wine growing regions in the world – from Bordeaux to Tuscany; South Africa to Portugal.
The Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2018 recognizes the world’s top properties, as discerningly selected by trusted editors and contributors. “This year’s Gold List is our love letter to the hotels that make us feel sexier, smarter, flirtier,” write the editors, “that make us walk with a little more swagger and remind us who we want to be and how we want to live.”
In addition to earning the Top Wine Country designation, Auberge du Soleil was also named No. 6 among the editor’s selections of “Favorite Hotels in California;” No. 15 among “Favorite Hotels in the U.S.;” and as part of the publications’ top choices for “Favorite Hotels in the World.”
“With so many inspiring destinations and incredible hotels to choose from around the world, we are thrilled to be recognized in multiple categories by the highly-regarded editors of Condé Nast Traveler,” said George Goeggel, Managing Partner, at Auberge du Soleil. “We are especially grateful for the acknowledgement as No.1 in Wine Country as it recognizes the essence of the Auberge du Soleil experience and pays tribute to the dedication of our team who are committed to enriching lives through genuine, passionate, knowledgeable service.”
Inspired by the relaxed sophistication of the South of France and infused with California soul, Auberge du Soleil, provides the quintessential Napa Valley adult getaway. The property features wine country’s most luxurious accommodations, spectacular valley views, a 12-time Michelin Star award-winning Restaurant, sculpture garden and an exclusive, picturesque spa. Known for service that sets the standard for gracious hospitality, the property is the Napa Valley’s longest-standing Forbes Five Star hotel and a member of Relais & Châteaux, an international association of outstanding boutique properties known for their excellence in hospitality and the culinary arts. The hotel consistently receives the highest accolades from the hospitality industry, discerning guests and the media, and is perennially ranked among the best in the world by influential publications including Condé Nast Traveler.
For more information please visit http://www.aubergedusoleil.com and follow at facebook.com/AubergeduSoleil and on Twitter and Instagram at @AubergeduSoleil.
About Condé Nast Traveler
As the most discerning, up-to-the-minute voice in all things travel, Condé Nast Traveler is the global citizen’s bible and muse, offering both inspiration and vital intel. Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel with 6 National Magazine Award wins and 26 nominations in its 28-year history. Advertising Age named Pilar Guzmán Editor of the Year in 2014 and CNTraveler.com attained 3 Webby Awards in 2015.http://www.cntraveler.com
About Auberge Resorts Collection
Auberge Resorts Collection owns and operates a portfolio of exceptional hotels, resorts, residences, and private clubs. While Auberge nurtures the individuality of each property, all share a crafted approach to luxury that is expressed through captivating design, exceptional cuisine and spas, and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Properties in the Auberge Resorts Collection include: Auberge du Soleil, Calistoga Ranch and Solage, Napa Valley; Esperanza and Chileno Bay, Los Cabos, Mexico; Hotel Jerome, Aspen; Malliouhana, Anguilla; Nanuku, Fiji; Hotel Madeline and Element 52, Telluride, Colorado.; Hacienda AltaGracia, Costa Rica; Mukul, Guacalito, Nicaragua; and Auberge Beach Residences and Spa Fort Lauderdale (opening Spring 2018), Bishop’s Lodge (opening late Summer 2018), Lodge at Blue Sky, Utah (opening Winter 2018-2019) and Commodore Perry Estate, Austin (opening 2019) with several others in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts Collection, please visit http://www.aubergeresorts.com/. Follow Auberge Resorts Collection on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter and Instagram at @AubergeResorts.
About The Friedkin Group
The Friedkin Group is comprised of a consortium of automotive, hospitality, entertainment, golf and adventure companies. These organizations include: Gulf States Toyota, GSFSGroup, GS Marketing, US AutoLogistics, Ascent Automotive Group, Auberge Resorts Collection, Imperative Entertainment, 30WEST, Diamond Creek Golf Club, Congaree and Legendary Adventures. The Friedkin Group is led by Chairman and CEO Dan Friedkin. For more information, visit http://www.friedkin.com.
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (PRWEB) – The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay – the San Francisco Bay area’s premier luxury oceanfront resort – invites The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, Marriot Rewards and SPG Rewards members to embrace the elements of the coast with its “Global Cuisine Series” – an exclusive gourmet experience featuring interactive culinary classes and wine-paired luncheons with renowned California chefs. Returning for its second year in 2018, the exclusive one-day package will be an intimate experience limited to 16 guests and offered one weekend per month.
Each retreat will consist of hands-on cooking classes in which guests will use locally sourced ingredients to craft dishes alongside the visiting chef. Guests will then have the opportunity to sit down with the guest chef and enjoy their meal in the intimate Library. Custom wine pairings from the resort’s sommelier will complete the experience.
In addition to the interactive activities, the guest chef will showcase two signature dishes on the Navio tasting menu in collaboration with Chef de Cuisine Jason Pringle for Friday night along with a pop-up station at Navio’s acclaimed Sunday Brunch. Guests may opt to reserve these experiences separately from the package.
The series will commence with visiting chef Tanya Holland of Brown Sugar Kitchen on the weekend of January 26, 2018. Holland is currently competing in the 15th season of Bravo’s “Top Chef”and is known for her role as a host and soul food expert on the “Melting Pot” series on Food Network. She is also the owner of the famous Oakland-based restaurant, Brown Sugar Kitchen. Featuring the best of soul food, Brown Sugar Kitchen brings together Holland’s passion for entertaining friends and family with her cross-cultural background. With celebrated dishes such as Holland’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Cornmeal Waffles with Apple Cider Syrup and savory Creole Shrimp with Cheddar Grits, guests can expect to embark on a culinary journey with a touch of modern Southern flair. Additional chefs will be announced in the New Year.
The 2018 Global Cuisine Series schedule is as follows:
The Global Cuisine Series package at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay will be offered on the Marriott Moments and SPG Moments websites where rewards guests will be invited to bid points to win this exclusive package. Each package will include an overnight stay, chef-led cooking class, luncheon, and $100 resort credit per night along with the resort fee and valet parking per night.
For more information, please visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/california/half-moon-bay/dining/global-cuisine-series.
About The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Set atop a rugged bluff overlooking 50 miles of pristine California coastline, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is a 261-room spa and golf resort offering a relaxing and romantic setting. As the San Francisco Bay Area’s only oceanfront resort, the timeless estate provides guests with a relaxed yet refined experience for a romantic getaway. For more information, please contact The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay at 650-712-7000. For room reservations, contact your travel professional, visit ritzcarlton.com/HMB or call Ritz-Carlton worldwide reservations at 800-241-3333. Visit ExperienceHalfMoonBay.com to learn more about the destination.
Paso Robles, CA – Tickets for Paso Robles Wine Country’s marquee events are now on sale at www.pasowine.com. Blendfest on the Coast brings blended wines of Paso Robles to Cambria and San Simeon, February 9 – 11, 2018. The annual celebration of Paso’s heritage variety, Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend is scheduled for March 16 – 18, 2018. Paso Robles’ signature wine event for 36 years, the Paso Robles Wine Festival takes place on May 17 – 20, 2018. With all three events on sale at the same time, it’s a one-stop shop to plan for 2018.
Blendfest on the Coast kicks off with a winemaker dinner at Indigo Moon restaurant on Friday, February 9, showcasing Paso Robles blended wines with winemakers pouring. Saturday, February 10 features a two-session walk-around tasting within one of the most exclusive venues on the coast, the Hearst Ranch property overlooking the San Simeon bay. Each session offers limited tickets, creating an intimate tasting where everyone has an opportunity to spend time with the winery representatives. This event will have a charitable element, raising funds to benefit those impacted by the southern California fires. Blendfest continues Sunday, February 11 with a winemaker led blending seminar, letting audience members try their hand at the art, and science, of blending wines. Blendfest on the Coast is presented in conjunction with Visit Cambria, Visit San Simeon, and the California Highway 1 Discovery Route.
Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend begins on Friday, March 16 with Zinposium, a Zin-focused seminar in downtown Paso Robles at the Paso Robles Inn Ballroom. Moderated by iconic winemaker, Wes Hagen with J.Wilkes Wines, a panel of winemakers will share some vintage stories to go with their Zinfandel and Zin blended wines. This seated tasting is guaranteed to be educational and entertaining.
In the evening, the ballroom transforms into a lounge atmosphere for Z After Party. Join up to 20 Paso wineries for a savory walk-around Zinfandel tasting, complemented by a fantastic selection of desserts and live music by the Darrell Voss Trio. This intimate tasting is sure to sell out with 80 seats for Zinposium and 175 tickets for Z After Party. Advance purchase only.
Zinfandel Weekend continues on Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18 with more than 100 wineries holding their own individual events throughout Paso Robles Wine Country. Visit www.pasowine.com to search by winery, activity or day to plot a course for fun.
The Paso Robles Wine Festival returns May 17 – 20, 2018 with the 36th annual celebration of everything Paso Robles wine. Wine Fest kicks-off Thursday, May 17, 2018 with Winemaker Dinners, each featuring multiple winemakers at the table with their wines paired with the cuisine of two iconic Paso Robles restaurants, Thomas Hill Organics and The Hatch. On Friday, May 18, RESERVE delights a limited gathering of wine and food lovers with Library, Reserve, White/Rosé, and Barrel Sample wines, complemented by fresh and local gourmet bites.
The following day, Saturday, May 19, begins with a Winemaker Seminar. Five winemakers sharing their vintage stories about a uniquely named wine that is a perfect example of the Paso Robles region. The day culminates with the Wine Festival Grand Tasting in the Paso Robles Downtown City Park. This unique outdoor tasting features 70+ wineries arranged by “regions” (Bordeaux-style, Rhône-style, Zinfandel, Burgundian-style, Italian varieties and Other Wild Wines) with wineries pouring their best. In the picnic area and gazebo, live music will provide the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a beautiful summer day sipping Paso Robles wines.
Back by popular demand, the 2018 Wine Festival will feature complimentary food tasting from the region’s best chefs and caterers. Visit www.pasowine.com often to see updates on who will be sampling their delicious creations. Creativity abounds with the return of a limited lineup of handpicked artisan merchants. These entrepreneurs will offer a selection of unique local and wine country themed products.
Sunday, May 20 of Wine Festival weekend encourages people to travel beyond the Park to explore more than 100 winery events throughout the weekend including winemaker dinners, live music, barrel samples, and so much more!
Tickets – All Blendfest on the Coast, Zinposium, Z After Party, Wine Festival Winemaker Dinners, RESERVE, Wine Festival Seminar, and Wine Festival Grand Tasting Tasting tickets are now available on www.pasowine.com.
Blendfest on the Coast, February 9 – 11, 2018
Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend, March 16 – 18, 2018
36th Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival, May 17 – 20, 2018
During Paso Robles Wine Country event weekends, visitors and locals alike are encouraged to travel beyond the park to visit the more than 100 wineries that host special activities including winemaker dinners, food pairings, barrel tastings, winery and vineyard tours, and much more. Visit www.pasowine.com to plan a complete Paso Robles Wine Country experience, including lodging, restaurants, transportation, and more things to explore.
ABOUT PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY ALLIANCE
The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance represents wineries, growers and businesses in Paso Robles Wine Country. Centrally located between San Francisco and Los Angeles, along California’s Central Coast, Paso Robles Wine Country is California’s third largest wine region. It encompasses more than 40,000 vineyard acres and 200 wineries. For more information, visit www.pasowine.com. @PasoRoblesWine, @PasoWine (Insta), #PasoWine, #BlendFest, #VintagPaso, #PasoWineFest,
(ST. HELENA, CALIFORNIA ) – The California Wine Institute unanimously elected Vintner Kathryn Hall to the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) Board of Directors effective December 2017. The CSWA Board of Directors is made up of winegrowers representing both vineyards and wineries. CSWA is a nonprofit organization incorporated in 2003 by The Wine Institute and the California Association of Winegrape Growers to develop and promote sustainable practices, tools for education and outreach, partnerships with key stakeholders, and prioritizing research.
“Electing Mrs. Hall to the Board of Directors brings even more talent, expertise and energy to our Board of Directors” says Allison Jordan, Executive Director of CSWA. “With over 2,000 California winegrape growers and winemakers participating in the CSWA program, California has one of the most widely adopted sustainable winegrowing programs in the world in terms of wine acreage and case production. Mrs. Hall and her HALL & WALT wineries are part of this vibrant movement, including being Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing.”
HALL and WALT luxury wine brands, owned by Kathryn Hall and husband Craig Hall, include 500 planted acres in Napa County, Sonoma County, Santa Barbara County and Mendocino County. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir producers have earned numerous certifications and accolades – 11 HALL vineyards are certified Sustainable by the CSWA, and five of the HALL estate vineyards are certified organic by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Additionally, each of WALT’s three estate vineyards are certified sustainable by the CSWA. The CSWA and CCOF certifications have rigorous requirements and standards related to irrigation to eco-friendly farming techniques.
“I am thrilled to be elected to the CSWA Board of Directors and to participate in ways to support sustainable farming practices for our industry,” says Vintner Kathryn Hall. “These practices are a central focus for us at HALL and WALT as well as a personal commitment for me. They are also key to the long term viability of our industry. I admire the leadership of the CSWA in the area of sustainable farming and look forward to being a member of the board.”
Hall has been coined as a model for community action by pioneering green decisions and most recently was a featured speaker at Vinexpo Bordeaux to discuss achievements in sustainability. The panel of esteemed experts and global influencers who discussed critical issues facing the wine industry, specifically climate change. Hall served as the United States Ambassador to Austria from 1997-2001.
“We are delighted to have Mrs. Hall join our CSWA Board of Directors” says Steve Lohr, Board Chairman of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, and CEO of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines. “Kathryn and her team have shown their commitment to sustainability by becoming a certified participant in the CSWA program with all of their estate vineyards, and by building California’s first LEED Gold certified winery. We look forward to bringing Kathryn and her enthusiasm for sustainability to a Board that is passionate about sharing best sustainable business practices with vineyards and wineries throughout California.”
For more information, please visit www.hallwines.com and www.waltwines.com.
ABOUT CSWA: California Sustainable Winegrowing SWA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization incorporated in 2003 by Wine Institute and the California Association of Winegrape Growers to develop and promote sustainable practices, tools for education and outreach, partnerships with key stakeholders, and prioritizing research. Wineries and vineyards throughout the state have to apply to earn Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing status verified by a third-party auditor through CSWA. Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing and other statewide and regional programs such as Bay Area Green Business Program, Fish Friendly Farming, Lodi Rules, Napa Green and Sustainability in Practice (SIP) play vital roles in the California wine community’s successful efforts to produce high quality wine that is environmentally sound, economically feasible and socially responsible. More than 2,000 wineries and vineyards in the state participate in the CSWA program.
ABOUT HALL: HALL produces critically acclaimed artisan Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, available to taste and buy at two properties in Napa Valley as well as at hallwines.com. Owned by Craig and Kathryn Hall, its vineyard collection features seven estate vineyards, of which five are California Certified Organic (CCOF). Each vintage, Vice President of Winemaking Steve Leveque crafts distinct Cabernet Sauvignon wines which demonstrate the unique characteristics and diversity of Napa Valley terroir. HALL’s wine portfolio includes three 100 point scores given by critic Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, for its 2013 Rainin Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, its 2013 Exzellenz Red Wine and its 2010 Exzellenz Red Wine. HALL also earned the #2 spot in Wine Spectator’s “Top 100” for its 2008 Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon. Since the first vintage in 2002, over 75 HALL wines have earned 95 point scores and above, and over 250 wines have earned 90 point scores and above from the industries top critics. The HALL St. Helena winery was the first LEED® Gold Certified Winery in the State of California in 2009 and earned another LEED® Gold certification for its high tech production facility and Tasting Room in 2014, making HALL a leader in green efficiencies. For more information about HALL, please visit www.hallwines.com, @hallwines, or by calling 707.967.2626.
ABOUT WALT: WALT specializes in premier, vineyard designate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the most coveted vineyards along the Pacific Coast, spanning 1,000 miles from as far north as the Willamette Valley to the Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County. WALT represents wines of a place – these special sites where thoughtful viticulture enables winemakers to create expressive wines that reflect the signature personality of each site. WALT farms three estate vineyards and partners with meticulous growers who aspire to share standards of quality. Owned by Kathryn Walt Hall and her husband Craig, the winery honors Kathryn’s parents, Bob and Dolores Walt, who were grape growers in Mendocino County since 1972 and nurtured Kathryn’s passion for vineyards and wine. The WALT Sonoma Square Tasting Room opened in 2012 and is located in Sonoma, CA and is open to the public. For more information, please visit www.waltwines.com or by calling (707) 933-4440.
Sonoma, CA- The founders of Rebel Coast Winery, an award-winning California winery with a rebellious spirit, announced the launch of the world’s first legal, alcohol-removed, cannabis infused wine. The new company’s marijuana (THC) infused, premium Sauvignon Blanc — Rebel Coast — is set to begin shipping to dispensaries and residents throughout California this year in compliance with the state’s new cannabis industry regulations. The new cannabis industry is expected to have a $7 billion dollar impact on the Golden State. The patent-pending product affects consumers in under 15 minutes and has 4mgs of THC per glass.
“If you’ve ever drank a glass of wine or tried marijuana before, you’re in luck,” said Rebel Coast Co-founder and CEO Chip Forsythe. “We’ve continued our disruptive approach to craft the world’s first cannabis-infused, alcohol-free wine. We wanted to excite the rebellious spirit in Americans through innovation, so we took two world-class California products — marijuana and wine — and created a proprietary process that resulted in a delicious, crisp and elegantly crafted Sauvignon Blanc that’s teed up to be a game changer for the wine and cannabis industries.”
“Winemakers have been making infused wine for years, but no one developed a reliable method to remove the alcohol and infuse it with cannabis’ active ingredients in a way that wasn’t impacting the quality of the wine, so it appealed to both wine and cannabis aficionados” said Rebel Coast co-founder Alex Howe. “Our infused wine is a premium product that we believe will be a hot, new dinner party trend across California and soon, the U.S. We also wanted to mimic the traditional wine drinking experience by incorporating a modest amount of THC in each serving- this is a product to be enjoyed by the masses, not the hardcore cannabis user.”
Rebel Coast’s grapes are grown in Sonoma County –California’s wine capital– and fermented through a traditional winemaking process. Then, Rebel Coast removes the wine’s alcohol and infuses each bottle of its premium Sauvignon Blanc with 16 milligrams of organic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), an active ingredient found in cannabis, responsible for a euphoric high. Finally, the infusion incorporates essential fragrant oils called terpenes, that gives the wine a pleasant marijuana aroma.
Consumers in California, who are 21 and older, can pre-order bottles for $59.99 on the Rebel Coast site, which is expected to ship early 2018. Rebel Coast plans to be distributed to more than 500 dispensaries across California by Green Reef Distributing, a licensed statewide cannabis distributor that also represents national wine and spirit accounts for forthcoming CBD products. Rebel Coast is best served chilled and should be enjoyed responsibly.
In the coming year, Rebel Coast plans to craft and release a refreshing cannabis-infused Rosé and champagne, as well as a line of Cannabidiol-infused (CBD) wines with medicinal benefits, but no psychotropic effects, in the second half of 2018. Rebel Coast will offer the wine in additional states with recreational cannabis allowances and throughout Canada in the coming months.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (PRWEB) – TopConsumerReviews.com recently gave another best-in-class 5 star rating to Amazing Clubs’ Coffee Club, a leading provider of high-quality Coffee Club memberships.
For people who love coffee, what could be better than having a variety of flavors delivered right to their home or office? Coffee Clubs provide that opportunity, bringing a wide range of everyone’s favorite bean to the mailbox on a regular basis. The best Coffee Club subscriptions allow customers to specify when they want their java delivered – monthly, bimonthly, or quarterly – and even whether they prefer ground or whole-bean. Coffee Clubs also make a great gift-giving option for that person who seems to have everything; chances are good that receiving a membership would be a new experience.
“More than a million customers know and love Amazing Clubs across a wide variety of categories, and their Coffee Club is an excellent example,” described Brian Dolezal of TopConsumerReviews.com, LLC. “As the most flexible of all of the Coffee Clubs we reviewed, Amazing Clubs allows customers to choose not only between whole-bean and ground varieties of coffee, but also among four different delivery schedules ranging from 3 to 12 months. In all of their subscription clubs, Amazing Clubs maintains an excellent reputation for customer satisfaction, especially with a full refund for any delivery that doesn’t delight. In 2017, we are pleased to name Amazing Clubs as our highest-ranked Coffee Club.”
To find out more about Amazing Club’s Coffee Club and other providers of Coffee Club memberships, including reviews and comparison rankings, please visit the Coffee Clubs category of TopConsumerReviews.com at http://www.topconsumerreviews.com/coffee-clubs/.
About Amazing Clubs
Amazing Clubs was founded in 2003 with the purpose of providing the highest quality gourmet items available to their membership customers. In the years since, their subscription clubs have expanded to include more than three dozen categories, from coffee and tea to candles and dog treats. Based in Stamford, CT and with offices in two other states, Amazing Clubs has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and USA Today and its one million customers make them the largest Gourmet Gift of the Month Club retailer in the world. Amazing Clubs is a division of ICG America, Inc.
TopConsumerReviews.com, LLC is a leading provider of independent reviews and rankings of hundreds of consumer products and services. From Coffee Clubs to Dessert Clubs and Chocolate Clubs, TopConsumerReviews.com delivers in-depth product evaluations in order to make purchasing decisions easier
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (PRWEB) – Ole Smoky Distillery, the leading craft distiller of Moonshine and home of the world’s most visited distillery, announced today that they are expanding their East TN presence by joining forces with Yee Haw Brewing Company, one of Tennessee’s top craft breweries. In collaboration with Music City Roots, they will collectively open an entertainment complex in Nashville’s burgeoning area of SoBro. The venue, currently being called 6th & Peabody will feature a distillery, brewery, live music, bars, tasting rooms, beer & bottle shops and merchandise. Visitors will be able to enjoy cocktails by the glass, as well as purchase jars of moonshine and bottled beer for enjoyment at home. Doors are scheduled to open in the second half of 2018.
“We are all very excited about this new endeavor,” says Joe Baker, Owner of Yee-Haw Brewing Company and Founder of Ole Smoky Distillery. “By providing guests with the best of Tennessee music, beer and moonshine, in a comfortable setting, we are confident that our newest venue will do extremely well in Nashville.”
The announcement of the multidimensional property comes after years of planning the overall concept. Having a brewery and distillery under the same roof will give visitors a unique experience with something that appeals to every individual, which is what the companies always envisioned. On any given day, there will be at least six beers on tap, and ten moonshine flavors being poured.
Along with experiencing a unique drinking occasion, guests will also enjoy authentic, world–renowned musical performances. Music City Roots, will be curating the live music talent and entertainment for the venue. Music will be presented day and night with an intimate performance area in the tasting room, a full-production concert stage in the main hall, as well as a broadcast studio for WMOT Roots Radio 89.5 FM. In order to build anticipation for the new venue, Music City Roots will be hosting a “Roots on the Road” campaign where they will go to various venues in Nashville, performing and spreading the word about the new location.
“Music City Roots looks forward to continuing to export the diversity and quality of our musical culture to a national and international audience from the heart of Nashville. We are honored to expand our long-term relationship with the great folks at Yee Haw and Ole Smoky by opening what will be an iconic and authentic addition to Music City,” says executive producer Todd Mayo.
“The heart of this partnership is our shared goal to curate a world-class listening environment, and present the music with the utmost respect for the artists that create it. In addition to being a live venue, it will be fully equipped for HD video broadcast, state-of-the-art live audio recording and radio broadcast”, says executive producer John Walker.
Baker and team will be transforming a warehouse currently standing on a 12k square foot property located in SoBro, also known as the South Six District. Currently the area is surrounded by a number of apartment buildings and hotels in development, which means there will be a need for more entertainment facilities for these residents and guests to enjoy. SoBro is a short walk and easily accessible from the popular “Lower Broadway” strip, the Music City Convention Center, and Bridgestone Arena.
“It makes sense for Ole Smoky and Yee-Haw to team up and create a space where all of our fans can enjoy themselves outside of our East Tennessee home base,” says Robert Hall CEO of Ole Smoky. “Both brands have a strong presence in the state and by joining forces we can offer great entertainment and a wide variety of beverages to fit every taste.”
This facility will be Yee-Haw’s second location and Ole Smoky’s fourth location.
Details about the bottle shops and tasting room (including a full beer and moonshine list, hours, events, and more) will be available soon. For more information about Ole Smoky please visit http://www.olesmoky.com. For more information about Yee-Haw please visit http://www.yeehawbrewing.com. For more information about Music City Roots please visit http://www.musiccityroots.com.
About Yee-Haw Brewery Co:
Founded in 2015, Yee-Haw Brewing Co is a craft brewery and tap room located in a historic railroad depot built in the late 1800’s in Johnson City, TN. Yee-Haw quickly grew from a start up to one of the southeast’s fastest growing craft breweries. Best known for their World Beer Cup award-winning Dunkel, Yee-Haw Brewing’s reputation for high quality ales and lagers is built on their commitment to using only the finest ingredients.
Yee-Haw is an expression of exuberance, a celebration of life, and a commitment to adventure. They’re serious about making great beer and improving the lives of those around them. Whether it is their commitment to a local nature conservancy, reviving a local outdoor concert series, supporting local art programs, or helping a local bike club raise money to build new trails, Yee-Haw is part of that experience. Remember, you’ll say it when you drink it, and cheers to the good times.
About Music City Roots:
Founded in October of 2009, Music City Roots is a weekly live musical variety radio show hosted by Grammy winning “Mr Americana” artist, Jim Lauderdale. Streamed live every week online to a global audience and airing on over 25 radio stations, Music City Roots has aired nationally in 75% of the United States on public television. Roots was created to shine a light on the variety and diversity of American Music. Roots has hosted Grammy winning artists like Chris Stapleton , Sturgill Simpson, Emmylou Harris as well as iconic American acts like The Doobie Brothers and features a weekly emerging artist as well. A community of fan’s, bands and brands, Music City Roots hearkens back to the golden age of live radio utilizing traditional and present platforms of discovery: radio, television, and streaming both live and on demand.
About Ole Smoky Distillery LLC:
Ole Smoky is the leading distiller of premium moonshine in the U.S. and the first federally licensed distillery in the history of East Tennessee. The company’s roots can be traced to the early settlers of the Smoky Mountains. In 2009, the law in Tennessee changed and suddenly, it was legal to make, distill and sell the infamous bootlegger’s hooch. It was at that point that a group of families decided to bring their artistry of superior moonshine making to the world at large.
And the world welcomed it. Ole Smoky was named an Impact Hot Brand by M. Shanken Communications, a leading publisher in the U.S. wine & spirits industry. The Hot Brand Award is given to both established and upcoming brands that achieve double-digit growth in each of the past three years, with a minimum of 200,000 cases. Additionally, people from all over the world visit the famed Gatlinburg Distillery, The Holler™, to see and experience how Ole Smoky moonshine is made. Since it’s opening in July of 2010, Ole Smoky Distillers have opened two more locations with The Barn™ in 2013 and the Barrelhouse™ in 2015, which produces the company’s new whiskey line that just launched nationally in Fall 2017. 2018 will mark the opening of the company’s fourth distillery in Tennessee.
Ole Smoky now retails globally and offers more than twenty creative flavors crafted from authentic family recipes. And while Ole Smoky has long been enjoyed on the porch from the jar or the jug, Ole Smoky now finds itself mixed in handcrafted cocktails of the finest order in establishments across the U.S. including at some of the biggest music and sporting venues in the country.
For more information, please visit http://www.olesmoky.com and find them on social media @olesmoky.
©2017 Ole Smoky Distillery, LLC. All Rights Reserved. OLE SMOKY, OLE SMOKY TENNESSEE MOONSHINE, OLE SMOKY WHISKEY, and SHINE RESPONSIBLY are registered trademarks of Ole Smoky Distillery, LLC.
NEW YORK (PRWEB) – Historic Families (Le Famiglie Storiche), the organization that represents thirteen quintessential producers of Amarone della Valpolicella, the Italian noble red that hails from Italy’s Veneto region, will be coming to the United States in January 2018 to host two tasting events in New York City. Historic Families aims to educate trade and consumers about the traditions, quality, and nuances of Amarone della Valpoicella, which is celebrated as one of Italy’s finest wines.
The tastings will take place on January 31 at Del Posto, the famed Italian restaurant in Chelsea owned by the Batali & Bastianich (B&B) Hospitality Group. They will give trade and press the opportunity to meet the producers and taste fine vintages of Amarone della Valpolicella.
Jeff Porter, Beverage Director of the B&B Hospitality Group, will host a guided vertical tasting of the 2009, 2010, and 2011 vintages of Amarone della Valpolicella. During the seminar, Porter and the producers will explain and explore the many nuances in the wines that result from the terroir of the Valpolicella area as they demonstrate that Amarone is as much about terroir as it is about technique.
Following the seminar, there will be a walkaround tasting showcasing select Amarone bottles of each of the thirteen producers. Both events are reserved exclusively for trade and press.
“The wineries of Historic Families are rooted in traditional values and craftsmanship,” says Sabrina Tedeschi, owner of Tedeschi Winery and President of Historic Families. “We combine generations of know-how with modern innovation to produce one of Italy’s greatest red wines. Amarone has always been well-received in the United States, and we’re eager to showcase three excellent vintages from wineries whose standards guarantee high quality and honor the long history of Valpolicella.”
The entry of new producer members into Historic Families has strengthened the interest and prestige of the association over time, making it the recognized and influential institution that it is today, increasingly active in decisions in favor of high quality Amarone.
About Le Famiglie Storiche/Historic Families: The group was founded in June 2009 (previously Le Famiglie dell’Amarone d’Arte/Amarone Families) by ten historic Valpolicella companies. Today, it boasts 13 partners, prestigious wineries that have sustained and promoted the Valpolicella wine territory in the Veneto region of Italy territory for centuries: Allegrini, Begali, Brigaldara, Guerrieri Rizzardi, Masi, Musella, Speri, Tedeschi, Tenuta Sant’Antonio, Tommasi, Torre D’Orti, Venturini, and Zenato. Together, the wineries bring a heritage of knowledge consolidated from an unwavering commitment to quality, tradition, and innovation as testimony to this great wine.
KOHLER, Wis. (PRWEB) – From sweet to savory and all points in between Celebration of Chocolate is a foodies reverie. For the sixth year, this signature three-day culinary event boasts a line-up of chocolate-inspired demonstrations, a five-course pairings dinner, and various tastings hosted by the resort’s talented chefs on February 16-18, 2018 at Destination Kohler.
“Chocolate lovers rejoice in Destination Kohler’s signature culinary gathering affording educational seminars for all skill levels, delectable tastings and dining offerings all brimming with chocolate,” said Jenna Check, Associate Director – Special Events & Leisure Sales at Destination Kohler. “Set in timing with Valentine’s Day, Celebration of Chocolate is an indulgent weekend for an escape in the heart of winter.”
The resort’s celebrated culinary specialists headlining the daytime and distinctive evening events are Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates Chocolatier Anette Righi Defendi and The American Club Pastry Chef Nicolas Blouin. In addition to showcasing the resort’s culinary talents, the event is a true celebration of Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates – Kohler Co.’s own line of artfully crafted chocolates and chocolate-infused brandy – Dark Chocolate Brandy and Chocolate Mint Brandy. Featured Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates products to be showcased are the Dark Chocolate Hearts and new Butterscotch Hop.
Celebration of Chocolate Presenting Chefs
Anette Righi DeFendi, Head Chocolatier – Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates
Recently named one of the Top Ten Chocolatiers in North America of 2015 by Dessert Professional and one of Wisconsin’s Top Female Chefs by Travel Wisconsin, Righi DeFendi began her love for chocolate while at The French Pastry School in Chicago. She oversees the chocolate business, production and product development and has been with Kohler Chocolates since 2011. Righi DeFendi will host four chocolate pairing sessions featuring Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates and select confections paired with wine, spirits, cheese and Kohler Original Recipe Chocolate Brandy – Dark Chocolate and Chocolate Mint.
Nicolas Blouin, Executive Pastry Chef – Destination Kohler
Originally from Toulouse, France, Chef Blouin joined the Kohler team in September 2017 with 20 years of culinary experience working in Michelin-starred restaurants and with world-renowned patissiers in Switzerland. Recent accolades, include: winner of “LeNotre Symposium” (2017), a chocolate and sugar showpiece competition in Houston, Texas, and the coveted Valrhona Chocolate Chef Competition, also known as C³ (2015), in Brooklyn, New York. France and North America. Chef Blouin will create an artful chocolate sculpture and host two sessions – an interactive demonstration creating a chocolate orb diffuser for a twist on hot chocolate and a demonstration featuring a trio of chocolate mousse.
Signature experiences of Celebration of Chocolate include the In Celebration of Chocolate Wine Dinner hosted at The American Club and the Saturday evening soiree at the Kohler Design Center – Sugar High.
Celebration of Chocolate Signature Events
In Celebration of Chocolate Wine Dinner
Location: Great Lakes Ballroom at The American Club
Dress Code: Resort Casual Attire
A dining experience that will leave the chocolate-loving foodie inspired for days. This elegant, sweet and savory five-course dinner with expert wine pairings will treat guests to a one of a kind chocolate-inspired menu. This distinctive dinner is hosted by The American Club’s Pastry Chef Nicolas Blouin and Executive Banquet Chef Lucas Oppeneer, and guest presenter Executive Sous Chef Jerome Ducrocq of The Venetian Restaurant in Las Vegas.
Location: Kohler Design Center
Dress Code: Resort Casual Attire
Capture the final moments of the weekend with an unforgettable evening of delectable food. Sample, savor and discuss a variety of dishes with the featured chefs from the weekend while indulging in an assortment of KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates. All of it enhanced with the flavors of wine, cocktails & live music by the Ryan McIntire Duo of Milwaukee, Wis.
Celebration of Chocolate Tickets & Hotel Packages
Tickets for the chocolate fete will be available for purchase starting December 19 at http://www.KohleratHome.com with a la carte ticket pricing starting at $39.99. Guests can reserve one of the two featured overnight packages – Chocolate Indulgence and Sweet Treat – starting at $165 per person with accommodations at the Forbes Five Star The American Club resort hotel and the recently expanded Inn on Woodlake. For reservations, call (800) 344-2838.
Stay up to date on resort news and happenings on Facebook, twitter and Instagram. Destination Kohler is located in the quaint Village of Kohler, and located one hour north of Milwaukee and two-and-a-half hours north of Chicago.
History of KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates
The KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates story begins with turtles. And not just any run-of-the-mill turtle – a complex blend of chocolate; smoky, burnt caramel and finished with salted pecans hand-picked for their size and perfection. The turtle that went through rigorous testing, many recipe tweaks and extensive sampling was perfected by the renowned chefs at Destination Kohler and blessed by Kohler Co. CEO & Chairman, Herbert V. Kohler, Jr., to launch KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates in 2007. Today, the original Terrapins have become the basis for an emerging chocolates business that refuses to clutter the marketplace; rather it seeks to explore limitless opportunity in taste and texture with natural raw ingredients. The Terrapins have since been expanded into four delicious varieties and the company has continued to diversify its line of chocolates. KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates signature lines are available year-round at the Craverie Chocolatier Café and online at KohlerChocolates.com. The Dark Chocolate Brandy and Chocolate Mint Brandy are available at Destination Kohler as well as more than 350 retailers and restaurants throughout Wisconsin.
About Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate Group
The Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate profile includes The American Club, boasting the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel property in Wisconsin, and world-renowned championship golf courses Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. Acquired in 2004, its sister property, The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in the birthplace of golf, St Andrews, Scotland, is a AA Five Red Star property and recognized as one of the most luxurious resorts in the world.
About Destination Kohler
Herb Kohler created Kohler Co.’s Hospitality & Real Estate Group with the reclamation of The American Club, the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel in Wisconsin, and then built world-renowned championship golf courses, The Straits at Whistling Straits and The River at Blackwolf Run. The resort is named one of the top three golf resorts in North America, by Golf Digest Magazine. Kohler Waters Spa is the only Forbes Five-Star spa in Wisconsin and one of 56 in the world. The resort features 12 dining establishments from the Four-Star Immigrant to traditional pub fare at Horse & Plow and rustic country gourmet at River Wildlife. The resort is located in the Village of Kohler, Wisconsin, one hour north of Milwaukee and two and a half hours north of Chicago.