After my ethereal Healdsburg unicorn adventure here is another chance to join in the festivities and raise some money with the L.A. crowd! Mags for Ag at the Petersen Automotive Museum, this Thursday August 1st!
7PM RECEPTION: Caviar, Wines, Canapés, Hibachi Grill, Cured Meats & Cheese
8PM DINNER: Keynote Speaker, Multi-Course Feast, Magnums Poured Table-side
9PM SILENT AUCTION: More Wine, Silent Auction & Dessert Reception with Chefs
Mags for Ag is an intimate culinary experience promising up-close engagements with more than a dozen star winemakers pouring magnums table side and chefs cooking to support an important conversation in agriculture to grow thousands of new farmers each year. It kicks-off with winemaker reception followed by a keynote speaker, seated dinner and silent-auction filled with wine magnums and experiences to benefit charity.
TICKETS are $249 and include reception, dinner & silent auction +save 15% with the PROMOCODE -wineclub
Chefs and winemakers include Host Chef Sean Dent of Drago, Duskie Estes of Black Pig Meat Co., Joshua Whigham of Lapis and Anthony Sasso together with wine friends at Coursey Graves, Sangiacomo Family Vineyards, Small Vines, Lando Wines, Kreck Wines, Arcadian Winery, Davis Family Vineyards, Acorn Winery, Silver Oak Cellars, Rocca Family Vineyards and Phifer Pavitt.
Just a SHOUT OUT about this Napa Valley Wine Library Association 57th Annual Grand Wine Tasting on August 4th at The Silverado Resort & Spa.
There will be sixty to seventy-five Napa Valley wineries pouring wines which have been chosen for their expression of a certain style. This could be of appellation, terroir, vintage, variety, or blend. The choice is up to each winery.
Sign up & get your TICKETS!
Imagine this. Seven days of luxurious ocean travel with three special ports to explore along the way; San Juan in Puerto Rico, Totola in the British Virgin Islands and Philipsburg at St. Maarten. And wine! Aboard ship, I will be hosting special Costco member-only tastings, pairings and more, focused on Pinot Noir wines.
Then, at each of these scenic Eastern Caribbean ports, enjoy soft white beaches, clear blue waters and deep green landscapes; Historic Puerto Rico, with its imposing forts and rhythmic salsa; Nearby St. Maarten, sample cheese on the Dutch side and wine on the French side.
Join my family and I for this exciting adventure!
Departing December 15 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida:
Returning December 22.
SEE TRAVEL INFORMATION HERE. . .
Celebrate Bastille Day at this P.S. I Love You event, hosted at the CIA in Napa! Last year I moderated the seminar and will be in attendance this year as well. The panel event has SOLD OUT, but join in afterwards for a Tasting Reception featuring delicious bites paired with none other than Petite Sirah: Register HERE!
Some DEETS about “The Petite Masters” Panel & Tasting Reception, hosted by P.S. I Love You
A historic journey with the American heritage grape, Petite Sirah and the top taste makers from Napa Valley
Discover Petite Sirah’s extraordinary journey to America and how the formidable pioneer forged a cornerstone in America’s rich wine history. Today, this all-American varietal is a grape on the move and trending in popularity among winemakers and savvy consumers alike. Enjoy a fascinating and informative roundtable tasting with notable winemakers specializing in premium Petite Sirah.
You’ll hear from top taste-makers, including George Urquiola of Robert Biale Vineyards, Stephanie Douglas of Aratas Wine, Randle Johnson of The Hess Collection and Artezin Wines, Julie Johnson of Tres Sabores Winery, and Miro Tcholakov of Miro Cellars and Trentadue Winery. These panelists will be joined by other Napa Valley producers to share why they are passionate about producing Petite Sirah.
Following an informative conversation, you’ll have the opportunity to sample stylistic Petite Sirah from 20 California producers. The wines will be paired with gourmet bites from CIA chefs.
P.S. I Love You is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote, educate, and legitimize Petite Sirah as a heritage variety, with a special emphasis on its terroir uniqueness.
Aratas Wine Napa Valley
Aix Sponsa Cellar
Berryessa Gap Vineyards
Dark & Delicious Petite Sirah
Michael David Winery
Tenbrink Vineyards and Winery
Robert Biale Vineyards
Three Clicks Wines
Vincent Arroyo Winery
Vezer Family Vineyard
To prepare for the 4th of July festivities, join me at Gravenstein Grill for Wine Wednesday from 5:30-7:00 pm on July 3rd for a special pouring of world-class wines from Sonoma County that will prime the palate for our national holiday and other fun activities happening with family, friends and the staff at Gravestein Grill in summertime!
The July guest list for Wine Wednesday!
July 10: Jigar Wines
July 17: O’Connell Vineyards
July 24: Miramar Torres
July 31 & beyond. . . more to come!