Monday, March 25, 2013
March 25, 2013
When we opened our Tasting Room last November, the excitement about our Dining Room, Foodie Room and possibly soon to be Supper Club, our inspiration grew.
Next month the 4th Foodie Seminar and last of our 1st trimester will be complete. To call them a success comes from the Sold Out status and the wonderful comments from the attendees. April's to be next to add to this reaction. How could it not, Liberty Farms Duck.
To add to the excitement, Our 2nd trimester will be announced next month. As our Foodie Seminars become more public in the Spring news letter alongside the Spring Wine Club releases, we expect a wider audience of Foodies signing up.
This being said, today's comversations hold no less excitement than the last months. Discussions with Laura Werlin, Author of 'Grilled Cheese Please' and Freestone Ranch along many more.
The 'Grilled Cheese Please' book has been available for purchase in the tasting Room since we opened. Alongside the purchase of the book are many great stories not unlike my own. Hence one of the many reasons for having the book in stock. My childhood memories of my brother in law giving me a loaf of bread & a pack of cheese for my 13th birthday. I know I'm not alone in my love of the old stand by which can now be an adult treat with the right recipe.
Enough said, these seminars are fun interactive, exploding of Food & Wine and limited.
Look forward to seeing many of you there.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
March 21, 2013
We received new magnum racks as a gift ftrom friends that built a beautiful cellar in their home,
Ours are in the Tasting Room.
Why buy magnums?
A few years ago we served a combination of 6 magnums during a family reunion. That’s one great use for magnums; a large group of guests. We were thrilled by the freshness of the 2006 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, one we no longer produce because the vineyard fruit is not available to us. The second rationale for a magnum is the 2006 vintage literally tasted like a wine made a year ago. The large format allows the wine to age differently than a 750 ml. It is widely regarded as the ideal size bottle for ageing fine wine, being large enough to slow the ageing process but not to big as to be unyielding. Number three, is when we do serve magnums people love the specialty related to ‘not just an every day wine’. A special feeling arises when magnums are opened, from the pulling of the cork to the serving of the bottle. Not to mention the enjoyment of the consuming. A magnum is also an impressive gift. Fourth reason; As a gift, an unspoken message of celebration is intended.