Archive for the Tag 'Ron Rubin'

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Soil Monolith ~ a perfect wine gift for the winery owner who seems to have everything

Tweet The perfect wine gift, a soil monolith… [Picture of Paul Anamosa borrowed from his Vineyard Soil Technologies Website.] It may seem a bit early to be thinking of the holidays, but wait… I’m reminded of how I used to begin to make sweaters for family members, starting in September, so I’d have enough done […]

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Marvin Shanken knows how and why to throw a party

After each event, when those in attendance begin to wax poetic in the afterglow, those who didn’t attend ask, “How do I get onto that list?”

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Earth Day 2014 in Green Valley at Iron Horse Vineyards

On Earth Day 2014, come spend an afternoon in this amazing viticultural area, known as Green Valley of the Russian River Valley… One of the coolest places to be is in Green Valley…

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The Promised Land ~ Green Valley Roots

Green Valley comprises 3,600 of Russian River acres of the above number…. just about a fourth of Russian River Valley, and only one percent of Sonoma County in entirety.

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Eat, Drink & Be Green at Iron Horse ~ Sunday April 21, 2013

Tweet I’m a huge fan of Iron Horse’s Earth Day events. Joy Sterling is committed to the environment in ways that inspire me. While I build a collage of the trash I’ve been collecting from the neighboring school children (left in our front yard over the past year) in order to create my annual “art” […]

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Batonnage of a new sort at River Road Family Vineyards and Winery

Tweet Batonnage, the stirring of lees after fermentation, at River Road Family Vineyards and Winery (RRFVAW) is performed by winemakers Joe Freeman and Ed Morris in a new fan-dangled way. It’s also important to note that assistant winemaker Ed Morris worked as a cooper for 11 years, prior to coming to River Road Family Vineyards […]

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Pinot Noir Nouveau, a Rosé of Pinot Noir produced by River Road Family Vineyards and Winery

Tweet … the beginning of an American family tradition… Fresh off all the Beaujolais nouveau hoopla ~ At one past midnight on the third Thursday of each November, banners proclaim the good news: Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! “ (Nov. 15, 2012) Beaujolais Nouveau, the delicious and much sought after wine made from Gamay grapes, […]

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Blessing of the Harvest in Russian River Valley at River Road Family Vineyards And Winery

Tweet A dream realized… In the past, I’ve written about the blessing of the harvest by my friend and winery owner of Field Stone Winery, the Reverend John Staten. I’ve attended his blessed celebrations and feel/understand the importance of them. Interestingly, Jose was called upon to deliver a part of John’s program. It was so […]