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Herbicide Found In Tested Samples Of 10 California Wines

Posted by Mike P. on 2016-04-18 15:28:25 (7812 views)

A study released today revealed that after testing, ten major California wines contained the chemical Glyphosate, the "active" ingredient in the popular weed killer "Roundup" by Monsanto as well as other herbicides. This does not bode well as some of the wines were actually labeled "organic."


Stephen Colbert Reviews The Wines of Foghat Cellars

Posted by Mike P. on 2016-02-17 18:23:24 (8075 views)

[Paso Robles]
During his appearance on Thursdays "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Fred Armisen chatted with Colbert about assorted topics, including a hilarious segment where they sampled the wines produced by Foghats drummer...


Wines Cited As Having High Arsenic Levels

Posted by Mike P. on 2015-03-23 15:48:33 (8944 views)

83 bottles of wine cited in a lawsuit this week as having dangerously high levels of arsenic came from 28 California wineries and were bottled under 31 different brand labels. Some of the labels included several different types of wine, such as merlot, chardonnay, burgundy, rose, etc.

Here is a list of the labels and wine types...


Uncork a Wish Wine Tasting in L.A.

Posted by perle0 on 2007-03-19 10:51:18 (5329 views)

[Southern California]
14th Annual Uncork A Wish Wine Tasting and Auction
Saturday, May 5, 2007, 6:30 pm
Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Air Center
3021 Airport Ave.
Santa Monica

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles is returning to the Barker Hangar for the 14th annual Uncork A Wish Wine Tasting and Auction fundraiser. Hosted by special guest Brad Garrett, the Wine House will once again bring together over 100 wineries to provide guests with fabulous wine tastings. A collection of top restaurants in Los Angeles will provide samples of their gourmet fare.


Huge Wine Heist in CA a Sign of the Times?

Posted by perle0 on 2007-02-01 15:24:46 (6700 views)

In the affluent Silicon Valley town of Atherton, one of the most wealthiest areas in the country, a single theft of over $100,000' worth of rare and expensive wines taken from a private home has wine-lovers abuzz. Even the New York Times has taken notice.

The thieves ignored electronics, jewelry, and lesser wines to hit the basement wine cellar and zero in on the good stuff: the average value of each stolen bottle was $3000. The haul included a magnum of '59 Petrus with an estimated value of $11,000. Because of their focus on high-value bottles, it's clear that the thieves knew their wine.


Rocca Family Vineyards Open House

Posted by perle0 on 2006-11-30 12:34:15 (5034 views)

[Napa Valley]
Rocca Family Vineyards cordially invites you to their

Open House
This Saturday, December 2nd
1 to 4 PM
Rocca Family Vineyards Tasting Salon
1130 Main Street
Napa, CA

Join us as we celebrate the release of our
2003 Rocca Family Cabernet Sauvignon,
and usher in the holiday season.

We will have a couple of specials to offer you on selected wines and wine accessories. Get some holiday shopping done, and know that it's a gift that will be truly enjoyed!


Orson Welles and a Little Too Much Paul Masson

Posted by perle0 on 2006-10-19 01:29:15 (13751 views)

If you're of a certain age, you probably remember the commercials that an aging Orson Welles did for Paul Masson wines. They featured the memorable tag line: "We will sell no wine before its time." In my house, this led to frequent shouting of "It's time to sell some wine!" often accompanied by pantomimes of turning empty pockets inside-out. (Yes, we may have been lame, but we did have fun--and a tasty beverage--on occasion.)

As it turns out, Welles may have gotten some of the inspiration from a source other than his theatrical muse--namely, the wine bottle, as this video shows.


Wine Discussed at Chemical Conference

Posted by perle0 on 2006-09-12 14:11:06 (5039 views)

At the 232nd annual meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Francisco, some attendees spent Sunday afternoon examining the prospects of making better wine through chemistry.

Using chemical analysis to improve wine, by adjusting elements during fermentation or simply using it as a tool to decide when to harvest grapes, could be the wave of the future. But there's some concern that the result could be wines that all taste the same.


Loose Goose Wine Festival in California

Posted by perle0 on 2006-08-09 00:33:19 (5844 views)

[Santa Clarita Valley]
Captivate your senses at the Loose Goose Wine Festival in Santa Clarita Valley, California. The finest in food, wine and entertainment will be featured during this four-day wine-tasting event.

When: October 5–8, 2006

Where: Main festival is in Bridgeport Park, Valencia, California. (Bridgeport Park, 23520 Bridgeport Lane, Valencia, California 91355) Additional event venues are scheduled throughout Southern California’s Santa Clarita Valley region.

The Loose Goose Wine Festival achieved distinction with last year’s inaugural debut as the premiere wine festival in the Los Angeles region. Located in the captivating Santa Clarita Valley just 35 miles north of downtown, the festival offers the finest in sensory pleasures invoking the enchantment of old world European post-harvest festivals. Portions of the proceeds benefit the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Health Foundation and the Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund. For ages 21 and over.


Long Meadow Ranch to Raise Heirloom Hogs

Posted by perle0 on 2006-06-27 16:15:13 (11376 views)

Yes, in honor of a program to preserve traditional hog breeds that are tasty and delicious--but not raised in today's factory farms--Long Meadow Ranch in Rutherford, CA, will be raising and breeding two Red Wattle hogs from piglets. This organic farm and winery will celebrate by participating in a benefit featuring tail-to-snout cuts of Red Wattle pork.


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