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The Venice Canals Magazine April 2017


Alma Rosa Winemaker Dinner April 26, 2017

Rustic Kitche Presents Our Monthly Series Dinner with the Winemaker -  An intimate evening of exploration and discovery featuring:  Richard Sanford, Owner/Winemaker   Wednesday   April 26, 2017   7:00 pm Nature & Agriculture in Sustainable Harmony Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards was founded in 2005 by Sta. Rita Hills pioneer winegrowers Thekla and Richard Sanford.  The Spanish name was chosen as a tribute to the place and the people behind the wines, alma meaning soul and rosa referring to the original California Rancho Santa Rosa land grant, the location of our Rancho El Jabalí Vineyard. Ultimately, our wines represent ...

Mauritson Winemaker Dinner, March 29, 2017

A Passion for Winemaking Winemaking may have been the logical evolution in our family’s long history of farming in the Dry Creek Valley, however, it took an absence from the valley and attention to those inner voices that led Clay Mauritson back to these same vineyards that he spent planting, tending and picking as a teen. What he came to realize was that he already had a lifetime of understanding about the subtleties and strengths of each micro-climate within the Dry Creek, Rockpile and Alexander Valleys. The only thing left was to DREAM BIG! The Lineup! 1st Course Avocado Tartar, Capers, Bacon Lardon, Wonton Crisps 2016 MAURITSON Rosé, ...

The 14 Most Delicious Mac and Cheese Dishes in L.A. Right Now – LA Magazine – February 7, 2017

The 14 Most Delicious Mac and Cheese Dishes in L.A. Right Now  Though the best version of M&C is almost always made inside a house, these are all hauntingly delicious in their own right. February 7, 2017    Audie Metcalf Ruyle Mac & Cheese gets a bad rap. Too many basic ingredients (cough, Panko), and it doesn’t stand out among the 89,765 other versions in L.A. And yet, too many truffley lobstery things in it, and True Foodies clutch their pearls in horror.  Get juuuuust enough trend mixed with the creamy butteriness required for maximum pleasure, and you have yourself a winner.  Or in this case, 14 winners. 13.  Lobster Mac ...

Côte Bonneville Winemaker Dinner February 1, 2017

We believe great wine is made in the vineyard.  In 1992 Hugh and Kathy Shiels planted DuBrul Vineyard in the Yakima Valley of Washington State.  The steep south-facing hillside yields grapes with unique flavors and structure.  In 2001 we founded Côte Bonneville to produce classically styled wines that best express our spectacular site.  Kerry, our winemaker, creates beautiful wines from all our varietals, showcasing each terroir. 1st Course lemon ricotta belini, smoked salmon, caviar 2013 Côte Bonneville Chardonnay Yakima Valley, Washington 2nd Course point reyes blue cheese fondue, button mushrooms, ciabatta cubes 2014 Côte Bonneville ...

Tolosa Winemaker Dinner December 7, 2016

Join us for our winemaker dinner on December 7th with Jim Kress, winemaker at Tolosa Winery in Edna Valley Menu 1st (arrival) 2015 Tolosa NoOak Chardonnay Central Coast baked brie, cranberry relish 2nd 2014 Tolosa Pinot Noir Blanc roasted beet and goat cheese napoleon, prosciutto 3rd 2014 Tolosa Estate Pinot Noir Edna Ranch herb crusted salmon, winter squash hash, pancetta, sage 4th 2014 Tolosa 1772 Pinot Noir Edna Ranch pomegranate glazed duck, roasted corn polenta 5th 2013 Tolosa 1772 Syrah Edna Ranch oxtail ragu, fresh pasta, creamed spinach dessert Baked apple crisp, vanilla bean ice cream $85 per person Tax and gratuity ...

Walla Walla Winemaker Dinner October 26, 2017

Dinner with the Winemaker  An intimate evening of exploration and discovery featuring our friends from Walla Walla:            Trey Busch, Winemaker   and    Justin Wylie, Winemaker Wednesday   October 26, 2016   7:00 pm 1st Course Bacon Wrapped Figs & Burrata Salad  arugula, spiced almonds, balsamic dijon vinaigrette 2014 Sleight of Hand "Enchantress" Chardonnay French Creek Vineyard 2015 Va Piano Chardonnay French Creek Vineyard   2nd Course Fried Green Tomato Slider  bac'n aioli, parsnip fries 2014 Sleight of Hand "The Conjurer" Red Blend 2012 Va Piano OX Red Blend 3rd Course Thyme Crab Cake,  Wild ...

Pali Wine Co Winemaker Dinner August 31, 2016

Dinner with the Winemaker  An intimate evening of exploration and discovery with Aaron Walker, Winemaker  of Pali Wine Co Wednesday   August 31, 2016   7:00 PM 1st Course Grilled Peach & Burrata Salad  arugula  toasted hazelnuts  balsamic dijon vinaigrette 2014 Pali Wine Co. Chardonnay "Charm Acres" Sonoma Coast 2nd Course Pan Roasted Dijon Salmon wild caught, crispy shaved brussels sprouts, pancetta, shallots 2014 Pali Wine Co. Pinot Noir "Rivera" Sonoma Coast 3rd Course Butter Poached Lobster Mac & Cheese  four cheeses, fennel, garlic-parmesan crust 2012 Pali Wine Co. Pinot Noir "Summit" Sta. Rita Hills 4th Course B...

Schrader Cellars

SCHRADER  |  American Classics For more than a decade Schrader Cellars has produced benchmark Cabernet Sauvignon from the most prestigious vineyards in the Napa Valley — notably the first-growth Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard in Oakville. With winemaker Thomas Brown we have created wines known for their vibrant flavor and opulent richness. Our program focuses on highlighting the character and profile of three distinct clonal varieties with minimal intervention that allows the true nature of each to shine. Ultimately, the wines speak for themselves. Schrader Cellars has garnered the highest critical acclaim in the history of American Cabernet ...

Scarecrow

The scarecrow story begins in a patch of earth with a fabled past. The J.J. Cohn Estate, where Scarecrow grapes are born, borders what was once the legendary vineyard of Inglenook winemaker Gustave Niebaum, whose plantings blanketed more than 1,000 acres of the Napa Valley at the close of the 19th century.   John Daniel Jr. took the helm at Inglenook in 1939, determined to restore the label to pre-Prohibition standing and produce world-class Bordeaux-style wines. In 1945, Daniel convinced his neighbor, J.J. Cohn, to plant eighty acres of Cabernet vines on the 180-acre parcel Cohn had purchased a few years prior. The property served as a summer ...