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2010-12-15 13:09:00

FORT BRAGG, Calif., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- This year the 29th annual Mendocino Coast Whale Festival offers three consecutive weekends of whale watching and other family fun, March 5-6, 11-13, and 19-20. Festival weekends take place in Fort Bragg, Mendocino, and Little River. Savor local cuisine, quaff microbrews, purchase a piece of art, enjoy local wine tastings, take a nature walk, and of course -- watch migrating Gray whales -- from coastal bluffs, by boat, even on horseback....

2010-12-14 13:56:00

SANTA MARIA, Calif., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Katie Jackson, the 24-year-old daughter of Cambria Winery proprietor Barbara Banke and wine industry pioneer Jess Jackson, cannot remember a time when the art and business of making wine wasn't part of almost every aspect of her life. To document her experiences and share a behind-the-scenes look at Cambria Winery, Katie has launched the blog http://katie.cambriawines.com. The blog covers day-to-day life at the Santa Maria, Calif.-based...

2010-11-19 00:00:42

Increase credited to 2009 vintage preview, event reputation. Hillsboro, OR (PRWEB) November 18, 2010 Proceeds from the annual !Salud! Oregon Pinot Noir Auction topped $650,000 representing a significant 7% increase over 2009. The closing of a "Winery Development Dream Team" package offered online until Monday, Nov 22 will push the final total higher. !Salud! is known among Pinot noir collectors for the opportunity to acquire premier wines crafted exclusively for the auction, and within the...

2010-10-05 07:50:00

SEBASTOPOL, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Affairs of the Vine began the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Shootout with a series of blind tastings over a six-week period. This year's Cabernet Shootout panel of judges tasted 217 unique wines from 43 different appellations. The panel (7 women and 19 men) is comprised of a diverse range of wine industry professionals from varying disciplines including restaurant and retail trade, winemakers, wine writers, wine educators, and consultants. On September...

2010-09-28 07:20:00

MONTEREY, Calif., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2010 wine grape harvest in the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation is a couple weeks behind schedule, thanks to an unusually cool spring and summer. But the same conditions that have delayed the start of Crush have also combined to allow slow, gentle ripening and maturation of the area's Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fruit - making for a potentially very high-quality crop. Some of California's finest vineyards call the Highlands home: 2,729 acres of...

2010-09-14 08:00:00

YOUNTVILLE, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- GRAMMY® award-winning musician, Tim McGraw, and renowned chef, Michael Chiarello, will bring their talents to the Tug McGraw Foundation's annual event to raise awareness for individuals battling brain tumors and other neurological conditions. This year the Tug McGraw Foundation will host a two-day event in Napa Valley that will unite the worlds of music, food and wine while honoring people, including the nation's military...

2010-09-07 02:00:00

NAPA, Calif., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Beringer Vineyards today announced a significant partnership with multi-Grammy winning singer Michael Buble, establishing Beringer as the exclusive wine of the Canadian singer's highly successful "Crazy Love Tour" beginning November 2010. The partnership will also include valuable offers and experiences for Buble fans at numerous retail, restaurant and concert venues and unique online components throughout the duration of the tour. Beginning this...

2010-08-25 12:17:00

GEYSERVILLE, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Proprietors of Skipstone, Fahri Diner and Jill Layman, announce the transfer of winemaking operations to Atelier Melka under the direction of renowned Winemaking Consultant Philippe Melka. High Tech Entrepreneur Diner together with Layman launched the Skipstone brand in Oct 2008 after gathering a world-class team of wine industry notables including Vineyard Manager Ulises Valdez and Organic Farming Specialist Amigo Bob Cantisano with Philippe...

2010-08-20 07:00:00

NEWBERG, Ore., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- West Coast Bank is the gold sponsor of the Trilogy Food, Wine and Art Festival, the Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce's largest annual fundraiser. More than 60 vendors will participate with fresh cuisine, local wines and art at the Oakhurst Thoroughbred Farm in Newberg, September 11, 11 a.m. -6 p.m. West Coast Bank Newberg-Dundee Manager-Vice President Nicole McIntyre said, "Supporting the communities we serve and ensuring the success of...

2010-08-19 07:00:00

NEWBERG, Ore., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- West Coast Bank is a major prize and award sponsor of the first Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon in Yamhill County. Race day is Sunday, September 5,( )2010, preceded and followed by a full slate of activities including catered food, wine tasting, music and games. Regional President Dave Hansen said, "This inaugural Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon will draw hundreds of visitors to the gorgeous Willamette Valley, which is recognized as one...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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