Whether you are a wine "Connoisseur" or new to appreciating wine, everyone is welcome to joining us for our evening Wine and Olive Oil tastings at the Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort and Spa. This striking destination surrounded by olive tree groves and... moreWhether you are a wine "Connoisseur" or new to appreciating wine, everyone is welcome to joining us for our evening Wine and Olive Oil tastings at the Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort and Spa. This striking destination surrounded by olive tree groves and the rolling golden hills of the Livermore Valley provides the perfect landscape for our wine tasting events. Our goal is to create memories with meeting new friends, learning about wine, olive oil, sharing a table with great food and conversation. We look forward to sharing a glass with you soon! less
SFTravelGirl → southerngirl: Hi there! Yes, travel is my passion! I have missed it and have not been international since 2001, a true crime! As soon as this economy turns around, watch out! Where have you traveled to and what is your favorite pick? Mine is Paris! My love! I hav... moreHi there! Yes, travel is my passion! I have missed it and have not been international since 2001, a true crime! As soon as this economy turns around, watch out! Where have you traveled to and what is your favorite pick? Mine is Paris! My love! I have been lucky enough to have been to France 4 times now and one day plan to own an apartment there for periodic visits. I have never been to your part of the country, I have barely explored the US - would much rather go back to Europe any day! Cheers and chat soon! less
January 19, 2009
southerngirl: Hi I just joined from a link sent to my face book...I saw your profile name (had the word "travel" in it) and thought you might be a kindred spirit :) I Love love love to travel, and I love my reds...maybe we can chat sometime (im actually new to all the... moreHi I just joined from a link sent to my face book...I saw your profile name (had the word "travel" in it) and thought you might be a kindred spirit :) I Love love love to travel, and I love my reds...maybe we can chat sometime (im actually new to all these group things, but im lovin' it)
My name is Cara, nickname = China. I am always looking for new friends who share the passion for great food, wine, travel and fun! Hope to meet you all soon! <br>If U want a good laugh, check out my myspace page at www.myspace/ctravelgirl. It is soooo glamour shot! Hahahah! Cheers!
Burgundy<br>Pinot Noir<br>Rhones<br>Zin<br>Port<br>Sherry<br>Any Red Wine Will Do!
Favorite Table Wine
Red, and lots of it!
2012 South Beach Wine & Food Festival photo gallery
Next magic & Wine Tasting shows will be on July 10 and 24th.
Hey all,just a tip - here is a great wine websie called www.winestilsoldout.com - They sell the last case or 2 of much desired wines. They also have mad biding days, one of which was a Burgundy day with fabulous rare French wines.
I highly receommend and would love to hear if you have ...
Our next group event is Olivino" Under the stars!
Come join us at the Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort and Spa for an evening of wine tasting and olive oil sampling on Wednesday, August 15th! We will be pouring flights of Livermore Valley Chardonnay ...
Pinot noir grape may be quite difficult to cultivate and vinify, but it produces the finest wine in the history of mankind. Originally from the region of Burgundy, France, pinot noir is now grown and cultivated in several places outside of scenic France such as Austria, Australia, Chile, Canada, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Moldova, Switzerland, and the United States. Specifically, Oregon vineyards has thus far become one of the most successful planting fields of pinot noir primarily because of their exceptional climate that so well matches the grape's nature.
Pinot noir wine, a light-colored red wine, is aromatic and flavorful, suggestive of black cherry, tomato, raspberry, strawberry, cinnamon, mint, and mushroom. It is velvety in texture and seductive in nature, and may typically go well with any food because of its versatility. And in fact, any meal becomes extra special with a bottle of pinoit noir wine and a romantic toast.
The sweet fortified Portuguese wine called Port comes from the Douro Valley located in PortugalÃs northern provinces. Also called as Porto, Oporto, Vinho do Porto, or Port wine, it is considered as an exquisite dessert wine commonly served before or after the entree. There are usually five Douro grape varieties that are used to make this exquisitely sweet wine: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinto Cao, Tinta Barroca and Tinta Roriz (or Tempranillo). A variety of the Port wine called White Port uses white grapes instead of the red grapes (for Ruby or Red Port).
These grapes are processed to produce wine, and this wine fortified by adding distilled grape spirits to enhance its alcoholic properties. The most common grape spirit used for fortifying Port wine is cognac.
The Port wine is famous and loved for its exquisite taste and flavor, which can either be sweet and fruity, to complex and dry. As such, Port wine is one of the most popular wines served in any occasion and in hearty fancy dinners.
Quite often a good wine is a great wine when paired with the right food. Some food and wine pairings are quite obvious where as others are often illusive. Are you planning a dinner and want to see what wine would go best with it? Have you had a great meal that was perfectly paired with a wine? Please share it so we can all enjoy the wine pairing.
I think it can be universally agreed that Burgundy is the one wine region throughout the world responsible for the greatest joy and deepest despair amongst wine lovers the world over.
Just say the names: Gevrey Chambertain, Volnee, Pommard, Nuit-Saint-Georges and of course Vosne-Romanee. To a follower of the Burgundy way, these famous regions' names are so much more than just dots on a map.
The main grape of the Bourgogne is the pinot noir. This most delicate of grapes requires more work, more blood, sweat, tears and T.L.C. than any other. In Burgundy, the best producers have been striving to bring the best out of this wondrous grape for over a thousand years, with some truly breathtaking results (and some, it must be said, not so).
Although 90% of the wines made in Burgundy are red, some of the greatest and most respected whites of the world are also lovingly crafted in this region also. Of these, virtually all made from the chardonnay varietal, two of the most notable and celebrated examples are Puligny Montrachet or Meursault.
Although Burgundy lacks the consistency of its counterparts throughout the world, there can be no doubt that thanks to a combination of the experienced producers and the unique terroir, nurtured carefully over countless generations, the Burgundians are still producing some of the best pinot noir in the world.