If you’re driving along Hwy 12 in Kenwood today, keep your eyes open for roaming sheep -- 69 of them to be precise -- in the vines at Landmark Vineyards.
“Prohibition, The Speakeasy Wine Club” will open its doors in March and this clever 30-seat wine bar will feature a clandestine entrance – through a telephone booth, no less -- and offer Sonoma County’s most sought-after wines and boot-leg-style beer. It will take you back to the roaring 20s and tight-lipped 30s.
The offspring of the baby boomers, ranging in age from 21 to 31, are the target market for a new food and wine pilot called “Wine Uncomplicated.” Scott MacLeod, a producer with Meritage Entertainment, will begin shooting the 22-minute episode in Sonoma April 7 through 10th.
I had a sneak preview of some Alsace varietals that will be poured this Saturday and Sunday at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville. If you’re planning to go, here’s a quick hit list of some of the most striking:
Hardy Wallace has a new gig. The former Murphy-Goode social media dispatcher has agreed to do sales and marketing for Kevin Kelley’s Natural Process Alliance and Salinia labels in Santa Rosa. He was offered a marketing position at Murphy-Goode but declined.
Hardy Wallace has a surprise. The Murphy-Goode social media dispatcher has left his digs and has taken up new residence at another Healdsburg winery, Michel-Schlumberger Wine Estate.
The Naples Winter Wine Festival -- the goodwill economic indicator -- raised $8 million this year, up from last year’s take of $5 million. Does that mean today’s economic climate has more people budgeting goodwill? You bet.
News for the generous palate. There’s going to be a wine tasting to generate donations for Haiti on Feb. 13th at D’Argenzio Winery in Santa Rosa.
Romeo, want a wild idea? How about having Elvis officiate a faux wedding ceremony for you and your Valentine in the candle-lit Bella wine caves in Healdsburg? This is a ridiculously charming idea, one that will help you score plenty of romantic points.
Budget-wise ZAP zins. If you’re a zin-fanatic strapped for cash, you’ve tapped into a wealth of wine within reach -- $20 and under.