Archive for December, 2010

Looking for a New Year’s Eve appetizer recipe? Try our Miso Crab

by on December 23, 2010 in From the Kitchen

Dungeness Crab with Miso Vinaigrette

  Our chef’s latest appetizer recipe, Dungeness Crab in Miso Vinaigrette with Micro Shiso, makes an ideal passed hors d’oeuvre for New Year’s Eve parties and cocktail receptions. Each umami-rich spoonful celebrates this season’s fresh catch and pairs perfectly with crisp, elegant, fruit-forward Chardonnays, such as Jordan’s 2008 vintage. Happy holidays! Dungeness Crab in Miso Vinaigrette with Micro Shiso  Miso [...]

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Video: A Jordan winery Christmas carol

by on December 20, 2010 in News

Jordan Vineyard & Winery will be closed for the holidays December 22-January 2. We wish you all a safe, happy holiday and look forward to sharing more video stories with you in 2011.

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Man v. Food Nation Casting Call: our video challenge to Adam

by on December 17, 2010 in News

Adam Richman, host of Travel Channel’s “Man v. Food,” has issued a casting call for his new show, “Man v. Food Nation.” Our Enologist John Duckett submitted his challenge for Adam to come to Alexander Valley wine country next year and work up an appetite for authentic Mexican food.

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Funny comedian video interviews: A Child’s Right fundraiser highlights

by on December 14, 2010 in Events

ben morrison at jordan winery

We witnessed many firsts here at Jordan last Friday night: first tasting reception in our stainless-steel tank room, first seated dinner staged between our towering oak casks and even our first comedian performance. And each of these fun, new experiences helped support a great cause named A Child’s Right. Benefiting clean drinking water for children in Nepal, the Mutineer Blue [...]

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Holiday tables photo contest winners announced

by on December 7, 2010 in News

Holiday for Two

Winners have been selected in our first holiday tables photography contest. Seven photos received recognition from our panel of judges. And the winning photos are … GRAND PRIZE: Elinor Ives of Massachusetts for “Holiday for Two” RUNNER UP: Kathy Patalsky of New York for “Joy Table” Elinor receives a designer pitcher with horn handle, and Kathy receives set of designer salad serving [...]

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Harvest winemaking video: tasting newborn wines during fermentation

by on December 4, 2010 in From the Cellar


Assistant Winemaker Maggie Kruse discusses the importance of tasting the grapes and juice throughout the entire winemaking process. Grapes are first tasted during vineyard sampling and once harvested, only the highest quality fruit pressed into juice goes into stainless-steel tanks and is tasted daily during fermentation to monitor heat, aromas and flavors.

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