Archive for February, 2011

Digital dining: winemaker videos on iPad wine lists in restaurants

by on February 27, 2011 in News

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If you read the New York Times or any newspaper that publishes Associated Press reports, you’ve probably heard about an exciting new technology trend in restaurants: iPad wine lists. Digital wine list tablets are adding a dynamic twist to learning about wine in a restaurant setting. Sommeliers are also attracted to iPads because specific apps offer improved efficiency and effectiveness [...]

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Batonnage: an old-world winemaking technique preserved each winter

by on February 23, 2011 in From the Cellar

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Each winter, our barrel cellar is filled with the sound of batons stirring our Chardonnay. The old-world winemaking technique of batonnage, or stirring of the lees, is practiced for every vintage of Jordan Chardonnay. It’s a beautiful cadence that is truly music to a winemaker’s ears. Batonnage is a wonderful tool for winemakers, almost like a spice rack to a chef. [...]

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Valentine’s Day gift ideas: flowers and tips for ordering from a florist

by on February 7, 2011 in From the Heart

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Flowers are the obvious choice for a Valentine’s Day gift. In this week’s video, I give a few tips for making your floral gift personal, memorable and romantic. Choosing flowers based on their meaning is one way to make the bouquet sentimental. Venturing away from the traditional rose by asking your florist which single color [...]

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