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Happy holidays from Jordan Winery … Gangnam Style

by on December 16, 2012 in Featured, From the Heart

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It gets a little boring in wine country this time of year, and we figured it was time that a winery paid tribute to PSY’s Gangnam Style with a parody … wine country style. Thanks for making our 40th anniversary year such a special one. Happy holidays to you all and best wishes in 2013. [...]

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2012 holiday toy drive competition: two wine regions square off

by on November 26, 2012 in Featured, From the Heart, News

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 Sonoma County wine regions compete in toy and coat drive this holiday season Jordan and J wineries host competition between Alexander Valley and Russian River Valley wine regions to fill grape gondolas with donations John Jordan, CEO of Jordan Vineyard & Winery, and Judy Jordan, Founder and President of J Vineyards & Winery, are inviting Alexander [...]

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Jordan 40 storytelling series: our first wine country Thanksgiving

by on November 20, 2012 in Featured, From the Heart

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As part of our 40th anniversary storytelling series, Mrs. Jordan tell the story of the family’s first Thanksgiving dinner party in the Jordan chateau dining room back in 1979. It was a day filled with community and chaos–definitely a Thanksgiving to remember–and we thought it would be fun to share a slice of our history few people know about. [...]

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A thank you and farewell to the 2012 harvest interns

by on November 14, 2012 in From the Heart

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A heartfelt thanks to all the interns and temporary cellar workers is warranted this week, as Thanksgiving approaches. Few wineries around the world could get through the harvest season without the dedicated contributions of these passionate and motivated individuals. For roughly three months, the winemaking team must be bulked up in number to handle the [...]

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Real Winemakers Read Wine Spectator Reviews #2: Jean-Charles Boisset reads Thomas Matthews

by on September 14, 2012 in Featured, From the Heart

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Why hasn’t anyone ever made a video of someone reading a long-form wine review? Maybe, just maybe, wine lovers might find it as amusing as foodies did Yelp review readings. We decided to give it a try. Wine Spectator‘s video contest is our one time a year to break out from the usual behind-the-scenes winemaking [...]

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Real Winemakers Read Wine Spectator Reviews #1: John Jordan’s Tribute to Real Actors Read Yelp Reviews

by on September 11, 2012 in Featured, From the Heart

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Reading Wine Spectator reviews on camera is more than a little outside my comfort zone, but in honor of Real Actors Read Yelp Reviews, it had to be done. Here’s my rendition of former editor James Suckling’s A Century-Old Wine Worth Staying Up Too Late. Remember: what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. And imitation [...]

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Real Winemakers Read Wine Spectator Reviews #3: a tribute to Real Actors Read Yelp Reviews

by on September 6, 2012 in Featured, From the Heart, News

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When our friends at Eater.com introduced us to the Real Actors Read Yelp Reviews video series, our entry into Wine Spectator‘s 2012 Lights! Camera! Pour! Video Contest began to take shape. Why hasn’t anyone ever made a video of someone reading a long-form wine review? Maybe, just maybe, wine lovers might find it as amusing as foodies [...]

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Jordan 40 storytelling series: learning to taste wine with a legend

by on July 19, 2012 in From the Heart

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Jordan 40 storytelling series: John Jordan’s birth on winery deed day, May 25, 1972

by on April 21, 2012 in From the Heart

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Sally Jordan tells then story of how she and Tom chose the bucolic Alexander Valley for the location of their Bordeaux-style wine back in 1972–and how the signing of the deed on their first piece of vineyard land on May 25, 1972, coincided with the birth of their son, John Jordan, who is now CEO of Jordan Vineyard & Winery.

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A fun, festive Easter dinner table centerpiece idea

by on March 30, 2012 in From the Heart

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Looking for a fun, festive way to decorate your Easter dinner table? Todd and I were discussing holiday table centerpiece ideas over dinner one night and came up with this colorful arrangement that brings the spirit of hunting for Easter eggs to your table. The ground cover (grass or flowering thyme) can be purchased at [...]

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