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. [...]
From the Heart
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 [...]
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 [...]
Real Winemakers Read Wine Spectator Reviews #1: John Jordan’s Tribute to Real Actors Read Yelp Reviews
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
John Jordan shares some insight into his path to becoming CEO of his family’s winery–and gives advice for other directors taking over a small business. Once you watch the video, we must ask: Were you surprised to learn what his favorite part of the job is? You can read John’s full biography on our website.
Jordan 40 storytelling series: Mrs. Jordan describes the aha wine moment in 1971 that changed their lives forever
As part of our 40th anniversary celebration in 2012, we are creating special storytelling videos with the Jordans and our winemaker, Rob Davis, who has made every vintage of Jordan since the inaugural 1976. Our hope is that these videos will transport you to historical moments in our history with fascinating–and sometimes funny–stories that many [...]