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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


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


When our friends at 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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My memories of learning to taste wine with the legendary André Tchelistcheff.

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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


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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John Jordan’s road to CEO — and what he loves most about his job

by on February 7, 2012 in From the Heart

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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.

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Jordan 40 storytelling series: Mrs. Jordan describes the aha wine moment in 1971 that changed their lives forever

by on January 31, 2012 in From the Heart

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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 [...]

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Valentine’s Day gift wrapping ideas: scarves turn one gift into two

by on January 29, 2012 in From the Heart

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How you wrap a Valentine’s Day gift can be just as thoughtful as the gift itself–or even more so with a little creativity. In this video, I’ll show you inventive ways to use scarves for gift wrapping presents, whether giving your loved one chocolates or even a bottle of wine. A scarf wrap looks more [...]

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Time-lapse video: winery chateau from fall to winter

by on January 4, 2012 in From the Heart

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When winter officially arrived on December 22, the winery was already closed for the holidays. We’re now back to work–plowing through hundreds of emails, pruning the vineyards, tasting young wines in barrel. To welcome the new year (and a few more months of winter), we thought it would be fun to share a time-lapse video [...]

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Our video Christmas carol to you

by on December 20, 2011 in From the Heart


The entire family at Jordan Vineyard & Winery would like to wish you the happiest of holidays filled with great wine, good food and wonderful company. The winery closes this Thursday for holiday vacation and will reopen for tours and tastings on January 3, 2012. Cheers to 2012!

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