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

by on December 14, 2010 in Events

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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

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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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Christmas gift ideas: best kitchen knives for home cooks and chefs

by on November 24, 2010 in From the Kitchen

Trying to find great gift ideas for home cooks or burgeoning chefs? Chef Todd Knoll recommends three very different–and equally useful–kitchen knives this holiday season. When Chef Knoll suggested doing a video to talk about his favorite must-have knives, I was thrilled to learn more about knife anatomy, types, construction and uses. My favorite Christmas [...]

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Video: creating the Jordan wine label and refining it today

by on November 17, 2010 in From the Heart

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What information should and should not be printed on a wine back label continues to fuel heated debates amongst wine bloggers, retailers and critics alike. Now that conjunctive labeling has become law for all Sonoma County wineries (effective January 1, 2011), we’re using this opportunity to reevaluate our approach to the back label contents on [...]

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Thanksgiving recipe idea: roasted cauliflower with American caviar

by on November 15, 2010 in From the Kitchen

Pan Roasted Cauliflower

If you’re looking for a festive way to dress up a vegetable side dish on your Thanksgiving table, Executive Chef Todd Knoll suggests Pan-Roasted Cauliflower and American Caviar. Florets of pan-roasted cauliflower serve as an unexpected backdrop for this elegant holiday recipe. The combination of wild sturgeon eggs and extra virgin olive oil brings an indulgent touch to this hardy [...]

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Table Setting Photography Contest: win designer tableware

by on November 9, 2010 in News

To celebrate the holidays, we’re hosting our first table setting photography contest. Honoring fabulous home entertaining decor seems like the perfect follow up to our recent food photography contest. Entries will be accepted November 10-December 5, 2010, on the Jordan Facebook Page Contests Tab or via email. Grand prize is a designer water pitcher ($365), and the runner up receives a designer salad [...]

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Jordan to host Mutineer A Child’s Right benefit dinner on December 10

by on November 8, 2010 in Events, News

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Mutineers, Jordan Winery Stand Up for Water Relief: Introducing the Blue Carpet Fundraiser Dinner for Water Relief November 3, 2010 (San Francisco, CA) — What do you get when you bring together a star-studded cast of Hollywood comedians, vintage spirits, wines and cigars, spectacular auction lots and a lavish three-course meal at Healdsburg’s Jordan Vineyard [...]

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Food photo contest winners announced

by on November 5, 2010 in News

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Winners have been selected in our first food photography contest. Twenty-two different photos received recognition from our panel of judges. The four top-scoring photos (reduced size, one cropped) are highlighted below. GRAND PRIZE: Kathy Patalsky of New York for “Summon the Wine …” (aka Figs and Cheese) RUNNERS-UP: (two-way tie) Ray Moody of Wisconsin for “…a [...]

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Winemaker video: 2010 vintage harvest report, Alexander and Russian River valleys

by on November 4, 2010 in From the Vineyards, News

2010 alexander valley harvest report

It’s easy to generalize a vintage as classic or mediocre. Or as winemakers like to say, “challenging.” My definition of the 2010 vintage? Well, it was the best of times and the worst of times. Defined by intense flavors, the range of fruit quality varied tremendously from appellation, block, varietal and time of harvest. Specific sites delivered [...]

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