Adam Richman, host of Travel Channel’s “Man v. Food,” has issued a casting call for his new show, “Man v. Food Nation.” Our Enologist John Duckett submitted his challenge for Adam to come to Alexander Valley wine country next year and work up an appetite for authentic Mexican food.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]