Tallowing: preserving an old-world winemaking technique

by on January 19, 2011 in From the Cellar

tallowing

Our cellar team still practices an old-world winemaking technique that has nearly been lost in modern America’s wine culture: tallowing.  Each winter, the barrel blend of our latest vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon is placed in 6,000-gallon oak casks so the flavors of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot can marry, and these vintage doors need to be properly sealed to hold the wine. The [...]

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Video: watch the 2010 California olive harvest in action

by on January 13, 2011 in From the Land

jordan winery olive harvest

Nearly 18 acres of olive trees are planted on the Jordan estate. All four varieties of olives (Frantoio, Leccino and Pendolino of Italian origin and the Spanish Arbequina) are blended to create our vintage-dated extra virgin olive oil, which is released each year at our Spring at Jordan event. Here are a few scenes from our [...]

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When to drink videos: Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon wine tasting evolution (vintages 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)

by on January 7, 2011 in From the Cellar, News

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[View the latest When to Drink videos from 2012 here.] Wondering when to drink that special bottle of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon in your cellar? Winemaker Rob Davis provides his latest tasting notes, as well as cellaring potential, food pairing suggestions and serving recommendations for vintages 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004. Videos for 2005 and 2006 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon [...]

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Looking for a New Year’s Eve appetizer recipe? Try our Miso Crab

by on December 23, 2010 in From the Kitchen

Dungeness Crab with Miso Vinaigrette

  Our chef’s latest appetizer recipe, Dungeness Crab in Miso Vinaigrette with Micro Shiso, makes an ideal passed hors d’oeuvre for New Year’s Eve parties and cocktail receptions. Each umami-rich spoonful celebrates this season’s fresh catch and pairs perfectly with crisp, elegant, fruit-forward Chardonnays, such as Jordan’s 2008 vintage. Happy holidays! Dungeness Crab in Miso Vinaigrette with Micro Shiso  Miso [...]

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Video: A Jordan winery Christmas carol

by on December 20, 2010 in News

Jordan Vineyard & Winery will be closed for the holidays December 22-January 2. We wish you all a safe, happy holiday and look forward to sharing more video stories with you in 2011.

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Man v. Food Nation Casting Call: our video challenge to Adam

by on December 17, 2010 in News

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.

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

by on December 14, 2010 in Events

ben morrison at jordan winery

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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