News from California’s Wine Country
Tomorrow, July 12th, Jerry Lohr, Jim Conacannon and Robert Gallo will be honored as recipients of Lifetime Achievement Awards from the California Exposition and State Fair. The three vintners have made a tremendous impact on the wine industry and truly deserve this honor.
On Friday, July 13th, the Paso Robles Wine Alliance will be hosting the Paso Grand Taste with Central Coast Wine Classic. The tasting will feature 15 Paso Robles wineries and is to be held in the brand new Vina Robles Hospitality Center in Paso Robles. There will be food paired with the wines. For more information, click here.
On June 16th, the 2007 Gil Nickel Humanitarian Award was given out at the “Taste for a Cure” gala in Hollywood. Several Napa Valley vintners poured wine at this event, including; Beth Novak Milliken of Spottswood Estate Vineyard and Winery, Margaret Duckhorn from Duckhorn Wine Company, Beth Nickel from Nickel & Nickel and Stephanie Putnam of Far Niente. The Nickel family was recognized for their efforts, raising $1 million for the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center.
On July 21 and 22, Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards will is set to host its Catalan Festival. The two-day event begins on the 21st at 11:00 am, and features Catalan-inspired food, music, dance and sparkling wine. Tapas will also be served from local restaurants, and local artists are supposed to be in attendance. For information, click here.
On July 17th, Several Napa Valley and Sonoma wineries are hosting an event on Pier 33 in San Francisco. The event will feature Cabernet blends from Diamond Mountain and Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley. Food will be paired with the wine, to register, click here.