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Paso Robles Wine Festival, May 21 - 23, is the Wine Event of 2010; Tickets now on Sale!

NEW Early Evening Tasting Time (3 - 7 p.m.) and Wine Country Auction & Dinner Reinvent this Tradition

Paso Robles Wine Country announced tickets are now on sale at www.pasowine.com for the Paso Robles Wine Festival, the marquee wine event held along California’s Central Coast, May 21 - 23, 2010. This tradition, in its 28th year, brings winemakers and enthusiasts together in a series of events -- Friday RESERVE (4 - 6 p.m.), Saturday Grand Tasting (3 - 7 p.m.) and new this year, the Saturday Wine Country Auction & Dinner (6:30 - 10:30 p.m.) held in the Paso Robles Downtown City Park. Wine Festival has reinvented itself while upholding the wine and culinary focus. New enhancements include an early evening time-slot for the Saturday Grand Tasting in the Park, inventive Winemaker Seminar, and a new Wine Country Auction & Dinner focused on unique Paso Robles wines.

“Leveraging the history of Wine Festival and answering attendee’s demand for more connection to the area’s winemakers gives us an opportunity to put our winemaker celebrities on the auction block. The Wine Country Auction & Dinner is the first of its kind in Paso Robles, taking the caliber of the 2010 Wine Festival to a new level,” said Stacie Jacob, executive director of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. “The new early evening timing for the Grand Tasting (3 - 7 p.m.) upholds the timeless Festival tradition and ensures a comfortable tasting environment for all.”

The popular Friday RESERVE tasting (4 - 6 p.m.) takes place in the Downtown City Park and features wines in four categories; library, reserve, barrel and new in 2010, refreshing power white and Rosé samples. Culinary delights from local chefs will complement the many wines showcased during RESERVE.

Paso Robles Wine Country comes together for the Saturday Grand Tasting during a later time (3 - 7 p.m.) where more than 90 wineries showcase the diversity of wines found throughout the Paso Robles AVA. Chefs share their secrets of sourcing local ingredients through 30 minute demonstrations and Artisan Alley features locally grown products from olive oil to cheese and unique artisan products. An expanded Wine Seminar, offered to Weekend Pass, Wine Country Auction & Dinner and RESERVE ticketholders, provides attendees insight to the distinct, different wines of Paso Robles Wine Country.

The all new Wine Country Auction & Dinner (6:30 - 10:30 p.m.), taking place in a chic, temperature controlled tent in the Downtown City Park, is a true reflection of the Paso Robles spirit. Guests sit down with their favorite winemakers and proprietors in an intimate environment, taste hand-picked wines, and enjoy delectable wine country cuisine. The evening highlight is the live auction, giving guests the opportunity to take home rare lifestyle packages exclusive to Paso Robles Wine Country. Funds raised through this auction will be gifted back into the local community through organizations that support healthcare, education and greater community service.

Tickets -- All wine tasting ticket packages include unlimited wine tasting and a commemorative tasting glass made by Riedel. 

 On Sale March 1, 2010

          WEEKEND PASS - $325 - Friday RESERVE - 4 - 6 p.m.; Saturday Winemaker Seminar  – 2 - 3 p.m.; Saturday Grand Tasting – 3 - 7 p.m.; Saturday Wine Country Auction & Dinner – 6 – 10:30 p.m. Advance purchase only.

          WINE COUNTRY AUCTION & DINNER $250 – Saturday Winemaker Seminar – 2 - 3 p.m.; Saturday Grand Tasting – 3 - 7 p.m.; Saturday Wine Country Auction & Dinner – 6 - 9 p.m. Advance purchase only.

 On Sale NOW

          CAN HARDLY WAIT PASS - $10 discounts on RESERVE, PREMIUM and FESTIVAL ticket levels are available through February 28, 2010.  Discount does not apply to WEEKEND PASS, WINE COUNTRY AUCTION & DINNER, LOCALS ONLY or DESIGNATED DRIVER/CHILD tickets.

          RESERVE - $125 - Friday RESERVE - 4 - 6 p.m.; Saturday Winemaker Seminar – 2 - 3 p.m.; Saturday Grand Tasting – 3 - 7 p.m.  Advance purchase only.

          PREMIUM - $75 – Saturday Grand Tasting – 3 - 7 p.m.

          FESTIVAL - $55 – Saturday Grand Tasting – 4 - 7 p.m.

          LOCALS ONLY - $45 – Saturday Grand Tasting 4 - 7 p.m. – Available to San Luis Obispo County residents, advance purchase only, deadline April 30, 2010.

          DESIGNATED DRIVER/CHILD $15 - Saturday Grand Tasting 3 - 7 p.m. – Includes four non-alcoholic beverages, commemorative beverage container and entry to event area.

Tickets may be purchased at www.pasowine.com. Photo identification verifying festival goers are 21 and over (with the exception of the Designated Driver/Child Ticket) will be required at time of entry. All tickets are limited, advanced purchase is highly recommended. In addition to these events, wineries offer an array of individual events throughout Paso Robles.

 Paso Robles Wine Festival Events:

  • www.pasowine.com or pick up an event brochure for more information.
  • RESERVE - Friday, May 21, 2010 at Paso Robles Downtown City Park Tent 4 - 6 p.m. Held on the eve of the Paso Robles Wine Festival, winemakers gather to pour their exclusive wines.
  • WINEMAKER SEMINAR – Saturday, May 22, 2010 in Downtown Paso Robles 2 - 3 p.m.  Learn about the diversity of Paso Robles Wine Country and taste through different wines presented by the experts themselves.
  • PASO ROBLES WINE FESTIVAL GRAND TASTING – Saturday, May 22, 2010 New Time: 3 - 7 p.m. at the Paso Robles Downtown City Park.  More than 90 wineries will be on hand to pour during this unlimited wine tasting event.
  • WINE COUNTRY AUCTION & DINNER – Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the Paso Robles Downtown City Park Tent 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. Enjoy an intimate dinner with your favorite winemakers and proprietors and bid on unique auction lots unavailable for retail sale.

and Los Angeles, along California’s Central Coast, Paso Robles Wine Country is California’s fastest growing wine region. It

encompasses more than 26,000 vineyard acres and more than 180 wineries.

For more information, visit www.pasowine.com


Three-O Vodka’s Olympic Rings

A Toast to Our US Olympic Winners!

 

Blue Skis

3 oz. Three-O Grape Vodka

½ oz. Blue Caracao

1 oz. lemonade

 Mix ingredients in a glass with ice

 Mountain Mist

3 oz. Three-O Citrus Vodka

½ oz grapefruit juice

½ oz pineapple juice

Splash of Triple Sec

 Mix ingredients in a glass with ice

 Black Ice

1 ¼ oz. Three-O Tripe Espresso Vodka

¾ oz. premium dark chocolate liqueur

½ oz. orange liqueur

 Mix ingredients in a glass with ice

 Curling on the Rocks

2 oz. Three-O Raspberry Vodka

½ oz. Melon Liqueur

½ oz. Triple Sec

Splash of cranberry juice

Splash of orange juice

 Mix ingredients in a glass with ice

 Olympic Flame

3 oz. Three-O Cherry Vodka

½ oz. Triple Sec

1 oz. cranberry juice

Splash fresh lime juice

 Mix ingredients in a glass with ice


 

 n                      Ronn Mos and Devin Devasquez with the Bordeaux Wine Experience
Hollywood in We organized a private Wine THollywood in Bordeaux: We organized a private Wine Tour
for Ronn Moss ("Ridge" inour for Ronn Moss ("Ridge" in The Bold and the Beautiful)
and his charming wife Devin Devasquez 

The Bordeaux Wine Experience
Chateau Coulon Laurensac
1, chemin de Meydieu
33360 Latresne (BORDEAUX), France

 

Tel: +33 (0)556 20 64 12
Fax: +33(0)556 21 79 44

Email : info@BXWINEX.com


NIGHTCLUB & BAR CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW

GOES MAGNUM-SIZED WITH MORE EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

 

Dan Aykroyd to Attend Show and Speak at Keynote Session

 

 

This year’s Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show continues to grow with the announcement of more events and activities for its 25th anniversary.  Taking place March 8-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Nightclub & Bar Convention is part of International Hospitality Week, which includes, International Restaurant Show and HotelWorld Food & Beverage, where hospitality industry professionals will be able to conduct business and network at all three shows.

 

Actor Dan Aykroyd is confirmed to attend the Nightclub & Bar Convention and will speak at the keynote session titled “From Busting Ghosts to Building Brands: An Interview with Dan Aykroyd” on Wednesday, March 10, as well as walk the International Hospitality Week red carpet.

 

Additional events added to Nightclub & Bar Convention that exhibitors, hospitality and industry professionals alike can experience include:

 

  • On Wednesday, March 10 Chicago Bears’ player Willie Gault and former Pittsburg Pirates star Bill Madlock will host the Sports Bar Networking Party at Lagasse’s Stadium of the Palazzo.  This event is free and open to sports bar operators featuring a memorabilia give-a-way, an auction, beverages and other fun and exciting activities.

 

  • Come mix it up with Bobby G. and Philip Raimondo, Beam Global Spirit & Wine Master Mixologist Team.  They will be demonstrating basic mixology techniques along with a peek into some exciting new cocktail recipes.  To keep things interactive, they will take a page out of Beam Global's new breakthrough online bartender experience www.virtualspirit.org along with MIXXIT- a bartender training seminar.  Attendees might get called up to test your own bartending skills at this state-of-the-art cocktail bar!

 

  • 901 Silver Tequila is setting the stage by joining forces with the Nightclub & Bar Convention and will be sponsoring both the 25th Anniversary Party being held on Monday, March 8 and the DJ Spin-off party at the Venetian’s Tao Nightclub being held on Wednesday, March 10.

 

  • Madison Hildabrand from Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing will serve as the celebrity guest host for the Official GLBT Nightclub & Bar Event at Tabu Ultra Lounge on Tuesday, March 9.

 

  • On Monday, March 8, Food Network’s Iron Chef star Dominique Crenn will be a presenting an educational session titled “Creating Synergy Between In-House Restaurant & In-Room Dining” for HotelWorld Food & Beverage.

 

  • Clearview Technologies will unveil the launch of a new, innovative Inventory management product on the tradeshow floor of NightClub & Bar Convention.

    TEMECULA CREEK INN AND LEONESSE CELLARS PRESENT

    “WHITE VS. RED - THE GRAPE DEBATE”

    AN UNTRADITIONAL WINE DINNER MARCH 19, 2010

    First in a Series of Artisan Wine Events Slated for 2010 at Resort

     

    In a salute to great wine and food, Temecula Creek Inn, located in the heart of Southern California’s wine country, together with Leonesse Cellars in Temecula, presents “White vs. Red – The Grape Debate – An Untraditional Wine Dinner” on Friday, March 19, 2010.

                The event is the first in a series of 2010 Artisan Wine Events to be held at Temecula Creek Inn, where wine enthusiasts and novices alike can partake in discussion and debate, meet the region’s top winemakers, and dine on the area’s best cuisine. Winemaker Tim Kramer and owner Mike Rennie of Leonesse Cellars will showcase their wines, paired with delicious cuisine prepared by Temecula Creek Inn’s Executive Chef Salvatore Giuliano. 

    Menu highlights include a Farmers’ Market Salad of Baby Greens, Clementine Tangerine and Crumbled Chevre Cheese with Molasses-Pecan Vinaigrette; Loch Duart Salmon Crudo, Watermelon Radish, Fennel, Chive Gremolata Crostini with Juniper Berry Mandarin Gastrique; and a Trio of Cracked Tellicherry Pepper, Cocoa Nib and Espresso Bean Crusted Certified Angus Beef Ribeye Medallion with a Puff Pastry Lace Fried Spanish Onion, Salted Baked Root Vegetables and Crushed Fingerling Potato Horseradish Hash. 

    For dessert, the chef will create a Chocolate Fondant and Passion Fruit Crème Brulée with Fresh Berries.

    Each course will be paired with a regional red and white wine, allowing guests to select the better match. The menu will feature Leonesse Cellar’s Melange de Blanc 08’ and Cinsaut ’07, A Viognier ’08 and Melange de Reves ’07, a Chardonnay Vineyard Select ’07 and Syrah Cellar Select ’06, and a Muscat Canelli ’08 and Cinsaut Dessert Wine (Port) ’05. (MENU ATTACHED).

    Priced at $85 per person, the four-course meal excludes tax and gratuity, but includes complimentary wine and cheese reception, where guests can

    preview wines that will be served during the evening.  The setting will be intimate, beginning with a wine reception on The Plaza at 6:30 p.m., featuring artisan-inspired appetizers by Giuliano; wine tasting by Kramer; live entertainment by wine host Joel Reese and a decadent four-course dinner at 7:30 p.m. in Temet Grill, the resort’s signature restaurant. Reservations are required.

    Those who want to make it an overnight event can reserve the “Grape Debate Wine Dinner” package, available for one night only at the resort on Friday, March 19, 2010. Priced from $319 per couple and based on double occupancy, the package includes one night of deluxe guestroom accommodations, “White vs. Red – “Grape Debate Wine Dinner” for two, and two touring/tasting tickets to Leonesse Cellars. The package is not applicable to groups.

    To make a reservation for the “White vs. Red – The Grape Debate – An Untraditional Wine Dinner” only, call 951-587-1465. To book the “White vs. Red – The Grape Debate – An Untraditional Wine Dinner” package, call 877-517-1823, e-mail temeculacreekinn@jcresort.com or visit the web at

    www.temeculacreekinn.com.

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