Wednesday, January 25, 2012

February is for Wine Lovers

Lots of action at the winery these days! Jen H and Jen-Jen are planning several special events for Valentine's Day, including a Sweetheart Dinner on the 11th, catered by Suicide Bridge Restaurant. Would you like a bottle of wine delivered to your sweetheart on Valentine's Day? Check out our website for personal delivery service on that day! Richard is putting together a special View of the Vineyard this year, probably in March, and he wants everyone who planted a vine for the past three years to come out and locate their vine, pamper it, and even take a picture of it.  Then you can plant a vine for this year's event as well.
Blending trials took place on Monday.  What are blending trials? The staff and special invited guests take an entire afternoon to taste wine ande make decisions about what actual wines will be bottled in April.  William, the winemaker, is the facilitator, and the group on Monday consisted of Jen Layton, Jen Hoffman, Barb Bailey, Pam Payne, and Jim Ogg.  They tasted wines form last year, and compared them to proposed wines for thie year.  Wines examined included Traminette, Vidal Blanc, Chambourcin, and Rose.  They decided which wines would make it to the bottle on April 4th and 5th, so these blending trials are of vital importance to Layton' s Chance wine lovers.  By the way, our winemaker, William, has begun classes at University of California - Davis to get his wine-making certification.  UC-Davis is the premier location to study wine-making, and we are excited that William will study with the best!
Don't forget Happy Hour on February 3rd with karaoke by Bob Windosr, and Happy Hour on February 17th featuring the return or JohnE Wa2C. Two great evenings of entertainment.

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