A San Joes Int’l Short Film Festival VIP Mixer & Tasting
At Vintage Wine Merchants, Santana Row
377 Santana Row, Suite 1135
Saturday, Oct 8 – 2 pm to 4 pm
Prescription Vineyards is celebrating our multi-year sponsorship of the San Jose Int’l Short Film Festivaland our recent feature article in The Somm Journal magazine. The ‘Aerating the Sun’ story and interview with Winemaker Rob Lloyd highlight why our Chardonnay makes such an excellent wine for restaurant By-the-Glass (BTG) programs.
Issei also pairs our Prescription Vineyard’s Clarksburg Chardonnay with the kitchen’s ‘Mortadell-Burrata Pizza,’ so it seemed apropos to serve up hosted bites of this delicious pie during the event. To round out the experience, we’ll also share tastes of our Lloyd Cellars Carneros Chardonnay and Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir. The event will be a great opportunity to pre-stock your wine cellar for the upcoming holiday 2022 season!
Hosted by Celeb Chef & Cookbook Author Bob Blumer at His Hollywood Hills Home
Inspired by last year’s exclusive ‘Friday-Eve Live’ event at Blumer’s Hollywood Hills home, Blumer, the Lloyd Cellars team, and music partners A&R Worldwide have envisioned an annual event we’re calling the ‘Surreal Showcase’ featuring artist Will Sweeny (@willsweeny). Additionally, Will’s teaser video featuring his new track ‘Missing You,’ posted below, spotlights his friend Grey Coutts (@greycoutts) artwork. Grey will be exhibiting his abstract works and painting live at the event!
This exclusive, invite-only event brings together the perfect trilogy of lux wine, culinary wizardry, and musical showcase against the stunning backdrop of the iconic Hollywood sign. If you’re in the entertainment business, culinary world, or a member of the media, email us to request an invite to attend this private one-of-kind music and culinary mash-up!
RSVP Request Required: Joel@LloydCellars.com • Invite Non-Transferable • Due to Limited Space and Food Planning, Please Only RSVP if You are Certain of Your Attendance • Must be 21 •Valet Provided
Gastronaut, artist, and eight-time Guinness World Record holder Bob Blumer is the creator and host of the television series Surreal Gourmet, Glutton for Punishment, and a producer and host of World’s Weirdest Restaurants. His shows air on various networks in more than twenty countries worldwide. Follow Blumer’s culinary adventures on Instagram at @bobblumer.
Blumer will create a surreal passed-apps menu to pair with Lloyd Cellars and Prescription Vineyards wines and a musical showcase – staged rooftop overlooking Blumer’s patio – featuring singer-songwriter and rocker Will Sweeny!
The Surreal Gourmet Menu
Parsnip & Bacon Soup Shooters
House-Cured Salmon Sno-Cones
Grilled Pesto Pizza
Steak & Potatowich
The Will Sweeny Story
Los Angeles, 1993: Being blessed in his mother’s womb by music legend Little Richard was how Will Sweeny’s career and life began when the icon placed his hands on her pregnant stomach in a hotel lobby and shouted, ‘God bless this child, Lord!’
English through and through, but with such a life blessing linking him to the U.S., it’s no wonder Will has gone on to perform his music around the world and has returned to Los Angeles to record his debut solo venture.
Will hails from Cheshire, England, where he would spend hours hitting upturned pans with wooden spoons as soon as he was old enough to sit up. His love of music and drumming had begun. He got his first set of drums as a child and studied music in college. There, he formed his first band, “White Eskimo,” playing drums, and his music career took off in the U.K.
Will soon became the group’s frontman and went on to perform his music in England’s hottest venues, including The 02 Arena in London, Brixton Academy, and his packed and extended residencies at the infamous Cavern Club. Will has now made the exciting move State-side as a debut solo artist to fulfill! He has opened for top groups, including The Jam, and has appeared regularly across National television and radio, including The BBC and ITV. Will even brought his previous band to L.A. and entered the live scene at the top with an opening show at The Whiskey and a resounding demand for more U.S. shows…
He has spent his time during quarantine honing the music he has always wanted most to create and writing new songs for his album release. Will shared about his new solo music, “I want to bend marketing rules, break the usual boxes people try to tick when classifying a new artist. My influences are everything from Elvis Presley to Guns N’ Roses, and that shows in my sound and writing.” Will says about his live shows, “I like to knock people off their feet with the electricity of performing, make them want the night never to end. My stage act is all about fun, showmanship, and connection.”
As the exclusive wine sponsor of Tampa Bay Restaurant Week, Prescription Vineyards is hosting its 2nd Annual ‘Friday-Eve Live’ showcase at Epicurean, located in Tampa’s SoHo District. Playing off the pop-culture phenomenon of people jump-starting their weekend and calling Thursday nights ‘Friday Eve,’ the happy hour mixer is part wine tasting, part musical showcase. The evening’s wine and music will pair with delicious bites by Élevage SoHo Kitchen & Bar, Epicurean’s exceptional restaurant, its menu developed out of Bern’s Steak House traditions.
When: Thursday, June 16th, 2022 Location: Epicurean • The Garden Terrace – 2nd Floor, 1207 S Howard Ave, Tampa
The opening night celebration is in partnership with Creative Loafing Tampa and iHeartRadio. The night’s musical showcase guest is artist Carl Wockner. Wockner was named the first and only Australian artist to win Top Honors at the International Acoustic Music Awards (USA). He also scored in the top of the AAA category with his album Crayon Days with producer Michael Flanders in Nashville, Tennessee. He was recently awarded “Musician of the Year 20/21” by Western Australia Prestige Awards.
We had one chef comment that our Alexander Valley Cabernet was a beautiful compliment to the steaks, which interacts more like a sauce, while our Chardonnay was a refreshing palate cleanser between bites. He compared it to eating sushi and refreshing between bites with pickled ginger.
“We were excited to be approached at the next day’s Wine Spectator Grand Trade Tasting by people asking if we were the Chardonnay that went great with steak,” said Director of Sales Greg Moore. “When we confessed, they said people were talking about what a great experience it was.” We’re still grinning.
Below we share a photo gallery of the night with pics from us and WorldRedEye.com.
Talk to northern Italians, they’ve been drinking white wine with steak for centuries. The tradition: finish your steak with a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of sea salt. Just like a sip of Prescription Chardonnay, the acidity of the lemon nicely contrasts the fat in steak and helps break down the collagen, giving the meat a balanced flavor profile and a succulent bite. The sprinkle of sea salt intensifies aromas, balances other flavors, makes the meat taste juicier, and increases tenderness while making your wine taste softer and more luscious.
The Steak & Whiskey event is part of the Miami Design District Event Series. This walk-around event will sizzle when more than 20 of the country’s greatest chefs come together to dish out their highest quality steak bites, paired perfectly with whiskey cocktails from the Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits portfolio…and Prescription Vineyards Chardonnay! The event takes place at the iconic Jungle Plaza and celebrates the Design District’s innovative fashion, architecture, design, and world-class dining.
PRESCRIPTION STEAK & CHARDONNAY RECIPE BY GINA GARBERO
Our good friend Gina Garbero (AKA @thechubbyhomechef) created and photographed our Steak & Chardonnay recipe.
1 TBSP – SOY SAUCE 1 TBSP – LEMON JUICE 1 TBSP – OLIVE OIL 1 TBSP – WORCESTER OR GRAVY MASTER 1 TBSP – ITALIAN SEASONING
A PINCH OF SALT & 1 TSP PEPPER 2 TO 4 PRESSED GARLIC CLOVES
Marinate your steak for 1.5 hours in the refrigerator then 30 minutes at room temp.
Heat a cast-iron skillet with olive oil, on medium heat sear the steak on all sides. Cook to an internal temp if 145°
Serve with a squeeze from a fresh lemon wedge or preserved lemon wedge and a high-end finishing sea salt sprinkle.
Pair with the 2019 Prescription Vineyard Chardonnay
The sides photographed are a traditional mash potato and an air fryer broccoli with salt, pepper and olive oil.
Steak & Whiskey Takes Place at the Miami Design District’s Famed Jungle Plaza
EP #65: ‘Freestyle Fridays’ – Interviewing Joel Quigley of Prescription Vineyards
While on our Lloyd Cellars and Prescription Vineyards ‘We Love Texas Tour‘ this past November, our Director of Marketing Communications Joel Quigley had an opportunity to sit down with Mark Fusco, CS, CSW of Wine World TV. We were in the Alamo City for Prescription’s ‘Art of the Sip’ signature event at Blue Star Contemporary Arts Gallery in partnership with San Antonio Current. Mark explored some of Joel’s 30-year history in the wine business before turning to the task at hand, tasting Prescription Vineyards wines. This episode is what Mark calls ‘Freestyle Fridays,’ and they certainly went freestyle discussing their mutual appreciation of wine, food, and music!
Make sure to subscribe to Mark Fusco’s Wine World TV while you’re visiting YouTube!
Music Biz and Wine Execs Mix it Up with Featured Artist Isra Over Wine and Surreal Bites
We Staged Isra’s Performance on Blumer’s Roof Below the Iconic Hollywood Sign
Prescription’s most exclusive ‘Friday-Eve Live’ showcase of the year went off on October 7 with featured artist Isra and Celebrity Chef and Cookbook Author Bob Blumer. Blumer hosted the evening on his outdoor home patio in the Hollywood Hills. He dished up his ‘Greatest Hits’ of Surreal Appetizers to pair with the gathering’s wines from Prescription Vineyards and Lloyd Cellars. Follow Blumer’s culinary adventures on Instagram at @bobblumer.
Born in Venezuela and raised in Miami, Isra is an established Latin artist who has developed a large following due to his social media acumen and live performances. His music is best described as urban rock infused with catchy hooks that tell a story of empowerment and encourages listeners to live their passions. Get on the social media bandwagon at…
Prescription Vineyards November Events Include Visits to San Antonio, Austin & Dallas!
We hope you’ll come to see us and taste while we mix wine, music, and delicious food on our tour of the Lone Star State. Check out our schedule of events and partnerships below…
Alyson Alonzo performs “Cry Now, Cry Later” for the Cover Stories podcast. Alyson is our featured artist and DJ for ‘Art of the Sip’ in San Antonio on Wednesday, Nov 3 at Blue Star Contemporary Arts Gallery.
We’re big fans of Harry Lloyd, a.k.a., ‘Waiting for Smith’ (no direct relation confirmed yet). We love the upbeat vibe of his song, ‘Long Life.’ Here’s a taste of the lyrics, “Thinking about what you said the other day, ‘The way I act the things I do, how I behave, Would I be here if you hadn’t walked my way…’ Now hit play for the full story!
Our August 26, Prescription’s ‘Friday-Eve Live’ showcase bridges The Pond to bring you the UK’s ‘Waiting for Smith’ from his home studio. Formerly a ski instructor in the French Alps, Harry Lloyd, a.k.a. ‘Waiting for Smith’ broke his back in two places during avalanche training. Wondering whether he’d survive in the helicopter on the way to the hospital, Lloyd had an epiphany that he should dedicate his life to music if he were ok. After spending a year in bed recuperating and learning to play guitar, he formed Waiting For Smith, named after endlessly waiting for their original drummer Smith, who continually failed to show up.
‘Waiting for Smith’ showcase | Thursday, August 26, 2021, 5:30 pm PT.
Fascinated by change, Lloyd’s music is inspired by the ability we all have to evolve ourselves for the better. He shares, “I’m also a hopeless romantic, so a lot of my songs focus on the different angles on love.” The musician confides in how music is like a free form of therapy and hopes to bring a similar liberating feeling of comfort and emotion to make listeners smile and sometimes cry.
Waiting For Smith has seen success garnering over 414K streams on Spotify, 100K YouTube views, 20K Facebook followers, and almost 40K Shazams – as well as landing radio play on more than 180 stations around the world. With features in British GQ, Rolling Stone India, MTV Germany, Clash Magazine, Earmilk, and Holland’s JFK Magazine, Waiting For Smith’s mission is to engulf the world with unforgettable melodies spreading a much-needed message of positivity. [Source: waitingforsmith.co.uk]
The Imaginaries performed on OneMic, the minimalist recording series, centered around the one stereo ribbon microphone at the historic Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Sheffield, AL. The performance inspired the duo to record their debut album at the legendary studio.
We’re thrilled to announce that ‘The Imaginaries,’ a husband and wife duo based out of Oklahoma, will join us for our ‘Fri-Eve Live’ virtual showcase performances this August! Maggie McClure and Shane Henry will perform songs from their self-titled new album recorded in the mythical musical town of Muscle Shoals, AL. Produced with Grammy-Award-winning engineer, John Cuniberti, they also enlisted the help of the legendary Muscle Shoals “Swampers” session musicians.
‘The Imaginaries’ showcase | Thursday, August 12, 2021, 5:30 pm PT.
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Maggie’s had 45 original song placements on T.V. shows such as Cougar Town, The Real World, The Vineyard, and The Hills, in T.V. movies like Hallmark Channel’s My Christmas Love, and in the feature films Cowgirls N’ Angels and A Cowgirl’s Story.
Shane has toured with B.B. King, Etta James, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, George Thorogood, The Destroyers, Johnny Winter, Edwin McCain, the Neville Brothers, and Grand Funk Railroad, to name a few. He has had many song placements on NBC, CBS, Discovery Channel, Hallmark Channel, and the E! Television network and feature films.
As ‘The Imaginaries,’ you instantly see the depth of their experience, chemistry, and the deep commitment they share and to their music.