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.
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!
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…
Valet Parking: Complimentary until 7:00pm | $5.00 after
As the exclusive wine sponsor of Tampa Bay Restaurant Week, Prescription Vineyards is hosting its ‘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, Hotel Epicurean’s exceptional restaurant, its menu developed out of Bern’s Steak House traditions.
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.
“iHeartMedia is excited to be a part of and attend ‘Friday-Eve Live’ on June 17 at Epicurean,” said April Easterly, Promotions Director at Rumba 106.5 and US 103.5. “As the kick-off to Tampa Bay Restaurant Week, our very own Tampa Talents can’t wait to experience the great food and sips from the Bay. Katie Sommers on middays with 93.3 FLZ, and Ian Beckles, who is on evenings as Co-Host of Beckles and Recher on 95.3 WDAE, will be attending.”
Tickets are $25 each in advance ($35 at the door if available) and include five wine tasting tickets, light nosh, and Wockner’s musical showcase performance. Hotel Epicurean will also offer a special appetizer menu and drinks for purchase. ‘Friday-Eve Live’ guests are also encouraged tobook advance dinner reservations to follow the happy hour event! Guests must be 21 with a valid photo ID to attend.
Prescription Vineyards 2018 Alexander Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon
Big, tarry, espresso notes douse deep, resonant blackberry and arrive on a satin coat. Dry, chalky tannins abound mid-palate, with a hint of mint and shale. Expressive, big boy red, with defined structure for an age-worthy journey. ~ Meridith May, Publisher
Sourced from 1,700 feet above the valley floor on the benchlands of the Mayacamas Moutain Range in Sonoma County, California.
Prescription Vineyards Partners with Creative Loafing Newspaper, Producer of Tampa Bay Restaurant Week!
Prescription Vineyards is excited to announce that we are the exclusive wine sponsor of Tampa Bay Restaurant Week, happening June 17th through 27th throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Our wines will be featured by the glass and bottle at select restaurants and paired with the events prix fixe menus.
“We’re so excited to be getting back to market and sharing Rob Lloyd’s wines,” said Greg Moore, Director of Sales for Lloyd Cellars and Prescription Vineyards, “The opportunity to work directly with restaurateurs and support Feeding Tampa Bay means a lot to us!”
As the longer days of spring and summer approach, we begin to dream of outdoor gatherings with family, firing up the grill, and sipping our favorite wines on the patio.
Of course, with the change of seasons comes the heat. We share a reminder to order your wines now to avoid summer ‘heat holds’ and overnight shipping costs. The difference between Ground vs. Overnight shipping can mean several hundred dollars.
Cafe Citti has been a fixture in Sonoma Valley’s town of Kenwood for more than 30-years. Both locals and visitors to wine country have flocked to the restaurant for its casual roadside setting and excellent Italian food served up by owners Luca and Linda Citti. It was also the perfect pit-stop to nosh when traveling between the Napa Valley and Sonoma County wine regions.
Their homemade pasta, rotisserie chicken, and salads have always been great grab-n-go dishes to bring home to a hungry family. That said, a side of Cafe Citti’s deep-fried polenta sticks dipped in their superb marinara and pesto sauces are what feed uncontrollable, visceral human cravings. And then there are the rustic pizzas that give Italian pies their good name.
Here is the announcement from the owners of Cafe Citti:
“It is with a heavy heart that after 30 years of business in Kenwood, we announce that Cafe Citti will be relocating. Our landlords have made the decision to address the stability of the building and will be making renovations that will take several months. Due to the new restrictions placed upon us during this time of Covid, the annual PSPS shut-offs, and most recently the Glass fire, we will be leaving the dining portion of our business behind and we will concentrate our focus on continuing with our take-out business at a new location in Santa Rosa….”
Due to reopen this spring at its new location in Santa Rosa, next door to Hank’s Creekside (excellent breakfast!), Cafe Citti is sure to become an even bigger hit with hungry locals looking for Slow Food Fast! We recommend pairing our Clarksburg Chardonnay with the deep-fried polenta sticks and rotisserie chicken or teaming up our Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with a hand-tossed pizza of your choice. Note: never forget to order extra marinara and pesto sauce, or…
We felt compelled to call out Cafe Citti’s extensive offering of mouth-watering sauces!
91 Points: “Deep garnet, black color; black fruit, licorice, and oak in the aroma, medium to full depth; full-bodied; packed on the palate, ripe tannins, textured; dry, medium acidity, very good balance; black fruit and oaky flavors; medium finish, firms up in the aftertaste.” ~ Wilfred Wong
Prescription Vineyard’s first foray into the Cabernet Sauvignon landscape has created an absolute gem. The fruit is sourced from a vineyard at 1,700 feet in elevation on the slopes of Geyser Peak Mountain, high above the Alexander Valley floor.
The dramatic west-facing hillsides on the Mayacama Mountain range possess an exquisite profile of soil that drains extremely well and shares a favorable composition that optimizes mature flavors for Cabernet Sauvignon. In these areas, Bordeaux variety grapes achieve a higher quality of tannin and intense blackberry fruit. (source: Alexander Valley Winegrowers)
Winemaker Rob Lloyd has a decade of experience working with this vineyard, so it seemed natural to create a terroir-driven Cabernet Sauvignon at the reasonable price of just $30.00 a 750ml bottle!