In Pics: ‘Friday-Eve Live’ Hosted by Celeb Chef & Cookbook Author Bob Blumer in the Hollywood Hills

Isra 'Friday-Eve Live' Hollywood
Friday-Eve Live feat. Isra

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…

Instagram: @isra • YouTube: @isra

Special Thanks to A&R Worldwide and CellarPass.com


Photographer Brandon Fuller Captured the Evening as The Sun Set Over Hollywood


Blumer’s ‘Greatest Hits’ Apps Menu

veg

• pumpkin pie soup shooters

• avocado and butter bean hummus on home-made lavash crackers

• wild mushroom pizza (roasted garlic base and camembert cheese)

fish

smoked salmon sno-cones

chix

chicken lollipops

pig

bacon-wrapped, parmigiano-stuffed medjool dates

dessert

chocolate/peanut butter/caramel/banana wontons

Prescription Vineyards Loves Texas Tour, November 2021

Prescription Vineyards In-Market Visit Events Include San Antonio, Austin & Dallas this November!

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.

‘ART OF THE SIP’ WITH SAN ANTONIO CURRENT


‘FIRST THURSDAY’ WITH SOUTH CONGRESS HOTEL & AUSTIN MONTHLY

  • Thursday, Nov 4 (Austin)
    • ‘First Thursday’ with South Congress Hotel & Austin Monthly
    • Multi-Stage Musical Event @ South Congress Hotel
    • Artists/DJs TBA
    • Pre-Event Lobby Tasting 4:00 to 6:00pm
    • ‘First Thursday’ 6:00 to 9:00pm

AUSTIN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL 2021

  • Nov 5 – 7 (Austin) Click Here For Tickets
    • Austin Food & Wine Festival
      • Grand Tastings Times 11-4 Saturday, 11-3 Sunday

TEXSOM SOMMELIER CONFERENCE IN DALLAS TEXAS

  • Nov 14 – 16 (Dallas) Click Here to Attend
    • TEXSOM Sommelier Conference @ Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas at Las Colinas
      • Monday, Nov 15 @ 2:15pm – Lloyd Cellars & Prescription Vineyards Expo Tasting

Prescription Vineyards 2018 Clarksburg Chardonnay Wins Double-Gold at the American FineWine Competition – All Americas


American FineWine Competition – All Americas judging took place May 30th, 2021, in South Florida

More than 160 wines were evaluated and judged by a 12-member judging panel of wine industry educators, distributors, retailers, journalists, and sommeliers. It encompasses all the Americas – from Canada to Argentina. Medals are awarded – bronze, silver, gold, double gold, Best of Class, and Best of Show. The competition consisted of a two-day, blind-tasting where judges representing all aspects of the wine industry evaluated the wines and award medals accordingly.



Click here to learn more about American Fine Wine Competitions

‘Friday-Eve Live’ Kick-Starts Tampa Bay Restaurant Week at Epicurean with Artist Carl Wockner

When: Thursday, June 17th 

Location: Epicurean | Élevage SoHo Kitchen & Bar, 1207 S Howard Ave, Tampa 

Tickets: $25 Advance | $35 Door (If available / due to limited tickets, we expect to sell-out in advance)

Event Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm 

Artist Showcase: 6:30pm – 7:10pm

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 to book advance dinner reservations to follow the happy hour event! Guests must be 21 with a valid photo ID to attend.

Epicurean Terrace Lounge

2018 Clarksburg Chardonnay Scores 92 Points from Tasting Panel

Prescription Vineyards – 2018 Chardonnay, Clarksburg ($20)
Aromas of baked apple and tapioca are mind reeling. Rich and mouthwatering across the palate, notes of guava, creamed corn, cookie dough and lemon blossom have an ecstatic side effect. This 100% stainless-steel fermented white goes through 95 percent ML, with some oak treatment. Sourced from a single grower and crafted by winemaker Robert Lloyd, it’s a definite cure for the common Chardonnay. ~ Meridith May, Publisher

Prescription Vineyards Exclusive Wine Sponsor of Tampa Bay Restaurant Week!

Tampa Bay Restaurant Week

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!”

Creative Loafing’s Annual Food Issue hit stands on June 17th. For a limited time, participating Tampa Bay area restaurants will be offering multiple-course prix fixe menus and exclusive pricing on Funky Buddha beer, Corona beer, Garrison Brothers whiskey, Prescription Vineyards wine, and more!

To take advantage of Restaurant Week, all you have to do is visit any participating restaurant from June 17th through 27th and ask for the Tampa Bay Restaurant Week menu.

Plus, this year, a portion of proceeds benefits Feeding Tampa Bay!

‘Beat the Heat’ to Save on Spring & Summer Shipping

Beat the heat and save on shipping

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.

You can save even more by joining our Lloyd Cellars Membership.

As a Club Member, you’ll enjoy a 10% discount on your favorite wines for a commitment of 2 cases (24, 750ml bottles) purchased per year.

And you choose your wines!

>>> CLICK HERE to learn more and become a member <<<

Cheers to Spring & Summer Sipping!

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Iconic Wine Country Italian Eatery ‘Cafe Citti’ Relocates, Goes 100% To-Go

Cafe Citti Moves to Santa Rosa
In our ongoing Slow Food Fast Series, we feature Italian Trattoria and wine country favorite, Cafe Citti

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.

For dessert lovers: Cafe Citti’s house-made cannoli is perfectly not too sweet

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!


Cafe Citti | 2792 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95405 | (707) 523-2690

Full Menu

If the World is Your Oyster, Prescription Chardonnay Can Help Wash it Down!

Bodega Bay Oyster Company Grilling Oysters
Bodega Bay Oyster Company Grilling Day-Fresh Oysters Roadside! Photo credit: Bodega Bay Oyster Company

The North Coast of the Bay Area is Oyster Country, with Many Roadside Stops to Pick Up Some ‘Slow Food Fast’

The oyster is a roadside delicacy in Northern California’s Marin and Sonoma Counties. Take a drive along the Pt. Reyes National Seashore and Tomales Bay, and the selection of bivalve pit stops are many. Sure, you can use your navigation to find your way, or go old school and look for the long grills sending up smoke signals over picnic benches dotting the shoreline.

We chose oysters as our next feature for our ‘Slow Food Fast’ series because many don’t know that it takes two to three years to grow oysters for market. Along with the task of raising and breeding multiples varieties of oysters, these oyster farmers, and chefs, have a passion for making their secret house cocktail and barbecue sauces and mignonettes.

Locally, we can take a leisurely Sunday drive out to the Bodega Bay Oyster Company, grab a quick dozen or bag of 50 for a party, and ready to go sauces, and be back home for a late afternoon shuckin’. We make it a ritual, as we wash the oysters down with a glass of Prescription Chardonnay, to raise a toast to the aquaculturists who brave the cold waters and windswept coast.

If you’re from a clan of landlocked human beings, many of these oyster companies direct ship. Check out Hog Island Oyster Company or Tamales Bay Oyster Company to start planning your ‘The World is Your Oyster’ celebration. Here’s a link to jump over to our store to stock up on wine!


Amy’s Drive Thru is the Prescription for Making Movie Night Simple & Vegetarian Tasty!

Amy's Drive Thru Sustainable & Organic

Amy’s Drive Thru started in Sonoma County, California, several years back, and now have locations in Corte Madera and the San Francisco International Airport. They are sustainably focused and offer veggie, vegan and gluten-free burgers, burritos and pizza. Its buildings have reclaimed elements, rainwater collectors, and sod roofs layered with grasses and succulent plants. And, yes, they have indoor seating along with its drive-through window.

Amy's Drive Thru Sustainable & Organic

For those not from Northern California, you may be familiar with Amy’s organic products from grocery store shelves and in freezers. We’d equate the quality level of its drive-through food to In-N-Out Burger and Chik-fil-A (apologies to our vegan and vegetarian friends for the meat analogy).

In our house, for Friday movie night, we love the Amy Burger – a double veggie patty, double cheese, lettuce, tomato, (sans onion), pickle, with Fred Sr.’s secret sauce. When you avoid the onion, the beauty of this burger is that it pairs beautifully with both Presciption Vineyards Clarksburg Chardonnay and our Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

Note, Amy’s fries are excellent, yet aren’t the best for pairing with wine. Our recommendation is to take another bite of burger after you eat a fry before taking a sip of wine—simple solution. And if you’re glutton free, get your veggie-on-veggie with Amy’s lettuce wrap option!

Now, how about a list of food-themed shows offered up by IMDb: Food & Restaurant Movies & TV Series to whet your appetite!

Photo credits: Amy’s Drive Thru