‘FRIDAY-EVE LIVE’ Features The UK’s ‘Waiting for Smith’ on AUGUST 26 – A VIRTUAL MUSICAL SHOWCASE!

Friday-Eve Live features Waiting for Smith
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.
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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]


‘Friday-Eve Live’ is a production of Prescription Vineyards, in partnership with A&R Worldwide and Passport Approved Radio and our family of musical artists.

‘The Imaginaries’ Perform August 12 on Prescription Vineyards ‘Friday-Eve Live’ – a Virtual Musical Showcase!

Friday-Eve Live - The Imaginaries
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.

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‘Friday-Eve Live’ is a production of Prescription Vineyards, in partnership with A&R Worldwide and Passport Approved Radio and our family of musical artists.

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.



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‘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

Tasting Panel 92 Point Score for Prescription 2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon!

Tasting Panel 92 Point Score for Prescription 2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon!
Tasting Panel 92 Point Score for Prescription 2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon!

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.

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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

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Wilfred Wong Scores Prescription 2018 Alexander Valley Cab 91 Points!

Prescription Vineyard 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Our fruit is sourced from 1,700 feet in elevation on the slopes of Geyser Peak Mountain

Our 2018 Cab is Getting Raves for Quality & Value


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!

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Read Our ‘Slow Food Fast’ Blog Featuring Our Cabernet!