Prescription ‘Steak & Chardonnay Challenge’ Creates Delicious Intrigue at SOBEWFF

Prescription 'Steak & Chardonnay Challenge' Creates Delicious Intrigue at SOBEWFF

As you may have heard, Prescription Vineyards crashed the South Beach Food & Wine Festival’s Steak & Whiskey party hosted by Chef Michael Symon. We demonstrated how our Clarksburg Chardonnay pairs beautifully with steak. Our higher acidity (more than most California Chardonnays), cuts through the fat of steak while its lush mouthfeel matches the rich texture of the meat.

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.

Prescription is Crashing the Whiskey Party at South Beach Wine & Food Festival this February!

Prescription Vineyards is Crashing the Whiskey Party at South Beach Wine & Food Festival this February!


Prescription is the Exclusive Wine Sponsor of Steak & Whiskey Hosted by Chef Michael Symon

Yes, you heard that right, Prescription Vineyards is crashing the Steak & Whiskey party hosted by Chef Michael Symon at the South Beach Food & Wine Festival this February. We’ll demonstrate how our Clarksburg Chardonnay pairs beautifully with steak. Our higher acidity (than most California Chardonnays) cuts through the fat of steak while its lush mouthfeel matches the rich texture of the meat.

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.
STEAK MARINADE

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

INSTRUCTIONS

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

(Photo courtesy of Miami Design District)

Prescription’s Director of Marcomm Joel Quigley sits for an Interview with Mark Fusco of Wine World TV in San Antonio, TX

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!

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
    • Pre-Event Lobby Tasting 4:00 to 6:00pm
    • ‘First Thursday’ 6:00 to 9:00pm
    • RSVP here

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

‘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.

#PrescriptionVineyards #FridayEveLive #LiveMusic #Music #wine #winelife @passportapproved  @imaginariesband


‘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.



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