‘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.

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

‘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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Instagram Live with Author & Gastronaut Bob Blumer, December 10th

Instagram Live with Bob Blumer & Prescription Vineyards

Rob and Bonnie Lloyd invite you to join us live on Instagram on Thursday, December 10th at 4:30 pm PT for a live demo and pairing with Gastronaut & Author @BobBlumer.

Bob will demonstrate recipe tips from his new cookbook Flavorbomb and pairing our 2018 Clarksburg Chardonnay and inaugural release of our 2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

We’ll be live from both the Lloyd’s home in the Napa Valley and Bob’s eclectic kitchen from his home in the Hollywood Hills.

At the end of the show, we’re going to announce our #PrescriptionGetaway contest for an escape to the Napa Valley for Harvest in August 2021!

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Inaugural Release of Our 2018 Alexander Valley Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon is Here!

The new 2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet joins our 2018 Clarksburg Chardonnay in the Family Kitchen and Online Store!

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 a hillside block. With Rob having a decade of working with this vineyard, it seemed a natural fit to create a terrific cab at an incredibly reasonable price. Rob likes to make rich, luscious wines, and Prescription 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon definitely qualifies.

“I love this Alexander Valley hillside vineyard,” said winemaker Rob Lloyd. “The severe hillside looks like an old volcano. It’s always the last lot of Cabernet Sauvignon to come into the winery. The berries are so tiny with deep, concentrated berries.”

Rob utilized 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from this Alexander Valley vineyard in Sonoma County, California. He tank-fermented the wine in closed-top tanks, pressed the grapes, and then barrel-aged it for 16 months using new and used, French and American oak barrels. As he loves to to, Rob the bottle aged the wine until release.

“It’s so nice to have a Cabernet Sauvignon in our Prescription portfolio to complement our Clarksburg Chardonnay,” said Bonnie Lloyd, reflecting while taking sips in the family’s kitchen. “The rich, bright fruit has notes of blackberry, cherry, and black currant. And the soft tannins have such a smooth mouthfeel that I can’t help but smile after every sip.”

Upon initial release, our 2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is available exclusively on our online store.


Trade partners interested in carrying our 2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon may contact Greg Moore at (415) 385-9658 or email greg@lloydcellars.com.

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