It’s inaugural ‘Arizona Wine Week’

The first week in November has been proclaimed “Arizona Wine Week” by Gov. Jan Brewer. To celebrate, there is going to be three different Phoenix events in honor of wine and wine connoisseurs alike.

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FREE Wine Tasting Event for Bloggers

James Bogaty wrote a new blog entry named Blogging for WINE. Here is an excerpt from the post:

Veramar Vineyard extended today an open invitation to wine bloggers for a free wine-tasting event on March 27′th, 2010. Join with wine producers and taste great wines from Veramar Vineyard‘s local wine collection, notably the award-winning Cabernet Franc.

News – 23-February-2010 – Taking social media marketing a notch further, Veramar Vineyard of Berryville, VA in association with digital marketing firm 64clicks (www.64clicks.com), extended today an open invitation to wine bloggers for a free wine-tasting event on March 27′th, 2010. The occasion aims to “to put a face to the blogger” by introducing local Virginia wine to local wine bloggers and reach out to wine enthusiasts nationally and internationally. Bloggers attending the event will have a chance step onto the backstage of winemaking and learn from a family of third-generation winegrowers who carried on a tradition they inherited from the Alps. Join with wine producers and taste great wines from Veramar Vineyard‘s local wine collection, notably the award-winning Cabernet Franc.

To book your seat at this limited free wine-tasting event on March 27′th, 2010 at Veramar Vineyard, please tweet “Count me in for Blogger Wine Tasting @veramarvineyard” or send an email to info@veramar.com.

About Veramar Vineyard

Veramar Vineyard is located at 905 Quarry Road, Berryville Virginia in Shenandoah Wine Country. For more information, please call the vineyard at 540-955-5510, or go online to www.veramar.com. For further information about Veramar Vineyard and media interview, please contact Justin Bogaty at 540-955-5510 or email justinbogarty@veramar.com.

Contact: Justin BogatyPhone: 540-955-5510

Great Veramar Wine Reviews

Jim’s got a post with several reviews about Veramar wine at http://1stwine.blogspot.com/2009/12/great-veramar-wine-reviews.html. Have a read, let me know what you think.

Seyval Blanc by The Friends of the Forgotten Grapes

Seyval Blanc

This week, the great folks at The Friends of the Forgotten Grapes featured Seyval Blanc, or as they refer to it, The Frozen White (Wine) Witch of the North.

The blog writes: “Coming from and thriving in as cold climates as Seyval Blanc does, you’d think that the wines produced from the grape would be thin, pale, and perhaps even a little green vis-a-vis some of the cooler weather German varietals. But you’d be wrong. Seyval Blancs tend to have a very bright pale yellow/golden color. Not nearly as rich and golden as a Viognier or a Chardonnay, but similar to Semillons and Sauvignon Blancs that are out there. As always, aging a Seyval in oak will only deepen and intensify the golden color, but more than likely, if you’ve picked up a Seyval, it’s going to be bright light yellow.”

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Seyval Blanc is truly a delicious wine, and one of the real undiscovered gems in this country not yet uncovered by the wine intelligentsia. Her heart may be as cold as ice, and her tongue might be acid sharp, but this United Grape of America Seyval Blanc is a wine you can warmly embrace, enjoy, and truly fall in love with, despite her
upbringing and where she might come from.

Wine and Food Matching

Is it science or art?

James Bogaty of Veramar Vineyard muses:

You are more likely to hear food and wine pairing suggestions rather than hard and fast rules. There’s considerable room for experimentation and expression of your own personality in pairing wine and food. If you want to talk “rules” of wine and food pairing, the standard is red wine with red meat, white wine with white meat. However, rules are meant to be broken. Wine is fun and drink what you like is always the best rule. Having said that, there are some general guidelines you may find helpful when selecting a wine to enhance your meal for that perfect marriage.

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