Vinography.com . Ancillary Premiere Napa Valley activities are the pre-auctionwinery parties and schmoozing fests held at various wineriesthroughout the valley. I attended some of them: a tasting of winesfrom Calistoga and St. Helena in the Pritchard Building in St.Helena; the Oak Knoll District tasting held at Don Giovannirestaurant; the Pine Ridge Winery, which hosted tastings of some oftheir neighbor wineries; Shafer Vineyards; and Hall Winery in St.Helena, which offered tastings of 10 St. Helena appellationwineries. I had just scratched the surface of NVP tastings withtheir accompanying finger foods when my digestive tract said,“Whoa, George, things are pretty full down here.” So, I went hometo enjoy a lovely Pepto Bismol cocktail.
The Wine Society Of India RUMOR DU JOUR: I keep hearing rumors about the number of NVwineries for sale, but a reliable number is hard to verify. Onereason is that wineries which are considering selling insist that acontract with a broker contains a confidentiality clause to avoiddamage to the winery’s reputation and possible sale price.
Wines From India EVENTS: The St. Helena Wine Center has announced its calendar ofdazzling tasting events for the next few months of 2011. Check itout at shwc.com .
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The Greece Central School District?s proposed budget for 2011-12 slashes teaching positions and elementary school music and art instruction.
Wineries In India Ash Wednesday celebrated all day at St. Monica's St. Monica Church on Genesee Street was open from midnight until 7 p.m. so people could observe Ash Wednesday.
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The newest winery in South Dakota is named after a dog. Dave and Sue Greenlee launched Tucker’s Walk Vineyard and Winery this summer, securing a farm winery license from the state and installing winemaking equipment on their property near Sioux Falls. The couple plans to produce 100 cases (about 250 gallons) of wine from their own grapes this year for sale at their winery—currently the garage and basement of their home. Within three years, the Greenlees hope to make 10 times that amount of wine and expand sales to local liquor stores and supermarkets.
Vineyards In India The newest winery in South Dakota is named after a dog. Dave and Sue Greenlee launched Tucker’s Walk Vineyard and Winery this summer, securing a farm winery license from the state and installing winemaking equipment on their property near Sioux Falls. The couple plans to produce 100 cases (about 250 gallons) of wine from their own grapes this year for sale at their winery—currently the garage and basement of their home. Within three years, the Greenlees hope to make 10 times that amount of wine and expand sales to local liquor stores and supermarkets.
Wineries In India Dave Greenlee figures the venture—which began as a hobby growing grapes in the backyard—has cost about $100,000 to date. For now, the Greenlees plan on keeping their day jobs with the U.S. Geological Survey. But if those first 100 cases find buyers, Dave, 60, envisions quitting to run the winery full time. “We’re both sucked into it so far there’s no turning back,” he said.
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Winery In India The Virginia Wine Association last month awarded the 2011 Governor's Cup for red wines to FoxMeadow Winery of Linden for its 2008 Le Renard Rouge, a 50-50 blend of cabernet franc and merlot.
Vineyards In India Of the state's 190-plus wineries, only 60 entered the contest, putting up a total of 196 wines for judging. So the winner is no more the state's best wine than Hickory the Scottish deerhound is the best dog in the world after winning the Westminster Kennel Club dog show.
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— A local business start-up is hoping to add a winery to Belle Isle in a bid to draw more tourists and boost the city's economy, but plans could sour even before a formal proposal.
Wines Of India Detroit City Cellars, part of TechTown, Wayne State University's incubator for new businesses, is proposing an urban winery and vineyard on the island.
Winery In India City officials haven't weighed in on the plan, and the nonprofit group that helps preserve and maintain the park is opposed, saying it isn't an appropriate venture for the population destination on the Detroit River.
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