Friday, September 23, 2011

9/23 Riverbench Vineyard & Winery, Tips On Making Great Coffee, Steve Evans: The Movie Guy!

What's Cookin' Today

General Manager Of Winery Division Riverbench Vineyard and Winery, Laura Mohseni Joins Us To Talk About Some Great Deals On Some Great Wines

The 2011 season has been one of the most memorable and we have not only just gotten started! The relatively cool season has made farming a challenge and the vines have been confused as to where to put their energy. Our heat wave this week should really get things rolling! Beyond all of the viticulture and farming, the extended season and small berry size will likely prove to be great for the wine. Pounds of fruit per vine is lower than average years and typically we see extraordinary complexity in wines from vintages like this. We brought in the first grapes for our sparkling wines a week ago, but still have a few weeks until we get into the busy harvest season. Here's hoping for some warmer, dryer weather to ripen the clusters without bunch rot forming. Curious about our vineyard? Have a burning question for Jim Stollberg, our vineyard manager?

Our favorite summertime sipping wine is almost gone, so we've got a warm weather deal for you! Right now, order our 4 Bottle Bundle of 2009 Bedrock Chardonnay for only $72! When you want something light and refreshing, this easy drinking white is just the thing. Crisp and fruity, our Bedrock Chardonnay is a true showcase of our Riverbench Chardonnay with no oak influence at all. Enjoy it as a sipping wine poolside on one of those warm days to come. Order now. Also, our gift merchandise is now on our website! Throw in a logo t-shirt or wine opener with your order, or try one of our fun gift packs.

Vineyard Walk and Lunch with Jim Stollberg, Saturday, September 10th at 12PM Learn about vineyard management from our Vineyard Manager Jim Stollberg as he takes you on a tour through the beautiful Riverbench Vineyard. Cost: Free tour. $20 for lunch and wine tasting ($15 for Benchmark Members.) Reservations Required. Yoga in the Garden with Mary Sage, Saturday, September 24th 9:30am-10:30am Join us for a relaxing morning in the garden practicing the art of Yoga. This one hour sesion in for all skill levels. Mats and blankets will be available. Please contact Amber at or ( 805)937-8340 for more information. Cost: $10 per person. Benchmark Members Pick Up Party, Saturday, October 1st from 5:00-7:00PM Attention all Benchmark Members...Mark your calenders and don't miss the October Pick Up Party featuring new releases paired with Greek fare. Opa! Cost: $15 per person. Reservations Required.

Courtney Royko, KRUPS Product Manager Is Giving Us A Coffee Education On How To Get the Most Out of Our Coffee Beans With Ten Important Tips

In today’s caffeine driven society, more and more coffee consumers are taking the time to learn how to create stronger brews and get their fix. KRUPS, premier provider of coffee and kitchen appliances, knows a thing or two about brewing a strong cup o’ Joe, having created the first patented Precise Tamp system for their Espresso Machines, which creates a perfectly compressed coffee ground cake for a consistent shot of Espresso every time.

Movie Guy Steve Evans Gives us the Movie Hits and Misses!
Steve Evans, the Movie Guy, is going to tell us what we need to run out and see and what we can avoid in the movie theaters, this week!

So, grab your popcorn, folks! Get your movie news and reviews right here on the What's Cookin' Today show! Steve “The Movie Guy” will take a look at what’s hot at the box office and the new films being released this weekend.

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