Tuesday, September 6, 2011

9/6 New Blend Art Bus Red, Scott Lewis From Slow Living, Maui Agriculture

What's Cookin' Today

Owner of Cannon Estate Wines Talks To Us About A New Blend From La Sirena: Art Bus Red

The Art Bus Red is a brand new blend from La Sirena. Art Bus Red celebrates the Art of winemaking. I have often compared the Art of blending to painting, like having more colors on my palette and palate! . In both, the Artist uses different hues (flavors) to create something truly unique and delicious. In this rich layered blend, I sought to capture the thrill of Art as a tribute to Artists everywhere. Strive to create beauty.

From the minute you pull the cork, the aromas are deep, rich, and enticing. Black cherry fruit with notes of cinnamon, caramel, graham cracker, and vanilla. Explosive flavors match the aromas in a big, yet soft and silky blend. Flavors persist, tannins very mild, structure is solid and built to last. Made from our estate vineyards here in Calistoga (except a tidbit of CF from Oakville). This is “one of the good ones” from the tiny crop produced in 2008 after the spring frost. While tasty now, this is a wine that is also cellar-worthy, easily 10-15 years.

Co Host of the Slow Living Radio Show, Scott Lewis, Is Here To Tell Us About The Newest Developments In The World Of Wine

A European-trained sommelier and proprietor of Napa Valley’s renowned V Wine Cellar, Scott Lewis has occupied resort postings worldwide as a food & beverage and wine director. His knowledge and contacts in the industry have made him a sought after educator, guest speaker and wine host at events around the country. As proprietor of the V Wine Cellar, Lewis oversees a team of handpicked sommeliers and day-to-day management of the cellar; a fusion of tasting bar, reserve cellar and soft seating wine lounge where hip lifestyle and comfort intersect with a warm and accessible wine experience. An afternoon hot spot for the “who’s who” of the winemaking industry, V Wine Cellar has been fondly dubbed “ground zero for Napa Valley wines” by those in the vintner circles.

Charlene Kauhane Is Talking With Us About Meals From The Hawaiian Island of Maui During There September Campaign Celebrating Maui's Agriculture

Come September, Grown on Maui products will be hard to miss. Farmers, ranchers, local food producers and friends of agriculture are teaming up to celebrate local food. Maui Agriculture will be at our tables each day, in our homes, at community gatherings, in schools, and with promotions and special offerings island-wide. “We do this campaign because we believe that agriculture matters on Maui,” says MCFB executive director Warren Watanabe.

Participation is easy! Shop in stores featuring the Grown on Maui logo for flowers, produce, or value-added products. Spot a chef or flower demonstration at stores. Select Grown on Maui menu items when dining out. Slow Food Maui hosts a potluck on September 17 and its education series continues on September 28 with raising poultry chickens as its theme. The campaign ends October 2, at the Maui Fair. Visit www.mauicountyfarmbureau.org for details of events and participating outlets and a complete list of agricultural partners and local food producers.

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