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Wine Region Travel
it seems like we were just enjoying the Olympics in Beijing and now the
kids are back in school and Fall just around the corner. If you
are in tune with the wine industry then you know that September is the
kick-off to Harvest at all the wineries in the Northern
Hemisphere. All the winemakers and their staff are working CRAZY
long hours. We're talking 6am to 11pm, and some [seem to] work
24/7 until it starts to slow down. If you can't get to the
wineries in September to see harvest in full gear then you need to plan
a trip to check out the vineyards in October. You will be in for
a treat, as you will see some of the most beautiful foliage: from green
to orange, reds to yellow.
Brandon, a.k.a. Winemaker B, our
consultant winemaker, has come up for air after being nose deep in
grapes since Labor Day. He is nice enough to spend his valuable
time with us on the phone to interview him so you can get a feel for
what harvest is all about. We will try and bring this update
every couple weeks as he goes through the Harvest. Go to the Ask the Winemaker
column to find Harvest '08 Weeks 1-2, or click down below. If you
have any questions for Brandon please email him at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you've gone to any wineries this
month and have seen Harvest '08 in person, please blog your experiences. We would all love to read about it.
Our website keeps changing and growing based on your feedback. On the home page
you will notice in the left navigation bar that the different links are
now separated and that we've added a link for "newsletter
archives". If you never received or have lost our previous
newsletters feel free to click and check them out. If you aren't
receiving our newsletter then all you need to do is to click onto "Sign up for the ViciVino.com newsletter" and we will add you to the list. Also new, if you go into the Wine Region Information
section we now have the websites to each of the individual listings as
live links, so all you have to do is to click on the link and it will
take you right to that company's website. We also removed the
Basic Membership sign in. We figured out that if YOU need to sign
in to read all the articles then the web crawlers also need to sign in
and they don't have that capability. The web crawlers reading our
website are very important for us to get higher rankings on Google,
Yahoo etc. So now go and read all of the articles we have.
really appreciate our Julius Caesar members and are working on some
great items that only you will have the ability to read and or do
coming soon. Keep your eyes peeled. By the way, our
promotion to join our Julius Caesar Club
and receive a ViciVino.com wine opener in addition to everything else
expires September 30, 2008. So come and join, you won't be sorry.
is a website dedicated to help you learn more about wine region
traveling: how each wine region is unique and what it has to
offer, the art and science of wine making, some FAQ's on wine
etiquette, recipes that go great with different wines, plus much, much
Our website features:
Ask the Winemaker column in which our dedicated consultant, Brandon, answers your questions.
Vineyard Views articles where we interview wine industry personalities.
Wine Region area information from wineries and lodging to restaurants, spas and other activities.
Food and Wine Pairing Recipes
Travel Planning Services where you tell us what you want to see and do on your next wine region getaway, and we will plan it for you.
Blog to write about your wine experiences or read what others wine lovers have to say.
you want more details within the different wine regions including
wineries, lodging, restaurants, spas etc. plus other perks, then you
should become a Julius Caesar Club Member. (We are
having a Launch Special: if you become a Julius Caesar Club Charter
Member by September 30, 2008 you will not only receive one 3-day
personalized itinerary and a ViciVino.com wine tote bag, but you will
also receive a ViciVino.com wine/beverage opener, a total value of $85.00 for only $35.00 per year.)
part of helping our website get off the ground, it's easy! All
you have to do is to forward this newsletter along to as many of your
friends and family who you think would enjoy reading and learning more
about wine and the experiences that traveling in the different wine
regions offer. We would greatly appreciate it.
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|Ask The Winemaker
ViciVino.com spoke with Mitch Katz of Mitchell Katz Winery
at Ruby Hills in Livermore, CA. Mitch fell in love with making
non-grape fruit wines in England with his grandfather. He is a
self taught winemaker and you will feel his love and energy for his
winery reading this interview.