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LAWineFest at Raleigh Studios:
The Venetian and Palazzo Hotels of Las Vegas were promoting their Carnevale which runs from May 27 through September 8. The hotels will come alive with the fantasy, food, fun, and romance of Italy during Carnevale, a three-month celebration of summer. Carnevale will feature 300 unique experiences through the summer and it's the perfect place to... More >>
LAWineFest at Raleigh Studios:
The Venetian and Palazzo Hotels of Las Vegas were promoting their Carnevale which runs from May 27 through September 8. The hotels will come alive with the fantasy, food, fun, and romance of Italy during Carnevale, a three-month celebration of summer. Carnevale will feature 300 unique experiences through the summer and it's the perfect place to unmask your inner foodie, artist, adventurer, or romantic.
VeeV was founded by Courtney and Carter Reum and is made from the acai berry. The Acai Spirit can be served on the rocks or mixed into some great classic cocktail recipes. They introduced a new product line called Vita Frute Cocktails. The Organic Lemonade tastes like sweet lemonade. It's refreshing and great on a sunny day, sipping by the pool, or at a BBQ.
Chip Forsythe and Doug Burkett own Rebel Coast Winery. This is Chip's second winery and started producing in October 2012. "Not your parents wine" is for the rebels at the table. Reckless Love is half Napa Oakville Cabernet and half Paso Robles Syrah. Tasting notes: blackberries, balanced, medium acidity. Pink Panda is their pink champagne made with Alexander Valley Pinot and bursting with raspberry and strawberry flavor. Refreshing when served ice cold on a hot summer day. Discounts are available for active duty, veterans, police, firefighters, and paramedics.
James Carling and Manuela Zaretti-Carling own Ventura Limoncello. Their tagline is "Conceived in Italy. Born in California." Like most Italian families, the Carlings have been making liqueurs at home for years. Ventura Limoncello is all natural and handcrafted with no artificial colors or flavors. All the fruit used is fresh from grove and hand peeled. Blood Orangecello is fantastic! It has a wonderful citrus flavor and the aroma goes right to your senses and smells like peeling oranges when the oils from the orange rind spritz the air.
Phantom River Wine is owned by four couples: John & Linda Thunen, Steve & Sue Mathis, Gary & Diana Smith, and John & Kerri Klacking. They started the winery in 2004, followed by the Tasting Room in 2009. John Thunen has been making wine for 30 years. They feature the best vineyards for each varietal produced with select fruit chosen from Paso Robles to Santa Ynez. 2010 Merlot (won Best of Class and 92 points at the LA International Wine Competition) is a classic Merlot with silky flavors of cherries and plum. Tasting notes: low/medium acidity, nice aroma, dark blood red color, would pair perfectly with a Ribeye steak. 2009 Grenache (Gold Medal from San Francisco Chronicle and MidState Fair) is 80% Grenache and co-fermented with 20% Tempranillo to produce a Spanish style wine. Tasting notes: beautiful cherry aroma, cherry fruit on the front and back ends, medium acidity, would pair perfectly with pork tenderloin or venison.
Kim and Jeff Steele own Roxo Port Cellars. Being fans of Portuguese and European style port wines, they wanted to produce a port that focused on the fruit and tannins. In 2005, they produced their first well-balanced port that pairs well with cheese, fruit, nuts, and more. The ports are unfiltered so you get a very different mouthful than most ports. 2008 Pas Melange is 54% Cabernet Franc, 25% Petite Sirah, and 21% Cabernet Sauvignon. Tasting notes: sweet with subtle honey and berry flavors. 2008 Magi Preta is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Syrah. Tasting notes: very dark purple color, smooth front and dry finish, very sweet and fruity.
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