VIP EXPERIENCE: $150 6 – 7 PM Pre-Event Early Admission to Main Event MAIN EVENT: $90 7 – 9 PM Pleasantdale Chateau 757 Eagle Rock Avenue West Orange, NJ
Plan to spend a spectacular evening sampling the best food and wine in the region at the gorgeous Pleasantdale Chateau. Come for the Main Event alone, or extend the experience by attending the VIP Event that precedes it. Forty-five restaurants, caterers and wine distributors make this an evening to remember. For more information, call 973-450-2277. or Visit the Clara Maas Foundation Web Site
In the "New World" of wines, what was once the exclusive style of a particular region can be found being produced in many other parts of the world.
The great Bordeaux red wines of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, sometimes Petit Verdot, and rarely Malbec, or Carmenere, are a model that winemakers in other countries, US, Australia, Italy and others seek to emulate.
Here is wonderful example in a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc blend called Villa Donoratico 2005 from the Tenuta Argentiera Estate which is situated on the coast of Tuscany between Livorno and Grosseto, about 100km south-west of Florence.
I met Tom Meadowcraft at the Wine 2.0 event and had an opportunity to taste his fabulous 2005 Zinfandel Panorama Blend.
This an exciting wine that vividly expresses the creativity that is exploding in the California wine world.
Tom's vineyard Magito www.magitowines.com, "Magito (muh-g-toe), was created to reflect the Spirit of the Magi, an ancient tribe that were revered for sharing their cultural heritage. Their acts, beliefs, and influence encouraged tolerance and greater cross-cultural understanding. Magito means to give, to share, and to enjoy with friends—what better name for a winery!" Winery - I certainly agree.