Monthly Archives: October 2010

Big Solar Initiative Expansion for Constellation

Constellation Wines U.S. has announced a major expansion of its solar energy initiative as part of its ongoing commitment to corporate social responsibility.

The company plans to invest in three new solar energy installations across California at its Clos du Bois winery in Geyserville, Ravenswood winery in Sonoma, and Estancia winery in Monterey County.

The projects build on the company’s solar initiative, which began in 2009 with the inaugural installation at the Gonzales winery in Gonzales, Calif…

Posted in Wine and the Environment

The Rolls Royce of Olive Oil

Some call olive oil “the great life extender.” It’s packed with antioxidants and vitamins, and while it’s 100 percent fat… it’s the good kind of fat.

There is an Israeli woman who claims to be 120 years old, and credits her longevity to drinking a glass of olive oil each day. A full glass may not be necessary, but we do know that vitamin E helps prevent heart disease and numerous other disorders.

For a special (not to mention expensive) indulgence, try the limited-production, ultra-premium olive oil from the Kritsa region of Crete, known as Lambda…

Posted in Vinesse Style

The Lowdown on the Wines of Boz Scaggs

One of my all-time favorite movies was not a big hit with the critics.

It was called “FM,” and its plot dealt with the programmer of a successful rock and roll radio station in Los Angeles – the fictitious Q-SKY – battling with his corporate bosses, who wanted less music and more commercials (i.e., more money).

Q-SKY reminded me of my favorite radio station of my rebellious youth, L.A.’s KMET, located at 94.7 on the FM dial – or, as its deejays liked to describe it, “a little bit farther to the left” than its main rival, which was situated at the 95.5 position…

Posted in Editor's Journal

Bonterra Helps Support Urban Farming Initiative

As one of the world’s leading producers of wine made from organically grown grapes, Bonterra has partnered with Growing Power, an organization focused on providing communities with healthy foods, to raise awareness and funds for urban farming.

The partnership began with an online fundraising campaign where Bonterra doanted $20,000 to local urban farming organizations in as many as 10 cities with the goal of turning this investment into $100,000 during organic harvest month.

“At Bonterra, we believe people everywhere should have access to sustainable, healthy, and true food. It’s why since 1987 we have been crafting award-winning wines from organic grapes,” said John Tichenor, Bonterra’s brand director…

Posted in Wine Buzz
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