Regular followers of the Vinopanion wine madness know that I regularly partake in the fun online Twitter tastings, brought to us by TasteLive! (Twitter, WineLog). Many a post has been written and a wine has been reviewed about their solid tastings. Now the innovative wine minds behind #tl_wine are kicking it up a notch, launching Café 140 as their latest online, and now physical, wine & lifestyle event series.
Café 140 is a joint venture, physically based at the Heritage Public House at Santa Rosa Vintners’ Square, in partnership with Smiling Tiger Video. It’s intended to be a monthly series, featuring guests from across the fine beverage, food, and arts lifestyle sphere. Have no fear, however, they will still be broadcasting live on their great interactive website, per their other projects. First up on the docket is Patrick Krutz, winemaker for his eponymous Krutz Family Cellars (Facebook, WineLog) as well as the new House Band Wines (Facebook, WineLog), intended to bring wine to the outdoor, music-loving masses.
Krutz Family Cellars has been kicking out seriously good, fully family-produced fermented grape juice for the last 9 years. Based out of Monterey, I’m a big fan of their Pinot, but they have made a number of solid wines from across the great state of California. Meanwhile, House Band Wines is a more value-driven brand that utilizes portable packaging so that thirsty wine lovers can have some solid wine everywhere they go, including music events that they will support in the future.
Further adding some excitement to this tasting, at least at Vin0panion HQ, is the knowledge that The Lady will be cooking up a fantastic suite of food to pair with the wines that we’ll be tasting, listed below. Beth Fontaine is been rocking the food & art blogging on her site, Rollerskating With Scissors, and this TasteLive! Café 140 event will be not be one to miss! The full details for the event are below and we look forward to seeing you all online. Cheers!
Café 140 Live with Winemaker Patrick Krutz
Location: Heritage Public House, 1305-A Cleveland Avenue in Santa Rosa, CA
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM PST
Wines for Cafe1402012Krutz from House Band Wines (Facebook, WineLog) & Krutz Family Cellars (Facebook, WineLog):
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