National Wine Day

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National Wine Day is celebrated annually on May 25.

Each year, on this day, people enjoy a glass of their favorite wine with dinner, for dessert, with friends, at a restaurant, at home or at a wine-tasting event. The wine has a rich history dating back thousands of years!  (There is also a separate, yet similar, National Wine Day which is celebrated each year in February).

We are celebrating National Wine Day by sharing some of the Wines we tasted and Vineyards visited while traveling in Northern California’s Wine Country.

Napa Valley Sign Image by katie Shea Design 1

 O’Brien Estate, Napa Valley CA

O Brien Estates Napa Image by Katie Shea Design 1

O Brien Estates Napa Image by Katie Shea Design 3

 Ceja Vineyards

Ceja Vineyards  Chardonnay Napa Ca Image by Katie Shea Design

 Ceja Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Image by Katie Shea DesignTrinitas Cellars

Trinitas Cellars  Chardonnay Image by katie Shea Design 3

Trinitas Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Image by katie Shea Design 2Chimney Rock 

IMG_1109DUCKHORN VINEYARDS

Duckhorn Vineyards Tasting Flight Image by Katie Shea Design 2

Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot Image by Katie Shea Design 2

Castello di Amorosa

Castello di Amorosa 2010 IL PASSITO Reserve, Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon image by Katie Shea Design Sweet Dessert Wine   AWARD WINNER-2014 American Fine Wine Competition -

Castello di Amorosa 201 il Barone Image by Katie Shea DesignJoseph Phelps Vineyards

Joseph Phelps Vineyards Image by Katie Shea Design

Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvigon 1999 image shot by Katie Shea DesignPassaggio Wines

Passaggio New Generation Sauvignon Blanc Wine maker Cindy Cosco

Passaggio Sangioves and Pinot Noir image by katie Shea DesignLedson Winery & Vineyards

Ledson Winery Zinfandel Image by Katies Shea Design

Ledson Winery and Vineyards image by katie Shea Design 2Kendall-Jackson

Kendall-Jackson Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay image by Katie Shea Design

Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay Image by Katie Shea Design

 Silver Oak Cellars

Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon 2006  Image by Katie Shea Design

Silver Oak Cellars Image by Katie Shea DesignKenwood Vineyards

kenwood Pinot Noir and Merlot Image by katie Shea Design

Kenwood Pinot Gris Image by Katie Shea Design 2

Cakebread Cellars

Cakebread Cellars Pinot Noir Merlot Caabernet Sauvignon Syrah and Pinot Noir Image by Katie Shea DesignCakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Image by Katie Shea DesignMKT Restaurant-Bar

When visiting California’s Wine Country we recommend to either begin or end your visit with a MKT Restaurant-Bar dining experience that can be paired with some of the finest Vineyards/Wineries.

MKT Restaurant Wine List Image by Katie Shea Design

MKT Restaurant San Francisco Image by Katie Shea Design 2

You are Invited to Visit Katie Shea Design”s National Wine Day Pinterest Place Board.  Pinterest Place Boards can be used as a tool to plan your next Wine Tour!

National Wine Day Pinterest Place Board by Katie Shea Design

Disclosure **I am a member of  #VZWBuzz Lifestyle Blogger Team.  I am supplied with different devices to use and test.  All opinions are my own. **

Images by Katie Shea Design shot with a Verizon iPhone6  #VZWBuzz

Wine Twit of Distinction

#GDandBurgers Wine Tasting/Pairing

Look at these great Twitpics from last night's #GDandBurgersevent

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Our Dessert, a Cupcake by Mr. Cupcakes  http://mrcupcakes.com/  wearing a Cupcake Wrap designed to commemorate our WineTwits Virtual Wine Tasting/Pairing!

Tuesday July 26th, my husband and I participated in a

Virtual Wine Tasting Event Which was hosted by   http://winetwits.com

Georges Duboeuf’s Export Director Yann Bourigault and Chef Bob Waggoner, host of PBS’s Ucook with Chef Bob, conducted  a live Beaujolais and Burger Tasting on Tuesday, July 26 from 8:00PM EST, which was also streamed out to hundreds of other tastemakers from around the country. Chef Bob demonstrated three mouth watering burger creations, and Yann paired each burger with a fantastic Beaujolais from the cellar of Georges Duboeuf.  Contd…http://winetwits.com/events/5931

What is a Virtual Wine Tasting you might ask…..?

How did we participate in a Virtual Tasting?

WineTwits.com shipped 3 Bottles of the selected wine with wine tasting placemats, information on each wine to be tasted and recipes for the burger/sliders to be paired with each wine.

We were instructed to sign on http://winetwits.com   a little bit prior to the start time, have our burgers ready for the tasting/pairing and be ready to tweet as we followed Yann Bourigault and Chef Bob Waggoner live during the live tasting/pairing.

This was both I and my husband’s first ever virtual event and we thoroughly enjoyed it.  There was tremendous participation virtually and the tweets were flying as we all followed along tasting our creations and sipping each wine.

We enjoyed listening to the live stream and reading the tweets from all who participated.  I also received tweets from people in my stream wanting to know what was going on with this hash tagged event.  I then had the opportunity to answer briefly with a tweet.

I applaud http://winetwits.com, Export Director Yann Bourigault and Chef Bob Waggoner, host of PBS’s Ucook with Chef Bob for a successful Event.

I recommend stopping by http://winetwits.com

And/or Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/WineTwits and perhaps consider attending an Event either virtually or Live!

Wine Twits is an easy to use twitter-powered community bringing together wine enthusiasts to talk about wine, events and special offers. Wine Twits takes wine-related messages, using Twitter as the content platform, and organizes those messages by wine type, varietal, region, pairings and user ratings. You’re encouraged to rate the wines you’ve tasted on a plus scale. Use the plus symbol “+” (didn’t enjoy) to “+++++” (extraordinary).  Contd…  http://www.winetwits.com/about

Wine Twits serves up insider info, deals and special offers on wine & more!

http://winetwits.com