Partridge Cellars Blog
October is off to a great start! We had an excellent time at the Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival, and we think this year was even better than last, which is saying a lot.
Saturday's events were bathed in sunshine, and the gorgeous coastal decor and fresh flowers were a great accompaniment to the gourmet restaurant offerings and rows of quality wineries.
A pleasant surprise was how many guests came through from last year who recognized myself and/or the wines (let's be honest, the real star here is the wine!), and our conversations picked up right where they left off. It's really the personalized feeling of the whole NBWFF that keeps us coming back each year.
On Sunday morning, I awoke a few hours before the event to pouring rain! Drought be darned, Mother Nature had a different plan in store for us. I made my way to Newport Beach and found that the vendors under the big white tents were unscathed (us included), so the show went on!Sunday turned out to be another great day, and rain free past 10 a.m.! I made a point to try more of the food vendors on Sunday, and the quality, the presentation, and the passion that goes into each of the vendor's offerings is something to be admired. I love having an arsenal of great local restaurants that I've tested and enjoyed, this will make for a fun year of dining out!Now that we are sufficiently hungry, we hope your October is moving along spooktacularly! Talk to you soon.
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Richard Partridge Wines is donating 10% of every sale made during the month of October to the Breast Cancer Research Fund (bcrfcure.org). Join us in helping this wonderful organization. SHOP NOW
It's ok to DRINK white after Labor Day! September 08 2015
Ever wonder how many grapes make up a glass of wine? Or how many cases of wine an acre of vineyards can produce? Well, we've created the below handy dandy reference sheet for you!
Disclaimer: Because of the differences in vine planting density and grape cluster size by varietal, these are averages.
Whether you're looking to up your wine entertainment game or you need a unique gift for the wine-lover in your life, we've got you covered with our list of 15 awesome products that make wine drinking even more fun! Scroll down to explore...
Wine Glass Topper Appetizer Plates
Stack N' Go Vino Wine Glass
Wine2Go Flask (fits a whole bottle of wine!)
Silicone wine glasses
The Wine Sack
Insulated Wine Tumbler
Wine Garden Table and Glass Holder
Cute Wine Tote Bag
Musical Wine Glasses
Ozeri Maestro Electric Wine Opener
Features an electric wine opener with an infrared wine thermometer and digital LCD screen, elegant recharging base and compact foil cutter
Wine Cork USB
Wine and Cheese Plate
Wine Pearls - to keep your wine chilled
14 of our favorite ways to re-use wine bottles! April 20 2015
While we're really good about getting our empty wine bottles into the green "recycling" container, we're not especially good at re-purposing our wine bottles for other uses. We decided to take a look around for some inspiration on this front, and boy is there a lot of ideas out there! We've curated 14 of our favorite wine bottle up-cycling ideas from around the web, and let us know what kind of wine bottle recycling you've done in the comments section.