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May 30, 6 – 8 PM Caraccioli presents author, Gerard Rose.

Come and enjoy an evening of literature and wine with Caraccioli Cellars. This reoccurring event takes place the last Thursday of each month.

On May 30 from 6 – 8 PM Caraccioli presents author, Gerard Rose.

Tasting Room2_2861-4A native of Australia, Gerard Rose is a trial lawyer, some­time politician, retired US Naval Officer and an advocate for a wide variety of noble and important civic causes in Carmel-by-the-Sea and beyond. Join him at Caraccioli Cellars where you will enjoy wine and discussing his books, which include “The Early Troubles” (2011), “The Boy Captain” (2012), “Bless Me Father” (2012), and now “For I Have Sinned” (2013).

Caraccioli Cellars will be offering 10% off all flights and bottles for all Wine Club Members and for those that purchase a book during the event.

No reservations are necessary.

CARACCIOLI CELLARS PRESENTS AUTHORS & WINE: Rebecca Costa

Caraccioli Cellars Presents their monthly Authors & Wine event in their tasting room at Dolores and Ocean, in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea on Thursday, February 28 from 6 – 8 PM.  Caraccioli Cellars invites guests to join them for an evening of literature and wine.

This month, Caraccioli Cellars presents local author, Rebecca Costa.

Rebecca Costa is an American Sociobiologist who offers a genetic explanation for current events, emerging trends and individual behavior. In her book The Watchman’s Rattle: A Radical New Theory of Collapse, Costa explains how the principals governing evolution cause and provide a solution for global gridlock.

The success of Costa’s first book led to a weekly radio program in 2010; The Costa ReportTM, which is nationally syndicated and is currently one of the fastest growing radio programs on the West Coast.

No reservations are necessary and Caraccioli Cellars will be offering 10% off all flights and bottles for all Wine Club Members and for those that purchase a book during the event.

CARACCIOLI CELLARS PRESENTS AUTHORS & WINE

Caraccioli Cellars Presents the inaugural Authors & Wine event in their tasting room at Dolores and Ocean, in downtown Carmel-by-the- Sea on Thursday, January 31, 2013. Caraccioli Cellars invites guests to join them for an evening of literature and wine. This reoccurring event will take place the last Thursday of each month.

“We have a great relationship with our neighbors in Carmel-by-the-Sea, and wanted to offer the community an activity that they could anticipate on the last Thursday of every month,” states Scott Caraccioli, VP of Marketing at Caraccioli Cellars, “with some brainstorming we collectively came up with a Authors & Wine program.”

ImageThe inaugural Authors & Wine event takes place on January 31 from 5-7PM Caraccioli presents local author, Tony Seton. Tony is a professional writer and will be on hand to discuss his most recent murder mystery “Heart of Wings.” If encouraged, Tony may also discuss his earlier career as a broadcast journalist, where he covered Watergate, six elections, and five space missions.

ImageNo reservations are necessary and Caraccioli Cellars will be offering 10% off on all flights and bottles for their Wine Club Members and for those that purchase a book during the event. 

Los Altos Town Crier – Carmel offers respite from holiday bustle

 

The weeks after Christmas and New Year’s Day offer revelers a chance to regain their strength from the rounds of holiday cooking and frolicking. It’s a good time to relax and get away for two or three days. Throughout the month of January, quaint Carmel quiets down, and a few more rooms become available at the inns.

Monta Potter, CEO of the Carmel Chamber of Commerce, boasts about the area’s mild climate – an average of 60 F in January. Point Lobos State Preserve offers coastside hiking and some of the most beautiful views in the region.

Even if it’s cold, there are plenty of alternatives to the beach. Carmel Wine Walk passports sell for $50 and allow holders to taste at seven local tasting rooms via self-guided tour and map. Stop by the Visitors’ Center between Fifth and Sixth streets downtown to buy one.

Los Altos Town Crier – Carmel offers respite from holiday bustle.

What Wine to pair with your Thanksgiving meal?

The seven tasting rooms in the Carmel Wine Walk by-the-Sea are pleased to offer wine recommendations for pairing with your Thanksgiving meal from the first cork popping to the last. Stop in at one of the tasting rooms in Carmel-by-the-Sea, or give them a ring and they would be happy to help!

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The tasting rooms include: Caraccioli Cellars, Figge Cellars, Galante Vineyards, Manzoni Cellars, Scheid Vineyards, Vino Napoli and Wrath Wines.

Party in the Hangar at Monterey Airport

Party in the Hangar at Monterey Airport. via the Monterey County Weekly-

Local winemakers go to tasting events about as frequently as the Pope goes to mass. So my ears perked up when I heard one tell me last year’s debut PIH was the best wine event he’s been to. Maybe it was the runway setting, the phalanx of foodie trucks, or the better-than-ever Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association demos, flanked by more than three dozen small-plot local wineries. Whatever the case, it flies higher this year, with 20,000 square feet, more than 40 wineries, a bubbles lounge, caviar, a try-and-buy wine market, tastes from 16 purveyors including Carmel Valley Ranch, STICKS and Gino’s, appearances from local celebrity chef Todd Fisher, vinter Q and As and food trucks like Babaloo Cuban, Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Company, Bacon Bacon SF and others serving (at added cost). Prepare for palate lift-off. 

1-4pm. Del Monte Aviation, 100 Sky Park Drive, Monterey. $60 in advance ($70 at door); $95 VIP; $30 designated driver; $7 Riedel tasting glass. 375-9400, http://www.montereywines.org.

Caraccioli Cellars

Caraccioli Cellars Tasting Room

Caraccioli Cellars Tasting Room

Going the extra length to deliver distinctive sparkling & still wines through the utilization of top-tier grapes from the Santa Lucia Highlands. Family run, striving to highlight the quality of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay grapes by developing ‘fruit forward’ still & sparkle varietals. Tasting room open in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA daily. Hours: Daily 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM http://www.caracciolicellars.com

Carmel Wine Walk by-the-Sea

The Carmel Wine Walk by-the-Sea is pleased to offer a Wine Tasting Passport for $50 which entitles the buyer to one $10 flight at each of seven tasting rooms (a $70 value). It can be used in one day or spread out over a weekend, several weeks, or even months. The Wine Tasting Passport is available for purchase at the Carmel Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center on San Carlos between 5th & 6th in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Carmel Wine WalkThe Wine Walk by-the-Sea is a self-paced self-guided stroll to the tasting rooms which are all within a block of each other on the south side of Ocean Avenue. They are Caraccioli Cellars, Figge Cellars, Galante Vineyards, Manzoni Wines, Scheid Vineyards, Wrath Wines and Vino Napoli.

Carmel Wine WalkCarmel Wine Walk by-the-Sea offers the opportunity to savor superior still and sparkling wines without ever having to think about transportation, parking, or even dinner plans.

Each tasting room on the Wine Walk will offer recommendations for dinner or call to make reservations. As an added bonus, corkage will be waived for bottles purchased at a Carmel Wine Walk by-the-Sea tasting room at participating restaurants for one bottle per visit, per party.

CARACCIOLI CELLARS GRAPE HARVEST BEGINS IN SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS

Caraccioli Cellars’ harvest of sparkling wine grapes in the Santa Lucia Highlands, begins this Friday with the hand picking of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes for their Brut and Brut Rosé sparkle program. This is the first time Caraccioli Cellars will be harvesting grapes for sparkling wines from their own vineyard —Escolle.

The California winegrape crop projects a 9 percent gain from last year’s grapes according to the California Farm Bureau. True to form, Caraccioli Cellars forecasts an increased tonnage while maintaining the quality production of their sparkling and still programs. Harvesting sparkling wine grapes at 18-18.5 Brix puts Caraccioli Cellars in front of other grape growers in the region. The Brix scale is a system used to measure the sugar content of grapes.

“We have had an amazing growing season this year,” states Scott Caraccioli, VP, “bud break came right on schedule with no mildew. We had two short growing years coupled with late harvests the last two years, but the 2012 vintage looks to be a high-quality harvest and right on schedule.”

Michel Salgues leads the sparkling wine division, and will be on hand during the harvest to observe the continued rigorous procedures and meticulous attention to detail, to eliminate defects and perfect the wine making process.

Founded in 2006, Caraccioli Cellars aims to deliver the highest quality wines through top-tier grapes from the Santa Lucia Highlands. Striving to highlight the quality of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes by developing fruit centric old world style still and sparkle varietals. To taste the Brut Cuvée 2006 or Brut Rosé 2007 as well as the still wines, visit the Caraccioli Cellars tasting room on Dolores between Ocean and Seventh in Carmel-by-the-Sea.