02 Randy Caparoso - Wine Educator, Journalist, Sommelier, Lodi Wine Blogger – Randy Caparoso
Randy Caparoso, contributor at The Tasting Panel Magazine, Editor-at-Large for The SOMM Journal, is a multi-award winning restaurateur, founding partner, former VP, and wine director of the Roy's restaurant group, and longtime wine journalist, who lives in Lodi, California and blogs about Lodi wine. He is currently "Bottom Line" Editor of Sommelier Journal. He has been commended by the Academy of Wine Communications for Excellence in Wine Writing and Encouragement of Higher Industry Standards; an is an Electoral College Member of the annual Vintners Hall of Fame at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone.
http://www.tastingpanelmag.com http://www.sommjournal.com http://www.lodiwine.com
03 Cairdean Estate Provides Full Day Sensory Experience in Napa Valley - Edwin and Stacia Williams
Cairdean Estate is the vision of husband and wife Edwin and Stacia Williams. Cairdean sits at the base of Spring Mountain, encompassing 58 acres in the St. Helena appellation. The estate consists of the Cairdean Vineyards winery, a tasting room open to the public, a tasting room reserved for winery club members, the Redolent Sensory Experience, Rosgal Mercantile and the restaurant The Farmer & The Fox and the bakery/deli Butterscots.
04 Gaelic Inspired Cairdean Estate, St. Helena, Good Wine, Good Food, Friendship - Edwin and Stacia Williams
Edwin and Stacia Williams have stylishly repurposed the other elements of the property with a charming town square feel. The buildings enclose a courtyard with a historic oak wine tank, a three-tiered round fountain and a willow-covered terrace next to Butterscots’ pizza oven. The Napa Valley selection of wines includes the full range from dry to sweet, white to dry rosé to red. Everyone is happy and welcome.