Vineyards – Vins Jean De Monteil http://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/ Thu, 26 May 2022 13:00:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/favicon-150x150.png Vineyards – Vins Jean De Monteil http://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/ 32 32 J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines: 50 years of champions of the impostor grape variety, Valdiguié https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/j-lohr-vineyards-wines-50-years-of-champions-of-the-impostor-grape-variety-valdiguie/ Thu, 26 May 2022 13:00:52 +0000 https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/j-lohr-vineyards-wines-50-years-of-champions-of-the-impostor-grape-variety-valdiguie/ Advertising In 1972, Jerry Lohr and his young family planted vines in the Arroyo Seco area of ​​Monterey County, California. Among them were Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and (what he thought was) Gamay Noir. Unlike Cabernet Sauvignon, which struggled and turned out to be “the worst decision I ever made,” according to Lohr, these Gamay vines […]]]>
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In 1972, Jerry Lohr and his young family planted vines in the Arroyo Seco area of ​​Monterey County, California. Among them were Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and (what he thought was) Gamay Noir.

Unlike Cabernet Sauvignon, which struggled and turned out to be “the worst decision I ever made,” according to Lohr, these Gamay vines grew prodigiously, yielding up to 12 tons per acre if not not clarified. The grapes were big and juicy and dark as a moonless sky on the back roads of Monterey County, which are still as they were in 1972. It was the caboose of the grape harvest every year, but J. Lohr fortunately produced vintage after vintage. So did a handful of Napa Valley winemakers, who had also planted vines and called them Napa Gamay. It would come back to bite them.

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It is customary in the Beaujolais region of France to produce Beaujolais Nouveau in November. Carbonic maceration red wine traditionally made from Gamay Noir grapes, Beaujolais Nouveau is consumed almost immediately as part of the end-of-harvest celebration, while the rest of the reds are left to their own devices in barrels for a long slumber. winter. This style of wine was very appealing to California winemakers who could also derive immediate income from a product that did not require aging.

However, what was believed to be Gamay Noir (and therefore also Napa Gamay), was in fact a completely different grape variety.

DNA does not lie

J. Lohr CEO and President Steve Lohr, Jerry’s oldest son, shares the story. Apparently, the French government began restricting the use of the term “Gamay” in the 1990s. Genetic testing then showed that what the Lohrs were growing in Arroyo Seco was actually Valdiguié, originally from the French region of Languedoc – not Black Gamay.

J. Lohr red winemaker Brenden Woods
J. Lohr red winemaker Brenden Woods

Brenden Woods, red winemaker for J. Lohr, explains: “Valdiguié came here as Gamay Noir in the early 1900s, before Prohibition, and was planted along the west coast. It was prized for its large yields and low alcohol content. In the 1960s and 1970s it was sold as Gamay Noir, and Napa growers called it Napa Gamay.

Woods continues, “We called him ‘J. Lohr Wildflower”, and had done it with the same winemaking technique as the Beaujolais style of Gamay. There’s no malolactic, to keep it crisp and lively. We do a carbonic fermentation for one third and a traditional fermentation for two thirds. Carbonic adds the same properties as treatment of the entire cluster. (Which means it adds all that nice stem stuff! Adds some chewiness and depth to the mid-palate to offset the fruitiness)

Large purple berries ripen very late. The Valdiguié 2021 was processed in December: the caboose, indeed.

New look for a new era

To mark the 50th anniversary of its plantation, even under an assumed name, J. Lohr has developed a beautiful new packaging to showcase this racy and courageous guinea fowl. Along with the Riesling, crafted by talented white winemaker Kristen Barnhisel (who makes all of the brand’s whites), the current version of Valdiguié (2021) appears in boldly screen-printed packaging under a separate tier called Monterey Roots.

J. Lohr Wildflowers
J. Lohr Wildflowers

Valdiguié’s packaging features bright blue Monterey Lupine, Poppies and Checkerspot Butterfly, while the Riesling has eye-catching wave and standout Monterey Cypress.

These two varieties once dominated the retail space until two things happened, according to Lohr: “Our J. Lohr Valdiguié was extremely popular until the advent of red blends about 20 years ago. When Moscato came online, it killed Riesling as a category and our shelf locations were eliminated. But Moscato is now on the decline, giving way to Riesling.

He hopes the bold packaging and stories behind Monterey Roots wines will encourage people to take another look and taste.

Ironically, J. Lohr’s wallet now rests squarely on the shoulders of a varietal that was Jerry’s biggest mistake at Arroyo Seco: Cabernet Sauvignon. Turns out it was the right grape in the wrong place.

“We’re now at 1.8 million cases as a brand, and 1 million of those are Cabernet Sauvignon — almost all of them Paso Robles,” Lohr says. “Our 7 Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon is the number one cabernet in the $14-$20 price range nationally.”

While Riesling and Valdiguié may not take up as much shelf space as other J. Lohr wines, such as the highly popular October Night Chardonnay, Arroyo Vista Sauvignon Blanc and Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon, they most certainly hold a very special place in the hearts and minds of wine lovers and history buffs everywhere.

And who doesn’t love an imposter that turns out downright delicious?

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Laura Ness
Laura Ness

Laura Ness

Laura Ness is an avid wine journalist, wine storyteller and columnist (Edible: Monterey, Los Gatos Magazine San Jose Mercury News, The Livermore Independent) and longtime Wine Industry Network contributor. Known as “HerVineNess”, she judges wine competitions all over California and has a corkscrew in every purse. However, she wants all wineries to adopt the screw cap!

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Waiheke Vineyard loses chance to be heard by Court of Appeal https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/waiheke-vineyard-loses-chance-to-be-heard-by-court-of-appeal/ Tue, 24 May 2022 05:04:48 +0000 https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/waiheke-vineyard-loses-chance-to-be-heard-by-court-of-appeal/ Business May 24, 2022 05:003 minute read The decision regarding the Waiheke vineyard again opposed. Photo / supplied A popular Waiheke Island winery and events company has been losing in litigation over some of its business operations for a few years and that streak continued in the last round. Cable bay was denied the opportunity […]]]>
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The decision regarding the Waiheke vineyard again opposed. Photo / supplied

A popular Waiheke Island winery and events company has been losing in litigation over some of its business operations for a few years and that streak continued in the last round.

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Week of 05/15/22: Vinography https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/week-of-05-15-22-vinography/ Sun, 22 May 2022 04:22:57 +0000 https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/week-of-05-15-22-vinography/ Hello and welcome to my weekly dig into the pile of wine samples begging to be tasted. I’m happy to bring you the latest episode of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the best bottles that have come through my door recently. Last week included a few new releases of Opening cellars, the Sonoma-focused […]]]>

Hello and welcome to my weekly dig into the pile of wine samples begging to be tasted. I’m happy to bring you the latest episode of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the best bottles that have come through my door recently.

Last week included a few new releases of Opening cellars, the Sonoma-focused brand started by young winemaker Jesse Katz and his photographer father, Andy Katz (whose images I’ve regularly featured here on the site). The Sauvignon Blanc they sent was incredibly intense and expressive and would impress anyone looking for fruit in their Sauvignon Blanc, while keeping us sour freaks happy with its crisp freshness. We’ll come back to Aperture below when we get into the big reds.

In the meantime, let’s spend some time in the hammock with three good bottles of rosé. The first two come from the same wine estate, Center of effort located in the Edna Valley in San Luis Obispo County. COE, as they are sometimes called, is the reincarnation of Lawrence Vineyards, one of the first major vineyard sites to be planted in the region. Current owners Bill and Cheryl Swanson have essentially made COE their retirement project, taking it to new heights with a talented team including winemaker Nathan Carlson. These two rosés are quite similar in style and expression. The estate’s wine, named ‘Effort’, is slightly silkier and more refined, but the Fossil Point offers a wonderful bright, juicy freshness that will appeal to the perennial rose drinker.

The third rosé proposed is the result of a very small project between three young college friends named less tide. Recently created, this small label produces beautiful, understated wines that highlight the fruits of Mendocino County. Their Carignan rosé has a nice sour cherry acidity which I really enjoyed. The trio also sent their Mendocino Ridge Pinot Noir, which was quite tasty, especially for anyone (like me) who enjoys some of the more secondary Pinot Noir flavors that emerge over time.

Perhaps the opposite of the Pinot spectrum, the latest version of On the way (part of the Far Niente family of brands) is all about primary, ripe fruit, bursting with cherry and raspberry.

When people ask which wineries to visit near Healdsburg, I often send them to two wineries, right across from each other and as different as day and night.

Acorn cellar has been run for decades by husband and wife Bill and Betsy Nachbaur. They make reasonably priced old-fashioned field blends that have few trimmings and offer a winery and tasting room that ooze charm and down-to-earth hospitality. I tasted their Sangiovese (which is really a land blend) and their Axiom Syrah this week and can recommend both, especially the Syrah which will appeal to anyone who likes the more flavorful side of the grape.

Across the street is the sleek, modern Aperture Cellars cellar, with beautiful architecture, lighting, landscaping, and decorated with Andy Katz’s stunning photography. In addition to the Sauvignon Blanc above, this week I sampled their “ground-specific” Sonoma red wine, which is smooth and juicy, as well as their more expensive SJ Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon.

Notes on all of this below.

Tasting notes

2020 Aperture “Sol Specific” Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County, CA
Light yellow-gold in the glass with a hint of green, this wine smells of lemon zest and gooseberry. On the palate, intense flavors of passion fruit, citrus zest and candied green apple have a bright aromatic sweetness and excellent acidity. Quite intense and greedy. 13.8% alcohol. Note: approx. 9. Cost: $40. click to buy.

2021 Center d’Effort Rosé de Grenache, Edna Valley, Central Coast, CA
Pale peachy pink in color, this wine smells of watermelon rind and unripe strawberries. On the palate, the juicy and bright flavors of watermelon and berries are silky but also crisp and zesty thanks to excellent acidity. A quintessential example of a Grenache rosé. Meaning: quite delicious. Made with 100% fruit from the estate. 13.5% alcohol. Note: approx. 9. Cost: $20. click to buy.

2021 Fossil Point Rosé de Grenache, San Luis Obispo, Central Coast, CA
Pale peachy pink in the glass, this wine smells of wet stone and watermelon rind. On the palate, flavors of watermelon flesh and rind mingle with some citrus peel and a hint of grassy bitterness that lingers on the finish with citrus oil. Made by Center of Effort with fruit from friends and neighbors. 13.5% alcohol. Closed with a screw cap. Note: between 8.5 and 9. Cost: $16. click to buy.

2021 Minus Tide ‘Feliz Creek Vineyard‘ Rosé from Carignan, Mendocino County, CA
Light copper-pink in the glass, this wine smells of sour cherry and citrus peel. On the palate, silky flavors of Morello cherry and strawberry have a nice liveliness thanks to an excellent acidity. Ripe cherry flavors linger on the finish. Pretty. 13% alcohol. Note: approx. 8.5. Cost: $26. click to buy.

2019 Minus Tide “Manchester Ridge Vineyard” Pinot Noir, Mendocino Ridge, CA
A slightly hazy medium ruby ​​in the glass, this wine smells of damp redwood bark, red apple peel, earth and raspberries. On the palate, flavors of raspberry and red apple peel intertwine with cedar and dried flowers as wispy tannins float lightly in the corners of the mouth. Excellent orange peel acidity. Quite evolved tastes, as if it had taken a lot of air before bottling. 13.2% alcohol. Note: between 8.5 and 9. Cost: $48. click to buy.

2019 EnRoute “Les Pommiers” Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA
Medium garnet in the glass, this wine smells of sweet cherry and raspberry jam. On the palate, sweet raspberry and cherry flavors have a silky texture and light cotton ball tannins that polish the edges of the mouth. Good acidity and length, a little riper than I would like, with just a bit too much oak influence, although it is relatively well integrated. However, many will appreciate the richness of the fruit. 14.5% alcohol. Note: between 8.5 and 9. Cost: $40. click to buy.

2018 Acorn Winery “Alegría Vineyards” Sangiovese, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA
Medium to dark garnet in the glass, this wine smells of earth, cherry and cocoa powder. On the palate, cherry and cocoa powder mingle with the sweetness of wood. The muscular tannins have a leathery grip and the wine ends with a hint of wood. Good acidity. A country blend of 26 different Sangiovese clones co-fermented with Canaiolo and Mammolo. 14.1% alcohol. 240 boxes manufactured. Note: approx. 8.5. Cost: $42. click to buy.

2018 Acorn Winery “Alegría Vineyards – Axiom” Syrah, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA
Very dark garnet with violet reflections, this wine smells of wet metal, blackberry and blueberry. On the palate, flavors of iodine and rust mingle with dark berries and deeper earthy notes. Very tasty and deep, with a slight incense note. Brooding. Includes a small amount of Viognier. 14.2% alcohol. 310 cases produced. Note: between 8.5 and 9. Cost: $50. click to buy.

2018 Aperture “SJ Ranch Vineyard” Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, Sonoma, CA
Opaque garnet and inky in color, this wine smells of dark cherry and cola. On the palate, powdery tannins hang in a haze around a cherry cola core, tightening with time. Excellent acidity shows up mid-palate and flavors of cocoa powder and cola linger on the finish with a hint of salty black licorice. Ripe. Aged for 22 months in 90% new French oak barrels. 14.7% alcohol. Note: approx. 9. Cost: $150.

2019 Aperture “Soil Specific” Red Blend, Sonoma County, CA
Opaque dark garnet in the glass, this wine smells of blueberries and black cherries. On the palate, juicy flavors of boysenberry and black cherry have crisp acidity and a very supple, velvety tannic undertone. Fruity but not massively ripe, this is a lush expression of fruit, for those looking for such things. There is just a tiny bit of warmth in the finish. A blend of 40% Malbec, 32% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. Aged for 18 months in 45% new French oak barrels. 14.7% alcohol. Note: approx. 9. Cost: $60. click to buy.

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Quails’ Gate Winery buys Stoneboat Vineyards site from Oliver – Keremeos Review https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/quails-gate-winery-buys-stoneboat-vineyards-site-from-oliver-keremeos-review/ Thu, 19 May 2022 19:30:00 +0000 https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/quails-gate-winery-buys-stoneboat-vineyards-site-from-oliver-keremeos-review/ Vineyard at Oliver. (Quails’ Gate Vineyard)” loading=”lazy” srcset=”https://24yawwveti2100ln1aebgdpj-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/29182140_web1_220525-WEK-Quails-Gate-Stoneboat_1.jpg 1200w, https://24yawwveti2100ln1aebgdpj-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/29182140_web1_220525-WEK-Quails-Gate-Stoneboat_1-300×200.jpg 300w, https://24yawwveti2100ln1aebgdpj-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/29182140_web1_220525-WEK-Quails-Gate-Stoneboat_1-1024×683.jpg 1024w, https://24yawwveti2100ln1aebgdpj-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/29182140_web1_220525-WEK-Quails-Gate-Stoneboat_1-768×512.jpg 768w, https://24yawwveti2100ln1aebgdpj-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/29182140_web1_220525-WEK-Quails-Gate-Stoneboat_1-640×427.jpg 640w” sizes=”(max-width: 320px) 93vw, (max-width: 639px) 97vw, (max-width: 1023px) 63vw, 640px”/> Vineyard at Oliver. (Quails’ Gate Vineyard) Quails’ Gate Winery buys Stoneboat Vineyards site from Oliver West Kelowna Vineyard has taken over the […]]]>


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Quails’ Gate Winery buys Stoneboat Vineyards site from Oliver

West Kelowna Vineyard has taken over the 30-acre site on the Black Sage Bench




A West Kelowna winery that has been at the heart of the community since 1956 is now partnering with a South Okanagan winery to carry on the legacy of family farming.

Three generations helped build Quails’ Gate Estate Winery and now he’s looking south to embark on a new adventure with the Martiniuk family, formerly Stoneboat Vineyards.

Quails’ Gate assumed responsibility for the Martiniuks’ 30-acre site on the Black Sage Bench in Oliver on May 19.

Tony Stewart, general manager of Quails’ Gate, said the estate will work with Julie and Lanny Martiniuk to ensure the longevity of the family business in the Okanagan.

Quails’ Gate hopes to use the region’s unique terroir and climate to produce Bordeaux-style reds and Syrah.

“As we prepare to take a step back from farming, we wanted to make sure that the next farmers who will care for and cultivate the land share the same philosophy and we believe that the Stewart family will ensure that this legacy lives on. “said Lanny Martiniuk.


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Ningxia wines from northwest China shine at ProWein 2022 https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/ningxia-wines-from-northwest-china-shine-at-prowein-2022/ Mon, 16 May 2022 08:06:00 +0000 https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/ningxia-wines-from-northwest-china-shine-at-prowein-2022/ Ningxia is participating in the online event with its exhibition booth established in the convention and exhibition center of Dusseldorf and a conference room in Yinchuan, capital of Ningxia. Ningxia showcases its charming customs and flavors and showcases the development of its wine industry through live footage from the two locations. The East Foothill wine […]]]>

Ningxia is participating in the online event with its exhibition booth established in the convention and exhibition center of Dusseldorf and a conference room in Yinchuan, capital of Ningxia. Ningxia showcases its charming customs and flavors and showcases the development of its wine industry through live footage from the two locations.

The East Foothill wine region of Ningxia Helan Mountain is located between 37 and 39 degrees north latitude and is therefore internationally recognized as one of the world’s “golden belts” for planting grapes. In terms of natural endowment, the region enjoys abundant sunshine, has little annual rainfall, experiences large seasonal temperature differences, and maintains low air humidity, which gives Ningxia nectar wines the style typical oriental with the soft, supple and balanced. mouthfeel.

Over the past few years, Ningxia has taken advantage of its unique natural conditions, imitated and followed the good examples of other great wineries around the world, learning updated good global winemaking models, and building up a base of superior wineries. A constellation of large and small and medium-sized vineyards are forging increasingly popular brands here, in the midst of the consolidation of a major wine sector.

So far, Ningxia has 550,000 mu (366,850 square kilometers) of vineyards and has 101 wineries, producing 130 million bottles of wine every year. Ningxia wines have won more than 1,000 international awards, more than 60% of all awards ever won by Chinese wineries.

In 2013, J. Robinson, the global wine tasting guru, introduced Ningxia wines to “World Wine Map”, while the region won the prestige of one of the top 10 wine tourism destinations in the world during an evaluation by an international institution of experts. In 2021, Ningxia wine has become one of the geographical symbols of Sino-European cooperation. In the same year, the Chinese government approved Ningxia to build the National Open Development Pilot Zone for the Grape and Wine Industry, the first of its kind in Chinawhich means that Ningxia enters the country’s national development strategic planning.

As one of the most prestigious international fairs for wine and spirits, 2022 ProWein attracted more than 60 countries and regions with 5,500 attendees to join. Through this event, Ningxia aims to strengthen with other major wine-producing countries and wine organizations communication and operations on variety, technology, education, talents, etc., to increase the international popularity of the region and to open wider world markets for wines.

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Theater News: Ted Chapin, Chita Rivera, André De Shields, Vineyard Theater https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/theater-news-ted-chapin-chita-rivera-andre-de-shields-vineyard-theater/ Sat, 14 May 2022 04:01:48 +0000 https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/theater-news-ted-chapin-chita-rivera-andre-de-shields-vineyard-theater/ Quick News: We are sad to report Mrs. Doubtfire Broadway run on May 29. The rebirth of for girls of color who have thought about suicide / when the rainbow is enough has been extended through June 5, through a ticket donation program. How I learned to driveis extended until June 12. Barry Manilow and […]]]>

Quick News: We are sad to report Mrs. Doubtfire Broadway run on May 29. The rebirth of for girls of color who have thought about suicide / when the rainbow is enough has been extended through June 5, through a ticket donation program. How I learned to driveis extended until June 12. Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman’s Harmony gets an original recording from the Off-Broadway cast. The cast will head to the recording studio the weekend of May 13 with a release date to be announced. Jay Records to Record Off-Broadway Musical Penelope or how the Odyssey was really written who played at the York Theatre. A release date has yet to be announced. Jeremy Jordan gets a solo exhibition in London on August 29 at the Theater Royal Drury Lane.

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Named after one of the great dance icons of American musical theatre, the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards is to celebrate excellence in dance and choreography – past, present and future. The awards will honor the superb achievement of each nominee, while recognizing the immeasurable talents and passion of each choreographer and theater dancer. Additionally, through education and scholarship, the awards are committed to nurturing future generations, as well as preserving dance’s remarkable history.

Nominators will consider outstanding choreography, featured dancers and ensembles in shows on Broadway and Off Broadway, as well as outstanding choreography in films, which opened pre-Covid as well as during the 2021-2022 season. Nominations for productions under consideration this season will be determined by the designated Nominating Committee. There are separate nominating committees for Broadway, Off Broadway and Film. There is also an Awards Committee for Broadway, which determines the final nominations received from the Broadway Nominations Committee.

Joel Gray, legendary Broadway performer and winner of the Tony, Academy and Golden Globe Awards, will be honored this year as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Founder & Artistic Director | Jim Bredeson, Managing Director) announced today that the illustrious André De Shields will receive the Matador Award for Outstanding Achievement in Classical Theater atFESTIVITIES, its benefit evening on Monday, June 13 at 6 p.m. This intimate evening will be held on the vast terrace of the Bowery Hotel (335 Bowery at East 3rd Street). This intimate evening, held safely outdoors, will feature craft cocktails, fine wines, delicious bites and entertaining entertainment from Jennifer Sánchez and Mary Testa.

“Being together again has never felt so good. After more than two years of covering our faces and social distancing, the time finally seems right for us to be able to bring our community together – and revel! We have so much to celebrate at our Festivities benefit this year. In addition to honoring the glorious André de Shields for his extraordinary achievements as an actor (and his work with the classics in particular), we look forward to celebrating all of the wonderful work and resilience of our community over the past two years. And to revel in the joy of being able to plan our next return to full in-person programming! said Mr. Berger.

At 73, André De Shields receives the Tony Award for his performance in Hadesville. His illustrious career spans half a century since his debut as the eponymous The Wiz in 1975. He has continued to excel as an actor, director and educator. He received Tony nominations for musicals Play on! and The full Monty and has received accolades for his classic work, including King Lear (winner – St. Louis Theater Circle Award for Outstanding Leading Performer in a Drama), Classical Theater of Harlem and Red Bull’s own The Witch of Edmonton and volpone. Next season he will star in a new Broadway revival of Death of a seller as Willy’s brother, Ben.

Launched in 2009, the Matador Award for Achievement in Classical Theater is awarded annually to recognize individuals or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary talent, service, or significant achievement in classical theater. Previous winners have included F. Murray Abraham, Kate Burton, Olympia Dukakis, Richard Easton, Oscar Isaac, Michael Kahn, Hamish Linklater, Ismenia Mendes, Jack O’Brien, Patrick Page, Martha Plimpton, Lily Rabe, Condola Rashad, Matthew Rauch , Lynn Redgrave, Olivia Reis, Liev Schreiber, Patrick Stewart, Michael Stuhlbarg, Daniel Sullivan, Michael Urie, Charlayne Woodard, the American Theater Wing, the New York City Fund, the Michael Tuch Foundation, and the Off-Broadway Angels .

Honorary committee and special guests include F. Murray Abraham, Arnie Burton, Kate Burton, Bill Camp, Michael Cerveris, Kathleen Chalfant, Keith Hamilton Cobb, Grantham Coleman, Christian Conn, Robert Cuccioli, Paige Davis, Michael Emerson, Manoel Felciano, Tovah Feldshuh, Dana Ivey, Chukwudi Iwuji, Peter Francis James, Judy Kuhn, Mark Linn-Baker, Richard Maltby, Jr., Elizabeth Marvel, Ismenia Mendes, Jacob Ming-Trent, Alfredo Narciso, Kristine Nielsen, Junior Nyong’o , Jack O’Brien, Brad Oscar, Patrick Page, Ted Pappas, Estelle Parsons, Amelia Pedlow, Martha Plimpton, Maryann Plunkett, Amanda Quaid, Everett Quinton, Matthew Rauch, Olivia Reis, José Rivera, Laila Robins, Jay O. Sanders, Lily Santiago, Robert Sella, Stephen Spinella, Sir Patrick Stewart, Richard Thomas, John Douglas Thompson, Michael Urie, Marc Vietor, Nick Westrate and Charlayne Woodard, among others.

Vineyard Theater (artistic directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern) announces the casting and design team for the upcoming world premiere of Lessons in Survival: 1971 at the Vineyard Theater (108 East 15th Street) now on sale. Survival Lessons: 1971 will begin previews at the Vineyard Theater (108 East 15th Street) on May 26, 2022 and play through June 30 with an opening night set for June 9. Emmy-nominated Carl Clemons-Hopkins (“Hacks”) as James Baldwin and Theater Award winner Crystal Dickinson (Tony Award winner Clybourne Park) as Nikki Giovanni. Carl Clemons-Hopkins gained national popularity through his performance as Marcus on HBO Max’s “Hacks” opposite Jean Smart. Carl’s performance earned them an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and the acclaimed series’ second season is set to debut May 12 on HBO Max. On the big screen, we can see Carl in Jordan Peele candy man for Universal. They recently finished filming the Kristin Gore movie, The bubble cap for Apple TV+. Carl concluded 2021 with the filming of the independent film produced by Zach Braff, The Mattachine family. Other credits include a recurring role on NBC’s “Chicago Med.” On stage, Carl performed in the Chicago production of hamilton as Aaron Burr and George Washington and premiered at the Steppenwolf Theater in For the last time. Crystal Dickinson’s Broadway credits include the Tony Award-winning Clybourne Park, for which she received a Theater World Award; and the Tony nominee You can’t take it with you alongside James Earl Jones and Rose Byrne. She has performed Off Broadway at Lincoln Center, Playwrights Horizons, Signature Theatre, Theater for a New Audience and, most recently, Cullud Wattah at the Public Theatre. She has worked with directors Thomas Kail, Michael Grief, Scott Ellis, Bryan Cranston, Wendell Pierce, Pam Mackinnon, Lila Neugebauer, Leigh Silverman and Kenny Leon. Movie and TV credits include I Origins, This is where I leave you“The Good Wife”, “New Amsterdam” and recurring roles on Showtime “The Chi” and ABC’s “For Life.” Teaching and coaching: Juilliard, Stella Adler Studio, Spelman College, NYU, Princeton, Pace University and its two Alumni schools, University of Illinois and Seton Hall University. A proud MFA graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, she also studied at the London Academy for Music and Dramatic Art and is an elite member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. In 1971, 28-year-old poet Nikki Giovanni interviewed famed novelist James Baldwin, 47, on America’s first “Black Tonight Show,” SOUL! Fifty years later, Lessons in Survival: 1971 reintroduces their candid and provocative dialogue on race and liberation in America in our present moment. Based on the digital exploration of survival lessons, which was recognized by The New York Times as Best in Theater 2020, this eye-opening production explores the layers of intimacy and ideas between two revolutionary Black artists of different generations, with stunning resonance for today. The design team will include You-Shin Chen (Scenic Design), Mika Eubanks (Costume Design), Amith Chadrashaker (Lighting Design), Lee Kinney and Daniel Kluger (Sound Design), Daniel Kluger (Original Composition) and Matthew Glasner, CSA (Casting director). Tickets are now on sale to the general public at www.vineyardtheatre.org or by calling 212-353-0303.

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Billy Crudup and Deirdre O’Connell to Host 2022 Vineyard Theater Gala https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/billy-crudup-and-deirdre-oconnell-to-host-2022-vineyard-theater-gala/ Thu, 12 May 2022 01:23:56 +0000 https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/billy-crudup-and-deirdre-oconnell-to-host-2022-vineyard-theater-gala/ Vineyard Theater announced that Billy Crudup (“The Morning Show,” Harry Clarke of The Vineyard) and Deirdre O’Connell (recent Tony nominee for Dana H.) will co-host Vineyard Theaterthe annual gala on Monday, May 16, 2022. The gala will honor New York City Council member Carlina Rivera and celebrate the music of the late, singer-songwriter extraordinaire Laura […]]]>

Vineyard Theater announced that Billy Crudup (“The Morning Show,” Harry Clarke of The Vineyard) and Deirdre O’Connell (recent Tony nominee for Dana H.) will co-host Vineyard Theaterthe annual gala on Monday, May 16, 2022. The gala will honor New York City Council member Carlina Rivera and celebrate the music of the late, singer-songwriter extraordinaire Laura Nyro. The gala will take place on Monday, May 16, starting with a dinner at the Boucherie (225 Park Avenue S) followed by a concert at Daryl Roth Theater (101 E. 15th Street).

Join previously announced artists Mandy Gonzalez, Judy Kuhn and Anika Noni Rosereuniting for the first time in twenty years since their Obie Award-winning performances in the Vineyard’s Laura Nyro musical Eli’s Comin’, other guest artists include the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa ManchesterRock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter Felix Cavaliere Rascals, Latoya Edwards (School girls, I miss you like hell), Wilson Jermaine Heredia (Rent, original cast member of Eli’s Comin’ from The Vineyard), Julie Benko (Funny Girl) and an appearance by Vineyard Artist and Board Member Brandon Victor Dixon (Hamilton, Black No More). The gala show is led by Sarna Rabbit (Sunday in the Park with George), under the musical direction of Dan Lipton (The last boat.)

The Vineyard Gala will include cocktails, dinner, live auction and concert celebrating the singer-songwriter’s groundbreaking work and legacy Laura Nyroand in honor of NYC Council Member Carlina Rivera.

The event is sponsored by The Blavatnik Family Foundation and The Broadway Exchange. Vineyard Theater Gala host committee members include John Barrie and Betsy Smith, Kathleen and Henri ChalfantMark Lerner and Steven Frank, Sally Horchow, Cody LassenCaryl Orlando, Elise Jan Flagg, Sue Marks, Daryl RothAnnette Stover and Richard Feiner, and Signature Bank.

Sponsorships are $50,000 and include two premium tables. Tables are $25,000 and $10,000, and individual tickets are $2,500 and $1,000 with a limited number of concert tickets only available for $500. Tickets can be purchased by email gala@vineyardtheatre.orgby calling (646) 931-4727 or visiting www.vineyardtheatre.org/gala. Funds raised will benefit The Vineyard‘s shows return with the 2021-2022 season and its Good Neighbor program, which provides free and low-cost tickets to thousands of New Yorkers each year.

Biographies

Carlina Rivera represents the 2nd Council District which includes the various neighborhoods of East Village, Flatiron, Gramercy Park, Pink HillKips Bay, Murray Hill and the Lower East Side. While on Council, Carlina has already introduced and passed legislation related to sexual harassment, immigration, criminal justice reform, affordable housing, small business survival, and bike safety. Carlina was born and raised in Lower Manhattan’s 2nd District by a single mother who emigrated from Puerto Rico. She began her career in after-school programming, working with children in some of New York’s most disadvantaged schools. She then served her local community, creating and organizing initiatives for seniors and homeless New Yorkers as Director of Programs and Services at Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES), a local non-profit organization. profit centered on social justice. Carlina has a history of bringing people together to improve the lives, resources, and well-being of Manhattan’s East Side residents, whether as a member of the community board of directors, as an organizer or in a task force that secured funding for East River Waterfront Resilience in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. After Sandy, Carlina helped coordinate thousands of volunteers to help more than 10,000 housebound residents as part of a recovery network that would continue to support families affected by the Second Avenue and Flatiron explosions. She has already obtained millions of dollars for her district to improve services, programs, schools and cultural institutions. Carlina lives with her husband, pug and turtle. She graduated from Marist College with a BA in Journalism, having attended local district schools all her life.

Laura Nyro was one of the great singer-songwriters of our time. She has released 22 critically acclaimed albums (including Eli and The Thirteenth Confession, New York Tendaberry, Christmas and the Beads of Sweat) and has written literally dozens of songs that have become firmly entrenched in the canon of popular music, ever since. her debut in 1966 at the age of 19 to her untimely death in 1997. Her music was not only widely recorded, she also catapulted other performers to the charts, among them The 5th Dimension (“Stoned Soul Picnic “, “Sweet Blindness”, “Wedding Bell Blues”), Blood, Sweat & Tears (“And When I Die”) and Three Dog Night (“Eli’s Comin'”).

Barbara Streisand charted three consecutive times with Nyro’s songs. Weaving together a combination of pop, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, rock and soul, Nyro has produced something truly rare in the world of pop music: an original sound, driven by a unique vision. His influence on generations of performers is undeniable and could be one of his greatest legacies. Iconic singer-songwriter Elton John summed up Nyro’s influence on his own work: “The soul, the passion, just the utter boldness of how his rhythmic and melodic shifts came about was unlike anything I had ever heard before. ” Laura’s death at age 49 in 1997 robbed popular music of one of its purest lights. On April 14, 2012, Laura Nyro received a long-awaited induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Vineyard Theater is an Off-Broadway theater company dedicated to nurturing the voices of bold artists and developing and producing work that pushes the boundaries of what theater can be and do. One of the nation’s preeminent centers for creating new plays and musicals, our work seeks to challenge and inspire us all to see ourselves and our world from different perspectives.

The Vineyard’s 2021-22 season kicked off with Broadway transfers of its productions of Tina Satter‘s Is This A Room, named “Best Theater of 2019 and 2021” by The New York Times, Time Out and New York Magazine and winner of the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience; and Lucas Hnath‘s Dana H., voted “Best Theater of 2020 and 2021” by The New York Times and Time Out and winner of the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show, which performed in the repertoire at the Lyceum Theater in the fall of 2021. Paula Vogel‘s How I Learned to Drive, which premiered at the Vineyard 25 years ago, opened on Broadway this spring, reuniting members of the original cast Marie-Louise Parker, David Morse and Johanna day with the director Marc Brokawaearning three Tony 2o22 nominations, including Best Revival of a Play.

The Vineyard season also included new work commissioned from Ngozi Anyanwu, Kirsten Childs, Jared Mezzocchi, Polly pen and Madeleine Sayetand the world premiere of Charly Evon Simpson‘s shortbread, co-produced with WP Theater. The next world premiere of Lessons in Survival: 1971 will run from May 25 to June 30. Drawing on the digital exploration of Lessons in Survival, which was recognized by The New York Times as Best in Theater 2020, this eye-opening production explores the layers of intimacy and ideas between two groundbreaking black performers of different generations, with an amazing resonance for today.

Notable Vineyard Theater the former include Ngozi Anyanwu‘s Good Grievance; Jeremy O. Harris‘ “Father”; Mara Nelson GreenbergDo you feel angry? ; David Caleby Harry Clarke (2018 Drama Desk, Obie, Lucille Lortel Awards); Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman‘s Indecent (two 2017 Tony Awards); two Pulitzer Prize-winning pieces, Paula Vogelthe recent Tony Award-nominated play, How I Learned To Drive and Edward Albee‘s three great women; Branden Jacobs-Jenkins‘ Gloria; Nicky Silver‘s The Lyons; Marx, Lopez and Whitty’s Avenue Q (Tony Award, Best Musical); The Scottsboro Boys of Kander, Ebb and Thompson; At Bell and Bowen [title of show]; Polly penthe goblin market; Tarell Alvin McCraney‘s Wig Out! ; Jenny Schwartz‘God’s Ear; Enois Middletown; Becky Fashionis fully engaged; Colman Domingo‘s Dot, and many more.

that of the vineyard Paula Vogel Playwriting Prize, Susan Stroman staging award and Colman Domingo The award provides residencies for early-career artists, and our education programs serve more than 700 New York City public high school students each year, culminating in the presentation of the REBEL VERSES youth arts festival for developing artists. The newly created Roth-Vogel New Play Commission is awarded annually to a mid- or late-career playwright to create and develop a new play with The Vineyard. The works developed and created in our home in Union Square have gone on to be seen around the world and The Vineyard is proud to be the recipient of Drama Desk, Obie and Lucille Lortel Artistic Excellence Award.

The Vineyard’s 2021-2022 artists in residence include The Commissary, Ryan Haddad, Michael R. Jackson, Special lightning rod, Tyler Thomasand Reggie D. Blanc.

Vineyard Theaterthe management of includes artistic directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern and general manager Suzanne Appel.

www.vineyardtheatre.org

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Renaissance House Writers’ Retreat returns to Martha’s Vineyard in Dorothy West’s historic writing home – Our Time Press https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/renaissance-house-writers-retreat-returns-to-marthas-vineyard-in-dorothy-wests-historic-writing-home-our-time-press/ Sat, 07 May 2022 23:25:56 +0000 https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/renaissance-house-writers-retreat-returns-to-marthas-vineyard-in-dorothy-wests-historic-writing-home-our-time-press/ Renaissance House Retreat for Writers and Artists in Martha’s Vineyard will celebrate its 23rd season by offering three exciting writing programs in June, July and September 2022 at its original location in Oak Bluffs – a home where legendary novelist Dorothy West (“The marriage”) would write. Renaissance House is one of the few retreats designed […]]]>

Renaissance House Retreat for Writers and Artists in Martha’s Vineyard will celebrate its 23rd season by offering three exciting writing programs in June, July and September 2022 at its original location in Oak Bluffs – a home where legendary novelist Dorothy West (“The marriage”) would write.

Renaissance House is one of the few retreats designed for issue-oriented writers, writers of color, and social justice writers. Renaissance House offers writers and other artists a subsidized retreat from the responsibilities of life and a safe space in which to create new works of art. It is one of the few retreats designed for scholarly writers, writers of color, and social justice writers.

Abigail McGrath, Founder and CEO, Renaissance House Writers Retreat.

“Renaissance House focuses on writers who are going through different stages of their careers, from emerging writers working 9-5 jobs, to notable award winners,” explained Abigail McGrath, Founder of Renaissance House. “The goal of the program is to give artists time ‘alone’, away from their family, their work and the daily tasks that make up life. The retreat, located in the historic home where Helene Johnson and Dorothy West wrote, provides a safe space in which to create new works or complete existing ones. There are workshops in memoir writing, journalism, poetry, and many other aspects of writing. But the key is to have time to “stare into space”.

In addition to the traditional Renaissance House Writers-in-Residence program, a commuter program for Island residents will be offered at a discounted rate. Additionally, a weekend writer’s retreat will be available for writer activists in September. The available dates are:

Weeks of June 19, June 26 and July 3 – Writing workshops for residential and suburban programs

September 16 – September 18 – Activist Writers Workshop Retreat

July 4 – Renaissance House will hold its annual public reading of Frederick Douglass’ historic speech on Inkwell Beach.

Renaissance House, a retreat for writers on social issues, is a program of the nonprofit Helene Johnson and Dorothy West Foundation for Artists In Need. Both of these women were residents of Martha’s Vineyard Island and prominent writers of the Harlem Renaissance. The application deadline for this program is June 6, 2022.

The Renaissance House program salons featured interviews with literary giants of Martha’s Vineyard such as Jill Nelson, Jessica Harris, Kate Feiffer, Susan Klein, Robert Hayden, Marty Nadler, Nat Benjamin, Shirley Craig, Brooks Robards, Janet Hill, Justen Ahern, Daniel Waters, Mike West and others.

Writers have educational workshops, one-on-one editorial advice, and most importantly, time. The retreat offers time to create new works or complete existing ones. Applicants may submit fiction, non-fiction, creative and problem-oriented non-fiction works to be submitted.
McGrath, author, actress and playwright, was raised by the leading ladies of the Harlem Renaissance. “My mother, Helene Johnson was a poet and summer resident who had to stop writing to support her family,” McGrath recalled. “My aunt, Dorothy West, was a year-round resident of Martha’s Vineyard who, despite her talent and previous fame, worked as a cashier at the Harbor Side restaurant in Edgartown until a Doubleday editor spotted her. writing in the local newspaper and giving him the opportunity to just “look at the trees and do nothing”. This allowed West to write “The Wedding,” a bestselling novel inspired by the interracial marriage of McGrath, the founder, and her niece. It was one of the last novels edited by fellow Vineyarder, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Participating writers include non-fiction writers Carolyn Brown, Linda Burnham, Jessica B. Harris and activist Caroline Hunter.

For more information, please contact Renaissance House at renaissancehse@aol.com

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A flock of hens who live at Rothley Vineyard have finally been released as the bird flu ban is lifted https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/a-flock-of-hens-who-live-at-rothley-vineyard-have-finally-been-released-as-the-bird-flu-ban-is-lifted/ Wed, 04 May 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/a-flock-of-hens-who-live-at-rothley-vineyard-have-finally-been-released-as-the-bird-flu-ban-is-lifted/ A flock of hens that play a special role at a local vineyard are finally freed after being honed in their coop amid a nationwide outbreak of bird flu. The strict measures were finally lifted on Monday after six long months. The hens, who are valued members of the Rothley Wine Estate vineyard team, are […]]]>

A flock of hens that play a special role at a local vineyard are finally freed after being honed in their coop amid a nationwide outbreak of bird flu. The strict measures were finally lifted on Monday after six long months.

The hens, who are valued members of the Rothley Wine Estate vineyard team, are normally free to roam the five-acre site. Their important role is to eat slugs and larvae and scrape the soil with their feet to aerate it, and the debris from their chicken coop is nutritious compost for the rows of vines.

But they have been stuck in their coop, sometimes being allowed to roam in a small enclosure – a covered outdoor enclosure – since early November. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) lifted the ban on May 2, much to the relief of the matriarch, Bernie, a Columbine hen, and her flock.

READ MORE: Free-range eggs back on supermarket shelves after bird flu outbreak

Liz Robson, owner of Charnwood Vineyard, said: “I am so happy and so relieved that the hens can come out. We check them several times a day and they loudly protest their confinement every day. me in the eyes and I felt so guilty, but how to explain this national situation to a hen?

When they were finally released on Monday, Liz said the hens were ‘falling over themselves to be the first outings’, describing the moment they were released as being like an ‘athletic race’. But it didn’t take long for them to resume their normal activities.



The herd had been confined to their coop for six months and they were not silent about it.

“The first thing they did was take a dust bath under the hedge. Then they formed a small troop and marched in single file through the vineyard with Bernie in the lead and Nicolette – a French Marans – as as second in command. They were checking the rows of vines and choosing the best place to scrub with their feet,” Liz said.

The herd was watched over by their keepers, pointers Mabel and Ivy, as they familiarized themselves with the vineyard which is home to 900 mature vines. In addition to resuming their important duties, the hens will once again be able to join guests on wine tasting tours, which they often did before.

Their particular role is also to clarify the still red wine of the vineyard. For this, the egg white is added to the wine still in vats, before being filtered a few weeks later.

The grape solids particles stick to the egg white and sink to the bottom of the tank. Each year, a hen is chosen to have its eggs used and its name appears on the wine label, for the traceability of the product.

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Traverse City Uncorked celebrates wine tasting with perks, discounts and prizes https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/traverse-city-uncorked-celebrates-wine-tasting-with-perks-discounts-and-prizes/ Mon, 02 May 2022 13:03:00 +0000 https://vins-jean-de-monteil.com/traverse-city-uncorked-celebrates-wine-tasting-with-perks-discounts-and-prizes/ TRAVERSE CITY, MI – Whether you’re here for the gorgeous vineyard views, the sips of reds, whites and rosés – or just the memories to be made in the Traverse Wine Coast region – wine tasting in the month of May just had a little more fun with the new Uncorked promotion. A mobile passport […]]]>

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – Whether you’re here for the gorgeous vineyard views, the sips of reds, whites and rosés – or just the memories to be made in the Traverse Wine Coast region – wine tasting in the month of May just had a little more fun with the new Uncorked promotion.

A mobile passport will guide you as you taste the flavors of nearly 20 participating wineries on the Leelanau and Old Mission peninsulas. The Uncorked Passport offers special discounts at each stop. Some wineries offer up to 15% off bottle purchases, while others offer attendees $5 wine tastings or free glasses of sparkling wine. Once you complete a handful of tours anytime in May, you qualify for prizes.

“This promotion was very popular last year and drew visitors from all over the Midwest,” said Traverse City Tourism President Trevor Tkach. “There’s a lot of excitement around Traverse City Uncorked when our winemakers can show off the care and craftsmanship that goes into every glass of their wine.”

“When you combine the quality of the wines with incredible views, the region’s vineyards have become a powerful attraction for visitors and local residents alike.”

Here’s how the Uncorked promotion works:

  • Register for the Uncorked Passport on the Traverse City Tourism website by clicking here.
  • Your passport will be delivered to your phone via email and SMS.
  • Scroll to see participating wineries you’d like to visit. Some tasting rooms offer discounts on bottles, others on the tastings themselves. Use your digital passport to check in at each location you select.
  • When you have checked in at five wineries on the Passport, you are eligible to claim a wine related gift from the Traverse City Tourist Office.
  • Spend the night ? If you book a stay at a participating Traverse City hotel, you can be entered to win a wine-themed vacation in the region. The grand prize winner will be announced in June.

Photo provided by Beryl Striewski and Shady Lane Cellars.

Participating vineyards

Amoritas Vineyards

Bel Lago Vineyards and Winery

Black Star Farms – Old Mission

Black Star Farms – Suttons Bay

Bonobo Vineyard

Vineyard and wine estate of Domaine Brys

Chateau Chantal Winery & Inn

Castle Fountain

Chateau Grand Traverse

Vineyard and winery Ciccone

French valley vineyard

Hawthorne Vineyards

Laurentian vineyard

Cellars Leelanau

Mari Vineyards

Mawby Sparkling Wines

Rove Estate Vineyard and Wine Estate

Shady Lane Cellars

Verterra Vineyard

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