Monday, September 13, 2010

9/13-Russ Meek, Bill Brinton

Russ Meek-Sommelier of Red White + Bluezz and The Pasadena Wine Festival

The Pasadena Wine Festival, will be held at the Los Angeles Arboretum on Saturday October 9, 2010 from 2:00 pm to 10 pm.
PLEASE NOTE: Online ticket sales end Friday October 8th at midnight. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance gate at the Arboretum beginning at 11AM Saturday October 9th.
Fun Stuff you can Expect at the Festival:
  • Stroll the grounds of the beautiful Arboretum and Botanical Garden
  • Tram Tours of the entire 127 Acres
  • Experience wines from California and around the world
  • Learn about and taste cheeses from California and beyond
  • Dine at communal tables while enjoying your wine or scope an area underneath one of the umbrellas
  • Challenge your friends for a game of Bocci Ball, Horse Shoes, Ultimate golf challenge or just throw around the Frisbee
  • Most of all RELAX with friends on the Arboretum's grass while enjoying some vino and listening to some of the area most renowned musical artist—from jazz to funk, to blues and salsa
  • Bring blankets or beach chairs and enjoy the experience under the stars

Bill Brinton resides in Sonoma, but his roots are deep in the Midwest. Midwesterners are known for strong American values, respect for family and institutions, and the ability to create and recognize value in products.

In 1993, Bill, a graduate of the Columbia University MBA program, established a natural products and nutritional beverage firm, The Wiman Beverage Company. This company was sold to a larger firm in 2000.

Bill enjoys vineyard selection and development, as well as the critical evaluation and blending of the juice from grapes into wine. The wines are styled to pair wonderfully with a wide variety of fresh foods, and his vision is to create wines that could be sold for $30 to $75 per bottle, but that provide an exceptional value in the $20 to $25 price range. Value and integrity are the cornerstone of Midwestern values, and the basis upon which Charles Creek Vineyard was founded.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shout out! We wanted to let your followers know that we're giving away 2 VIP Tickets each week leading up to the festival on our Facebook page. Upload your best photo for a chance to win!