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EatDrink Tasting at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

This past Saturday afternoon, June 23rd we had a chance to visit with some of our favorite partners here in Las Vegas, The Cosmopolitan Hotel and conduct a tasting in their EatDrink retail shop.  The hotel has been a supporter of ours since the beginning, pouring the Pinot Noir at their stylish and hip, Vesper Bar along with being served at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and Comme Ca.  With the new vintages, they now have both our Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc at EatDrink, a really cool gourmet store, featuring wines, cheeses and retail items.

 

 

The shop had Corey spend the afternoon pouring both of the wines, tasting out some of their regulars and a great collection of some of our Las Vegas supporters.  Check out photos of the event here to see everyone having a great time!  EatDrink’s staff has already invited us back to host another tasting later this Summer and they are thrilled to be partners with us at Labor Wines.

 

 

In addition to the next tasting with them, we’ll be visiting with the great folks over at Khoury’s Fine Wine & Spirits in Las Vegas coming up in July – date to be determined, so we will let you all know for sure soon!  We’re also planning a visit to New York City later this Summer, in August and hopefully will be tasting some of our back East friends then too.

 

 

If you have a story, pictures enjoying Labor or would like to place an order, feel free and share with us on Facebook or via Twitter.  As well, you can always email me directly, Corey@LaborWines.com or call on cell, 702.466.0987.

 

 

Everything takes Labor to accomplish.  Labor Wines – A Labor of Love.

 

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Monday, June 25th, 2012 Uncategorized No Comments

New wines!

 

Hello friends! I hope that everyone is shaking off the Winter blues and that you can feel Spring coming right around the corner.  Here at Labor Wines we are excited to tell you about our newest releases and yet another first!

 

This week our 2011 Pinot Blanc is going into the bottle!  This is going to be the first white wine from Labor and we’re only producing 112 cases.  We wanted to keep it small for the first vintage and really focus upon the quality for each of you to enjoy.  For those of you unfamiliar with Pinot Blanc, it is an Alsatian grape varietal that, in Oregon, is best known as a balanced wine with good acid, straight forward as a pairing for the table or by the glass.  The vineyards we sourced from are all located in the Willamette Valley, coming from the Yamhill Carlton District and Chehalem Mountains AVA’s.  We are hoping to release the wine at the beginning of April and it is going to go quick, so make sure you reserve your case today!

 

Additionally, the 2nd vintage of our Pinot Noir, the 2010, is being labeled at the beginning of April and will be ready mid-April/beginning of May for you to enjoy.  This wine comes from a smaller harvest with lower yields than 2009, showing more red fruit qualities with higher acids and lower sugars.  While ready to drink right away, this is a vintage that will last for years to come and will welcome time in the cellar, if you’d like.  Everyone I have spoken with in Oregon is excited for this vintage, since at the beginning the year started out extremely cool and then gave way to a gorgeous harvest.  We are very happy to be able to share our 2010 with you – for those who haven’t tasted Labor Wines just yet, get ready!

 

Don’t forget, when you are enjoying a bottle of our wine, make sure to take a picture and share it with us on Facebook or via Twitter.  As well, you can always email me directly, Corey@LaborWines.com or call on cell, 702.466.0987.

 

Everything takes Labor to accomplish.  Labor Wines – A Labor of Love.

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Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 Uncategorized No Comments

Wine Crush Radio

Just had a chance to speak with Laura Lawson of Wine Crush Radio – talking about who we are, our vision, our wines and our plan moving forward.  I was introduced to Laura via phone by a great friend back East in North Carolina and was thrilled to be able to speak more about Labor Wines.

The interview comes on at 26:57 of the radio program, click here to listen.  Thanks again to Laura for having me on the program, I was blown away by the time she gave me and her wonderful hospitality.

If you’re curious to learn about where Labor is going to be served around the country or interested in purchasing our wines directly feel free to contact me via email, Corey@LaborWines.com or on my cell, 702.466.0987, plus you can always reach us via TwitterFacebook.

Everything takes Labor to accomplish.  Labor Wines – A Labor of Love.

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Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 Uncategorized No Comments

Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill – Las Vegas

I am very happy to announce that the first restaurant in Las Vegas to purchase Labor Wines is Blue Ribbon Sushi & Grill at The Cosmopolitan!  They started carrying the wine yesterday and now you will be able to sip on a glass or enjoy a bottle of our 2009 Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley.

Blue Ribbon is one of my favorite restaurants in Las Vegas, not only courtesy of their impeccable food quality and varied selection, but from the people there who provide amazing service in a relaxing environment.  Every time I’m there, I feel like I’m back in New York City (this being a good thing), which also makes me feel like I’m at home.

When you enjoy a taste of our 2009 Pinot Noir, expect flavors of Black Cherry with slight spice notes from the 1st and 2nd year barrels.  Cocoa powder is coming through on the finish currently and a balanced mouth feel.

If you’re curious to learn about where else Labor is going to be served in Las Vegas or interested in purchasing our wines directly feel free to contact me via email, Corey@LaborWines.com or on my cell, 702.466.0987, plus you can always reach us via TwitterFacebook.

Everything takes Labor to accomplish.  Labor Wines – A Labor of Love.

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Thursday, September 15th, 2011 Uncategorized No Comments

Sommelier Showdown Recap

Wow, what a fantastic event and such a great time!  Sunday night’s Sommelier Showdown at Cowboy Ciao was an absolute blast – well attended, killer food and awesome wines.  Going head to head with owner, Peter Kasperski on wine selections was a pretty daunting task, but really cool as it allowed me to expand on my normal flavor palate and pick some very interesting wines.

I’ve listed my selections below (in Italics), along with the menu for you all to take a look at:

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LESTER’S FAVORITE MOVIE

fried green tomato (pickled & crispy), with mâche, grilled halloumi,

toasted sunflower seeds, fino sherry/Maui onion vinaigrette

Samsara, Rose of Pinot Noir, 2010, Ste. Rita Hills

II

CHARCUTERIE

cherry/amaretto duck pate

Peritnace, Dolcetto, 2010

III

BRAISED PORK CHEEKS

with corn cake and lime aïoli

La Spinetta, Ca’ Di Pian, Barbera d’Asti, 2007

IV

ROASTED WILD BOAR SHOULDER

on yam fritter with mango coulis and tomato jam

Nove, Grenache, Judge Family Vineyard, Bennett Valley, 2004

V

DESSERT FOR THE THIRD TRIMESTER

chocolate sandwich on olive bread with pimento ice cream

Graham’s, Late Bottle Vintage Port, 2003

In addition, Peter let me know that he will proudly be serving our first release of Labor Wines on his wine list and have available cases of Labor for purchase, as Cowboy Ciao has a Retail License.  If you’re curious to learn more feel free to contact me via email, Corey@LaborWines.com or on my cell, 702.466.0987, plus you can always reach us via TwitterFacebook.

Everything takes Labor to accomplish.  Labor Wines – A Labor of Love.

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Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 Uncategorized No Comments

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