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Vine & Wine Center nears completion!

Abacela's new Vine and Wine center nears completionReported by: David Anderson Email: davidanderson@kmtr.com
ROSEBURG (KMTR) They're calling it Abacela's Vine and WineCenter, a four thousand square foot tasting room and wine vault right in the middle of the vineyard. Right now it's under construction, but they say the new place will offer more space for tasting and an interactive experience.




In it, they'll hold presentations on how wine is made from start to finish. Abacela says their unique location with the addition of the new Vine and Wine Center create a more comprehensive package for those looking to learn more about the wine they make.

“It's difficult to find a place were they grow grapes that grow in a fairly cool-ish climate with places that really need to be quite warm. Now we can show all of that right here so you can taste it in your glass and see it with your eyes.

The building will be green as well. It uses a geothermal heating system that …

Vibrant Rioja Announces 3rd Annual Rioja Grand Tasting Events

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"The Heart of Tempranillo" Pours Into New York and San Francisco Next MonthPublished Wednesday, Apr. 20, 2011NEW YORK, April 20, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- The king of Rioja grapes, “Tempranillo," will take center stage during Vibrant Rioja's 3rd Annual Grand Tasting events on May 2 in San Francisco and May 5 in New York. An exploration of the versatile range of Rioja Tempranillo, these tasting events will give press and trade guests the opportunity to sample more than 350 Riojas from 70 importers, the most comprehensive showcase of wines from the region in the U.S.

“Our 2011 Grand Tasting’s focus is on Tempranillo, a varietal that is increasingly popular in the U.S. because of its consummate versatility, high quality and pairing ability with a wide range of foods,” says Pablo Olay, the Vibrant Rioja Campaign Director. “On our first visit to San Francisco and in New York, we are pleased to host seminars that explore the spectrum of style Tempranillo re…