Food Network celebrity chef, Tyler Florence, not only has a new cookbook out—"Tyler Florence Fresh"—but he also has a line of Tyler Florence Wines for sale as well. Add to that, his hit Food Network show, "The Great Food Truck Race", Wayfare Tavern restaurant in San Francisco, six additional cookbooks, and a line of organic baby food called SPROUT, a retail kitchen store, and you've got one incredibly busy man. Plus, he's a family man with a beautiful wife and three kids! How in the world does he have time to cook?
You're probably wondering why I'm gushing on and on about Tyler Florence? I was given a copy of his cookbook, "Tyler Florence Fresh" to review, and I fell in love with it. Shortly after, I received a bottle of 2008 TF Cabernet Sauvignon in the mail to try, and WOW, just in time for Christmas! I'll be back later—after my own personal wine tasting—to let you know what we thought about it :-)
Tyler Florence Wines include Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon Blanc, and are among the best wines coming out of California today. Why not order a bottle or two for your next holiday or get together!
Tyler Florence Wines
Tyler Florence shares his story on the birth of the wines, "In 2008 I was making small-batch Zinfandel and Pinot Noir at a custom crush facility in the Napa Valley, bottling it for family and close friends to enjoy. Then I met Dina Mondavi – a Bay area resident and fourth-generation member of the esteemed Mondavi winemaking family. Dina then introduced me to her brother Rob Mondavi Jnr. and father Michael Mondavi (both winemakers), and co-owners of the Michael Mondavi Family Estate in Carneros, who helped me realize that in order to make truly great wines expressive of their varietal character and region, I needed to partner with a great family who invest as much time and energy in wine as I do in my cooking, and recipes. From there, Tyler Florence Wines were born."
"In the Summer of the same year, Rob led us through tasting and testing a wide variety of barrel samples and blends from 2008 and 2009 in order to find perfectly balanced varietal flavor from Napa Valley and Lake County’s unique vineyards and we blended three limited-production wines - TF Pinot Noir ($40), TF Zinfandel ($40) and TF Cabernet Sauvignon ($65). At this time, we also crafted two approachable, food-friendly pair to enjoy every day - Tyler Florence Sauvignon Blanc ($20); and Tyler Florence Cabernet Sauvignon ($25). Each of these wines reflects our shared belief that wine and food should bring out the very best in each other. We are proud to now release these wines nationally across the US."
Tyler Florence Wines are now nationally distributed and can be purchased online at www.TylerFlorenceWines.com with only $5.00 shipping. They're also available for purchase in a number of states. Check here to find a local store near you!
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CONTEST ALERT: Tyler Florence’s Ultimate Food & Wine Experience Competition. Five lucky home chefs from around the country will have a chance to win a trip to California including a dinner at Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco, a tour of the Michael Mondavi Estate in renowned Napa Valley, followed by a personal cooking class with Chef Florence at his West Coast Kitchen Essentials shop in Mill Valley, closing the day with dinner just up the road at El Paseo.
This one-of-a-kind trip includes hotel accommodations, roundtrip airfare to and from San Francisco and all ground transportation.
“I’m excited to try your recipes that pair with my Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s inspiring to think about the different flavors and regions you’ll share with me in your dishes,” said Florence. “And then, it’s our turn — myself and Rob Mondavi Jr. will host the winners for a tour around Northern California to see what inspires us with local fresh ingredients, winemaking styles, and even meals with our own families.”
contest celebrates that Tyler Florence Wines and TF Limited-production
Wines are now available nationally in retail stores, restaurants and
online. For the first time, wine and food lovers all across America will
have the opportunity to try these wines from the world-famous Napa
Valley region with their own favorite dishes.
To enter, contestants will upload one original recipe that pairs well with either Tyler Florence Cabernet Sauvignon or Sauvignon Blanc by December 31, 2012. Once the voting phase begins, entries will be shared via Facebook and Twitter, and fans and followers alike will vote for the top 20 entries (10 for Cabernet Sauvignon and 10 for Sauvignon Blanc) online at www.TylerFlorenceWines.com. Entries that receive the most votes will be judged by Chef Tyler Florence, who will pick five grand prize winners for the Tyler Florence Ultimate Food & Wine Experience. The grand prize trip takes place in March 2013.
Hopefuls may enter more than once, but only one winner will be selected per household. Links to Tyler Florence Wines’ can be found on Twitter at @TylerFlorence and @TFWines and be used to encourage a great number of votes.
To participate, consumers must submit their original recipe online to the contest page on www.TylerFlorenceWines.com by December 31, 2012, where their recipe must earn the popular vote using social media to encourage friends and family to vote for them. Of the top 20 recipes, Tyler will personally select the top five recipes and name them a grand prize winner complete with a personal phone call!
“NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID IN CA & TN AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. COMPLETE CONTEST RULES AVAILABLE ON WWW.TYLERFLORENCEWINES.COM”
Source and Photo Credit: Used with Permission by Kristen Green Public Relations and www.TylerFlorenceWines.com