SPECIAL EVENTS 2014
BEE HAPPY HONEY TASTING ~ Saturday February 15, 2014 ~ 4-7 PM ~ Bedford Winery Tasting Room & Courtyard
How sweet it is! This Valentine’s Day weekend, we will be tasting approximately 40 honeys from around the planet from New Zealand to France. Flavors of honey vary based on the nectar source such as lavender, acacia, tupelo, and wildflowers. “There are varietal honeys like varietal wine. Each has its own wonderful expression of sweetness,” states winemaker Stephan Bedford, who has worked bee hives in the past. Honey from our local sources will also be represented and be available for sale. Come talk to the bee keepers! There will be fresh, locally made bread and homemade scones to accompany them. Honey tasting included with wine tasting fee ($10). Wine Club members are free.
This event is part of the Los Alamos Third Saturday Evening Stroll series put on by the Los Alamos Merchants Society. Participating merchants on Bell Street will be open from 5 -8 pm with a variety of special events and offers. For more details visit the Los Alamos website at www.losalamosvalley.org.
MUSHROOMS GONE WILD! ~ SATURDAY, January 25, 2014 ~ 2-5 pm ~ Bedford Tasting Room & Courtyard
Our most popular event in the ‘Food for Thought’ series. On Saturday, January 25th, join winemaker Stephan Bedford and other mushroom devotees for the Wine and Mushroom Admiration Reception at the Bedford Winery Courtyard in Los Alamos which will include the display, discussion, and the digestion of the venerated shroom.
Mushrooms are “local” varieties and those brought in from Oregon. Our past “appetizers” included savory tarts, french fries drizzled with truffle oil and truffle salt, layered patés, wood-fired flatbreads, exotic curries and more, featuring Chantrelle, Oyster, Porcini, Morel, Portabello, Maitake, Crimini, Hedgehog, Black Trumpet, and Shitake varieties (among others), while sipping old favorites and new vintages of Bedford wines.
An impressive exhibit of edible and inedible mushrooms will be on display. Discussion topics range from wild mushroom identification to the impact of foraging on native resources. We are honored to have Bob Cummings, Professor of Biology at Santa Barbara City College and an expert on mushrooms, on hand to answer all your fungus questions. Guests are also invited to peruse winemaker’s Stephan Bedford’s extensive collection of books and field guides.
The fungus fun begins at 2 p.m.; cost is $45 per person, $35 for Bedford Wine Club Members. This event will sell out, so make reservations today! For reservations call 805-344-2107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.