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Monday, April 21, 2008

StableRidge Vineyards Upcoming Events

Friday May 2, 2008
Paseo Arts Festival
a.k.a. gallery
3001 Paseo, OKC, OK.

Friday June 6, 2008
Paseo Art Festival
a.k.a. gallery
3001 Paseo, OKC, OK.

Friday June 13, 2008
Northpark Mall Wine Tasting Festival & Art Walk
10:00 - 6:00
NW 122nd & North May, OKC

Saturday June 14, 2008
Drumright Wine Fest
2:00 - 8:00
Whitlock Park, corner of Lou Allard Drive & South Jones St.
Drumright, Oklahoma

Monday, April 14, 2008

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Tom and I were invited to Carrabba’s Italian Grill to sample the cuisine and experience the atmosphere of this unique and charming restaurant chain. I had heard that the food was good, but I was surprised at the level of detail they had for every aspect of the meal.

Carrabba’s has an Italian Sangria that I was eager to try; it is a classic sangria made with Korbel, fresh fruits and their house wine, either Pinot Grigio (white) or Montepulciano (red). I mentioned that I had never had a white sangria before and the next thing I knew our waiter Donny had small sample of both on my table, at that point I knew Carrabba’s was something special! Click here for the full article


Upcoming Vineyard Instruction in Plains Texas

Newsom Grape Day April 25, 2008

9:00 Grapevine Pruning Demonstration & Late Fertilizer Application ResultsTeresa Burns, Extension Viticulture Advisor, High Plains & West Texas

10:00 Welcome to Newsom VineyardsNeal Newsom

10:30 Pierce's Disease Jim Kamas, Assistant professor and Extension Fruit Specialist

11:30 Pierce's Disease Trapping ProjectJacy Lewis, Assistant Research Scientist, Texas Pierce's Disease Research Program

12:00 Lunch; Texas BBQ & Entertainment by the Bingham Orchestra

1:00 Introductions & Hoss Newsom Scholarship AwardNeal Newsom

1:30 Propagation Success of PD Infected VinesMike Krawitzky, 2007-08 Hoss Newsom Scholarship Recipient

1:45 Apple Twig Bores & Green June Bugs; More Pesky Than PestTeresa Burns, Extension Viticulture Advisor, High Plains & West Texas

2:00 Planting Logistics, Pruning & Training of a Non-Bearing VineyardPenny Adams, Extension Viticulture Advisor, Hill Country

2:45 Equipment Demonstrations

3:15 Fruit Transportation & Wine Quality Mike Sipowicz, Enology Extension Program Specialist

6:00 Dinner @ Lalito's in Plains

7:00 Wine & Stars Party @ the Newsom Home

Please RSVP for lunch to Neal Newsom
806.456.6877 or

Directions: 4.5 Miles North of Plains Texas on Highway 214

Attendees will receive 3 Texas Department of Agriculture CEUs toward their pesticide applicators license.

Proceeds from the Silent Auction will Benefit the Hoss Newsom Scholarship Program (Donated Items for the Silent Auction are Encouraged)

Sponsored by the Newsom Family, The Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association & Texas AgriLife Extension

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