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Chef Joaquin Rodas of Bacchanal, New Orleans to Join Flambeaux Wine to Cook and Taste Virtually via Instagram Live – Thursday, April 16

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Flambeaux Wine, Virtual Wine Tasting Series Continues with Cooking Component

Joaquin Rodas portrait(Sonoma County – CALIF.) – Flambeaux Wine, located in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley near Healdsburg, California, will again go live on Instagram @FlambeauxWine this week featuring special guest Chef Joaquin Rodas of Bacchanal in New Orleans.

This coming Thursday, April 16 at 5:00 p.m. PDT/8:00 p.m. EDT, Flambeaux Wine will chat about the 2015 Flambeaux Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon on Instagram Live, while New Orleans Chef Joaquin Rodas cooks up something that would normally only be enjoyed at the winecentric Bacchanal, known as NOLA’s permanent “Backyard Party” and renown as a destination wine lab where food, music and culture collude with the Holy Vino for an only-in-Louisiana experience.

Founded by the Murray family, originally from New Orleans, Flambeaux prides itself on making hand-crafted, limited-production wines that capture the essence of the Flambeaux Dry Creek Valley Estate Vineyard, as well as other world-class Sonoma County vineyards. The Flambeaux are the dancing torchbearers of New Orleans Carnival during Mardi Gras, representing tradition, light, dance and joy.

Art and Nicole Murray, co-founded Flambeaux in Healdsburg, California along with his parents Steve and Pattie Murray, and daughters Alys, Elizabeth, Nia and Lila Murray. At Flambeaux, Winemaker Ryan Prichard (who makes wine at Three Sticks, and has also worked at Williams Selyem, Copain Custom Crush and Medlock Ames) employs the Murray family’s philosophy of allowing the grapes to evolve and naturally grow into what they become. With this minimalist approach, the fruit ends up as the best of itself and results in intriguing and exciting wines. Flambeaux currently produces a Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, Sonoma Coast Chardonnay and Sonoma County Rosé.

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