Welcome!

API Journal Authors: Elizabeth White, Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski, Rishi Bhargava

News Feed Item

From Computer Chips to Barrels of Wine, Silicon Valley Exec Follows the Dream

Vino Vargas Debuts Collection of Four 2011 Vintage Red Wines

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/06/12 -- Pedro Vargas grew up farming and, after completing his education in Electrical Engineering, never thought he would ever go back. Skilled in technology and marketing, the Silicon Valley high-tech executive and entrepreneur closed sexy deals like putting The Rolling Stones albums on memory chips and negotiating entertainment content deals with major television networks and record labels. Vargas became a much sought after business specialist at tech companies like Intel, Yahoo and SanDisk. Now as a UC Davis trained winemaker, he has swapped the cubicle for the vineyard and the board room for the barrel room and makes wines under his own Vino Vargas brand.

The Northern California boutique winery, today released its much anticipated line of red premium wines. The 2011 collection consists of four meticulously crafted wines to please the palates of serious red wine drinkers and earn accolades from critics. Each individually crafted wine is made with handpicked grapes from select single vineyards. The collection features memorable names for each wine that highlight the origin and varietal of the grape. The four wines include:

2011 Rio Ruso, Pinot Noir - This Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is from a select single vineyard just west of Windsor, CA. The character and richness of Rio Ruso truly represent the unique aspects of the Russian River appellation. Full bodied with rich berry fruit, Rio Ruso is accented with a hint of smoke and vanilla aromas making it very food friendly. The name "Rio Ruso" is derived from the Spanish translation for "Russian River."

2011 Toro Tinto, Tempranillo - Central to the great Rioja wines of Spain, Tempranillo has only recently become widely known in California and other parts of the new world. The grapes for the Toro Tinto are from a single vineyard in Lake County, which closely resembles the weather of the Rioja region. The name, "Toro" (Bull) and "Tinto" (Red), reflect the name used in the region of Toro, located in central Spain, where the Tempranillo grapes are grown. If you're looking for something new to drink with your friends, this is the wine for you!

2011 El Taxi, Cabernet Sauvignon - El Taxi represents the best of California Cabs with an old world Bordeaux sensibility. Its lush, full-bodied and velvety finish includes a blend of Merlot to enhance the complexity. The grapes come from a single vineyard in the Clements Hill AVA in central California. The name is a play on "Cab," which is short for Cabernet Sauvignon. Since 'taxi' is equivalent to 'cab,' we've named this wine El Taxi. (El means 'the' in Spanish.)

2011 Miserere, Merlot - Miserere is the one elegant Merlot that will trigger your taste buds to crave Merlot once again. With single vineyard grapes from the Mokelumne River AVA in central California, Miserere is a very approachable, medium-bodied wine that will pair well with a variety of dishes. "Miserere" (pronounced mis-eh-rare-eh) is short for "Miserere mei, deus". We like Merlot and Latin.

All of the wines are aged in 30% new French oak and production for each wine is limited to 150 cases.

About Vino Vargas
Vino Vargas is a Northern California boutique winery focusing on classic and emerging wines. Grapes are hand-harvested from single vineyards and production is limited to small lots to ensure the highest quality. Each wine is produced, aged and blended meticulously by an amazing team headed by Winemaker Pedro Vargas. Ultra-light glass bottles and recyclable packaging are used to responsibly offset the ecological cost of shipping wine. Vino Vargas has launched a national taste tour with its virtual tasting room. To learn more or to purchase Vino Vargas wines please visit www.vinovargas.com. You can also 'Like Us' on Facebook www.facebook.com/VinoVargasWine and follow us on Twitter under @VinoVargasWine.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

Media Contact:
Vicky Freitas
Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
"My role is working with customers, helping them go through this digital transformation. I spend a lot of time talking to banks, big industries, manufacturers working through how they are integrating and transforming their IT platforms and moving them forward," explained William Morrish, General Manager Product Sales at Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, wh...
Adobe is changing the world though digital experiences. Adobe helps customers develop and deliver high-impact experiences that differentiate brands, build loyalty, and drive revenue across every screen, including smartphones, computers, tablets and TVs. Adobe content solutions are used daily by millions of companies worldwide-from publishers and broadcasters, to enterprises, marketing agencies and household-name brands. Building on its established design leadership, Adobe enables customers not o...
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lea...
What are the new priorities for the connected business? First: businesses need to think differently about the types of connections they will need to make – these span well beyond the traditional app to app into more modern forms of integration including SaaS integrations, mobile integrations, APIs, device integration and Big Data integration. It’s important these are unified together vs. doing them all piecemeal. Second, these types of connections need to be simple to design, adapt and configure...
24Notion is full-service global creative digital marketing, technology and lifestyle agency that combines strategic ideas with customized tactical execution. With a broad understand of the art of traditional marketing, new media, communications and social influence, 24Notion uniquely understands how to connect your brand strategy with the right consumer. 24Notion ranked #12 on Corporate Social Responsibility - Book of List.
What happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle itself? As we move toward the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle’s head unit, devices, and systems and to manage the ...
The Jevons Paradox suggests that when technological advances increase efficiency of a resource, it results in an overall increase in consumption. Writing on the increased use of coal as a result of technological improvements, 19th-century economist William Stanley Jevons found that these improvements led to the development of new ways to utilize coal. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Thiele, Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera, will compare the Jevons Paradox to modern-day enterprise IT, e...
Major trends and emerging technologies – from virtual reality and IoT, to Big Data and algorithms – are helping organizations innovate in the digital era. However, to create real business value, IT must think beyond the ‘what’ of digital transformation to the ‘how’ to harness emerging trends, innovation and disruption. Architecture is the key that underpins and ties all these efforts together. In the digital age, it’s important to invest in architecture, extend the enterprise footprint to the cl...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform moder...
SYS-CON Events has announced today that Roger Strukhoff has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo 2016 Silicon Valley. The 19th Cloud Expo and 6th @ThingsExpo will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "The Internet of Things brings trillions of dollars of opportunity to developers and enterprise IT, no matter how you measure it," stated Roger Strukhoff. "More importantly, it leverages the power of devices and the Interne...
What does it look like when you have access to cloud infrastructure and platform under the same roof? Let’s talk about the different layers of Technology as a Service: who cares, what runs where, and how does it all fit together. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Phil Jackson, Lead Technology Evangelist at SoftLayer, an IBM company, spoke about the picture being painted by IBM Cloud and how the tools being crafted can help fill the gaps in your IT infrastructure.
Digital innovation is the next big wave of business transformation based on digital technologies of which IoT and Big Data are key components, For example: Business boundary innovation is a challenge to excavate third-party business value using IoT and BigData, like Nest Business structure innovation may propose re-building business structure from scratch, as Uber does in the taxicab industry The social model innovation is also a big challenge to the new social architecture with the design fr...
Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at EMC, will introduce a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organizati...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
IoT offers a value of almost $4 trillion to the manufacturing industry through platforms that can improve margins, optimize operations & drive high performance work teams. By using IoT technologies as a foundation, manufacturing customers are integrating worker safety with manufacturing systems, driving deep collaboration and utilizing analytics to exponentially increased per-unit margins. However, as Benoit Lheureux, the VP for Research at Gartner points out, “IoT project implementers often ...
Video experiences should be unique and exciting! But that doesn’t mean you need to patch all the pieces yourself. Users demand rich and engaging experiences and new ways to connect with you. But creating robust video applications at scale can be complicated, time-consuming and expensive. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Zohar Babin, Vice President of Platform, Ecosystem and Community at Kaltura, will discuss how VPaaS enables you to move fast, creating scalable video experiences that reach your ...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life sett...