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Top Ten: Hot Wine Tastings for Spring

Savvy Traveler: The Event Not to Miss

Itinerary: Good Time Wineries

Wine Country Personality: Pixar's John Lasseter

Special Offer: FREE Wine Truffle

March 7, 2007 Newsletter

TOP TEN

Hot Spots around Healdsburg

It’s time to hit up Healdsburg in Northern Sonoma County. This hip town square and the surrounding areas are jammed packed with hot dining spots, wine tasting rooms and unique experiences. Make sure to visit these top 10 sophisticated settings on your excursion to wine country.
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THE SAVVY TRAVELER

Mother's Day in Wine Country

If you have a mommy in your life and want to celebrate her with something a little sexier than a bouquet of flowers or a box of chocolates, don't put off finding something special for her until the last moment. Instead consider following Wine Country items, which top my Mother's Day wish list
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ITINERARY

Beyond Sideways, Santa Barbara

Once upon a time not long ago, Santa Barbara County was home to just a scattering of upstart wineries. Today, the County has more than 21,000 vineyard-planted acres, grown and tended by dozens of wineries. The wineries are primarily situated in the Santa Ynez and Santa Maria valleys, about 35 miles north of Santa Barbara.
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WINE COUNTRY PERSONALITY

Chef Marco Ruiz

Where do the Napa locals go in droves to enjoy incredibly fresh fish, a strong local wine list, and an intimate dining experience it is likely that everyone, even the chef, knows your name? Chef Marco Ruiz and his trattoria Pasta Prego - a hidden gourmet gem in Napa Valley.
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SPECIAL OFFER

Perfect Wine & Food Pairing Experience

Getaway for an unforgettable culinary experience with friends at an estate on Howell Mountain set above the clouds. Join Chef DJ and Chef Kent for an afternoon of cooking and wine tasting. Then, seated overlooking the valley, enjoy your five course meal.
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FROM OUR SPONSORS:

A Blending of Yountville Inn & Miner Wines

Pink wines are all the rage this summer. Inman Family's delicious 2006 "Endless Crush" Rosé of Pinot Noir ($20) is not produced every year. Don't miss this limited release – crisp, refreshing, and intriguingly complex: passion fruit and strawberry aromas; strawberry, citrus and mineral on the palate. Order while it lasts at www.inmanfamilywines.com. Another summer suggestion? Inman Family Pinot Gris.

Soak Up the Sun at The Carneros Inn

Experience one Napa Valley's newest resorts and take advantage of The Carneros Inn's Soak Up the Sun package. Now through November 19, 2007 enjoy accommodations for one evening in any Cottage or Suite, full breakfast for two at The Hilltop Dining Room or The Boon Fly Café and two sixty minute Therapeutic Massages at The Spa (includes gratuity). Make your relaxation plans today!

Last Call! Napa Valley Mustard Festival Tasting

WineCountry.com, a proud supporter, recommends you attend this year's Marketplace wine and food tasting at the Napa Valley Mustard Festival. Tickets are available online for the weekend events, March 16-18 at COPIA in Napa. Make sure to reserve the Signature Weekend passes to include the Friday night Tasty Competition. Napa Valley chefs will stir up artisan mustards, seasonal ingredients and wine pairings for you to critique! Go online now or call 707.938.1133.

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