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July 19, 2007 WineCountry.com 

Inside This Issue

Saavy Traveler : Survival of the Tipsiest!

Wine Country Personality: Graham Weerts

Special Napa Valley Offer: Westin Verasa

Wine Buzz: Screw Caps

Food: Heavenly Decadence

July 19, 2007 Newsletter

SAAVY TRAVELER

Survival of the Tipsiest!

I saw it coming, but still I wasn't prepared. The wine country bachelorette party had been on the calendar for months before I finally went into heavy planning mode, spurred on, as you might expect, by its imminent arrival. READ MORE >>

WINE COUNTRY PERSONALITY

Graham Weerts

When Graham Weerts moved to Healdsburg, California in 2004 to become Stonestreet's winemaker, he migrated nearly as far around the globe as is possible. Cape Town, South Africa, from where he hails, is about 11,000 miles from Northern California as the crow flies. READ MORE >>

SPECIAL OFFER

Napa Valley - Westin Verasa

For decades, Napa has been known for its world class vineyards and a haven for those seeking a retreat from urban life. Today, the Napa Valley is poised to undergo revitalization along the banks of the Napa River with the arrival of the Westin Verasa Napa and the Oxbow Market. READ MORE >>

WINE BUZZ

Screw Caps

By now anyone who has been paying attention has heard the details in the discussion about screw caps. Once vilified in fine wine circles as the bellwether of bad taste, winemakers and wine lovers alike now embrace the ordinary screw cap.
READ MORE >>

FOOD

"Decadence Delivered"

Growing up in rural Central California I was taught to think of farmer’s markets as spots where top local produce could be scored for rock bottom prices, and the chance to mingle with talented local farmers and artisan craftsmen came in a close second in terms of reasons to go. READ MORE >>

FROM OUR SPONSORS:

COPIA's Annual Edible Gardens Festival

COPIA's annual Edible Gardens Festival features fun for the entire family! The 2007 Edible Gardens Festival is August 11-12. COPIA brings in local celebrity gardeners and chefs for this family friendly festival. Other activities include wine tasting, artist's demos, kid’s activities and live music! Visit the Festival Marketplace where you can buy gourmet goodies, garden tools & accessories and more. Mark your calendars and buy tickets online today!

St. Francis Introduces Wine Dining

Experience Wine Dining—Executive Chef Andrew Cain presents an exclusive, daytime small plate wine & food pairing experience in our inviting dining room with sweeping vineyard and mountain views. Small production wines are perfectly paired with Sonoma’s freshest cuisine. (888) 675-WINE • info@stfranciswinery.com

Sonoma Wine Country Event

Salute to the Arts is right around the corner! Sonoma County’s festival showcase of culinary, winemaking, visual, performing and visual arts is on Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and 5 with food and wine tasting from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and music and art from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is Free with tasting packages available for only $30 in advance or $35 at the event. Make plans to attend today!

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