Salute to the Arts
August 1, 2007 

Inside This Issue

Wine Country Personality : Kevin and Jill Mittan

Food and Wine: Best Wines for BBQ

Wine Event: Sonoma Salute to the Arts

Exclusive Experience: Blend Your Own Wine

August 1, 2007 Newsletter

Wine Country Personality

Kevin and Jill Mittan

Winemaking is the secret passion of almost anyone who has ever visited any winery or wine region. Drive down the quiet back roads surrounded by acres of vines ripe with grapes and lulled by the silence of nature and all you want to do is somehow find a way to make wine


Best Wines for BBQ

Firing, roasting, and grilling are decidedly du rigueur during the summer months, but finding wines that work well with this tricky fare can be a challenge. Just as shining a spotlight on an actor onstage brings her features into focus for an audience, these cooking methods serve to concentrate the flavors of whatever's being cooked, necessitating a wine with both strength and personality to stand up to the food.


The Art of the Festival

The annual Sonoma Salute to the Arts, now in its 22nd year, is one of the best arts-themed festivals in the west (and there are many such events in competition). It’s also one of the best festivals of the year anywhere in Wine Country. If you’re into the arts even a little bit, this weekend is not to be missed. READ MORE >>


Blend Your Own Wine

The Blending Cellar invites you to blend your own wine and receive 2 cases! Invite up to 4 people, make a case each of your favorite blends and design your own label! A catered picnic at the winery follows your unique experience.


MacArthur Place - New Garden Spa Suites

This luxury inn and spa in Sonoma has taken the in-room Spa experience to a new level with the introduction of their new Garden Spa Suites. Each suite includes your own private garden with a Japanese teahouse and teak wine tub, waterfall and outdoor shower. Other amenities include a 40-jet hydrotherapy tub that opens to your fireplace. Make Online Reservation.

Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction

Sonoma Valley's Wild Bunch invites you to the 15th Annual Harvest Wine Auction Weekend. The fun starts with a palate pleasin' party showin' off Sonoma Valley's fanciest food and wines, Taste of Sonoma Valley in Depot Park, Winemaker Dinners, and a whole slew of VIP shindigs. On Sunday, join The Wild Bunch round-up and help rope in big bucks for local charities at the Harvest Wine Auction. Get your tickets now for the whole shebang!

Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival

Sept. 13 - Sept. 16: From a grape stomp to Kids’ Cooking Camp to the signature Culinary Competition and Grand Tasting, four days of amazing food, fine wines and much more. All in the great outdoors at the Village at Northstar. Event/lodging packages from $165*.

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