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October 10, 2007 WineCountry.com 

Inside This Issue

SAAVY TRAVELER: Diary of a Crush

BEER?: Brews You Can Use

DINING: Have Toque, Will Travel

EVENT: Sonoma ARTrails

EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE: Luxury Escape Package

October 10, 2007 Newsletter

Saavy Traveler

Diary of a Crush - Part 1

If I’d kept a diary as a teen, it surely would have chronicled many a crush. After all, the anthem of adolescence is, without a doubt, unrequited love. But, given my current profession (and age, I must grudgingly add), crushing has everything to do with wine, and little to do with romance.
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WINE

Brews You Can Use

Wine may fuel the economy in Wine Country, but beer sometimes fuels the wine. Especially at harvest, when winemakers are earning their sweat-equity, the thought of a cool beer at day's end can keep the mind focused. Yes even the locals can get wined to death; so when the grapes have reached their saturation point, its time for a frosty one. READ MORE >>

DINING

Have Toque, Will Travel

After a solid run cooking under his own roof, so to speak, Peter Halikas of Napa's recently shuttered NV restaurant has taken over the top toque position at Brix. Halikas, who did double duty as owner and executive chef at NV, was given the green light to take his whole team to his new digs at Brix . . . READ MORE >>

EVENT

Sonoma Art Trails

Make plans to attend ARTrails - Sonoma County's largest and most visible arts event on Oct 13-14 and 20-21st. ARTrails provides a rare opportunity for the public to meet local artists in their studios and learn about their diverse creative processes and techniques. Discover a world where colors, shapes, materials, and textures merge into unique and collectible works of art. READ MORE >>

EXCLUSIVE OFFER

Luxury Escape Package

Stay at the exclusive Vintners Inn, a 92-acre wine country resort featuring lush grounds, surrounding vineyards and European-style charm. Enjoy dinner at the John Ash & Co. restaurant just steps away from your room. Take a tour and have an exclusive private tasting at Ferrari-Carano. READ MORE >>

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The Vintage Estate - Plan Holiday Party Now!

The holidays are right around the corner! Plan your holiday party at The Vintage Estate located in the heart of Napa Valley Wine Country. They offer several packages including delicious gourmet cuisine, champagne and transportation all set in the exquisite Barrel Room. Make it a night to remember with family and friends with the help of The Vintage Estate. Visit our site for more details!

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