March 13, 2008 Newsletter
TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE
Wither Wine Country Weddings?
The first part of the story is familiar: Boy meets girl, boy buys ring, boy pops the question. Fanfare and general bliss come next, followed quickly by the other big question - where should we get hitched? If you have an experience, resource or tip you'd like to share, please post on our blogs. READ MORE >>
Parducci Puts it in "Neutral"
You've read in this space about my efforts to espouse the benefits of living "green" whenever possible. And when that can include drinking green, all the better. The wine industry has noisily been getting into the act, cleaning up their vineyards to reduce environmental impact. . . READ MORE >>
Pigs & Pinot
One could spend a lifetime enjoying Wine Country only by its events. . . One such event for me in particular is Pigs & Pinot at the Hotel Healdsburg. Now in its third year, this descriptively titled weekend-long event is the brainchild of chef Charlie Palmer, whose Dry Creek Kitchen is one of the great destination restaurants in . . . READ MORE >>
Annual Sonoma Film Fest!
The 11th annual Sonoma Valley Film Festival this April 9 - 13 is just around the corner... and will present the most entertaining, inspiring, powerful - and star-studded - program of all-new independent films and special events in its history, including the 2008 Festival Tribute honoring Michael Keaton in person! BUY TICKETS >>
The Vino Bello Resort, with its Old World Tuscan charm, welcomes you to Napa Valley with style and grace. This is wine country at its best. Here you’ll find luxurious condo-style accommodations, fine amenities and gracious service, all designed to make your visit to Napa Valley a memorable one. Exclusive offer for Winecountry.com subscribers! Weekday rates from as low as $99 per night. Enter Code: WNCTRY.
In the heart of Santa Barbara, El Prado Inn is a comfortable, homey starting point for any visit to this historic coastal city. It’s a short walk to the internationally renowned exhibits of Santa Barbara’s Museums of Art and Natural History, the historic Granada and Arlington Theatres, shopping, businesses and the restaurant scene that is know to “foodies” everywhere.
The Hahn Estates / Smith & Hook Winery sits at a thousand foot elevation in the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County. Initially producing only Cabernet Sauvignon, they have expanded their vineyards over the years, and now also produce Pinot Noir, Viogner, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Grenache Noir, Syrah as well as the traditional Bordeaux varietals.
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