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December 23, 2008 WineCountry.com 

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GIFT GUIDE: Wine Clubs

GIFT GUIDE: Wine Gadgets

PERSONALITY: Kasha Buckley

ACTIVITIES: Open During the Holidays

December 23, 2008 Newsletter

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Wine Clubs

'Tis the season to shout at your steering wheel while parked in the lot of the local mall - furious in frustration over what the heck to buy that special someone. Yes, the holidays are here and in the spirit of giving I offer some solace to the confused shopper, yes, I count myself among you. Whether you've got a wine enthusiast on your list or you just hope to create one, a gift membership to a wine club is a gift they won't soon forget. READ MORE >>

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Wine Gadgets

It's not too late. You still have a couple more days for holiday shopping and here's a couple of recommendations for the wine novice or connoisseur on your list. Wine gifts range from $5 to $200 and there are stylish wine gifts of all stripes including an electric wine opener for only $20, a wine cooler for $30 or the impressive Golden Rabbit, Titatinum for $200. Order online or look for them in your favorite store! READ MORE >>

WINE COUNTRY PERSONALITY

Kasha Buckley

For me, Christmas always brings to mind thoughts of laughter, beautiful lights, decorations, holiday treats, anticipation of presents. Of course, it is also during this holiday season that we spend the most time with special friends and endearing family members while enjoying our favorite bottle of wine . . . Read on and share your favorite wine moment! READ MORE >>

TRAVEL

Open During the Holidays?

NAPA VALLEY, CA - Grocery stores aren't the only businesses open this holiday season! See the attached list of wineries that will be open Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day. Also included are restaurants that will be open, and a sampling of places hosting New Year's Eve parties - Napa Valley Wine Train, Westin Verasa, and many more. CLICK HERE >>

FROM OUR SPONSORS:

Napa Valley Lodge Holiday Special

The Napa Valley is quiet and peaceful this time of year, and is a great place to escape the hectic holiday season. Come to the Napa Valley Lodge and relax with a glass of wine by the outdoor fire pit and indulge in the many world-renowned restaurants of Yountville—the culinary capital of the wine country. Special winter rates start at $155* per night and include a bottle of our signature wine, Continental Champagne breakfast buffet, and wine tasting passes. Offer available Sunday through Thursday nights until December 30, 2008.

New Year's Eve Party at Chandon!

Ring in the New Year at Chandon! Join Chandon for a Roaring 20s party on New Year's Eve. Enjoy a decadent six-course tasting menu paired with Chandon wines. Then, dance the night away to live music with Soul Project. It will be a party to remember for ages. Dinner & Party tickets are $225 and Party Only tickets are $75. Visit online for more details!

Escape to Monterey Bay Lodge

Company at home? Let them enjoy your hospitality with a smile. Sneak away and stay with us! Take a stroll on the beach just a short 150 steps away or stay here and enjoy our heated pool and hot tub. We have rooms with 1 king bed and a fireplace for just the two of you. Bring the kids….. ask about our family suites.

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