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February 11, 2009 WineCountry.com 

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TRAVEL: Family Fun in Wine Country

WINE BUZZ: Aussies Fight Fires

PROFILE: Steve Leveque

FOOD: Cooking with Ice Wine

EVENT: Pigs & Pinot

February 11, 2009 Newsletter

TRAVEL

Family Fun in Wine Country

The trip from San Francisco to California's Wine Country is a quick one. But for several months in my life it might as well have been half way around the globe. The addition to our family of a baby--our beautiful daughter--had countless positive effects. However, there was one drawback. It turned the Golden Gate Bridge, over which we previously had skipped so effortlessly into Wine Country into a . . . READ MORE >>

WINE BUZZ

Aussies Fight Fires, Other Woes

Clearly, this is not the year for the Australian wine industry. With exports sagging as a result of the global financial crisis, unfavorable exchange rates and increased competition in the value sector, Australian winemakers are facing serious challenges - not the least of which is picking up the pieces from a deadly blaze. READ MORE >>

WINEMAKER PROFILE

Steve Leveque

Read the story of Winemaker Steve Leveque at HALL Wines and his answers to questions like "You are scheduled to die tomorrow. What does your last meal (wine specifically) include?

Readers: If you could ask a winemaker anything you wanted, what would you ask?
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FOOD

Cooking with Ice Wine

A recent article "A Lesson in Enjoying Wine" aptly stated "You pair it with desserts, drink it after meals, but you've never thought to use it to make your desserts, or use it in your meals". Perhaps, its time we all venture out into new territory. Imagine all the wonderful possibilities of cooking with ice wine...like with your French Toast...
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EVENT

Pigs & Pinot 2009

HEALDSBURG, CA - Don't miss this year's Fourth Annual Celebration of Pigs & Pinot 2009 event, March 20-21, 2009 at Hotel Healdsburg. The weekend will include a series of intimate dining and educational events hosted by renowned Chef Palmer.
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Bottle Shock DVD - Love, Victory, and Fermentation

Pour out the laughs and brim over with American spirit as the incredible true story that put Napa on the map of fine wines is uncorked with Bottle Shock, debuting onto DVD February 3rd from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Bottle Shock follows novice vintner Jim Barrett who, against all odds and expectations, defeated the heavily favored French varietals at the 1976 blind taste challenge called "The Judgment of Paris." Stellar ensemble includes Alan Rickman, Bull Pullman, Freddy Rodriguez, and many more! Pick up your copy and own it on DVD February 3rd!

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