August 14, 2009 Newsletter
Grape Crush Begins
It's early, but for some vineyards crush has already begun. On August 10th, in the dead of the night (3 am to be exact), Hunter Farms of Sonoma Valley began harvesting this season's first pinot noir. Although the unusually cool weather has many Californians crying "what happened to summer?", it is actually perfect weather for growing grapes.
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A Cheese For All Seasons
Shopping for cheese can test the endurance of even the most food-obsessed. The typical modern cheese counter has so many delicious options from so many interesting places, with flavors and textures and shapes all over the map. And yet, when it comes down to identifying the cheese that is always in my fridge at home, the cheese I can . . .
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Summer's not over just yet. Take in as much of it as you can sipping a glass of Rodney Strong’s Reserve Russian River Valley Chardonnay. It's at once refreshingly crisp and luscious and will compliment these scrumptious crab cakes.
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Enjoy an August weekend of health, wellness and renewal with programs featuring over 60 leading authorities and 75 sessions on health and our environment. Hear Dr. Andrew Weil and Dan Buettner, enjoy Grammy® winning guitarist Laurence Juber, participate in outdoor fitness and yoga classes, learn about bio-dynamic food and wine, and more! For online ticket savings, use promo code NFAWC706.
From The Village Grape Stomp to kids’ cooking classes to the signature Culinary Competition and Grand Tasting... Three days of delicious fun at the Village at Northstar. Wine and food events, featuring renowned chefs/presenters Traci Des Jardins, Lars Kronmark, Jason Gronlund, Mark Estee, Taro Arai, Lara Ritchie, John Richmond, Kim Caffrey and Marko Karakasevic, plus live entertainment and more.
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