February 9, 2010 Newsletter
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Napa Valley Guide
A wedding in wine country promises everything you've always wanted: Romantic photo opps among the vines, world-class food and wine, and access to some of the best hospitality perks you'll find anywhere (reception in a wine cave, anyone?). But as every time-pressed bride-to-be also knows . . . READ MORE >>
Romantic Glen Ellen
...if you and your special someone are looking for a spot that's even more below the radar, might I suggest Glen Ellen, the tiny little town just north of Sonoma. Quiet and serene, and nestled in wooded seclusion, Glen Ellen is one of the most romantic towns in all of Northern California. And it does not lack for pleasurable pursuits. Here are a few things to consider... READ MORE >>
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Homard Homage: Lobster
...is a luscious, decadent food. From lobster rolls to lobster ravioli, the crustacean's rich flavor, meaty texture, and affinity for butter make it universally desirable. Wine country restaurants give the traditional lobster preparations a creative California twist, making the crustacean even more special, and even more compatible with the local wines. For a list of Wine Country restaurants and recommended wine pairings.
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With wine country's rolling hills ablaze in the signature yellow mustard blossoms we've come to look forward to every winter, I couldn't help but pen a piece on enjoying the famed condiment with wine. Trouble is, mustard and wine are the gastronomical equivalent of Paris and Nicole - sworn enemies. Read on for the low-down on how to pair these fickle friends.
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Napa Valley Mustard Festival will be in full bloom in only a couple more weeks! A host of exciting events awaits over this two month marathon of wine country at it's best. Several Napa hotels, bed and breakfasts, and resorts are offering specials right now! So why not take a trip to Napa Valley and discover yourself what makes Napa Valley magical this time of year.
Celebrate Valentine's Day with the most romantic music imaginable - a concert of music from the Frank Sinatra songbook performed by the nation's finest Sinatra tribute artist, Steve Lippia. Steve Lippia will be appearing with the Napa Valley Symphony at Lincoln Theater Napa Valley on Sunday, February 14, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. Click for more info!
Have you always dreamed of getting married upon a hilltop overlooking a vineyard or in a candle-lit wine cellar? Combining romantic Tuscan architecture with gorgeous Sonoma Valley views, Viansa Winery & Vineyards is an unparalleled choice for your wedding and reception. Our coordinators specialize in taking care of all the on-site details, leaving you free to enjoy the celebration!
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