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March 25, 2010 WineCountry.com 

Inside This Issue . . .

REGION: Yakima Valley, WA

TRAVEL: Spring Is In the Air

RECIPE: Prime Rib

WINE: Biodynamic Wines

March 25, 2010 Newsletter

FEATURED REGION

Yakima Valley, WA

The best way to sample a variety of wine is to order a flight. The best way to soak up a balanced blend of viticulture experiences is to escape to Yakima Valley. This sunny region in Washington's wine country has warm inviting tasting rooms, premium wineries, picturesque vineyards and charming inns. READ MORE >>

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TRAVEL

Spring Is In the Air . . .

Now that Valentine's Day is over and done with (to everyone's great relief), we can all turn to romantic pursuits with a lot less pressure and a whole lot more enthusiasm. A weekend escape to the natural beauty of wine country offers fresh air, fresh perspective, and perhaps a fresh start. READ MORE >>

RECIPE

Prime Rib

We've taken the classic steak and red wine pairing and amplified it with a whole rib roast crusted in horseradish and thyme. The richness in the prime rib complements the smooth tannins in our Arrowood 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon while the baby beets bring out the subtle earthy aroma in the wine.
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WINE

Biodynamic Dynamos

. . . Made from grapes grown in vineyards that are treated with special natural soil additions and farmed according to the lunar calendar (seriously), these wines are beginning to turn heads with their graceful fruit profiles and authentic transmission of terroir. Read on for some of my favorite producers . . . READ MORE >>

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Ferrari-Carano Private Wine Tastings!

For the ultimate wine country experience this spring, try a Ferrari-Carano private wine tasting! Choose from the "King or Reds", "White Wine Lovers", or "Matchmaker" paired with seasonal small bites, to name a few! And while you’re there, stroll Ferrari-Carano's acres of gardens and enjoy the thousands of blooming flowers. To choose and book your Private Tasting, please click here!

Yakima Valley Uncorked!

Be one of the first to sample a new vintage straight from the barrel during Yakima Valley Spring Barrel Tasting, April 23-25, 2010. The Spring Barrel Tasting this year includes cooking demonstrations, winemaker dinners, vineyard tours and educational experiences pairing Yakima Valley food and wine. Passes are $30.00 on-line or $35.00 at the door. Click here for more info!

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