April 13, 2010 Newsletter
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WINE & FOOD
Secret Spring Whites
Surprise pals with your vinous prowess as you uncork these lesser-known whites this spring. Try Marsanne paired with honey baked ham, grilled pineapple, or a carmelized tart OR the Vermentino perfect with the "gamut of picnic fare, light - to heavy hors d'oeuvres and most fish and light meat dishes".
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DIY Wine Tasting Themes
More and more wine lovers have discovered the joy of hosting their own wine tasting parties. If you’re among them, finding wine tasting party themes is a godsend. WineCountry.com presents our top 10 favorite, must-try, wine tasting themes. With ideas like these, absolutely anyone can host a perfect wine tasting party!
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Bacon & Egg Salad
A full-service bar and restaurant, Solbar serves up delicious California Soul Food and is open to the public. Savor their flavorful, seasonal, ingredient-driven menu that features the best local, organic and sustainably farmed elements for both indulgent and healthful selections. Here's a recipe perfect for breakfast or brunch.
Wine Country Events
If you are planning your trip to a wine country destination, be sure to check out the local calendar of events! There are a lot of events to attend including upcoming Mother's Day Celebrations, Wine & Food festivals (many of which feature live music, arts & crafts), Film Festivals, Wine Release Parties, Winemaker Dinners, and much more!
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The Claremont is hosting the first annual Berkeley Wine Festival celebrating wines from the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. This two-month long festival continues with a series of receptions and dinners hosted by local winemakers and proprietors featuring; Duckhorn Wine Company, Cakebread Cellars and Silver Oak Cellars. www.berkeleywinefestival.com
Stay at the luxurious Vino Bello Resort in Napa this spring and enjoy spacious Studio, 1 & 2 bedroom suites at a discount of 25% off with rates as low as $127 per night! Our comfortable accommodations feature full kitchens/kitchenette, washer/dryer, whirlpool tub, patio/balcony and much, much more! Offer is valid for travel through May 31, 2010. Discounts of 15% are available after June 1, 2010. CLICK HERE to Reserve Today!
Indulge the senses and unleash the inner artist within at the new tasting room "Artiste" in Los Olivos, CA. We invite you to pair wine through a tapestry of art, cinema, and music. Each weekend, a new artist is showcased and guests are encouraged to paint on easels setup throughout the working art studio. Join us for the Grand Opening Cuvee Party on May 15th for the release of Artiste's first sparkling wine Effervescence. More details online or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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