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TRAVEL: Guide to Napa & Sonoma

WINE: Wine Tasting Etiquette

FOOD: Favorite Restaurant?

ACTIVITIES: Ideas on Things To Do?

March 3, 2011

TRAVEL

Guide to Napa & Sonoma

A visit to these neighboring counties - wine powerhouses Napa and Sonoma - makes for a superb multi-day excursion. Expect to get a flavor of both regions alongside country-quaint character, world-class dining and plenty of extracurriculars.

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WINE

Wine Tasting Etiquette

The image of the wine country visitor sidling confidently up to the wine bar, her swirling technique down pat, is an iconic one. But the reality is, it's not always clear what to do, and - perhaps more critically - what not to do once you’ve arrived at the tasting room. Herein, tips on how to ace this vinous activity.

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MESSAGE BOARDS - FOOD

Favorite Restaurant?

Finding a spot for lunch or dinner in Wine Country can be just as daunting as figuring out which winery to stop for wine tasting. Help your fellow wine country traveler and let us know your favorite restaurants in Napa Valley and Sonoma.

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MESSAGE BOARDS - ACTIVITIES

Ideas on Things To Do?

By popular request, introducing a new category to the Napa and Sonoma Message Boards - THINGS TO DO. Yes, surprising as it may be, there is more to Wine Country than just - GASP - wine tasting and dining. Check out what some folks have posted already and add your two cents or start a new message thread!

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FROM OUR SPONSORS:

Book a 2 night stay and receive the 3rd night at 50% off! You'll also enjoy complimentary antipasti and prosecco for 2 people at Hotel Luca's restaurant Cantinetta Piero, a dining experience available once anytime during your stay. This offer available until April 15, 2011. To reserve your getaway, please call 707-944-8080. CLICK HERE for more information!


Mumm Napa is noted for their friendly staff, outstanding sparkling wines and spectacular vineyard views from their tasting patios. Start your day off with a flute of award winning sparkling wine and take an educational tour of máthode champenoise. Mumm Napa is also known for its two superb fine art photography galleries including 30 Original Ansel Adams prints on permanent exhibit. CLICK HERE for special tasting offer.


Experience a series of intimate dinners created by Award Winning Executive Chef Josh Thomsen and hosted by Winemakers from California, Oregon, Italy and France. Starting with an Opening Reception, March 11, 2011 – a magical evening of wine, food and live musical entertainment, and on-going Festival Dinners every Wednesday, March 16 – May 18. Book your festival tickets NOW: www.berkeleywinefestival.com.


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