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Napa Valley Summer Musicals
Temecula Valley Travel Itinerary
Warm Days, Cool Wines in Southern California
A Taste of Redwood Valley
Enjoy a Genuine Northern California Wine Atmosphere
Wine Country Recipe
Rosemary Coffee Cake
Wine Country Featured Event
Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction Weekend Drawing
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13th Annual Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction - September 2 - 4, 2005

Relive the golden age of Hollywood cinema at the Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction. Experience A Day in the Vineyard. Be an insider at the Cult Cab Dinner. See the Phantom under the Big Tent.  Have grape stompin’ fun at Saturday’s Harvest Picnic. The Main Event has fabulous lots of everything from rare and coveted vintages to exotic overseas travel.  We will have you lifting your glass to toast California’s most historic wine destination. For tickets and information visit: or call (707) 935-0803

Niebaum-Coppola Estate Winery

Niebaum-Coppola Estate WineryVisit one of the premier California wineries, the Niebaum-Coppola Estate Winery, located on the historic Inglenook Estate. For more than 100 years, the Inglenook property in Rutherford has produced some of California's greatest vintages and charmed visitors with its timeless beauty. Francis Ford Coppola, the director/producer of the Godfather trilogy, bought a portion of the property in 1975 to make wine for his family and friends. He purchased the remainder of the historic property in 1995 and restored the Inglenook Chateau, which is once again bringing prestige to the landmark winery.

Now through July 31st, Niebaum-Coppola is offering free shipping on purchases made through the online store with no minimum purchase! Go to, add items to the shopping cart, click the "enter coupon" button and enter WSH2 to activate your shipping discount. You'll see a zero balance for shipping during the checkout process.

Niebaum~Coppola Estate Winery
1991 St. Helena Highway
Rutherford, CA 94573
(800) 575.9927

The Inn at the Tides

The Inn at the TidesEscape to The Inn at the Tides for a relaxing Sonoma wine country retreat. Elegant guest lodges are nestled among secluded, natural surroundings that overlook the bay and beyond to the Pacific Ocean. Let the power and allure of the rugged Sonoma Coast envelop you and give you peace of mind.

Guest rooms have all the modern comforts of home. The heated swimming pool and whirlpool will surely rejuvenate your mind, body and soul or try a massage, available in the privacy of your guest room. To add to your enjoyment, there are also several special packages such as the Stay and Play Golf Package, Horseback Riding Package, or Stay Awhile Package. For fine dining cuisine, look no further than The Bay View Restaurant & Lounge or The Tides Wharf Restaurant, both located onsite.

The Inn at the Tides ~ 800 Coast Highway One
Bodega Bay, California 94923
(800) 541.7788


MONDOVINO COMES TO DVD!"A Fahrenheit 9/11 for the grape." - MSNBC

The ultimate film about wine and wine culture, 'Mondovino' offers an unprecedented look into the conflicts, conspiracies and alliances of the wine trade. Filmed by award-winning director Jonathan Nossiter, 'Mondovino' has sparked controversy in its theatrical run among wine producers, distributors and consumers as it shed light on the esoteric world of wine. 'Mondovino' is an epic exploration into the modern world of wine spanning three continents and five languages, over a three-year period. Juxtaposing artisan wine growers with multi-national conglomerates, and peasants with billionaires, the film gives voice to those who create, critique and are involved in the commerce of wine. The feature length documentary had its world premiere and was an Official Selection at the 2004 Cannes International Film Festival and was seen for the first time in North America at the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival. Order your copy of 'Mondovino' today at or


Rosemary Coffee CakeRosemary Coffee Cake

Old Thyme Inn serves a delectable gourmet breakfast each morning in their dining room. Make reservations and wake up to the scent of baked goods wafting through your room like the popular dish featured in this month's newsletter - Rosemary Coffee Cake.

Rosemary Coffee Cake Recipe:

  • 1 1/4 all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup chilled stick of butter cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teasppon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablesppons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • cooking sprary (preferably olive oil spray - NO PAM)
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 3/4 teaspoons water
  • Rosemary sprigs (garnish, optional)
  • Lemon slices (garnish, optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.  Combine flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl: cut butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal.  Reserve 1/2 cup flour mixture for topping; set aside. 

Combine remaining flour mixture, rosemary, baking powder, and baking soda; add buttermilk, lemon juice, and egg.  Beat at medium speed of mixer until blended. Spoon batter into an 8-inch cake pan coated with cooking spray. 

Combine reserved 1/2 cup flour mixture, lemon rind, and water; stir with a fork.  Sprinkle crumb mixture over batter. 

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Garnish with rosemary sprigs and lemon slices, if desired.

Yield: 8 servings


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