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Kate MacMurray & Carolyn Lewis

SONOMA SHOWCASE

The 24th annual Sonoma County Showcase of Wine & Food three-day event raised $385,000 for local charities that include Redwood Empire Food Bank and Santa Rosa Junior College.

Festivities began on Thursday, July 15 and went through Saturday evening with an incredible event ending performance by the San Francisco Symphony.

Top Five Lots
Lancaster Estate -- $30,000
Five magnums of Lancaster Estate and dinner for 10 hosted by owners Ted and Nicole Simpkins.

Dinner with the "Prima Famigliare" -- $20,000. Dinner for 10 with the Foppiano, Gallo, Pedroncelli, Sebastiani and Seghesio families paired with wines from their private cellars.

Gallo of Sonoma and Geyser Peak Winery -- $19,000 25 cases of 2003 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and dinner for 10 hosted by Gina Gallo and Darryl Groom.

Wattle Creek Winery -- $19,000
Five cases of 2003 Wattle Creek Winery Estate Shiraz Alexander Valley.

Geyser Peak Winery and
Wattle Creek Winery -- $14,000

FEATURED UPCOMING EVENTS

September 11, 2004
10th ANNUAL Music Festival for Mental Health

The 10th Annual Music Festival for Mental Health which has raised $22 Million in just 9 years for mental health charities and research will be held on September 11. This year’s event includes an afternoon concert for featuring grammy winner Norman Brown. The concert will be followed by a gourmet dinner by lchef Cindy Pawlcyn and chef Michael Schlow. More than 60 of the best wineries in the valley have donated wine for the event. For more information, call (707) 944-0477.


September 18, 2004
11th Annual HANDS ACROSS THE VALLEY
One of the most anticipated social events of the
summer, Hands Across the Valley is scheduled for September 18, 2004 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm on the grounds of the historic Niebaum-Coppola Estate Winery in Rutherford, Napa Valley. This 11th annual benefit features celebrities from Hollywood as well as the sports world teaming up with Napa Valley wineries and restaurants to raise money for the Valley’s safety net food programs. For more information, to order tickets call (707) 226-6136.


September 25, 2004
HARVEST FAIR AWARDS NIGHT GALA
Sonoma County's best winemakers and food purveyors gather to celebrate the presentation of the 2004 Harvest Fair medals. Taste over 800 wines poured by nearly 200 labels - all made from Sonoma County grapes! And, you can make a meal of all the superb hors d'oeuvres that will be served by this year's winning professional food competitors. Formore information call (707) 545-4200.


October 8-9, 2004
CALISTOGA JAZZ & BLUES
The 1st Annual Calistoga celebration of Jazz and Blues music. Throughout the weekend, the music will be accompanied by available food and drink and an Art Show sponsored by the Calistoga Art Guild. For more information call (707) 942-6333.


SEPT/OCT 2004
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SOCIAL TOAST
>> Sonoma Showcase
>> Music Festival for Mental Health
>> Hands Across the Valley
>> Calendar Events

BITS & BITES
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>> Featured Cocktail Recipe
>> Editor's Pick: Favorite Deli's

FOOD & WINE
>> Wine & Food Pairing
>> Featured Varietal: Syrah
>> Winemaker: Craig Williams
>> Syrah Wine Picks

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