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Inside This Issue

Top Ten: Hot Spots around Healdsburg

Last Minute Ideas: Mother's Day in Wine Country

Itinerary: Beyond Sideways, Santa Barbara

Wine Country Personality: Chef Marco Ruiz

Special Offer: Perfect Wine & Food Pairing

May 10, 2007 Newsletter


Hot Spots around Healdsburg

It’s time to hit up Healdsburg in Northern Sonoma County. This hip town square and the surrounding areas are jammed packed with hot dining spots, wine tasting rooms and unique experiences. Make sure to visit these top 10 sophisticated settings on your excursion to wine country.


Mother's Day in Wine Country

If you have a mommy in your life and want to celebrate her with something a little sexier than a bouquet of flowers or a box of chocolates, don't put off finding something special for her until the last moment. Instead consider following Wine Country items, which top my Mother's Day wish list


Beyond Sideways, Santa Barbara

Once upon a time not long ago, Santa Barbara County was home to just a scattering of upstart wineries. Today, the County has more than 21,000 vineyard-planted acres, grown and tended by dozens of wineries. The wineries are primarily situated in the Santa Ynez and Santa Maria valleys, about 35 miles north of Santa Barbara.


Chef Marco Ruiz

Where do the Napa locals go in droves to enjoy incredibly fresh fish, a strong local wine list, and an intimate dining experience it is likely that everyone, even the chef, knows your name? Chef Marco Ruiz and his trattoria Pasta Prego - a hidden gourmet gem in Napa Valley.


Perfect Wine & Food Pairing Experience

Getaway for an unforgettable culinary experience with friends at an estate on Howell Mountain set above the clouds. Join Chef DJ and Chef Kent for an afternoon of cooking and wine tasting. Then, seated overlooking the valley, enjoy your five course meal.


Hot Color for Wines this Summer? Rosé!

Pink wines are all the rage this summer. Inman Family's delicious 2006 "Endless Crush" Rosé of Pinot Noir ($20) is not produced every year. Don't miss this limited release - crisp, refreshing, and intriguingly complex: passion fruit and strawberry aromas; strawberry, citrus and mineral on the palate. Order while it lasts at Another summer suggestion? Inman Family Pinot Gris.

Soak Up the Sun at The Carneros Inn

Experience one Napa Valley's newest resorts and take advantage of The Carneros Inn's Soak Up the Sun package. Now through November 19, 2007 enjoy accommodations for one evening in any Cottage or Suite, full breakfast for two at The Hilltop Dining Room or The Boon Fly Café and two sixty minute Therapeutic Massages at The Spa (includes gratuity). Make your relaxation plans today!

Get your Tickets to Taste Uncorked!

Uncorked! takes place on May 19 from 1-6 PM at Ghirardelli Square. In partnership with COPIA, experience winetastings, chef demonstrations, live entertainment, wine seminars and more. COPIA is a non-profit discovery center whose mission is to explore, celebrate and share the many pleasures and benefits of wine, its relationship to food and its significance to our culture. Winetasting tickets are $40 and can be purchased at or at the event

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