Salute to the Arts
August 8, 2007 

Inside This Issue

Wine Country Personality : Mario Andretti

Lodging: Green Gets Gold - Gaia Hotel

Fashion: "Green" High Fashion

Exclusive Experience: Luxury Escape Package

August 8, 2007 Newsletter

Wine Country Personality

Mario Andretti

Mario Andretti is widely acknowledged as the world's best race car driver. Modest and charming, he has a world-class palate for wine and food. Since its inception in 1996, the Andretti Winery has earned a reputation for producing excellent super premium wines. We spoke to Mario about the wine business, which has become a second career to him.


Green Gets Gold

The sustainability conversation has long been on the table in Wine Country. Wineries and restaurants have led the earth-friendly charge here, with the results easily seen (and tasted) in bottles and on tables throughout the region.


"Green" High Fashion

It's a dilemma perfectly fit for the new millennium: Two adventurous young ladies find themselves living in wine country with a hankering for high-end duds made in an environmentally responsible fashion. Problem is, finding so-called "green" high fashion in rural Northern California is like trying to track down a Michelin three-star in Bakersfield.


Luxury Escape Package

Stay at the exclusive Vintners Inn, a 92-acre wine country resort featuring lush grounds, surrounding vineyards and European-style charm. Enjoy dinner at the John Ash & Co. restaurant just steps away from your room. Take a tour and have an exclusive private tasting at Ferrari-Carano.


Andretti Winery's Special Tasting Invitation

What better way to indulge your enthusiasm for world-class wine and reputation; Mario Andretti’s breathtaking Napa Valley winery. With award-winning wines and a Tuscan-inspired villa amidst impressive vineyards, guests enjoy an intimate opportunity to experience Mario's second passion. The ultimate wine experience for every wine lover, visit our website to receive your exclusive tasting offer.

Free Wine Tasting 102 Class Aug 29th

From Napa Valley to your computer, Master of Wine Peter Marks teaches you the basics. This session, brought to you by Copia, teaches you the many factors that determine the taste, quality and price of wines. Learn about this and more during this free online class August 29th 4:00 PM PST

15th Annual Monterey Winemakers Celebration

There's no better way to enjoy a summer day in Monterey. Make last minute plans to attend The Winemakers' Celebration on August 11, 2007 is an outdoor festival featuring wine tasting from over 40 Monterey County Vintners, seminars on wine tasting basics, Pinot Noir, a food pavilion and live music from the Eldredge and Rossi Band. Tickets are $40 at the door.

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