September 13, 2007 Newsletter
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Wine Country Personality
Some experts maintain that the best training for a contemporary vintner is a background in any field other than winemaking. If that theory holds true, then Lindsay Austin's 30-year career in the innovative high-tech laser and optics industry makes him the ideal candidate to run Kings Hill Cellars, a new breed of winery where club members craft fine wine with the help of the industry's best.
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Hot Barn in Healdsburg
Musing over an impeccably prepared Thai Boxer cocktail in the lounge at Healdsburg’'s Cyrus Restaurant, I couldn't help but notice a skinny jean-clad hipster type sitting alone at the end of the bar. Were I back in San Francisco, the presence of a mega-stylish patron would be mundane, but the fact that we were deep in wine country made his presence there remarkable, even improbable-seeming. READ MORE >>
Port Just Works
I read somewhere once that it's standard to bring a bottle of wine to dinner at a friend's house. But it's sophisticated to bring a bottle of port. I have to admit I don't always adhere to the maxim (the sophisticated part, I mean). Though on the occasions I have brought a bottle of port to dinner, I've noticed my bottle almost always gets opened that same night. READ MORE >>
This Pacific Northwest getaway begins in Seattle at the Inn at Harbor Steps and continues onto beautiful Whidbey Island at the Saratoga Inn. Play in the city and relax on the island! Enjoy fabulous restaurants and Four Sisters Inns' hospitality and amenities.
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Celebrate fabulous wine and the rich bounty of Mendocino County. Enjoy a festive afternoon of superb wine and food, by the Bay in San Francisco. Featuring KGO Radio and Gene Burns, KGO’S Gourmet Talk Show Host and over 45 wineries, 200 wines, and some of San Francisco's best restaurants. Buy tickets online now!
Open Studios is a free, self-guided art discovery tour that includes 90 participating artists this year. Whether you're an avid collector or just curious about art, this is an incredible opportunity to peer into the creative spaces of Napa Valley painters, sculptors, photographers, ceramists, fiber artists, jewelry makers, glass artists and other fine craftspeople, and to buy local art right from the source.
Experts from COPIA tear down the traditional "rules" of food and wine pairings. See how a wide variety of ingredients can be paired with a broad range of wines. From lemon, salt, rosemary, and more, this class shows you how to make the perfect pair. Click here to sign up for this free online class September 26th 4:00 PM PST
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