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December 19, 2007 WineCountry.com 

Inside This Issue

HOLIDAY SHOPPING: Wine Clubs

TOP 10: California Sparkling Wine Houses

PERSONALITY: Cave Music's Improvisator

LIFESTYLE BLOG: Winter Resort Golf

SPECIAL OFFER: December Mid-Week Escape!

December 19, 2007 Newsletter

HOLIDAY SHOPPING

Wine Clubs

'Tis the season to shout at your steering wheel while parked in the lot of the local mall - furious in frustration over what the heck to buy that special someone. Yes, the holidays are here and in the spirit of giving I offer some solace to the confused shopper - yes, I count myself among you. READ MORE >>

TOP 10

California's Best Sparkling Wine Houses

With all the fuss made over Champagne it's easy to overlook California's many outstanding sparkling wines. That’s right - our very own Golden State boasts numerous cool coastal microclimates ideally suited to bubbly production, enabling a handful of producers to make world-class sparklers that rival their French counterparts, right here in our own backyard. READ MORE >>

WINE COUNTRY PERSONALITY

Cave Music's Improvisator

What do you call a master of cave acoustics who plays a hundred rare and beautiful instruments, who has performed nearly two hundred winery cave concerts, and who puts us in touch with our ancient roots in ways that are timelessly new, immensely enjoyable and totally creative? READ MORE >>

LIFESTYLE BLOG

Winter Resort Golf

I'm not among the dying breed of global warming deniers, and I happen to believe that the issue is a serious one. But if I had to see the bright side (and I usually do), then I’d say one of the benefits of the earth getting warmer would be year-round golf without chasing down to Palm Springs for the winter.
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SPECIAL OFFER

December Mid-Week Escape!

Stay at one of the premier luxury resorts in Napa Valley - Villagio Inn & Spa. Mid-week rate starts at only $225 and choose from a variety of specials featuring romance or spa indulgences. All packages include deluxe accommodations for two, fireplace, oversized sunken bathtub, and Champagne Breakfast Buffet. Call the Reservations Department at 800-351-1133. CLICK HERE >>

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West Coast Escapes

Moonstone Hotel Properties is a collection of boutique hotel properties located in some of the West Coast’s most treasured destinations. They encompass 12 distinctive inns and hotels in Cambria, Monterey, Carmel, Yosemite, Palm Springs and Cottage Grove, Oregon. Each of these spectacular properties reflects a commitment to quality and attention to detail, with the goal of creating a warm, comforting and memorable experience for the guest. Visit us online and make reservations this Winter Season and take advantage of holiday rates!

Ring in the New Year at Gaige House

Discover Sonoma Valley's hidden secret – a luxurious wine country estate featuring lavish accommodations and near local wine tastings and highly-acclaimed restaurants. Reserve the New Year's Package for two available for arrival from December 27th. This special package (starting at $395) includes complimentary champagne, 3-course breakfast for 2, and 20% off your favorite spa treatments. Stay additional nights for $100 off. Call for more details at 1.800.935.0237 or email infoGH@thompsonhotels.com

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