January 8, 2008 Newsletter
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Glen Ellen Zen
When it's time to check out for a while in Wine Country, there is no shortage of places to help you along the way - spas and resorts abound here, each catering to the personal desire to find (and to pamper) one's inner self. But one entire town fits the bill like no other. Glen Ellen, the sleepy little hamlet along . . .READ MORE >>
WINE COUNTRY PERSONALITY
Kevin and Lorri Walsh
Four years ago, Kevin and Lorri Walsh were living high powered (and high stress) lives in Silicon Valley. As an executive for a high tech company, Kevin was responsible for strategic planning for one of his companies' divisions and traveled constantly. Lorri was racking up the miles as a salesperson for a local chemical company. "We lived the silicon valley lifestyle", says Kevin. READ MORE >>
I feel sorry for those of you who – like me – have been attempting to follow the US Alcohol and Tobacco Trade and Tax Bureau’s controversial proposed amendments to American Viticultural Area (AVA) regulations. I feel sorry for anyone, for that matter, who is sorting through the piles of legalese and angry banter being circulated about . . . READ MORE >>
Top Wine Stories of 2007
As the year winds to a close, many of us find ourselves anticipating what lies ahead in '08: the election of this nation's 44th president, Beijing's hosting of the 29th Olympic Games, and - we hope - the wine world's continued waning of interest in White Zin. But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let's take a moment to reflect on the top wine news stories of 2007.
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Chocolate & Wine!
You’ve heard that wine and chocolate are the perfect pair. Imagine a full bottle of red wine hand-dipped in a half-pound of rich milk or dark chocolate. It doesn't get more decadent than this! Order Chocolate Dipped Wine Bottles from Goosecross Cellars. Makes the perfect holiday, anniversary, or birthday gift. Quantities are limited, so buy online today! ORDER HERE >>
The Vino Bello Resort, with its Old World Tuscan charm, welcomes you to Napa Valley with style and grace. This is wine country at its best. Here you’ll find luxurious condo-style accommodations, fine amenities and gracious service, all designed to make your visit to Napa Valley a memorable one. Exclusive offer for Winecountry.com subscribers! Weekday rates from as low as $99 per night. Enter Code: WNCTRY.
Only one way to warm up this winter season – a romantic stay at Villagio Inn & Spa! Located in the quaint town of Yountville, this hotel is the perfect lodging place in the heart of Napa Valley Wine Country. Their Romance Package includes deluxe accommodations for two featuring a fireplace and oversize sunken bathtub, a bottle of complimentary chilled Champagne, and Champagne breakfast buffet. You won't want to miss these great savings, only $250/night through February 28, 2008. Call 1-800-351-1133 or make reservations online!
The 2008 Napa Valley Mustard Festival promises to be even more magical than last year! Enjoy a full season of food, wine, art, entertainment, and cultural activities staged throughout the world-famous grape growing region from Feb 2nd – March 29, 2008. Buy tickets to the Grand Opening Event at the Culinary Institiute of America at Greystone, St. Helena (Feb. 2, 2008) , a grand dinner at Domaine Chandon (Feb. 29, 2008), the signature event held at COPIA "The Marketplace" (March 15, 16, 2008) and much more. If you buy a package, the savings are considerable! Visit online for more details or to purchase tickets!
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