Vin Olivo 2008
February 6, 2008 WineCountry.com 

Inside This Issue

TRAVEL: Romantic MacArthur Place

FOOD & WINE: 50 Ways to Keep Your Lover

WINE: P.S. I Love You

PERSONALITY: Aaron Krug

TOP 10: Extreme Wine Touring

February 6, 2008 Newsletter

Travel

Romantic MacArthur Place

I must admit that I have long resisted the concept of Valentine’s Day, firmly rooted in the belief that it’s a marketing hoax perpetrated on countless hapless romantics. But it can still be fun to indulge it. . . Of course Wine Country drips with romance all the time. But for Valentine’s Day, many already-romantic places turn up the heat with special themes. One that caught my eye is at MacArthur Place. . .READ MORE >>

FOOD & WINE

50 Ways to Keep Your Lover

"Want to seduce someone this Valentine's Day?" asks Natalie MacLean, author of Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass. "Just share a glass of wine (or three) with your sweetheart." READ MORE >>

PERSONALITY

Aaron Krug

Aaron Krug was appointed general manager in 1986 at Healdsburg's Best Western Dry Creek Inn and Krug Event Center. . . The Krug family has long established roots in Healdsburg. Says Aaron: "Healdsburg is a vibrant and caring community. . ."
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WINE

P.S. I Love You

Once upon a time, there was a wine so big, so bold and so outrageously outsized that its fans felt ashamed admitting it was their favorite. "Oh no," naysayers would insist, "a wine that big just can't be good with food. Why, it's so ridiculously over the top as to hardly even resemble what I think of as a wine." . . . READ MORE >>

TOP 10

Extreme Wine Touring

Given the surge of interest in so-called adventure tourism, it's no surprise that extreme activities have finally made their way to wine country. From mellow outings like deep-sea fishing and balloon rides to truly adrenaline-pumping options like skydiving and trapeze training, the options themselves are as varied as the highs they inspire. READ MORE >>

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Romantica at Meadowood Napa Valley

Savor a sumptuous five-course menu with your sweetheart on February 16, 2008 presented by Napa Valley Mustard Festival Retiring Host Chef Alejandro Ayala and the retiring Host Winemaking Family, the Ceja's - an exceptional gourmet menu with cultural influences will stir romance in every soul at this post-valentine dinner event. Seating at Romantica is limited to 100 lovers, and is offered at $200 per person. Reserve early and BUY TICKETS ONLINE!

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