May 29, 2008 Newsletter
Farewell to a True Pioneer
Without the life of Robert Mondavi, one could strongly argue, the California Wine Industry would not exist in its current form. And so it is more than appropriate in light of his recent passing, that the praise being showered on the man in his wake be commensurate with his lasting impact. Perhaps no single person had such a pronounced impact on California Wine Country. READ MORE >>
FOOD & WINE PAIRINGS
Top Pairings for Fried Foods
As the chorus of tirades against trans fats swells to an almost deafening roar, it seems only just to pen a counter piece on fried foods. After all, Americans still splurge - some more often than they'll admit around calorie-obsessed pals - on fare that's seen the fryer. READ MORE >>
Slow Roasted Pork Loin
This recipe submitted by Chef Antonio Ghilarducci of Depot Hotel Restaurant is among his favorite ways to prepare pork. The pork loin is slow roasted till moist and tender and served with a lightly sweet sauce and beautiful bitter endive. This combination makes a truly elegant main course suitable for any meal. Enjoy!
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Rock at Roshambo Winery
Rock, paper, scissors, that is. Playfully dubbed by its hosts "Wine Country's Sporting Event of the Year," Roshambo Winery's raucous annual Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament will take place this year on June 7 at the winery's hip new tasting room at Sonoma's Cornerstone Place.
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The Hahn Estates / Smith & Hook Winery sits at a thousand foot elevation in the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County. Initially producing only Cabernet Sauvignon, they have expanded their vineyards over the years, and now also produce Pinot Noir, Viogner, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Grenache Noir, Syrah as well as the traditional Bordeaux varietals.
Full service luxury boutique hotel serenely situated along the Napa River within walking distance of popular wine country attractions, such as the Wine Train, COPIA and the newly opened Oxbow Public Market. The Inn awaits your arrival with plush bedding, 24 hour room service and a complimentary full breakfast served each morning on our sunny River Terrace. Book your summer wine vacation at the Inn for July 4th and experience Napa's downtown celebration and traditional fireworks!
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