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August 7, 2008 WineCountry.com 

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TRAVEL: Affordable Getaways

WINE TASTING: Dry Creek Valley

FOOD: Summer Fruits & Dessert

SPECIAL OFFERS: Wine Country Vacation

August 7, 2008 Newsletter

TRAVEL

Affordable Getaways

Summer is almost over?! Yet, there you sit in your cube or office dreaming about a vacation you have yet to take. Understandably, ridiculously high gas prices and a weak economy have probably made you hold your wallet a bit tighter. What's more, dreams won't cost you any money. True, but going insane and becoming the next Office Space Milton . . .
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WINE TASTING

Dry Creek Valley

Tucked into the northwest corner of bucolic Sonoma County - and just a few minutes' drive from downtown Healdsburg - Dry Creek Valley tempts visitors with an eclectic mix of wineries and a surprisingly varied mix of wines to try. To wit, lovers of big, jammy Zins will be in heaven in this slice of wine country known as ground zero for California Zinfandel, while tasters looking for . . .
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FOOD

Summer Fruits & Dessert

One of the best things about Summer is that so much fruit is finally in season! Bright red strawberries, juicy peaches and nectarines, grapes for days, and of course everyone's favorite - melons in every shape, size and color. Who knew yellow watermelon could be so good...
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SPECIAL OFFER

Wine Country Vacation

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Bubbles & Oysters at Chandon

Join Chandon every Friday - Sunday (11am - 6 pm) for Bubbles & Oysters on the Terrace. Oysters provided by Michael Watchorn, co-founder of Hog Island Co. These delicious oysters are only $18 for Half Dozen and $30 for One Dozen. Don't miss our prestige pairing: a bottle of étoile Brut and a dozen oysters. Regular tastings and tours also available. Visit Chandon.com for more information

Black Stallion Winery

Black Stallion Winery opened its doors in July 2007 becoming the latest addition to the small collection of wineries in Napa Valley's newly designated Oak Knoll District. Located on the grounds of a historic equestrian center, the winery has been renovated with reclaimed materials and luxurious furnishings, evoking the rugged sophistication of early California. Its wines are handcrafted from small lots, and sold exclusively at the winery or through its website.

Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival at Northstar™

From the Village Grape Stomp to kids’ cooking classes to culinary and wine classes and the signature Culinary Competition and Grand Tasting, three delicious days of amazing food, fine wines and more… Whet your appetite with live music, global wine and food events with renowned chefs Joseph Keller, Lara Ritchie, Lars Kronmark, Douglas Dale and 2008 Bravo TV Top Chef® winner Stephanie Izard.

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