November 6, 2008 Newsletter
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FOOD & WINE
It's that time of year again, and you have no idea which wines to pair with your turkey feast during the Holidays. Do you stick with your usual favorites, Pinot and Cab, and throw in a nice Chardonnay for contrast? Or do you try something you've never had before, like a Gruner Veltliner, to make a big statement?
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WINE COUNTRY PERSONALITY
Sommelier Mark Bright
When I first met Mark Bright several years ago, I was struck by the way the twentysomething wine guru seemed wise beyond his years. I suppose that's inevitable for someone who was named sommelier at the venerable Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas on his 21st birthday, then turned heads as a sommelier standout at lauded San Francisco restaurant Michael Mina.
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San Francisco Wine Week
In a city that's practically synonymous with fine food and wine, it seems only fitting that San Francisco should play host to a highly anticipated series of November wine events known collectively as SF Wine Week. And with a bevy of chic nightlife venues lined up and a who's-who of winery and industry sponsors clamoring to . . . READ MORE >>
Doubletree Hotel Sonoma
It's not every day you'll find an all inclusive lodging package that takes care of all your wine tasting needs at the same time! Doubletree Hotel Sonoma Wine Country does just that with their Wine Tasting Package which believe it or not is a mere $165/night. We had to rub our eyes to make sure we saw the price right too! CLICK HERE >>
Nothing says Sonoma like a gift from St. Francis Winery. Take a look at our wonderful gift sets and etched holiday bottles under $50. Give the very best wine this holiday season, give St. Francis wines. 888-675-WINE (9463) - stfranciswinery.com
Join Cruise West on the Columbia & Snake Rivers as we follow part of the epic journey of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. SAVE up to $350/person when you book and pay in full by 3/27/2009. For reservations call 888-361-6621. For free brochure/DVD click here: www.discovercruisewest.com
Nestle by the fire in your private cottage, indulge in therapeutic massages at The Spa, enjoy breakfast with beautiful views of the Napa Valley and relax in comfortable surroundings at The Carneros Inn this winter. The Winter Comfort Package includes everything you need for a perfect escape to wine country this holiday season. Visit www.thecarnerosinn.com or call 888.400.9000 for details.
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