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WINE BUZZ: Wine Trends of 2009

TRAVEL: America's Greenest Luxury Hotel

ITINERARY: Yountville, CA

FOOD: Chocolate Bouchon Mix

January 8, 2009 Newsletter

WINE BUZZ

Wine Trends of 2009

As with every new year, 2009 will bring the birth of new wine trends and the departures of others. Some we'll be sad to see go (so long, cellaring for sport!), while others we'll barely miss (we're talking about you, overly alcoholic wines). No matter what, we predict you'll find lots of things to relish about the wine scene in '09, and along with them excuses for uncorking many a new bottle. READ MORE >>

TRAVEL

Greenest Luxury Hotel

Come February, Napa may be the proud owner of America's greenest luxury hotel. Management for the Bardessono - a 62-room hotel featuring state-of-the-art eco-friendly amenities, spa and 92-seat restaurant and bar - is currently seeking Platinum LEED certification for the facility, reports the PR machine behind the project. This is a welcome development in the ongoing greening of wine country, not to mention another ace in the hole for Yountville. . . READ MORE >>

ITINERARY

Yountville, CA

It is arguably the most power packed handful of square miles in California's Wine Country. Yountville: a tiny town along Hwy. 29, can be driven through in a matter of a couple minutes. But at a more leisurely pace, it can take a week to soak it all in. What a week that would be--filled with hours of wine tasting, spa time, and long casual dinners in some of the nation's best restaurants.
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FOOD

Chocolate Bouchon Mix

If you've ever been to Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery in Napa Valley Wine Country, then most likely you have tried their signature chocolate treat called "Bouchon". It is chocolaty, brownie, cake-like goodness that no person should be without! If you have yet to go, definitely make this as a must visit, see, and taste for yourself stop when in Napa Valley again. But what will you do until then??? READ MORE >>

FROM OUR SPONSORS:

Celebrate the Olive Festival in Sonoma at MacArthur Place

MacArthur Place, a luxurious inn & spa set on an 18th century estate a few blocks from Sonoma Plaza, is offering a special Olive Festival Package through February 12. The package begins at $199 per night midweek or $249 per night on weekends. Includes welcome martinis and $25 off an Olive Oil Body Polish at the Spa. (800) 722-1866 www.macathurplace.com

Thanks for the Holidays

Forget a gift? Need to say thank you for their hospitality? Wishing them a Happy 2009? You can give with confidence knowing that our wines have been tasted and approved by our consumer tasting panels, so you'll be sending only guaranteed winners! Your friends, family and business associates will appreciate your good taste - and you'll love the one-stop shopping with $0 shipping.

Villagio Inn & Spa Wine Country Romance Getaway

Perfect time to visit Napa Valley! Rates are affordable and less crowds to fight in the tasting rooms. Villagio Inn & Spa located in Yountville has the perfect package to start off the new year! Guest room accommodations include a fireplace and oversize sunken bathtub, complimentary bottle of wine delivered to your room, and Champagne breakfast buffet each morning of your stay. Offer expires March 31, 2009, so book online today!

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