June 30, 2009 Newsletter
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Fourth of July Celebrations
Fourth of July is fast approaching. Do you know what your plans are for the three day weekend? If you're staying local and live in California, Oregon, and Virginia, you might want to check out the calender event listings on WineCountry.com. Several towns are hosting parades, firework shows and many wineries will also be open with several celebrations of their own. READ MORE >>
Going Both Ways in Napa & Sonoma >>
Local's Guide to Tri-Valley, CA >>
WINE & FOOD
Best Wines for BBQ
Firing, roasting, and grilling are decidedly du rigueur during the summer months, but finding wines that work well with this tricky fare can be a challenge. Just as shining a spotlight on an actor onstage brings her features into focus for an audience, these cooking methods serve to concentrate the flavors of whatever's being cooked, necessitating a wine with both strength and personality to stand up to the food.
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What's On Your Grill >>
WINE COUNTRY PERSONALITY
Fifty years ago, Rodney Strong started a winery that would ultimately become his namesake Rodney Strong Vineyards, in the northern Sonoma County town of Healdsburg. It didn't start out that way, first blending wines and selling them with his wife, Charlotte from their home next to the Tiburon yacht club. Their first wine was actually labeled Tiburon Vintners.
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RODNEY STRONG WINE TASTING OFFER >>
Paradise Blue Cheese Baklava
A savory interpretation of a classically sweet pastry this version of Baklava combines the rich flavor of Blue Cheese with walnuts for an amazing, out of this world treat. Submitted by Chef Kelly Wangard of Paso Robles Inn Steakhouse. RECIPE >>
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Visit Ferrari-Carano’s newly opened Season of the Vineyard Tasting Bar & Boutique on the Healdsburg Plaza! Taste Ferrari-Carano, PreVail, Lazy Creek Wines. Shop our home décor collection of furnishings and home accents. When in Healdsburg, be sure to stop in and if you mention this WineCountry.com e-newsletter we’ll treat you to a taste of our wine!
Join us for a special VIP experience on our beautiful patio addition! Overlooking the vineyards, our two level terrace is outfitted with plush lounge chairs and loveseats with ottomans and a variety of gourmet services. Each reservation offers a two hour time period for your enjoyment. A select pairing of cheeses and fruit is available, to pair with your tasting, for an additional fee, only on the Oak Terrace. By appointment only at 866-783-5826 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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