July 10, 2009 Newsletter
Rounding Out the Portfolio
NAPA VALLEY, CA - Years ago, when I first had the pleasure of visiting the Round Pond Estate, I was struck by its tucked-away beauty in the heart of Napa's cabernet country. What struck me next was the fact that cabernet was not coming out of this tucked away beauty. Instead, Round Pond was well known for olive oil.
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FOOD & WINE
Wine With a Side of Fries
The French are also famous for serving up outstanding wine, and it'll come as no surprise to bistro fare enthusiasts that they often do so along with a side of fries. Steak Frites (steak & fries, en anglais), the quintessential grub of French bistros both in that great land and beyond, is just one example of a potentially dynamite fry dish to match up with wine.
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Scrambled Eggs & Chardonnay
Rumor would have it that many moons ago when the Napa Valley was just a hand full of eager young vintners, a weekly gathering of the minds would come together and share in a breakfast of Scramble eggs and Napa Valley Chardonnay. Here you find the only breakfast that Chateau de Vie so daringly pairs a glass of golden delight.
Napa Valley Festival del Sole, one of the world's most distinctive summer festivals, announces its fourth season in California's beautiful wine country, July 17-25, 2009. The weeklong schedule includes world-class concerts, exclusive receptions, lunches and dinners, wine tastings, art exhibitions, free community concerts showcasing talented young performers, and more.
Enjoy the ultimate Napa Valley experience at Newton Vineyards with small bites expertly paired with a selection of Newton's wines, including the iconic Unfiltered Chardonnay. Stroll through their famous English parterre gardens, take in panoramic views of the Napa Valley from the Chinese pagoda and explore the winding caves below the winery. Tours and tasting are available by appointment only, Tuesday through Sunday.
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