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November 4, 2009 WineCountry.com 

Inside This Issue . . .

TRAVEL: Happenings Around Napa Valley

PERSONALITY: Lane Morales

WINE BUZZ: Minerals In Wine?

RECIPE: Grilled Duck Breasts

November 4, 2009 Newsletter

TRAVEL BLOG

Happenings in Napa Valley

Plan your next trip to Napa Valley knowing what we know! Check out the latest news, travel specials, wine tasting events and much more BEFORE planning your next visit.
The Art of Downtown Napa >>
Silverado Resort Holiday Packages >>
Yountville "Moveable Feast" >>
Calendar of Events >>
Special Offers & Promotions >>

WINE COUNTRY PERSONALITY

Lane Morales

Lane Morales booked Harry Connick, Jr., at her jazz supper club in Hartford, Connecticut before the Lincoln Center ever did. "That's my personal claim to fame...I got to heat up his prime rib that night," she says. Now a veteran of the service industry, Morales is booking events for a different scene: the freshly remodeled Rooster Run Event Center in Petaluma. READ MORE >>

WINE BUZZ

Minerals in Wine
Impossible to Detect

Another ringer hit the wine industry recently when geologists gathering for the annual Geological Society of America conference in Portland declared there's little evidence the minerals we find in vineyards can be tasted in wines. Perhaps most shockingly, the geologists said that "the concentration of minerals in wine is below the threshold of human taste and smell." READ MORE >>

RECIPE

Grilled Duck Breasts

Nothing says fall and winter more than a warm, cozy dish that marries the sweetness of harvest fruit with the traditional entrée's of the season. Ferrari-Carano Winery has just the recipe for you - Grilled Duck Breasts With Black Currant Pomegranate Sauce. It's also the perfect dish for company during the holidays.
RECIPE >>

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New Hotel Luca, Opens Fall 2009

Inspired by Tuscany, created for Napa Valley, the new Hotel Luca is located in the town of Yountville. All of the hotel's thoughtfully appointed guest rooms, Cantinetta Piero restaurant and Luca Spa are designed to be alive, flowing and spontaneous. Special introductory rates are available through February 2010 offering 25% savings off mid-week rates. reservations@hotellucanapa.com

Bottle Shock Revisits Chateau Montelena

Bottle Shock Producers recently stopped by Chateau Montelena to see what winery visitors had to say about the movie. The beautiful grounds of the winery, where much of the movie was filmed, provided a great backdrop to some fun and entertaining stories. Click here to see what folks had to say! To buy Bottle Shock for your own collection, click here to order at Amazon.

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