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April 13, 2015

New Places to Wine Taste in Wine Country

Just opened or recently spiffed up, these tasting rooms are worth toasting. Check our handy guide for where to visit and what to drink. MacRostie Estate House, Healdsburg It’s been two decades since Steve MacRostie founded his 20-acre winery and vineyards in the Russian River Valley, specializing in Pinot Noir, like the yummy 2011 Twin […]

Category: Blog, Food & Wine, Napa wineries, New in California Wine Country, New in the Wine Country, Sonoma County wineries, Sonoma wineries
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April 9, 2015

Savor the Wine County Chefs of Tomorrow Fundraiser Apr. 22

We see the celebrity chefs on TV, enjoy top chef cooking in our favorite restaurants, and pore over their recipes in hip magazines and cookbooks. But how do they get there? What’s the secret to a successful career in a professional kitchen? It certainly helps to start young, and have a helping hand, such as […]

Category: Blog, Charity events, Food & Wine, Sonoma Activities, Sonoma County Events, Sonoma Events
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April 8, 2015

Calistoga’s Food & Wine Event Takes Your Tastebuds on a Tantalizing Trip

Wine is meant to be with food – that’s the point of it. ~ Julia Child What is it about food and wine combined that thrills our taste buds? The two have a long history of being paired together. Today their partnership is celebrated in a variety of special events. This month, on April 24th […]

Category: Blog, Food & Wine, Napa Restaurants, Napa Valley events, Napa wineries, Special Wine Events, Travel
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April 1, 2015

Start Spring with a Celebration in Napa Valley’s Carneros Region

April is the month that gives us glimpses of Spring, is one of four months with 30 days, celebrates National Poetry Month and Earth Day, and of course, April Fool’s Day. Another special event in April that is no joke, is April in Carneros. One of two annual events presented by Hospitality de los Carneros, […]

Category: Blog, Food & Wine, Napa Valley events, Napa wineries, Special Wine Events, Travel
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March 31, 2015

5 Extra-Special Wine Country Restaurants with Sunset Views

Candlelight is one thing, but few things are as thrilling (or romantic) as a supper savored over sunset. The Duck Club, Bodega Bay You can get duck here, and it’s excellent, seared and served in various seasonal presentations such as atop roasted root vegetables, quinoa and almond Brussels sprouts salad with pomegranate glaze. But you […]

Category: Blog, Food & Wine, Napa Hotels, Napa Restaurants, Sonoma Activities, Sonoma County restaurants, Sonoma County wineries, Sonoma restaurants, Sonoma wineries
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March 26, 2015

Pristine Napa & Sonoma Wines to Perfectly Pair with Popular Easter Candies

Looking for something different to do this Easter Sunday? Something you can do that still allows you to spend time with family and friends? An activity that gets your group out of the house and is fun for locals and out of town guests? How about a twist on the traditional Easter Egg Hunt? Celebrate […]

Category: Blog, Food & Wine, Geyserville Wineries, Napa wineries, Sonoma County restaurants, Sonoma County wineries, Sonoma wineries, Travel
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March 24, 2015

Cheese Please! A Review of the 2015 Artisan Cheese Tasting & Marketplace

Earlier this month Pure Luxury blogged about the 9th annual California’s Artisan Cheese Festival. Today we’re following up to share the deliciousness that was found during the Artisan Cheese Tasting & Marketplace. The entire weekend, from March 20 – 22, was filled with education, fun, and outstanding cheese pairings. But the Tasting & Marketplace on […]

Category: Blog, Food & Wine, Sonoma County Events, Sonoma County wineries, Travel
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March 19, 2015

Quench Your Thirst for Art in Napa Valley

The purpose of art is washing the dust of our daily life off our souls. ~ Pablo Picasso The Arts. Expression fueled by a creative impulse. Seen in a drawing, painting, photograph, or sculpture. Heard in music or during a theatrical performance. Or, tasted in food and wine. Napa Valley dedicates an entire month to […]

Category: Blog, Food & Wine, Napa Valley events, Napa wineries, Special Wine Events, Travel
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March 18, 2015

Treat Yourself to 5 Sonoma County Splurges

Sometimes, you’ve just got to pamper yourself. Forget the price of admission, and live large with these well-worth-it Wine Country treats: Top Spa: Kenwood Inn & Spa, Kenwood Imagine soaking in a bath of wine, while sipping wine…bliss. At this tiny Mediterranean-style oasis, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, sparkling wine salts, oils and grape elixirs are made […]

Category: Blog, Food & Wine, Healdsburg Events, Sonoma Activities, Sonoma County Events, Sonoma County restaurants, Sonoma County wineries, Sonoma Events, Sonoma Hotels, Sonoma restaurants, Sonoma wineries, Spas, Wine Country Hotels
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March 17, 2015

Live in the Vineyard: Napa Valley Celebration of Rock Stars, Rock Star Winemakers, & Celebrity Chefs

There are many levels of things you can win, a bet with a friend for a dollar, a stuffed animal at a carnival, prize for a best costume contest during Halloween, or a million dollar lottery prize. Some things available for the winning, are priceless. The chance to win an invitation to Live in the […]

Category: Blog, Food & Wine, Napa Restaurants, Napa Valley events, Napa wineries, New in California Wine Country, New in the Wine Country, Special Wine Events, Travel
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