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Wine Quiz Question
How were late harvest (Spatlese) wines discovered in Germany in 1775?
A. Illnesses prevented workers from harvesting on time
B. Permission to harvest arrived later than normal
C. Harvest was significantly delayed to weather
D. None of the above
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Calendar of Events
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Nov 24 -
Nov 23

Holiday In Carneros 2014
Carneros | The Wineries of Carneros
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Nov 24 -
Nov 23

Vintage 1994 First Growths & California's Finest
Tiburon | Tiburon Lodge
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Nov 24 -
Nov 23

Holiday Appetizers and Wine Reception
Fairfield | Il FIorello Olive Oil Company
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Nov 24
(Mon)
Christmas Eve Afternoon Social
Downtown Napa | Back Room Wines
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Nov 27
(Thu)
Celebrate Thanksgiving at V. Sattui Winery
St. Helena | V. Sattui Winery
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Nov 27
(Thu)
Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Silverado Resort and Spa
Napa | Silverado Resort and Spa
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Nov 27
(Thu)
Thanksgiving Dinner at The Meritage Resort, Napa
Napa | The Meritage Resort and Spa
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Nov 28
(Fri)
Cooking with Julie - Oxbow Market Tour and Cooking Class
Napa | Oxbow Public Market
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Nov 28
(Fri)
Taste Wines from the Maconnais
Downtown Napa | Back Room Wines
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Nov 29 -
Dec 05

Napa Christmas Tree Lot! Buy a tree & save an animal!
Napa | Petco Parking Lot - Napa/Jefferson
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Dec 02
(Tue)
Cooking with Julie - Oxbow Market Tour and Cooking Class
Napa | Oxbow Public Market
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Dec 05
(Fri)
Cooking with Julie - Oxbow Market Tour and Cooking Class
Napa | Oxbow Public Market
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Dec 05
(Fri)
Rutherford Wine Experience Welcome Reception
Rutherford | Round Pond Estate
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Dec 05
(Fri)
Intriguing, Tasty Under $20 Wines for the Holidays
Downtown Napa | Back Room Wines
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Dec 05
(Fri)
Repeal of Prohibition Party - Presented by Melted & The Wine
Napa | Melted
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Dec 05 -
Dec 11

Napa Christmas Tree Lot! Buy a tree & save an animal!
Napa | Petco Parking Lot - Napa/Jefferson
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Dec 06 -
Dec 07

WSET Level 3 Advanced Award in Wine & Spirits -Napa Valley W
Napa | Napa Valley Wine Academy
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Dec 06
(Sat)
Mt. Veeder ~ Holiday Celebration
Yountville | V Wine Cellar
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Dec 06
(Sat)
Rutherford Wine Experience Day of Tasting
Rutherford | Rutherford Appellation
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Dec 06
(Sat)
Rutherford Wine Experience Winemaker Dinner
Rutherford | Alex Restaurant
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Dec 06
(Sat)
Bootleg Buyers Bash
Napa | Spelletich Family Wine Company
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Dec 06
(Sat)
Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade
Calistoga | Downtown Calistoga
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Dec 06
(Sat)
Madrigal Family Winery Holiday Crab Feed & Tank Tasting
Calistoga | Madrigal Family Winery
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Dec 06
(Sat)
NEW - It's a Cheese Party! Demonstration and Book Signing with Jan
Fairfield | Il FIorello Olive Oil Company
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Dec 06
(Sat)
NEW - Holiday Wreaths for Charity
Calistoga | Castello di Amorosa
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Dec 09
(Tue)
Cooking with Julie - Oxbow Market Tour and Cooking Class
Napa | Oxbow Public Market
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Dec 11
(Thu)
Women for WineSense Holiday Dinner
St Helena | Raymond Vineyards
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Dec 11 -
Dec 17

Napa Christmas Tree Lot! Buy a tree & save an animal!
Napa | Petco Parking Lot - Napa/Jefferson
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Dec 12
(Fri)
Cooking with Julie - Oxbow Market Tour and Cooking Class
Napa | Oxbow Public Market
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Dec 12
(Fri)
Bring an Interesting & Good Bottle Night
Downtown Napa | Back Room Wines
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Dec 13
(Sat)
Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley Vintner Partner Dinner Series | TOR
Yountville | Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley
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Dec 13
(Sat)
WSET Level 3 Wine & Spirits Certification ONLINE w/Napa Vall
Any City | Napa Valley Wine Academy ONLINE Classroom
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Dec 13 -
Dec 14

Our Town Potters & Friends Holiday Sale at Markham Vineyards
St Helena | Markham Vineyards
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Dec 13 -
Dec 14

Inspiration Vineyards Holiday / Grape Vine Wreath Making Par
Santa Rosa | Inspiration Vineyards & Winery
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Dec 14
(Sun)
Atlas Peak ~ Holiday Party
Napa | Napa Valley Country Club
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Dec 16
(Tue)
Cooking with Julie - Oxbow Market Tour and Cooking Class
Napa | Oxbow Public Market
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Dec 17 -
Dec 21

Napa Christmas Tree Lot! Buy a tree & save an animal!
Napa | Petco Parking Lot - Napa/Jefferson
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Dec 18
(Thu)
Gluhwein!
Downtown Napa | Back Room Wines
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Dec 19
(Fri)
Cooking with Julie - Oxbow Market Tour and Cooking Class
Napa | Oxbow Public Market
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Lessons From Pebble Beach Food & Wine, 2014
By: Laura Ness

Ten Things I Learned At Pebble Beach Food & Wine, Vintage 7by Laura NessFour days of epicurean overload can do you in. You have to pace yourself. Attending the bountiful array of seminars and lunches, though, can really give you some precious and meaningful insights into what makes this food and wine business so insanely attractive. I treasure those insights more than the chance to gorge myself on every manner of interesting and unusual food tidbit, like fried oysters Rockefeller, head cheese croquettes (Moody’s, Truckee) or burnt spam on toast (Chef John Cox, Sierra Mar), although those are fun, too.Here, then, some lessons learned:1. Tennessee’s Blackberry Farm Sommelier and Director of Food and Beverage, Andy Chabot, began his presentation at The Blackberry Farm Cellar Raid seminar by announcing, “Bacon is a vegetable where I come from!” An audience member quickly chimed, saying he was from Memphis, where pork is considered a vegetable, and so can be ea...

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Wine Quiz Answer
B. Permission to harvest arrived later than normal

According to Wines of Germany, in 1775, the messenger carrying permission to harvest to the Johannisberg monks in the Rheingau was delayed by two weeks, resulting in grapes that were much riper than normal when they were finally harvested. We know the result now as Spatlese Riesling.


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