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Wine Quiz Question
True or False: Italian red grape variety Sagrantino gets its name from the Latin word for “blood?”
A. True
B. False
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Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater
Calendar of Events
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May - Aug
2016

St. Helena Farmer's Market Tour and Cooking Class
Ongoing: | Napa
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Aug
2016

NEW - 6th Annual MAVA Harvest Event - La Cosecha!
Ongoing: 2:00pm to 5:00pm | Sonoma
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Jul 25
(Mon)
Career Fair at Silverado Resort and Spa
Napa | Silverado Resort and Spa
x   
Jul 28
(Thu)
Pinot Noir Fan Club of Napa Valley
Downtown Napa | Back Room Wines
x   
Jul 28
(Thu)
Plant Nite at Starmont Winery
Napa | Starmont Winery
x   
Jul 29
(Fri)
American Wine Studies 4-Day Certification-Napa Valley Wine A
Napa | Napa Valley Wine Academy
x   
Jul 29
(Fri)
Masters Tequila Dinner with Don Julio
Napa | The Meritage Resort and Spa
x   
Jul 29
(Fri)
Summer Sparklers at Back Room Wines
Downtown Napa | Back Room Wines
x   
Jul 29
(Fri)
NEW - Chef and Somm
Napa | The Grill at Silverado Resort and Spa
x   
Jul 29
(Fri)
NEW - Birds and Bubbles
Napa | The Grill at Silverado Resort and Spa
x   
Jul 29
(Fri)
NEW - Bagpiper on the 18th Green, South Course
Napa | Silverado Resort and Spa
x   
Jul 30
(Sat)
WSET Level 3 ONLINE Wine & Spirits Certification w/Napa Vall
Any City | Napa Valley Wine Academy ONLINE Classroom
x   
Jul 30
(Sat)
Jambalaya in July
Napa | Bourassa Vineyards
x   
Jul 30
(Sat)
Festa Italiana at V. Sattui Winery
St. Helena | V. Sattui Winery
x   
Aug 04
(Thu)
The Great Grape Study - Merlot
Downtown Napa | Back Room Wines
x   
Aug 05
(Fri)
California Wine Tour with Opimian (5 Nights)
Napa | The Meritage Resort & Spa
x   
Aug 05
(Fri)
White Burgundy - Taste the Different Regions at Back Room Wi
Downtown Napa | Back Room Wines
x   
Aug 05
(Fri)
Fried Chicken Fridays
Napa | Whetstone Wine Cellars
x   
Aug 05
(Fri)
Masters Winemaker Dinner with Pride Winery
Napa | The Meritage Resort and Spa
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Aug 06
(Sat)
WSET 1 Day Level 1 Award in Wines Course -Napa Valley Wine A
Napa | Napa Valley Wine Academy Education Center
x   
Aug 06
(Sat)
Live Music Saturday at Markham Vineyards
St Helena | Markham Vineyards
x   
Aug 08
(Mon)
Cheese Class: Craft Beer & Cheese: 7 Slam-Dunk Pairings
Napa | Silverado Cooking School
x   
Aug 11
(Thu)
The Great Grape Study - CHENIN BLANC
Downtown Napa | Back Room Wines
x   
Aug 12
(Fri)
Summer Tomatoes and the Wines to Drink With Them
Downtown Napa | Back Room Wines
x   
Aug 13
(Sat)
WSET Level 2 Intermediate 2-Day Certification Course-Napa Va
Napa | Napa Valley Wine Academy Education Center
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Aug 13 -
Aug 14

Master of Terroir North American Sommelier Association
San Francisco | Press Club Wine Bar
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Aug 13
(Sat)
Switchback Ridge Tasting - Meet the owner of the Winery
San Francisco | Golden Gate Wine Cellars
x   
Aug 13
(Sat)
NEW - Trinitas Cellars 8th Annual Lobster Feed
Napa | The Meritage Resort and Spa
x   
Aug 15
(Mon)
Celebrate Julia Child's Birthday!
Napa | Cooking with Julie
x   
Aug 16
(Tue)
Italian Wine Professional (3-Day Course) - Napa Valley Wine
Napa | Napa Valley Wine Academy
x   
Aug 19
(Fri)
St. Helena Farmer's Market Tour and Cooking Class
Napa | Cooking with Julie
x   
Aug 19
(Fri)
Back Room Blow Out LXVIII
Downtown Napa | Back Room Wines
x   
Aug 20
(Sat)
Beringer Vineyards Cheese & Wine Pairing Seminar with Author
Saint Helena | Beringer Vineyards
x   
Aug 21
(Sun)
Paella Party
Napa | Paella Party
x   
Aug 21
(Sun)
Great Wine - Family Winemakers of CA tasting event
San Francisco | Cruise Terminal at Pier 27
x   
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pesticides
Dear Sir,Can I consume non organic/natural wine with a fair degree of confidence that I won't get intoxicated with pesticides? Do wine-makers really need all 80 (I read) of the different chemicals authorized in wine making so as to make "good" wine (which won't taste too tart, won't sting the throat)? Thanks!

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Wine Article
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South Africa's Biodiversity and Wine Initiative
By: Morris Lemire

This is the story of how the wine trade in South Africa is repositioning itself in a burgeoning world market using an innovative program called the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI). It is an optimistic story of courage and hope that has become a beacon for grape growers around the world. It is so often said that South Africa is reinventing itself that it is starting to sound trite. And yet, they have, and they are. This is particularly true of their wine industry. They didn’t have any choice; “The wine industry was infamous for the ‘worst working conditions” in apartheid South Africa and so it should not come as a surprise that “the wine industry encapsulates the scale of the challenge of transformation facing South Africa.” The anti-apartheid boycott (1959-1994) had a devastating effect on the South African Wine Industry: markets dried up, plant nurseries became inbred, propagating the same varietals with the same diseases. Compounding that, there was ...

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Wine Quiz Answer
B. False

The name Sagrantino can be traced back to “Sacrament,” from the Latin sacer, meaning “sacred.” This is due to the fact that the grape was farmed by monks to produce raisin wine, used primarily for religious rites and Communion wine.


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