7/17/07

wine country

I went to Napa Valley last weekend for wine tasting. It was nice to get away from the city and be in the vineyards. Now I think I can tell a little bit of the difference between wines. I did tons of research on Chowhound so if you want to know wineries that offer quality but free or cheap tastings, or good eats up there, let me know and I'll send you the info. From the wineries we visited, I recommend Cosentino. It's lesser known but great wine with an intimate and friendly atmosphere. Our wine pourer was down to earth and funny. They have a good Sauvignon Blanc and an excellent Cabernet Sauvignon. Also, here are links to the best maps I found of Napa and Sonoma. And this is a map of Napa with a legend. If I ever had one, I think I'd want a wine tasting weekend in Napa for my bachelorette party. ;)

8 comments:

  1. As the Bible says somewhere in like Ephesians?... Do not get drunk on wine for it will lead to debauchery but be drunk with the Holy Spirit!! ah hem!!!!!! hehehehe

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  2. Mmmm...wine. Steve and I love going wine tasting on our trips through Lodi!

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  3. Drive up to Santa Ynez sometime. It's only 2 hours away, the area isn't quite as commercialized as Napa, and they have outstanding wine, especially Syrah and Pinot Noir.

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  4. Did I read a bachelorett party and wine tasting in the same sentence? :)
    My father-in-law occasionally works at Bartholomew Park Winery in Sonoma in the tasting room. He said if you're ever there and mention his name, you can get a complimentary tasting. :) Just let me know when you go...didn't want to post his name here for all to read.

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  5. it all tastes the same to me. but if you want to talk about beer, i'm your man!

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  6. All I read from this post was the loaded, but discreetly placed sentence, "if I ever have a bachelorette party..." which implies ending the bachelorette stage of life by getting married, which implies engagement.

    Hmmm.

    How does one break through the strategically placed "I'm on sabbatical, so leave me alone" messages of email & phone to inquire of such happenings that might leajavascript:void(0)
    Publish Your Commentd one day to wine-tasting bachelorette parties in Napa?

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  7. I liked Consentino best, also! Except for our bartender's off-the-wall comments. ;)

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  8. adam - oooh, that sounds like a great idea. i'll have to try it.

    rebecca - thanks for the connection! i really want to go to sonoma at some point.

    to all...don't worry, there are no plans for a bachelorette party in the near future. ;)

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