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131st edition

 

 

 

    DISTINCTIVE MONSANTO AND MIONETTO ITALIAN WINES

                                                                                                                                          HENKELL PRESENTS GERMAN SEKTS (sparkling) TO ENJOY

                                                                                                                         CHEF DAVID GAUS' NEW BOOK: GRILL NATION

                                                                                                                      KORBEL TAKES TOP AWARD AND STRIKES GOLD

                                                                                      THE HISTORY of WINE in 100 BOTTLES by OZ CLARKE

WINERY OF THE MONTH:  DOMINUS HAS GRACED US WITH ANOTHER FINE BOTTLE! 

 

 

 









130th edition
129th
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128th edition

WINERY of the MONTH: J. LOHR Fifth Annual Champagne Day, October 24  MIA, Freixenet's New Still Wine BACI VIVACI, Sicily's First Sparkling Wine BONNY DOON Celebrates Randall Grahm's Favorite Grape NEXT NEWSLETTER Look for--FERRARI-CARANO Fabulous Pinot Noirs


 
127th edition (Summer, 2014)
TOP PICKS OF THE MONTH
WINERY OF THE MONTH: RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS
NEWS
NEW RELEASES

126th edition (Spring 2014)
TOP PICKS OF THE MONTH

 NEWS
NEW RELEASES

125th edition  (Winter 2013)
HAPPY HOLIDAY BUBBLES
HOLIDAY RIB-EYE DINNER WINE: SHAFER VINEYARD 2011 Merlot Napa Valley

CALIFORNIA HARVEST
124th edition (Fall  2013)
TOP PICKS OF THE MONTH
NEWS
NEW RELEASES

123rd edition (August  2013)
TOP PICKS OF THE MONTH
NEWS
NEW RELEASES

122nd edition (June and July, 2013)
WINERY OF THE MONTH: PATZ & HALL
SPLURGE WINE OF THE MONTH: ROBERT CRAIG "Affinity"  
 TOP PICKS OF THE MONTH
NEWS
NEW RELEASES

121st edition (April and May 2013
TOP PICKS OF THE MONTH
WINERY OF THE MONTH: SHAFER VINEYARDS
SPLURGE WINE OF THE MONTH: SHAFER VINEYARDS 2008 Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
NEWS
NEW RELEASES

120th edition (February 2013)
TOP PICKS OF THE MONTH
WINERY OF THE MONTH: DRY CREEK VINEYARD
SPLURGE WINE OF THE MONTH: JOSEPH PHELPS 2009 INSIGNIA, Napa Valley
NEWS
NEW RELEASES

119th edition  (December  2012)
SPARKLING WINES FOR the HOLIDAYS (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)


118th edition (November 2012)

NAPA TRUFFLE FESTIVAL January 2013
KORBEL CHAMPAGNE CELLARS CELEBRATES 130 YEARS OF SPARKLING INNOVATION
CHICARGO FINE CHOCOLATE SHOW November 2012
SPLURGE WINES OF THE MONTH: DUCKHORN VINEYARDS and GRGICH HIILLS ESTATE
WINERY OF THE MONTH: LAETITIA ESTATE Vineyard & Winery
117th edition (August 2012)
WINERY OF THE MONTH:ROBERT CRAIG
SPLURGE WINE OF THE MONTH: DOMINUS
RIVERBENCH VINEYARD new-to-me wines you'll want to discover
DRY CREEK VINEYARD Celebrates 40 Years of Winemaking
NAPA VALLEY VINTNERS trade-association videos chronicle 2012 VINTAGE
116th edition (JUNE AND JULY 2012

KORBEL SPONSORS CHARITY

SAN LUIS OBISPO WINE EVENT
TEXAS HILL COUNTY WINERIES OPEN NEW TASTING ROOM

WINERY OF THE MONTH:FERRARI-CARANO WINERY

SPLURGE WINE: La Roselle 2010 Rosella's Vineyard Chardonnay

115th edition (4/2012)


SPLURGE WINE OF THE MONTH: SHAFER 2009 ONE POINT FIVE

EASTER BUBBLES: KORBEL Sweet Cuvée and KORBEL Sweet Rosé méthode champenoise wines will deliciously accompany every dish on the table.
EASTER WINES: KOBRAND products enjoy a privileged place among those who appreciate fine wines. TAITTINGER La Française Brut and FONSECA Bin No. 27 Ruby Port are excellent ways to begin and finish a lovely Easter dinner.
ELYSSIA by Freixenet of Spain, A Sparkling Rosé that's delicious for Easter or any meal.
114th edition (February  2012)
For Valentines: COCOA PURO WHOLE BEAN CHOCOLATE
REDS for Valentines (listed alphabetically):
MAYACAMAS 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon or SHAFER 2008 Relentless
WINE INSTITUTE NEW SITE; DISCOVER CALIFORNIA WINES.COM
WINERY OF THE MONTH:RUSSIAN HILL Estate Winery
SPLURGE WINE OF THE MONTH: KENWOOD ARTIST SERIES
AUSTIN FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL, April 27-29, 2012
ALASKA:EXCELLENT SNOW FOR WINTER RECREATION
113th edition  (12 / 2011)

WINERY OF THE MONTH: Bubbles ,KENWOOD CAPTURES TOP PRIZE, GRGICH HILLS Celebrates Paris Tasting--1976 - 2011, SPLURGE WINE: JARVIS 2008 Will Jarvis Science Project

112th edition (10/2011) WINERY OF MONTH: MontGras, CANCUN Hosts First Food & Wine Festival, NIELSEN-MASSEY’S Vanilla Creates Treats, FERRARELLE Introduces Natural Mineral Water to USA, 7th ANNUAL TEXAS FALL FEST and AUCTION, PASO ROBLES HARVEST WINE WEEKEND, New MEADOWOOD Wine Director, KING ESTATE Extraordinary Dinner

111th edition (August 2011)
ting Sept. 24
WINERY OF MONTH: KING ESTATE, Oregon
SAVOR CENTRAL COAST Sept. 29-Oct. 2
Monterey's BEST OF THE BLUE, Nov. 12
EL ALMA Open on Barton Springs
110th edition (6/11) TOURS OF ALASKA, WINERY OF MONTH: ROBERT CRAIG,  SPLURGE WINE OF MONTH: QUINTESSA, SPECIAL PRAISE of MONTH: VALLEY OF THE MOON, CHAMPAGNE, FRANCE GETTING GREENER, AUCTION NAPA VALLEY, CONSUMER WINE AWARDS, FAIRNESS OF WINE LAWS

 

 

109th edition March 25, 2011) TEXAS HILL COUNTRY WINE and FOOD FESTIVAL, March 31-April 3, KATE MacMurray Visits Austin, J. LOHR 2010 American Winery of YearWINERY OF THE MONTH: SIMI WINERY, SPLURGE OF THE MONTH: SHAFER VINEYARDS 2008 One Point Five® Cabernet Sauvignon SLD,  TEXAS WINES AWARDED, 29th Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival May 20-22, 2011, VISIT CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY in APRIL 

 

108th edition (4/29/10)

WINERY OF THE MONTH: CONCANNON, SPLURGE OF THE MONTH: PINE RIDGE VINEYARD 2006 STAGS LEAP DISTRICT CABERNET SAUVIGNON,

 PASO ROBLES 19TH ZINFANDEL FESTIVAL,  GOLDENEYE EARNS LEED GOLD,  ZACA MESA SYRAH HISTORY

 

107th edition (12/10/2010) WIN WINERY OF THE MONTH: KORBEL; SPLURGE WINE OF THE MONTH: JOSEPH PHELPS Insignia; CHEF CRAIG SHELTON is INN of DOS BRISAS MANAGING PARTNER; BUBBLES for the Holidays 

106th edition (December 10, 2010) WINERY OF THE MONTH: EBERLE;  SPLURGE WINE OF THE MONTH: NINER 2005 FOG CATHER; FAST FACTS: NAPA VALLEY APPELLATION LAND USE; CORK HARVESTS REBOUND; FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED™ WINES
105th edition (4/29/10) APPEAL TO END TEXAS DISCRIMINATORY SHIPPING LAWS; WINERY OF THE MONTH: WHITEHALL LANE;14TH ANNUAL GREAT WINE ESCAPE WEEKEND; SPLURGE WINE OF THE MONTH: DOMINUS; GONZALEZ   BYASS CELEBRATES 175TH YEAR
104th edition (4/12/2009) WINERY OF THE MONTH: BONNY DOON VINEYARD; SPLURGE WINE OF THE MONTH: RAYMOND GENERATIONS; Summer Events in St. Helena, Napa Valley; TOM KLEIN of Rodney Strong Vineyards elected Wine Institute Chairman, 2010-2011

103rd edition (May 14, 2010) FEATURE: CONTINUUM;WINERY OF THE MONTH: J. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINES;SPLURGE WINE: QUINTESSA 2006 NAPA VALLEY RED WINE; CENTRAL COAST WINE CLASSIC JUL Y 8-11, 2010; CALIFORNIA WINE SHIPMENTS RISE MODESTLY IN 2009; CHEF BESH WINS IACP BEST AMERICAN COOKBOOK

102nd edition (3/22/09) FEATURE: ROBERT OATLEY VINEYARDS; WINE SALES SOAR at NAPA BARREL-FUTURES AUCTION;  WINERY OF THE MONTH: JARVIS; SPLURGE WINE: BEAULIEU VINEYARD 2006 Georges de Latour Private Reserve 70th vintage; PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL FESTIVAL; The New York Times reports on Napa Grapes; BECKSTOFFER Adds to Napa County Land Trust
101st edition (2/9/2009) WINERY OF THE MONTH: SIDURI WINES and NOVY CELLARS; SPLURGE WINE OF THE MONTH: JOSEPH PHELPS;  FEATURE: TRINCHERO Napa Valley Single Vineyard Wines; ALASKA, 2010 Travel Forecast; J VINEYARDS & WINERY Russian River Focus

100th edition (December 10, 2009) A;WINERY OF THE MONTH: KENWOOD ARTISTS SERIES;SPLURGE WINE of MONTH: SHAFER  2005 Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon; CALIFORNIA WINE TRENDS from NEW GENERATION VINTNERS AND GROWERS

99th Edition (10/23/2009) IDAHO HARVEST SPECIAL FEATURE, Ste. Chapelle Winery; WINERY OF THE MONTH: ZD WINES; ROCKPILE GRAPE GROWERS ASSOCIATION; SPLURGE WINE OF THE MONTH: MAYACAMAS 1996 Library Cabernet Sauvignon; CONCANNON Celebrates 126th Year; KENWOOD JACK LONDON VINEYARD 30th CABERNET SAUVIGNON; ALASKA NEWS; NAPA VALLEY VINTNERS PREDICT OUTSTANDING 2009 VINTAGE; SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS HIGH QUALITY PINOT NOIR CRUSH

98th edition (9/1/2009) WINERY of the MONTH: RODNEY STRONG Vineyards Celebrates 50-year AnniversarySPLURGE Wine of the Month: CAYMUS 2006 Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley $160; BARGETTO WINERY 2006 Reserve Merlot is 4th consecutive vintage to win gold; AMORIN REPORTS TCA NO LONGER A MAJOR PROBLEM IN USA; CALIFORNIA-STYLE WINE AND FOOD PAIRINGS; EXPLORE MONTEREY'S RIVER ROAD District

97th edition (July 18, 2009) WINERY OF THE MONTH:FESS PARKER, SPLURGE WINES OF THE MONTH: 2006 DOMINUS Napa Valley $130, CALIFORNIA WINE FACTS NAPA VALLEY VINTNERS ONLINE CALENDAR,  FAVORITE NEW-TO-ME WINERY: SOJOURN CELLARS (NEW CATEGORY),  WINE INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 75 YEARS

96th edition (6/5/09) Salute to JUDY JORDAN; WINERY OF THE MONTH: Robert Craig; SPLURGE WINE OF THE MONTH: SHAFRE VINEYARDS 2006 One Point Five Stages Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon Nappa Valley $70; SPRING MOUNTAIN VINEYARD Stages "ROOTSTOCK" benefit; $1.9 MILLION FUNDING FOR VITICULTURE RESEARCH    
95th edition (4/12/2009) WINERY OF THE MONTH: FERRARI-CARANO; NEW CALIFORNIA VARIETALS FOR AMERICA; ANDERSON VALLEY ANNUAL PINOT NOIR FESTIVAL MAY 15-17; CENTRAL COAST WINE CLASSIC JULY 9-12; LODI ZINFEST MAY 15-17; SPLURGE WINES OF THE MONTH: Several lovelies for something special--GRGICH HILLS 2005 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon $60; ROBERT CRAIG 2006 Affinity $48; DUCKHORN 2006 Merlot $52; QUINTESSA 2006 Napa $125; FRANCISCAN 2005 Magnificat Red Wine $50; WINE & FOOD FOUNDATION OF TEXAS 24th RARE & FINE WINE AUCTION April 18; CALIFORNIA WINE GRAPE EXPERTS EXPLAIN CRUSH; VINTNERS' HALL OF FAME HONORS NEW MEMBERS

94th edition (February 10, 2009) AFALL CREEK VALENTINE EVENTS, WINERY OF THE MONTH: BERINGER Knights Valley; Chef Jason Robinson Achieves Relais & Chateau; VALENTINE PORTS; KORBEL Sparkled at the Inaugural Luncheon

93rd edition (11/16/08)RAYMOND CELEBRATES 35th HARVEST; HIGH QUALITY CORK PRODUCTION; LOUIS M. MARTINI CELEBRATES 75TH ANNIVERSARY: "DISCOVER CALLIFORNIA," New Web Site; WINERY OF THE MONTH: RAYMOND VINEYARDS; SPLURGE WINE OF THE MONTH, MOUNT VEEDER WINERY; NEW REPORT DETAILS NAPA'S VALUE TO NATIONWIDE WINE INDUSTRY 
92nd edition (9/26/2008) ALASKA WATER WILDLIFE; EAT, DRINK, and EXPERIENCE! AUSTIN LES DAMES d' ESCOFFIER Annual Fundraiser; BOLLA PIZZA RECIPES; CATCH RESTAURANT Earns Recurring "Best Restaurant" Spot; WINERY OF THE MONTH: EBERLE WINERY
91st edition (8/21/08) KENDALL-JACKSON   Harvest Update; WINERY OF THE MONTH: SONOMA-CUTRER; ROBERT MONDAVI Dies at Age 94; FOSTER'S WINE ESTATES 5th Annual Winemakers Tour in Austin; SONOMA-CUTRER WINEMAKER Terry Adams Visits Texas; U.S. Wineries Win Big at 15th Concours Mondial de Bruxelles International Wine Competition; SONOMA WINE COUNTY WEEKEND, LABOR DAY 2008; FOURSIGHT WINES is NEW WINERY in ANDERSON VALLEY; FOLIO FINE WINE PARTNERS Multiple Pinot Noirs; ROTARI WINES PRIZE TALENTO TITLE; FREESTONE VINEYARDS GUEST CENTER OPEN
90th edition (6/26/08) WINERY OF THE MONTH: SONOMA-CUTRER; ROBERT MONDAVI; Dies at Age 94; FOSTER'S WINE ESTATES 5th Annual Winemakers Tour in Austin; SONOMA-CUTRER WINEMAKER Terry Adams Visits Texas;  U.S. Wineries Win Big at 15th Concours Mondial de Bruxelles International Wine Competition; SONOMA WINE COUNTY WEEKEND, LABOR DAY 2008; FOURSIGHT WINES is NEW WINERY in ANDERSON VALLEY; FOLIO FINE WINE PARTNERS Multiple Pinot Noirs; ROTARI WINES PRIZE TALENTO TITLE;   FREESTONE VINEYARDS GUEST CENTER OPENS
89th edition (5/7/08) WINERY OF THE MONTH:GRGICH HILLS ESTATE; U.S. Wine Exports (95% California) Reached Record High in 2007; ZACA MESA; Principles of Wine and Food Pairing; 24th Annual CENTRAL COAST WINE CLASSIC, July 10-13, 2008; SPLURGE WINE OF THE MONTH: Py Red Table WineARADUXX 2005 Napa Valle
88th edition (2/29/2008) WINERY OF THE MONTH; BONNY DOON Vineyards; PETER MONDAVI, Jr. Named California Wine Ambassador; BOLLA WINES Celebrates 125th Year; SPLURGE WINE of the MONTH: Sbragia 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain; SONOMA Wine Country Weekend in August; KENDALL-JACKSON Culinary and Winemaking teams create Small Plates, Perfect Wines.; ..
87th edition (12/26/07) WINERY OF THE MONTH: SEQUOIA GROVE . SPLURGE WINE of the MONTH: SHAFER 2003 Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon $200; BUBBLES for the Holidays: Celebrate life with champagnes and other sparkling wines; BROWN.MILLER COMMUNICATIONS celebrates 20 years of business; RUTHERFORD APPELLATION WINERIES FIRST PASSPORT WEEKEND
86th edition (11/7/07) Winery of the Month: KING ESATE; ALASKA Treats Gourmands; SIDURI WINERY Joins Best Wine Tours; ANDELARS Awarded Decanter Highest Honor; ROBERT and MAGRIT MONDAVI Celebrated 41st Blessing of Grapes; KENWOOD VINEYARDS 29th ARTIST SERIES CABERNET; JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS rleases 30th year of InsigniaNLUNA CEL
85th edition (9/23/07) WINERY OF THE MONTH: ZD WINES; SAVVY VODKA from Texas; TRAVEL ALASKA, ANOLON® Professional Cutlery; AMORIM, Cork Sustainability Report, RAYMOND VINEYARDS, 30 years of Napa Cabs
84th edition (07/11/2007) WINERY OF THE MONTH: HANDLEY CELLARS; DeLILE CELLARS Available in Texas; WILSON DANIELS LTD European Tour 2007 in Austin; KENDALL-JACKSON Heirloom Tomato Festival September 8; FALL CREEK VINEYARDS Grape Stomp & Harvest Festival August 18 & 25; FERRARI-CARANO Releases New Vineyard Designate Chardonnays; MERRYVALE's New STARMONT WINERY Releasese New Wines;
83rd edition  KENDALL-JACKSON CELEBRATES 25th ANNIVERSARY; KORBEL’S GARY HECK HONORED;  ANDERSON VALLEY WINEGROWERS PRESENTS 10th PINOT NOIR FESTIVAL; GEORGE ROSE'S NEW BOOK: THE ART OF TERROIR; U.S. WINE EXPORTS JUMP 30 PERCENT IN 2006;HOGUE CELLARS CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY; ALASKA on TOUR; ABRUZZO CULINARY TOURS; TEXAS' LLANO ESTACADO CELEBRATES 31ST ANNIVERSARY
82nd edition MARLSTONE Marks 25th Anniversary; RANCH ROAD DESIGN & PRINTING, INC.--Austin's best printing orystore; WINERY of the MONTH: DANIEL GEHRS; CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA Inducts Honorees; FIRST-EVER WOMEN'S WINE COMPETITION; TRENDS REVEAL THE IMPACT OF CALIFORNIA WINE;ERNEST GALLO, 1909-2007 Hist
81st edition (01/31/2007) WINERY OF THE MONTH: Nickel & Nickel; Robert Mondavi's Taste3 Conference; Greening of California Wine country;
80th edition (11/25/2006) Holiday Bubbles: Celebrate life with champagnes and other sparkling wines; WINERY OF THE MONTH is COSENTINO; SARAH JANE VISITS PORTUGUESE CORK FORESTS AND AMORIM CORK PRODUCER; BOOK REVIEW:  The Way to Make Wine; CALIFORNIA-STYLE WINE COUNTRY RESTAURANTS & FARMERS' MARKETS; CALIFORNIA WINE FAMILIES - THE NEXT GENERATION; BERNARD PORTET's SWAN'S NECK VODKA enters USA MARKET
79th edition (09/27/2006) WINERY OF THE MONTH: DRY CREEK VINEYARDS; PORTUGAL's CORK HARVEST BIGGEST IN NINE YEARS; SARAH JANE Presents California Wine Program to Austin Junior League; BookReview: THE SPICE ROUTE, a HistoryTHE LITTLE BLACK DRESS TURNED 80 with eponymous WINE ;WINE INSTITUTE PUBLISHES "AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY"; NEXT ISSUE--LOOK FOR SARAH JANE'S REPORT ON PORTUGAL VISIT AND THE CORK INDUSTRY
78th edition (08/05/06) WINERY OF THE MONTH: The Wagner family of winemakers--Chuck Wagner and his sons Chrarlie Wagner II and Joseph Wagner;THE HEIRLOOM TOMOMATO COOKBOOK Celebrates the KENDALL-JACKSON HEIRLOOM TOMATO FESTIVAL; WINE & FOOD FOUNDATION of TEXAS presented HOT TIME in the CITY; Book Review: A Wine Journey along the Russian River; WINE WORTH THE SEARCH
77th edition (06/1/06) RODNEY STRONG died from Stroke Complications; Winery of the Month: KENWOOD VINEYARDS; BOOK REVIEW, The Science of Wine; SHAFER's Final "Firebreak"®--Vineyard replanted; Winemaker MICHAEL MARTINI featured at Sarah Jane's; PASO ROBLES 2006 Grand Tasting in Texas.
76th edition (03/03/06) WINERY OF THE MONTH: JOSEPH PHELPS Vineyards, Complete List of Wineries of the Month, Book Reviews: A Life Uncorked, by Hugh Johnson and The Driskill Hotel, by David Bull and Turk Pipkin,ALMONDINA is Delicious, TEXAS HILL COUNTRY WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL
75th edition (01/16/06) WINERY OF THE MONTH: Ramos-Pinto Porto; 2005 California Harvest Described as Outstanding; Sarah Jane Reports on Portugal; VALENTINE Port and Chocolates; Inniskillin Icewine; HERZOG WINE CELLARS Completes First Harvest
74th edition (11/29/05)WINERY OF THE MONTH: SCHRAMSBERG CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY; CALIFORNIA WINE FACTS & FIGURES; ALPHA DOMUS WINEMAKER KATE GALLOWAY VISITS AUSTIN; REPORTS RAVE ON A PHENOMNENAL 2005 CALIFORNIA HARVEST; BOOK REVIEWS: THE SOTHEBY'S WINE ENCYCLOPEDIA, 4TH EDITION by Tom Stevenson, and THE WINES OF THE NORTHERN RHONE by John Livingston-Learmonth make worth gifes for the holidays for tht someone special.
73rd edition (09/16/05) WINERY OF THE MONTH: Gloria Ferrer, CHALK HILL WINERY SOMMELIER GUIDE to RSETAURANTS in AMERICA, SJE ATTENDS NAPA VALLEY CRUSH CAMP. GOV. PERRY DECLARES OCTOBER TEXAS WINE MONTH
72nd edition (07/16/0 WINERY OF THE MONTH: SPRING MOUNTAIN VINEYARD HOSTS TASTING AT SARAH JANE'S; PENFOLDS NAMES BEST WORLD RESTURANTS 2005k MONTICELLO VINEYARDS' Stephen Corley Visits Austin, TEXAS DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER WINE SHIPPING OPENS, FLAT CREEK WINS DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL
71st edition(05/14/05) WINERY OF THE MONTH: RODNEY STRONG; UPDATE ON PINOT NOIR; ALASKAS GREY WHALES RETURN; 2003 PORT VINTAGE DECLARED; 20th TEXAS HILL COUNTRY WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL; NEW ZEALAND HARVEST; RANSOM CENTER ACQUIRES NORMAN MAILER ARCHIVES
70th edition (3/12/02005) Winery of the Month: Dutton Goldfield, The Science of Healthy Drinking, WINE INSTITUTE reports highest jump ever for U.S. wine export, CHATEAU HAUT BRION, SAVEUR TEXAS HILL COUNTRY WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL, APIL 7-10, AUSTIN, 512/542-WINE, Domaine Clarence Dillon 70th Year, VISIT MARBLE FALLS and HORSESHOE BAY, TEXAS

69th edition (01/28/05) Winery of the Month: Duckhorn Wine Company, Pierce's Disease Research Symposium, Book Review—The Wines of Mexico, Roots, Shouts and Fruits, Recipes from Colubia Winery, Ut Ransom Center Acquires Woodward and Bernstein Papers, Remember Ports and Chocolate for Valentines Day

68th edition(12/09/04) Seasonal Sparklers, Winery of the Month: King Estate, Book Review Great Wine Terroirs, Alaska Travels and Contests, ZINFANDEL History, a Wine for Holiday Foods, Dry Creek Valley Harvest Report, Jim Concannon Visits Austin

67th edition (10/20/04) Winery of the Month: Flora Springs, Book Review, The Wines of Bordeaux, Pepper Bridge and Amavi Wines Featured at Sarah Jane's, Oyster Recipe and Tips from Eddie V Chef John Carver, Wine Month is October, visit a Texas Winery, Click Wine Group Serves Australian Wines at Green Pastures

66th edition (09/04/04) WINERY OF THE MONTH: DOMINUS, DUCKHORN Vineyards' Trio of Fabulous Merlot, List of “Winery of the Months” since feature began, FLORA SPRINGS Celebrats 20th Trilogy, BOOK REVIEWS: North American Pinot Noir and The winemaker's Dance

65th edition (07/26/04) Winery of the Month: Eberle Winery Celebrates 25th year, BONNY DOON's Randall Grahm--Special Profile, KORBEL Champagne Cellars and Peter Post's Proposal, Hogue Cellars Screw Cap Closure Study, TEXAS WINE-HARVEST FESTIVALS (please see NEWS), U.S. NATIONAL PARKS ARE WORLD CLASS DESTNIATIONS, BERINGER RECIPE: SHRIMP CAKES AND LIME AIOLI

64th edition (006/14/04) Winery of the Month: Chalk Hill, Texas Hill country Wine and Food Festival, Yangarra Winemaker Peter Fraster Featured At Sarah Janes, Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park Celebrates 100th Anniversary, Visit the All-American Destionation—Mount Rusbmore and the Black Hills of S.D. Chad Auler Releases Perfect 10 Blond and Brunette

63rd edition (05/01/2004) Join Sarah Jane in ALASKA for Fishing and Wine Pairing, Winery of the Month: Shafer Celebrates 25th Anniversary,Wyomings National Parks Pack Delightful Excursions and Find Dining, Florida Tomatoes, Facts and Recipes, GABBINO CHIANTI Recipe

62nd edition (03/09/04)VIOLET GRGICH SPECIAL GUEST at SARAH JANES, Monticello Wines Win Gold, Gold, Gold, and are in Academy Awards Gift Bag, Winery of the Month: SCHUG Carneros Estate, RECIPE: Mandarin Crab Pancakes, New Italian Wines from William Grant

61st edition (01/12/04/) Winery of the month: J. Lohr Winery, Joseph Phelps Update, Artemis, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars' New Blend, Jarvis, Unique Winery and Distinguished Wines, Perfect Time for Ports

60th Edition (11/21/03): WINERY OF THE MONTH: Monticello; TOP of the LINE REDS; KORBEL Tips Help Avoid Blundering Marriage Proposal

59th Edition (09/19/03): Winery of the Month CAYMUS, Lolonis featured guest with Sarah Jane's tasters and at Mirabelle dinner, Book Review--The Science of Healthy Drinking, by Gene Ford, Gardner Technologies' Revolutionary New wine opener--Metacork

58th Edition (08/10/03):  COURT FAVORS WINE SHIPMENTS TO CONSUMER; MERITUS 1999, Texas Best Wine Yet; WINERY OF THE MONTH: CHAMPAGNE BOLLINGER; EVENT OF THE MONTH, Texas Wine and Food Symposium; ARBOR CREST 20th Vintage; IRON HORSE Introduces Two New Chardonnays

57th Edition06/21/03): WINE COUNTRY Update, Santa Barbara County, WINERY OF THE MONTH, Fall Creek Vineyards, LAKE MANYARA TREE LODGE captures Conde Nast "One of top Coolest Plasces in World", ABUNDANCE VINEYARDS--a new-to-me wine whose producers make me want to know more

56th Edition (04/20/03): Applause: ZD produces 30th year of Chardonnay; Hats Off to IRON HORSE; FESS PARKER Visits Austin, Receives Award; CHATEAU ST. JEAN Winemaker Steve Reeder finishes 25th harvest

55th Edition (02/01/03):  Something Special for Valentines; Wine of the Month: PORT; Mozzarella Co. Celebrates 20 Years Of Making Cheese; SEBASTOPOL VINEYARDS CELEBRATES TEN GENEREATIONS IN SONOMA AGRICULTURE

54th Edition (12/1/02): Special Section on Sparkling Wines, CLOS DU BOIS Suggests Re Wines for Beef

53rd Edition (10/19/02): Winery of the Month: Domain Chandon, New Releases--Special Sparkling Wine Section, KORBEL Contest: Top Ten Tips to Secure a "Yes" to a Marriage Proposal

52nd Edition (09/06/02):  Riedel Crystal, Mondavi Harvest Event, Molly Fowler Cooks! Winery Of The Month: Robert Mondavi

51st Edition (08/01/02): LaetitiaWinery of the Month, FETZER on SYRAH, RECIPES: Canola Oil "South Pacific Zucchini Loaf" and Nielsen-Massey Valley "Chocolate Mint Brownies" and Fetzer Syrah with "Seared Double Cut Rack of Lamb Chops, Heirloom Tomato Salad and Chickpea Garlic Cake", FOOD SPECIALTIES: SASKATCHEWAN'S FINEST CANOLA OIL, and the very special NIELSEN-MASSEY VANILLA

50th Edition (06/14/02): WINERY OF THE MONTH is CHATEAU MONTELENA , PLACE TO VISIT is MEADOWOOD Resort in Napa Valley, KUNDE Winemaker David Noyes Tastes Wines with SJE, Recipes for Forest Glen White Merlot, ALEXANDER VALLEY VINEYARDS--all about BARRELS

49th Edition (04/24/02): Winery of the Month--30 Anniversary, Dry Creek Valley, Winery of the month--25th anniversary, Grgich Hills, Top Picks of the month: Chardonnay, Merlot, Beaulieu array, 4th Annual Lavender Festival at Becker Vineyards,

48th Edition (03/24/02): Rosario Resort, Great Food and Scuba Diving, San Antonio Express-News Wine Competition Winners, Alaska, an Amazing Place, Winery of the Month: Kendall-Jackson

47th Edition (02/24/01): GEYSER PEAK is Winery of the Month; The OBEROI Mauritius, the Ultimate Resort and Spa; Robert Mondavi Roasted Salmon with Fresh Green Lentils and a Pinot Noir Butter Sauce, Created by Winery Executive Chef Annie Roberts; Look for the article on "Alaska, An Amazing Place!" in the next Newsletter

46th Edition (January 30, 02)ST. SUPERY Recipes for Meritage Wines: Cucumber Raita and Grilled Salmon with Sun-dried Tomato Compote;King Estate Cookbook Recipe, Salmon-Corn Cakes with Lemon A•oli and Tomato, Corn and Basil Salsa, Serves Four; Top Picks for Valentines: Port and Late Harvest wines are great with chocolate; Signorello is Winery of the Month

45th Edition (12/27/01): Handley -- Winery Of The Month, Chateau Souverain "Wild Mushroom Soup" recipe, Harvest Report on 2001, ST. SUPERY "Pan Roasted Quail, Stufed with Morel Mushrooms, Leeks, Pancetta and a Marlot-Thyme Sauce, ST. CLEMENT "Historical Timeline

44th Edition (11/10/01): Beringer--Winery of the Mnth; NEW BOOKS -- Global Encyclodedia of Wine and The California Wine Winners; Check "Newsletters" and "Special Reports" for Sparkling Wines and Ports

43rd Edition (09/26/01):Profile: Thomas Fogarty-- a new feature, Winery of the Month: Penfolds of Australia, Links -- a new feature

42nd Edition (08/08/01): Dining in Austin Can Be Fabulous: Siena, Emilia's, Hudson on the Bend, Castle Hill, and Mirabelle

41st Edition (06/09/01): Port for Valentines, Beaulieu 100 Years Old, Far Niente

40th Edition (04/28/01):Michel-Schlumberger Makes Benchland Wines Extraordinare, Lungarotti, Shafer Vineyards, St. Supery Winemaker Joins Sarah Jane's Tasters, Recipe for Stone Creek Merlot or Zinfandel Triple Thick Chocolate Brownies

39th Edition (03/10/01): Valley of the Moon Salsa Recipe, Ports from Lindemans, Penfolds and Seppelt, Kendall-Jackson's Wedding Wine Planner, Cafaro Cellars Vineyard Progress Report, Texas' Becker Vineyards Dozen Wines

38th Edition (01/11/01): Port for Valentines, Beaulieu 100 Years Old, Far Niente

37th Edition (10/28/00):KCBX Wine Classic 2000, Seattle World Vinifera Conference 2000, Rosemount Estate visits Austin.

36th Edition (09/09/00):Murphy-Goode at Shoreline Grill, Lolonis Featured with Sarah Jane's Tasters, Krug at Brio Vista, King Estate at Cafe Josie

35th Edition (07/20/00): Korbel Wedding Tips; Etude Has New Directions, Jordan Winemaker Rob Davis Visits Austin

34th Edition (05/09/00):Dry Creek at Eastside Cafe, St. Francis at Gilligan's, Gallo of Sonoma at Mirabelle, Recipe from Belvedere Winery

33rd Edition (03/08/00): WINERIES' VISITS TO AUSTIN (J. Lohr, J. Wine Company, Gallo of Sonoma,Banfi Wines,Artesia, Chateau Souverain, Lolonis Wines); RECIPE for GEWURZTRAMINER: Asian Pear and Sweet Onion Salad with Stilton

32nd Edition (01/24/00): SPECIAL VALENTINE'S DAY WINE; CHAMPAGNES & SPARKLERS (Includes helpful Sweetness Chart); ALL ABOUT PORT

31st Edition (12/14/99): TOP PICKS of the month; New Releases; News; Cassoulet Recipe

30th Edition (10/25/99): TOP PICKS of the month; New Releases; News; Books; Clarke Swanson visit

29th Edition (08/20/99): TOP PICKS of the month; New Releases; News; Mike Grgich; 1999 KCBX Wine Classic; Dining in Washington D.C.

28th Edition (07/29/99): TOP PICKS: Great Values & Great Summer Wines!; New Releases; News; Argentina's Catena wines; Sonoma-Cutrer Luncheon at Mirabelle; Hess Collection Dinner at Jeffrey's; Beringer Luncheon at Si Bon; Cafaro Luncheon at Si Bon

27th Edition (06/11/99): TOP PICKS FOR THE MONTH; Caymus Profile; DeLille Profile; News; New Releases

26th Edition (05/16/99): TOP PICKS FOR THE MONTH; Atlas Peak, Clos du Bois and William Hill Principals Headline SJE Tasting; Cambria and Foxen at Sullivan's; Pezzi King Lunch at Shoreline Grill; Far Niente Lunch at Si Bon; Chalone Group Winemaker's Dinner at Brio Vista

25th Edition (04/25/99): TOP PICKS of the MONTH; SJE Visits Sonoma County; Ferrari-Carano Recipe: Pistachio Paradise; Café La Haye

24th Edition (03/24/99): CLOS DU VAL's Bernard Portet at SJE Tasting; St. FRANCIS Wine Dinner at Mirabelle; Cooking Schools; SJE Visits France; News;NEW RELEASES; CHATEAU SOUVERAIN at Si Bon Restaurant; KOSHER wines

23nd Edition (02/07/99): Valentine's Day Suggestions; New Releases; Chile; New Zealand; Oregon; Tina's Restaurant

22nd Edition (01/09/99): Wine News, Texas Wine News, Washington Update, Beringer and Bernardus Winemaker Comments, Fetzer Comes to Austin, Wine Publications, New Releases, Australian Wines, Port: The Houses of Martinez and Ramos-Pinto

21st Edition (12/11/98): Holiday Wine & Food Pairings; Champagnes & Sparklers; Cabernet Sauvignon; Merlots; Spanish Wines; Italian Wines

20th Edition (11/3/98): Gallo Update; Crush At Beringer; Wente Poached Chicken Breast Recipe; Rozès Port Visits Austin; Merryvale Visits Austin, P.F. Chang's

19th Edition (10/12/98):Champagne Krug Celebration, Health, J. Lohr Wines Visit Austin,Mediterraneo Restaurant, Bordeaux Petits Chateau With Food Pairs, New Releases, Trefethern Winning Chefs Contest, Joint Venture Creates Seven Peaks, Paula Lambert’s Mozzarella Co.

18th Edition: Peak Wines International; Bruschetta Parker: A recipe from Fess Parker; Health; Publications; Reasonably-Priced French Wines

17th Edition: Silver Oak Update; Gardens of Avila Restaurant; 1998 KCBX Central Coast Wine Classic Auction; Far Niente 1886 wine discovered; Publications; Recipe: Chef Cal Stamenov’s Black Sea Bass

16th Edition: Sarah Jane visits Mendocino County; Texas Visitor: Chateau St. Jean; A collection of wonderful Chardonnays; The Handley Recipe File: Spicy Salmon Cakes, Mango Salsa, and Tropical Cilantro Pesto

15th Edition: Mount Veeder celebrates its 25th year of wine production; Rough Creek Lodge Executive Retreat and Resort; Texas Visitors:Flora Springs; The search for the perfect Caesar salad continues...

14th Edition: Gratien & Meyer sparkling wines from the Loire; Korbel tips for Wedding Toasts and Wines; Guadalupe River Ranch showcased Franciscan Oakville Wines; Dominus opens new winery building; Robert Mondavi Winery's 30th Anniversary (and Bob turn 85 years old); and Wines from the Loire (Part II)

13th Edition: Alexander Valley Vineyards Visits Texas (and recipe for AVV White Bean Gratin); Wines From the Loire (Part I);Cakebread Celebrates 25th Anniversary; James Beard Foundation Restaurant Awards

12th Edition: Simi's Associate Winemaker visits Texas; Columbia Crest and Chateau Ste. Michelle; Black and Gold Filet Mignon; Austin's Four Seasons Café (home of the perfect Caesar Salad)

11th Edition: Australian Wine Update; New Releases (including 3 styles of Chardonnay presented by the Hess Collection); Gorgonzola Smoked Salmon on Puff Pastry (from Kenwood Vineyards); Wine Trivia

10th Edition: Joseph Phelps - the first 25 years; A Visit to Napa Valley; Texas Visitors - Chuck Ortman of Meridian and Harry Parsley of Buena Vista/Racke U.S.A.

9th Edition: Great Merlots of the New World; Updates on Flora Springs and Shafer; Sweet Wines, Interview with Lydia Bastianich

8th Edition: Wine weather update; Dry Creek Vineyards; New Releases, including wines for Easter and Passover.

7th Edition: Tim Murphy (of Murphy-Goode) visits Austin; Health News; Café Josie; Book reviews

6th Edition: David Glass Cakes; travel in New Orleans, New York and New Jersey

5th Edition: French wines; sparkling wines; new cookbooks

4th Edition: Ferrari-Carano’s House of Flowers; Carmel's Masters of Food and Wine at the Highlands Inn Resort

3rd Edition: Italian wines and varietals; Autumn in New York

2nd Edition: Napa Valley Wine Auction; Guadalupe River Ranch

1st Edition: Cuisines of the Sun and Christmas in Hawaii

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