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Wine Country Recipes – Birthday Quinoa Salad

Posted on July 24, 2015

Here’s another of our favorite Wine Country Recipes we’d like to share with you – Birthday Quinoa Salad, which is occasionally part of the picnic lunch we provide on our Platypus Wine Tours. Enjoy! Birthday Quinoa Salad Ingredients 1 cup “regular” quinoa 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth 1 small onion, More..

Sirah vs Syrah vs Shiraz vs Sera

Posted on December 30, 2014

Syrah, Petite Sirah, Shiraz . . . they’re all the same, right? Not quite. While all of these grapes produce big, bold, spicy red wines, one of these things (varietals) is not like the others. In short, Syrah and Shiraz refer to the same type of dark-skinned grape grown in More..

Tedeschi Family Winery

Posted on November 19, 2014

We love Tedeschi Family Winery because they make hand-crafted, premium old world style delicious wines the old-fashioned way, in small batches (about 1200 cases annually) with no shortcuts and offered with family style hospitality. Tedeschi believes that wine is ultimately defined by the vineyard, and they make their wines to showcase More..

Napa Valley Earthquake Update

Posted on August 27, 2014

As you have no doubt heard that this past Sunday, in the wee hours of the morning, Napa and the whole wine country underwent the rough & tumble experience of a 6.0 magnitude earthquake. While we wouldn’t necessarily recommend it for everyone, it will certainly make a great story for More..

BottleRock Napa Valley Festival Starts Today

Posted on May 30, 2014

BottleRock Napa Valley is back! Come to Napa May 30 – June 1 for the second annual live music, food, wine, and beer festival featuring over 60 bands on four stages. This year’s three-day festival starts today and includes some of the most well-known artists in alternative rock, pop, hip More..