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Flavor! Napa Valley Food and Wine Festival 2012

Second Annual Flavor! Napa Valley Food and Wine Festival includes 50 Chefs, over 125 Vintners and 2 days of Hands-on Immersions.

At Flavor! Napa Valley food and wine festival, Chef Michael Chiarello, the originator of the Flavor! Napa Valley will be joined by an impressive array of Napa Valley-based celebrity chefs including: Thomas Keller, Christopher Kostow, Cindy Pawlcyn, Jeffrey Jake and Masaharu Morimoto. cuisine.”

WHEN: November 14-18, 2012
WHERE: Starts at Amusee Napa: A Downtown Napa Tasting on Wednesday, November 14th.
TICKETS: Individual event tickets range from $85 To $325, with the historic, two-day Legends of Napa Valley tasting at $3500 per person.
According to festival producer Herb Karlitz, one of the festival highlights is a two-day tasting of wines “that have and continue to put Napa Valley on the map, reaching back to the post-Prohibition wines of the ‘40s through the present day.” Featured wines on day one are the ’57 Louis Martini Pinot Noir, ’66 Charles Krug Vintage Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, ‘76 Joseph Phelps Insignia, ’77 Beringer Private Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, ’78 Heitz Wine Cellars Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, ’78 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.”

Flavor! Napa Valley is a five-day Napa Valley food and wine festival featuring the area’s superlative chefs, restaurants and wineries. Held from November 14 – 18, the festival format includes a series of creative tastings and seasonally-inspired meals, as well as a variety of hands-on and educational experiences led by the region’s most notable chefs, vintners and sommeliers.

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English: Napa_Valley_CA_Photo_D_Ramey_Logan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: CIA Campus in St. Helena, California
English: CIA Campus in St. Helena, California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Event venues include founding sponsor Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Greystone in St. Helena, as well as restaurants and wineries throughout the region. Events range from a new series of small and hands-on immersions entitled Terroir to Table™ to a historic, two-day library tasting of Napa Valley’s most celebrated wines in the last 50-years, including today’s “cult” wines, appropriately named The Legends of Napa Valley: A Definitive Tasting. Net proceeds from all events support programs and scholarships at CIA’s Greystone Campus.

English: Autumn in Napa Valley
English: Autumn in Napa Valley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Individual event tickets range from $85 To $325, with the historic, two-day Legends of Napa Valley tasting at $3500 per person. Many of the area’s lodging partners are offering special Flavor! Napa Valley packages that combine a stay with festival tickets, such as Silverado Resort and Spa’s Flavor! Napa Valley package, which includes accommodations in a one-bedroom Fireplace Suite, breakfast for two in The Grill, a signature culinary welcome gift and tickets to Amusee Napa: A Downtown Napa Tasting on Wednesday, November 14.

The Wine Cellar at Hess Winery
The Wine Cellar at Hess Winery (Photo credit: don j schulte @ oxherder arts)
Old Vine cabernet from Chateau Montelena, Napa...
Old Vine cabernet from Chateau Montelena, Napa Valley, California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Additional Napa Valley properties are also offering special Flavor! Napa Valley packages, and complete information on lodging packages can be found at: http://visit.legendarynapavalley.com/index.cfm/napa_valley_lodging-flavor_napa_valley.htm

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English: Vineyards in Napa Valley. Français : Vignobles de la Napa Valley. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Heitz Wine cellars vineyards
English: Heitz Wine cellars vineyards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

More information on tickets and the complete Flavor! Napa Valley event schedule can be found at www.flavornapavalley.com, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FlavorNapaValley and @FlavorNV on Twitter.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides and Apps @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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Festival del Sole 2012 in Napa Valley California

English: Vineyards in Napa Valley
English: Vineyards in Napa Valley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Attend the Festival del Sole 2012, in the lush rolling foothills of Napa Valley. This festival combines music, wine, cuisine and art in the magnificent landscape of the Napa Vineyards. The Festival runs for 10 days, from July 13th to the 22nd.

Outstanding musical concerts highlight internationally renowned soloists, orchestras and ensembles over a 10-day period in candlelit wine cellars and outdoor amphitheatres.  The Festival also presents the best in ballet and dance as part of the Dede Wilsey Dance Series.

The program has been expanded to include jazz and popular music. The Festival del Sole incorporates an array of events including: art exhibitions, culinary events, wine tastings, lectures and other literary events. Celebrity chefs featured at the Festival have been “Thomas Keller, Cat Cora, Michael Chiarello and Gary Danko.”

Here’s a link to the calendar of events: http://festivaldelsole.org/PDFPress/programhorizontal_vip.pdf

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English: Napa_Valley_CA_Photo_D_Ramey_Logan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A large pile of grapes, freshly picked and wai...
A large pile of grapes, freshly picked and waiting to be crushed. Taken at Bouchaine Winery in Napa, Calfornia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Festival has a noble educational mission that incorporates the Bouchaine Young Artist Series (sponsored by Bouchaine Winery). This provides performance opportunities for emerging local talent.  The Festival dedicates special events each season to support charitable causes including:

” Napa arts organizations, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Redford Center.  Outreach programs encompass distribution of free concert tickets to groups serving children and seniors, and activities designed for families.”

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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