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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Wine on Our Minds

Wine on Our Minds

It may be morning, but we've got wine on the brain—figuratively, of course! (Plus beer, cheese, fruit, and all sorts of delicious bites from local restaurants and purveyors.)

Our annual Food & Wine Experience is just four days away...200 hundred exhibitors will soon be pouring into Target Field (the luxury suites inside, not the field!) to prep their spaces for enthusiasts coming by from 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for as many samples as they can stomach.

If you've yet to purchase your tickets, there's still some available: Visit foodwineshow.com. Though we're biased, we're also confident you'll get your money's worth—and head home satiated, with restaurant ideas to frequent, wine and beer favorites to find at your local liqour store, and maybe a big prize.

So in the spirit of spirits and all things tasty, we have a little giveaway today: a Food & Wine Lover's Puzzle & Quiz Book and The Art of Cooking Morels. Both books are fun for the culinary-inclined.

To enter to win, just leave a comment below with one of the 350 fine wines being served—or 75 beers, if that's more your style. We hope to see you there!

Entries accepted until March 1, 10 a.m. Winner will be contacted via email.

Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 in Permalink

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Mar 1, 2013 01:07 am
 Posted by  Napa

One wine to give a chance to, 2008 Conn Creek “Anthology” Red Wine (Napa Valley). This is a good year for the Anthology, a blend, that has aged very well. The winery, Conn Creek, is a very friendly nice place to visit and is off Silverado Trail. They used to be known as Villa Mt Eden, then and now they treat visitors with respect. They don't talk down to visitors and will teach you about the wines. I am lucky enough to have a vertical going of Anthology. If you are not familiar with this wine, give it a try. I am not associated with the winery, just a fan.

Mar 1, 2013 01:38 am
 Posted by  Napa

2011 Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc & 2010 Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc, are great wines. They do reds and whites that are yummy! The Sav Blanc is better than many others from Napa. It is bright but not overly grapefruit (which a lot of the others are). Very drinkable and the fresh taste brightens the food with it. Puts me in a springtime mood.

Mar 1, 2013 01:47 am
 Posted by  Napa

Fulton Brewing Company, Sweet Child of Vine, is a nice IPA. It is a mild IPA, but I have found that friends who like IPA's like it and those who are not fans of IPA's also like it (if I can get them to try it).. Plus, love the name.

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