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It started with their winemaker Maker Mike McGrath. To create Conn Creek’s ANTHOLOGY wine he blends many of the Napa Valley sub-appellations or AVAs . Lucky for oenophiles; aspiring or experienced, Conn Creek thought about teaching wine lovers to blend their own from15 barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon representing most of the AVAs and four barrels of Bordeaux varietals to blend; Merlot, Cab Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. The barrels are set up around the beautiful private room representing regional flavor profiles of three barrels each : SOFT (Carneros, St Helena, Oakville), SUPPLE (Oak Knoll, Pope Valley, Mt.Veeder), COMPLEX ( Howell Mountain, Stags Leap District, Yountville), RICH (Spring Mountain, Chiles Valley, Rutherford), BOLD ( Diamond Mountain, Atlas Peak, Calistoga . Sound complicated? Of course the art of wine making surely is. But this exercise is not. After a thorough explanation as to what you are looking for and how to balance those characteristics, (our course was taught by a sommelier), we were off to taste the wines we wanted to work with. Then after decisions are made with the sommelier’s help as to our preferences, we were presented with beakers to fill to create a sample. Only when we were satisfied with the sample, were we able to blend our perfect bottle. I got mine home and opened it. Divine!!!
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Accessed through an entrance from the evocatively named Swan's Walk, this four-acre walled garden was founded in 1673 by the Society of Apothecaries of London to provide apprentices with an opportunity to grow medicinal plants for study - a use that remains vital to the garden's mission today. Containing a collection of themed gardens interpreting the history and current uses of medicinal and edible plants, the Chelsea Physic Garden is home to the Tangerine Dream Cafe, listed as one of London's Best Park Cafes, open from April through October. The garden offers seasonal activities, art installations and educational programs.
about 10 hours ago
Sardinian food is on a par with the best of Italian food. It is a veritable melange of Italian, Spanish, French and Arabic influences and that makes the resultant concoctions greater than the sum of their parts.
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