Le Grand Courtâge for the Holidays ~ from Stranded Foodie

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After leaving her job in the States, Tawnya Falkner followed her dream of moving to France. It was there that she launched Le Grand Courtâge which translates to “the Great Courtship.” They make these fabulous new sparkling wines including a NV Grand Cuvée Blanc de Blancs and a Continue reading Le Grand Courtâge for the Holidays ~ from Stranded Foodie

Schug Estate Winery ~ A Stranded Foodie Wine Selection

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Just south of Sonoma, right in the heart of the cool-climate Carneros wine region, I found the charming and quaint family owned Schug Estate Winery nestled in the surrounding hillside. The founders Walter Schug and his wife Gertrude Schug established the winery in 1980, and the family continues the tradition of producing Continue reading Schug Estate Winery ~ A Stranded Foodie Wine Selection

Navarro Vineyards Late Harvest Wines ~ A Stranded Foodie Wine Pick

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Whenever I’m traveling over to the Mendocino Coast, I’ve always paid a visit to the charming Navarro Vineyards tasting room. Located in Philo, California, the views that surround the tasting room are so breathtaking, especially when the fog settles over the vineyards. It reminds me of a little of being in Continue reading Navarro Vineyards Late Harvest Wines ~ A Stranded Foodie Wine Pick

Patz & Hall’s New Sonoma House Wine Tasting Salon ~ A Stranded Foodie Recommendation

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Last year, I mentioned my first tasting experience at Patz & Hall when they were located in Napa; but I have to tell you about their new tasting salon. This past January, they moved over to Sonoma and into a modern and very chic tasting salon called the Sonoma House. Once someone’s Continue reading Patz & Hall’s New Sonoma House Wine Tasting Salon ~ A Stranded Foodie Recommendation

Stranded Foodie Champagne Cocktail with Wild Hibiscus

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For a festive chic champagne cocktail, drop a pretty red Wild Hibiscus brand flower with a bit of its syrup into a champagne flute. Next, add your favorite bubbles. This cocktail is ridiculously delightful and a tiny bit sweet—with just Continue reading Stranded Foodie Champagne Cocktail with Wild Hibiscus

Lloyd Cellars 2011 Carneros Chardonnay ~ A Stranded Foodie Favorite

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Last weekend I was visiting a place in Napa and was lucky enough to have tasted a Chardonnay offering from Lloyd Cellars. If you haven’t yet heard of this winery, Rob Lloyd the Winemaker’s background includes Winemaker and Continue reading Lloyd Cellars 2011 Carneros Chardonnay ~ A Stranded Foodie Favorite

Larkmead Wines ~ A Stranded Foodie Wine Favorite

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For over 15 years now, I have had a passion for Larkmead Vineyard Cabernet. The continued production of exceptional wine, keeps me coming back for more. Having never actually visited the winery, I thought it was time to do so and see what I could find out about this historic winery. Their beautiful tasting room is located Continue reading Larkmead Wines ~ A Stranded Foodie Wine Favorite