Holiday Event: Sparkling and Dessert Wines
Raffle Prizes!
December 2, 2010 6:00-8:30pm
Napa River Inn
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Space Limited
What: We’re pairing wines for the holidays (think sparkling and dessert wines) with the perfect hors d’oeuvres for celebrating: elegant, classic, savory and sweet, paired to make your palates sing Hallelujah! You’ll have to attend to see what Hallelujah pairings WWS Sommelier Barbara Paige has designed, but in the meantime put your wine pairing skills to the test and see if you guess correctly. We’re also having our fabulous raffle filled with opportunities to win lots of wine (large format too!), a hotel stay, and a designer bowl by John Lamos among other things (see below for more details).
Hors d’oeuvres and desserts include
Desserts provided by Tuscan Cowgirl Dezerts
  • Salmon on Chip with Creme Fraiche
  • Blini with Caviar
  • Foie Gras on Apple Pancake
  • Roquefort and Walnut Terrine
  • Decadent Cheesecake
  • Chocolate Dessert
  • Popcorn with Truffle Oil and Parmesan
  • Sugar Cookies (can’t celebrate the holidays without these!)

The wine lineup includes

Where: Our Holiday Celebration: “Sparkling and Dessert Wines” is held at the lovely Napa River Inn at the Historic Napa Mill. We’ll be toasting and noshing in the historic Hatt Hall, part of the original mill dating back to 1884. This room was used as a meeting place for Napa’s “Secret Society,” and Mrs. Alma Hatt hosted musical concerts in the room in the late 1800s.  This “town hall” offers ornate décor of original pressed tin, chandeliers, and natural light. As it is the only original room in the building, it is situated next to the silos, which were added in 1932 for milling grain. Locals have told stories of this being used as a bordello, although there’s no evidence to support such stories.
The Napa River Inn is offering a special rate for all event attendees at $99 for that night (rooms normally $210+). When making your reservation use promo code: WWS.  Room quantities at this rate are limited, so make your reservation soon.

When: Thursday, December 2, 2010.
6:00-6:30 Registration, Networking
6:30-8:30 Wine Pairings Presentation by WWS Sommelier Barbara Paige and Wineries.
8:30 Raffle Winners, Closing Remarks

Raffle Prizes

Wines, Hotel Stays, Local Art

Domaine Chandon Magnum Brut

Phelps Creek Vineyard Vin Dore 2007

Phelps Creek Vineyard Oak Ridge Gewurztraminer 2008

Nicholson Ranch Late Harvest Chardonnay

Eisrebe Joseph Phelps Vineyards 2008

One night stay at Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Hotel & Resort

Potter & Green John Lamos Petal Bowl

Opia Home hand-painted silk scarf by Mendocino artist Synthia

and more!

All raffle and auction monies go to our General Scholarship Fund.


Event Details in a Nutshell

What: Holiday Event: Sparkling & Dessert Wines
When: Thursday, December 2, 2010 6:00-8:30pm
Where: Napa River Inn
500 Main St.
Napa, CA 94559
Registration Fee:
$55 Members; $70 Non-Members; $20 Students

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