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Mar

Taxi Temecula – Wine Tours Temecula – http://www.finishlinetaxi.com – (951) 473-0333

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26
Mar

Lajollacooks4u Explores South African Food and Wine Scene

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San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2015

From the horn of Africa, Chef Jodi has returned to Lajollacooks4us kitchen with new knowledge and dishes to share. Chef Jodi set out for a two-week adventure to explore the lush vineyards and culinary scene of Cape Town, Hermanus, and the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, South Africa.

While staying in scenic Hermanus, Chef Jodi was naturally drawn to Hemel-en-Aarde Heaven on Earth Valley, home to some of the oldest vineyards in the area. Chef Jodi toured five wineries, exploring the many rich flavors and tastes of South African wines, while also exploring each wineries specialty.

The winery that won over Chef Jodi was Eikendal, who makes beautiful Cabernets and red blends. Although Chef Jodi fell in love with the beautiful vineyard, the faire at The Restaurant at Newton Johnson winery stole her heart. Distinct from the vineyards of Napa, California, the wineries of Heme-en-Aarde, South Africa boast gourmet restaurants that offer exquisite meals and specialize in wine pairings.

Head Chef of The Restaurant at Newton Johnson Winery, Eric Bulpitt, became Chef Jodis friend and teacher, as he showed Chef Jodi the finer aspects of wine pairing, a skill Chef Jodi is always eager to expand upon and share with her cooking classes. Chef Bulpitt also introduced Chef Jodi to authentic South African dishes that possessed as much beauty in presentation as flavor.

After exploring the appellation of Hemel-en-Aarde, Chef Jodi decided to delve further into the South African food scene, by visiting the hub city of Cape Town. While touring the waterside location, Chef Jodi was introduced to many authentic South African dishes. In Cape Town, Chef Jodi could not get enough calamaria local specialty made in various styles, from traditionally deep-fried, to grilled, or served with Peri-Peri sauce. Chef Jodi also enjoyed or classic sweet cake and custard dessert, Malva Pudding.

When considering her cooking classes at Lajollacooks4u, Chef Jodi was inspired by South Africas beautiful blend of European and African flavors and cuisines, and the ability of each dish to be satisfying to any palate.

Upon her return, Chef Jodi said, South Africa is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Its cuisine is so unique, and its wines are so different than any of those Ive tasted in Italy, France and Napa Valley. Theres something special about the ingredients produced in the valleys of South Africa. All wine connoisseurs and traveling foodies should put Heme-en-Aarde and Cape Town on their bucket list for traveling.

For those who can not yet make it to the tip of Africa, Chef Jodi has saved several special South African recipes for her cooking classes and team building events at Lajollacooks4u. Chef Jodi specially customizes each menu to meet the preferences and palates of each private group. For more information on cooking class packages and team building events, visit Lajollacooks4us website at http://www.lajollacooks4u.com.

About Lajollacooks4u

Lajollacooks4u, founded in 2008, provides a unique and intimate activity for couples, corporate team building, and any foodie looking for a unique cooking and culinary experience in an ideal setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Based in La Jolla, a suburb of San Diego, CA, Lajollacooks4u has enjoyed record growth since its inception and is ranked as a top attraction in La Jolla on the worlds largest travel review site, Trip Advisor. As always, Lajollacooks4u customizes its private cooking classes to meet the needs and interests of each group. For more information or to make reservations, contact Jodi Abel at jodi(AT)lajollacooks4u.com or by phone at 1-858-752-4980. Visit Lajollacooks4us website at http://www.lajollacooks4u.com







23
Mar

Shuswap Wineries

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Mar

15 Ways to Explore Grand Junction Colorado in 2015

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (PRWEB) February 26, 2015

Located in Colorados Wine Country, just a few hours west of Denver, Grand Junction provides visitors a truly unique Colorado escape. With access to more than 20 wineries, 3,000 square miles of state and federally protected public lands, outstanding recreation activities including biking, hiking and fishing, some of the best golf in the state, unique shopping and dining experiences, and much more, Grand Junction offers a variety of memorable vacation opportunities. Here are 15 ways to explore Grand Junction in 2015:

New! Raise a glass at newly opened Red Fox Cellars. This family run winery in Palisade offers a comfortable, relaxing tasting room with a rustic and inviting feel where guests can sample a variety of their unique wines. Red Fox Cellars offers complimentary tastings as well as wine available by the glass or bottle. In addition to wine, Red Fox Cellars will soon be offering a constantly rotating selection of fruit wines/ciders from their draft system, all hand made from local fruits.

New! Take in a show at the recently renovated Avalon Theatre. The historic Avalon Theatre, located on Main Street in Grand Junctions downtown, recently underwent a $ 9.65 million renovation, providing a state-of-the-art performance venue and movie screening theatre. This year, the theatre is welcoming exciting performances from nationally acclaimed groups including Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Group, Comedian Rodney Carrington, and the Grand Junction Symphony presenting Mozart in March, with more acts being added weekly.

New! Celebrate 100 years of the National Parks Service at the Colorado National Monument. The National Park Service will celebrate its Centennial in 2016 with a variety of special events and programming beginning summer 2015 and leading up to the anniversary in August 2016. Explore the Colorado National Monument and soak in one of the grand landscapes of the American West. Towering monoliths exist within a vast plateau and canyon panorama that is only a few minutes from Grand Junction. Visitors can experience sheer-walled, red rock canyons along the twists and turns of Rim Rock Drive, and view bighorn sheep and soaring eagles.

New! Bike the Riverfront Trail from Fruita to Grand Junction. The Riverfront Trail expansion project now allows visitors to walk, jog or bike from downtown Grand Junction to Fruita on the newly finished Monument Section of the trail. The Riverfront Trail snakes for miles along the mighty Colorado River, passing through cottonwood forests and open space. The trail has many access points, and visitors can spend an hour or a day exploring the beauty of the riverside environment from the communities of Palisade, Grand Junction and Fruita.

New! Enjoy locally sourced food prepared by executive chef Josh Niernberg. Dine at Jodi and Josh Niernberg’s popular Bin 707 Foodbar in Downtown Grand Junction, at one of the themed West Slope Supper Club pop-up parties, or out of their new food truck at one of their many Feast in the Field events. Chef Niernberg serves seasonal American Cuisine from the Grand Valleys best brewers, winemakers and farmers!

Ride the train to Colorado Wine Countrys wine festival. A not-to-be-missed opportunity is to travel by train and enjoy the scenery while getting to Colorados Wine Country. Buy a ticket on Amtraks sought after California Zephyr route, departing anywhere between San Francisco and Chicago, riding the spectacular scenic rails through the Rocky Mountains to reach Grand Junction. Once there, relax at the 22 wineries or to experience the states largest wine festival the third weekend of September at the annual Colorado Mountain Winefest.

Fruita Fat Tire Festival, April 23-26, 2015, Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of a Colorado mountain bike tradition, the US Bank Fruita Fat Tire Festival. Guests can ride miles of pristine MTB Trails, meet MTB friends from around the world and support those who share their same passion and MTB lifestyle. There is a great line-up of live musical entertainment, an exciting expo and much more.

Shop Downtown Grand Junction. Main Street in Downtown Grand Junction has been a pedestrian-friendly shopping district since the early 1960s when visionary city leaders lined the street with trees and created its meandering design. The heart of Grand Junction has been brilliantly revitalized and expanded in the past few years to include more public art, patio dining and wonderful landscaping. Guests wont find big box chain stores here. What they will find is boutique shopping, unique toy stores, charming candy stores, bookshops, cute kids clothing, bike shops, outdoor gear and other unique retailers.

Follow Your Nose to Lavender Fest, July 10-12, 2015. Theres a lot more than grapes growing in Colorados Wine Country. Lavender farms are becoming increasingly popular in the area. Fields of the distinctively scented purple flower bloom around Grand Junction each summer before being harvested for use in culinary and medicinal applications, as well as aromatherapy. Each July, visitors can learn more about the unique plant thats used in everything from perfume to homeopathy during the annual Lavender Festival in Palisade.

Grind the Recently Expanded Public Trail System at The Three Sisters Park. Mountain bikers will love the recently expanded trail system at The Three Sisters Park which includes an additional 130 acres of desert landscape, adjacent to the well-known and popular Tabeguache/Lunch Loop Trail system, located just minutes from downtown Grand Junction. It offers gentle terrain that is perfect for hiking and biking trails for all levels, including families and kids.

Hike the Grand Mesa. This 10,000 foot Grand Mesa overlooks the town of Grand Junction and provides a year-round haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can try boating or fishing on over 300 pristine lakes or hike 100s of trails that are easily accessed from the Grand Mesa National Scenic Byway. Seek the popular and challenging Crag Crest Trail.

Palisade Peach Festival, August 13-16, 2015. Each August, as Palisades peaches ripen and thousands of visitors flock to the small town just east of Grand Junction for the Palisade Peach Festival for a weekend of activities that celebrate the delicious, fuzzy fruit. The festival offers a variety of activities from cooking demos to peach-eating contests, parades, carnival rides and more.

Hit the Links at Grand Junctions Top Courses. With five beautifully designed and maintained public courses, Grand Junction is one of Colorados top destinations for golf enthusiasts. Due to the areas mild, high-desert climate, golfers can enjoy a round almost any day of the year. Golfers wont want to miss the #1 public golf course in Colorado as ranked by golf digest, The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa.

Raft the Mighty Colorado. Visitors can conquer exciting whitewater rapids on the Green River, Gunnison River or Colorado River while starting their rafting adventure in Grand Junction. Or, they can float tranquilly downstream while enjoying the local scenery. Multi-day trips and single-day adventures are both available seasonally with professional guides.

Sample the Best in Colorado Produce and Artisan Products at the Farmers Market. Foodies can sample fresh produce and live entertainment at a variety of farmers’ markets in the Grand Valley throughout the summer and fall travel seasons. Area farmers markets are a bounty of homegrown fruits, veggies and flowers. These entertaining markets are a popular warm-weather destination for locals and visitors to mingle, peruse booths offering a variety of hand-crafted products, and tap their toes to great folksy rock bands.

About Grand Junction (http://www.visitgrandjunction.com). Grand Junction is Colorados Wine Country featuring 22 wineries with year-round tasting rooms, and boasts more than 275 days of sunshine annually whic

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17
Mar

Rock n Roll Gala for Autism kicks-off Autism Awareness Month

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SAN RAFAEL, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2015

Anova (http://www.anovaeducation.org), a Northern California non-profit providing innovative education and treatment services to children living with autism, invites the community to a grand kick-off to Autism Awareness Month at their 2nd annual Rock n Roll Gala for Autism. The Gala will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Fenix in San Rafael, an elegant fine dining and live music venue. The funds raised will support Anovas mission to create a critically needed school specializing in autism treatment and serving as a comprehensive community resource for Marin County.

With autism affecting 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys), Anovas current location in San Rafael is not sufficient to serve the growing demand of children that require specialized services. We need a home, says Andrew Bailey, Anovas Co-founder. We dont have a library, gym or cafeteria. Theres no play area. The new Anova Center for Education in Marin will set the standard for education of children with autism in the Bay Area and throughout California.

Last years Gala was a great success with the community raising nearly $ 200,000 toward their CARE Campaigns capital goal. Anova is proud to have Congressman Jared Huffman returning this year as the Galas Honorary Chair. With the continued support of Mayor Willie Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Senator Mike McGuire, and a host of dedicated community members serving on the Honorary Committee, this years gala, themed Dont Stop Believin with legendary rock performed by Journey Revisited, is sure to be a memorable evening.

Anova wont stop believing that their dream to build a critically needed new home for their ACE Marin campus will become a reality. Your support is still needed to help our children, families, friends, and neighbors living with autism. Anova invites you to contribute in making a difference in their lives, and the future of ACE Marin by joining them at the Rock n Roll Gala for Autism. Each guest will enjoy delicious appetizers, a three-course dinner paired with premier local wines while dancing to rock n roll favorites. Raffle prizes include an exclusive wine country dinner for 10, weekend in a beautiful Lake Tahoe cabin for 8, a water adventure package, and so much more

Sponsorship opportunities are available which include a pre-event VIP Champagne Reception from 6-7pm. Event tickets to the Rock n Roll Gala for Autism are $ 175 per person with doors opening at 7pm. To purchase sponsorship packages or tickets online, please go to: http://www.anovaeducation.org/gala. Anova thanks Gold Sponsor Firemans Fund for their support.

Anova founders, Andrew Bailey and Mary Beth Ludwig, were recently nominated for the 2015 American Red Cross Real Heroes Award for their dedication to helping children with special needs. To learn more information about Anova, please visit their website at: http://www.anovaeducation.org or watch this short video produced by Joey Travoltas Inclusion Films: http://bit.ly/11ohFH4. Read more about Anova in NorthBay Biz Magazine’s article “On the Spectrum” http://bit.ly/14SHy2M. Grab a sneak peek of Journey Revisited performing “Dont Stop Believin” http://bit.ly/1AIdP8q.

About Anova

Anova is a non-profit provider of education and services to children and families living with autism and learning differences. Serving over 500 children daily, Anova specializes in the treatment of autism addressing the related social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. In addition to Anovas three K-12 schools in San Rafael, Santa Rosa, and Concord, CA, they also provide behavioral services, early intervention, and paraprofessional support throughout 15 counties across California. Andrew Bailey developed the proprietary Anova Method of Education, and was appointed by Senator Noreen Evans as the Chair of the North Coast Area Regional Task Force on Autism and Related Disorders. Mary Beth Ludwig was honored as Sonoma Countys Home Town Hero in 2014.







14
Mar

Far Niente Wine Caves: ‘A Perfect Day’ in Napa Valley

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11
Mar

Hugh Bonneville Launches Campaign to Save 400 year-old Historic Downton Abbey Building

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(PRWEB) February 06, 2015

Downtons Cottage Hospital has been the setting for the medical assistance of characters Isobel Crawley and Sybil Branson as well as treating soldiers after the war and a backdrop for many of the village scenes.

The 400-year-old building is one of the dramas main filming locations in Bampton, Oxfordshire, England, and is home to the village library and museum. However, the second floor has been left to rot since being declared unsafe more than thirty years ago and the roof hasnt been repaired in a hundred years.

Villagers have launched a

08
Mar

The Inn on First Offers New Fly Fishing Package in Napa, CA

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Napa, CA (PRWEB) December 02, 2013

The Inn on First is proud to be the first providers of a new fly fishing package in Napa Valley. For the outdoorsman and outdoorswoman, The Inn on First wanted to provide new and varied experiences to enhance guest visits.

The Inn on First works hard to add value to guest stays in Napa Valley, including adding new activity packages so guests can enjoy the outdoor beauty of the valley outside of the traditional wine activities. Adventurous guests can also spend time hiking, bicycling, golfing and fishing with the gorgeous Napa Valley scenery as the backdrop.

For couples, these outdoor excursions will certainly enhance any romantic interlude at The Inn on First. The fly fishing package is $ 525 per couple and $ 325 for one person. The inn needs three days notice to reserve the space, 50 percent deposit and has a 72-hour cancellation policy.

Guests will begin their day at 7 a.m. in the parking lot of the inn where they will meet the guide, Richard Loft, who will offer an early morning continental breakfast. Guests will need to sign all the necessary paperwork, Loft will hand out a map, and guests will follow him for 45 minutes up into the hills beyond the Napa Valley.

Upon arriving to the river, Loft will suit guests up in waders and boots and explain the basics of fly fishing. After a few lessons of casting and reeling, the real fun begins! Wading out into the river, guests begin the process of catch and release and should plan on a minimum of two to three hours in the water. Snacks and water will be available during the time fishing. When guests are finished, they can sit down to enjoy a sandwich lunch and soak up the beauty of Napa County wilderness.

In general, guests can plan on returning to the inn no later than 1 p.m. which still leaves time for wine tasting in the afternoon. (Disclaimer: As with all fishing excursions, expect to have fun, but catching of fish is not guaranteed.) Fishing in the State of California requires a license, which can be procured from the California website: http://www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/ols/ or guests can visit Sweeneys in Napa, located at 1537 Imola Ave West. Guests may also call Sweeneys for information, 707 255-5544. Their store hours are as follows: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. 6 p.m., Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. and Sun 9 a.m. 5 p.m.

For more information about The Inn on First and all the amenities they offer, please visit their website.

About the company:

The Inn on First provides romantic getaways in the Napa Valley that will surpass all expectations. They can offer landscapes of rolling hills and beautiful vineyards of the entire Napa Valley. With a location that is one of the most sought after destinations in the country, the Inn and rooms are the perfect complement to a Napa Valley experience and make for a romantic atmosphere for loved ones. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.theinnonfirst.com.







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Mar

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Mar

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When looking for a new place it can be very stressful. That is what columbus realtors are here for. They want to help you make the right decision in your new purchase. They know buying property can be stressful. If you have something in mind that you want to buy they will make sure they do whatever it takes to find you what you want. They want to make the process go as quickly and smoothly as possible. They don’t want you to settle though. That is the difference with Columbus realtors. They help with any questions you may have, and if they don’t know the answer they get it to you as quickly as possible. This can include electric, water, and school questions you may have. There is so many properties out in this area that need sold so Columbus realtors can find you something when you didn’t think it was possible.