May 30, 2014 - Now in Healdsburg
We are proud to announce we have been awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor! This prestigious award recognizes businesses that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor travelers. We’ve won every year!
Guitar fans - Join us for a lively Celtic concert on June 23rd, with world-renowned guitarist Tony McManus. Call the Inn for details: 707-433-8182. http://www.tonymcmanus.com
Nestled among three beautiful valleys, we’ve always know that our town is a choice spot for cyclists. Now, the City of Healdsburg has announced its official Bronze designation as a “Bicycle Friendly Community,” from the League of American Bicyclists. “The designation is so important because it promotes a ‘healthy’ Healdsburg, promotes biking in town to help with our carbon footprint and traffic congestion, as well as helps promote the local economy,” said a City rep.
We have also partnered with Wine Country Bikes to offer specials for cyclists. With our Wine Country Bikes Tour Package, spend two days exploring the county. Spend one day exploring the Dry Creek Valley and the second in another wine appellation. The package includes two nights accommodation in a Queen Room for two people, experienced knowledgeable guide, bicycle rental, gourmet picnic lunches, cold drinks, and vehicle support as needed. This package was created to accommodate riders of any ability! Call us at 707-433-8182. http://www.winecountrybikes.com/
Or, come for the 28th annual Healdsburg Harvest Century Bike Tour on July 19th, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. There are various distance options of 23, 37 or 60 miles. See the Chamber site for more details and registration. http://www.healdsburg.com
Instead of a recipe, this week we offer a quiz on wine. How will you score?
Q.1 In the wine world, what does the term “foxy” mean?
Musky; describes the unique character of many American wines
Earthy, like the aromas found in many European wines
Deep-colored, as with dark red winesRomantic.
Ideal for dates!
Q.2 What can you learn about a wine from its color?
Whether it is young or old
The region in which it was made
Its price tag
None of the above
Answer: Whether it is young or old
Q.3 Which of the following is definitely not a sweet wine?
Answer: Fino Sherry
Q.4 How do bubbles get into sparkling wine?
Yeast and sugar are added to wine in the bottle, and carbon dioxide is a by-product of this second fermentation, as in Champagne
Yeast and sugar are added to wine in a pressurized steel tank to initiate this second fermentation, as in Prosecco
Carbon dioxide is injected artificially into wine, as in cheaper bubbly
All of the above
Answer: All of the above
Q.5 Why do grape wines smell and taste like different foods, like cherry or vanilla?
They are infused with these other foods during winemaking
They share chemical flavor compounds with these foods
They are made to reflect the winemaker's diet
They don't; that stuff is all in your head
Answer: They share chemical flavor compounds with these foods