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July 7, 2010

Rhone Around the World: A Trilogy of Grenache
The first shipment of the girl & the fig’s “Rhone Around the World” wine club will be shipped out this week!  Centered around the Grenache varietal, this first delivery is entitled “A Trilogy of Grenache” and includes the 2004 Mathis Grenache from the Sonoma Valley, the 2005 Old Vine Mas Donis Barrica from the Spanish valley of Monsant and the 2005 Coome del Mas CM Schistes from the French region of Cotes du Roussillon.  Accompanying these wines are “Wine Club Notes,” which provides information on this versatile varietal, each of the wines included in the shipment and recipes to pair with.  The next shipment, “Pretty in Pink,” will be shipped in mid-June.

Chosen in part for the first shipment because it’s Sondra’s favorite varietal, Grenache is a grape that is ever popular in creating an assortment of red blends and is becoming increasingly more popular as a stand-alone varietal as of late.  Its flavors tend to be of berries and spice and its wines can also be fairly high in alcohol content.  Originating in Spain, this grape is now grown in numerous locations around the world and is the perfect varietal to explore in depth.

It’s not too late to receive your own bundle of Grenache in the mail!  Sign up now to receive this and future shipments of “Rhone Around the World” online at

relax with us this summer at Les Petites Maisons
Our cottages at Les Petites Maisons provide the perfect private location for your summer vacation, or (if you’re local) a great getaway for your visiting friends and family.  Spend your vacation relaxing in your own quiet cottage away from all the noise and commotion that you might find in a hotel.  Our packages are newly revamped to help you plan your Wine Country activities, and we now have additional amenities that can be purchased to help make your stay with us even more enjoyable.  For more information or to make a reservation, please visit us online at would love to welcome you!

a mediterranean culinary & wine voyage
Join Sondra Bernstein, Executive Chef John Toulze and a few fig friends this August on an intimate Silversea cruise from Barcelona to Rome.  Enjoy a variety of enticing activities including cooking demonstrations, food and wine pairings, tastings, photography walks, an Italian winemaker dinner, and (of course!) relaxing aboard an all-suite luxury cruise ship.
Don’t miss your chance to sign up for this once in a lifetime experience!
For more information, visit the Millennium Travel website at

Ramekins Cooking Class with Chef Chris Jones
Join the girl & the fig’s Chef de Cuisine Chris Jones this May for a cooking class at Ramekins!  This class will be in the style of a traditional winemaker dinner and each dish will be prepared specifically to pair with JC Cellars‘ wines, while winemaker Jeff Cohn speaks about winemaking techniques.  The details behind each specific food and wine pairing will also be discussed.

Don’t miss out on what Ramekins describes as “a very special wine and food pairing experience.”  Check out the Ramekins’ website for more information on this exciting class and details on how to sign up!

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