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Honoring Charlie Trotter
Celebrating the 20th Anniversaries of the James Beard Foundation and of Charlie Trotter’s Restaurant in Chicago

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Dining Near and Far

D1: A Day in the Kitchen at Charlie Trotter’s, Chicago

Calling all food lovers and aspiring chefs! The winning bidder of this spectacular package will be guest chef for the day in the kitchen at the legendary Charlie Trotter’s. You’ll be given basic food preparation training and will work with the kitchen staff on the line. After a thrilling day on your feet, you and a guest will be treated to dinner for two with wine pairings, as well as a tour of the kitchen and wine cellars. To continue your training at home, you’ll walk away with your own personal Charlie Trotter’s chef’s coat and signed copies of Charlie Trotter’s 15 cookbooks.

(Valid Tuesday–Thursday only.)

D2: Franklin Becker of Brasserie Prepares Hors D’Oeuvre for Your Next Party
Value: Priceless (FOR 24)

Chef Franklin Becker of New York City’s Brasserie will prepare hors d’oeuvre for up to 24 guests at your next party. Becker, who is also the former chef to Revlon magnate Ron Perelman, will travel to your tri-state area home with one captain, one server, and one steward and impress your visitors with his sophisticated and modern takes on French classics.

(Beverages not included. Date must be mutually agreed upon.)

D3: Gotham Bar and Grill, NYC
Value: $800 (DINNER FOR 4)

Delight in the contemporary American cuisine of JBF Award winner Alfred Portale at Gotham Bar and Grill. You’ll enjoy a six-course chef’s tasting menu with wine pairings for four and will take home two signed copies of his new cookbook, Simple Pleasures.

D4: Park Avenue (Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring), NYC
Value: $2,500 (FOR 6)

This new restaurant is taking seasonal cooking to a higher level. By changing the name, décor, and menu at the turn of every season, Park Avenue Summer (as it’ll be called until September) offers patrons four restaurants for the price of one. The winner of this package will enjoy a seasonal seven-course dinner for six with wine pairings at the restaurant’s private kitchen table.

(May be redeemed for a four-course lunch with wine pairings.)

D5: Fleur de Sel, NYC
Value: $500 (DINNER FOR 4)

Savor a sophisticated three-course dinner with wine pairings at one of New York City’s most intimate French restaurants.

D6: Kittichai, NYC
Value: $200 (DINNER FOR 2)

Ian Chalermkittichai’s modern Thai dishes please even the most discerning palates. Enjoy dinner for two at his restaurant, Kittichai, in New York City’s 60 Thompson Hotel.

D7: Be Their Guest, NYC
Value: $150 (DINNER FOR 2)

B.R. Guest invites you to dine at any one of their delicious restaurants, which include Fiamma, Blue Water Grill, and Dos Caminos.

D8: Lunch at the Bar Room at the Modern, NYC
Value: $100 (LUNCH FOR 2)

Join the lively and bustling crowd at the Bar Room at the Modern for a delightful lunch inspired by chef Gabriel Kreuther’s Alsatian roots. A signed copy of restaurateur Danny Meyer’s book, Setting the Table, is included.

D9: Sushi and Sake at 15 East, NYC
Value: $500 (DINNER FOR 2)

Experience exquisite sushi and seasonal sakes with a seven-course chef’s tasting menu including sake pairings at 15 East’s sushi bar.

D10: Gusto and Centro Vinoteca, NYC
Value: $400 (2 DINNERS FOR 2)

Enjoy dinner for two at popular Greenwich Village Italian eatery Gusto and another dinner at its newly opened sibling, Centro Vinoteca.

(Not valid Saturdays or holidays.)

D11: Oceana, NYC
Value: $425 (DINNER FOR 2)

Get a nautical dining experience without leaving dry land. Enjoy a tasting menu created by Oceana chef Ben Pollinger, complete with wine pairings.

D12: Craigie Street Bistrot, Cambridge, MA

Accompany chef Tony Maws to the local farmer’s market as he searches out the freshest local ingredients for the night’s menu. Afterwards, enjoy the fruits of your labor with a seven-course tasting menu with wine pairings at Maw’s popular Craigie Street Bistrot.

(Valid any Sunday in August 2007 or August 2008.)

D13: Morton’s the Steakhouse
Value: $500

This special package includes a $250 gift certificate for dining at any of the 75 Morton’s locations, as well as a basket filled with Morton’s goodies: a signed copy of the Morton’s Steak Bible, a set of Morton’s steak knives, the Morton’s signature pewter pig lamp, and a bottle of Sterling Cabernet Sauvignon 2004.

D14: The Basement Bistro, Earlton, NY
Value: $250

Dining at chef Damon Baehrel’s Basement Bistro is truly an intimate and homey experience—the restaurant is located in Baehrel’s own home and features seasonal tasting menus that showcase the freshest local ingredients, some of which are grown in Baehrel’s garden. The winner of this package will enjoy a $250 gift certificate toward a meal at the Basement Bistro.

D15: Butter, NYC
Value: $200

Use this gift certificate towards an unforgettable meal prepared by chef Alexandra Guarnaschelli at one of New York City’s hottest dining destinations.

D16: Australian Premium Wine Collection Dinner at the Beard House, NYC
Value: $5,000 (DINNER FOR 12)

Throw your own private dinner party for 12 guests in the elegant Peter Kump Dining Room at the James Beard House on Saturday, September 8, 2007. JBF Award winner Nobuo Fukuda and friends will prepare a tantalizing menu of Asian-inspired dishes paired with unique Australian wines selected by John Larchet of the Australian Premium Wine Collection. The dinner includes an elegant hors d’oeuvre reception with caviar and Champagne service, a multi-course chef’s tasting menu with matching wines, mineral water, coffee/tea service, and a photo opportunity with the participating chefs.

(Valid only on September 8, 2007.)

D17: Sonoma Grape Harvest Dinner at the Beard House, NYC
Value: $5,000 (DINNER FOR 12)

Throw your own private dinner party for 12 guests in the elegant Peter Kump Dining Room at the James Beard House on Thursday, October 4, 2007. Bruce Riezenman of Sonoma County will cook a memorable wine country dinner with magnificent California products. Jim Murphy of Murphy Vineyards and Ravenswood winemaker Joel Peterson will be on hand to guide you through the California wine pairings as well as a harvested grape tasting. The dinner includes an elegant hors d’oeuvre reception with caviar and Champagne service, a multi-course chef’s tasting menu with matching wines, mineral water, coffee/tea service, and a photo opportunity with the participating chef.

(Valid only on October 4, 2007.)

D18: Abboccato, NYC
Value: $150 (FOR 2)

Apply this gift certificate towards lunch or dinner at chef Jim Botsacos’s Midtown Italian gem.

Culinary Experiences and Gifts

G1: Week-Long Stage with Pastry Chef Nicole Kaplan of Del Posto
Value: Priceless

With this once-in-a-lifetime stage you’ll immerse yourself in desserts with Nicole Kaplan, the much-lauded pastry chef of Mario Batali’s Del Posto. For five days you will be a part of the action at this elegant Italian eatery, learning not only techniques from Kaplan and her staff, but also about the ins and outs of a professional pastry kitchen.

G2: Cook. Eat. Drink. Live.
Value: $1,250

Receive two passes to the Cook. Eat. Drink. Live. culinary festival at Pier 94 in New York City, from October 25–27, 2007. This exclusive epicurean weekend will feature cooking demonstrations and food and beverage tastings that will delight professional chefs and adventurous home cooks.

G3: Cooking Class in Your Home with Chef Andrew Engle
Value: $1,500 (FOR 6)

Andrew Engle of the Laundry Restaurant in East Hampton will come to your home in the Hamptons or New York City to teach a cooking class for six people. The class will include a trip to local farmer’s market to select the season’s best local products to cook with. You’ll finish this wonderful day by enjoying the fruits of the day’s lesson.

(Not valid Memorial Day through Labor Day, or holidays. Valid only in the Hamptons or NYC.)

G4: Wölffer Estate Vineyard Tour and Tasting with Roman Roth
Value: $500 (FOR 8)

Explore the beautiful grounds and vineyards of Wölffer Estate with winemaker Roman Roth. Learn more about the vineyard’s exquisite wines with a private tasting for up to eight people.

G5: Grilling with Roman Roth
Value: $170 (FOR 2)

Learn the secrets of vine grilling and wine pairing from winemaker Roman Roth. On August 12, 2007 from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M. at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, New York, you’ll enjoy a demonstration of grilling with vine cuttings followed by dinner under the stars with wine pairings.

G6: Mikimoto Pearl Necklace
Value: $2,500

Drape yourself in elegance with this 18-inch strand of graduated pearls from Mikimoto, the legendary company that prides itself on presenting only the finest quality cultured pearls.

G7: Kitchen Design Consultation
Value: $250

Get closer to the kitchen of your dreams with a personal home kitchen consultation from Judy Freeman Architects.

(Valid in New York City and the Hamptons only.)

G8: Picture Perfect
Value: $2,000

Don’t let those precious memories slip away—capture them forever in a portrait. This package features a certificate for a 16” x 20” unique Renaissance Portrait from Kramer Portraits of Red Bank, New Jersey. Your studio sitting may feature up to eight people (no pets) and will be printed on canvas and artist-enhanced.

G9: Brandy Parfums
Value: $200

Your Brandy Parfums gift assortment includes artist Patricia Namm’s signature fragrance, which evokes rolling hills, apples, and peaches.

G10: Gift Box from the Tim Love Collection
Value: $250

This Lonesome Dove Western Bistro gift box includes a cast-iron sauté pan, one bottle of white wine, one bottle of red wine, a copy of Tim Love on the Lonesome Dove Trail, one bottle of barbecue sauce, one bottle of ranchero sauce, four leather coasters, two coffee mugs, four black beer koozies, a t-shirt, and a cap.

G11: The Liste Rouge-Paris Experience
Value: $600

For the man who has everything. Visit the Liste Rouge-Paris Madison Avenue showroom or arrange for a special appointment at your Manhattan home or office for a wardrobe analysis, style consultation, and private fitting for a Liste Rouge custom-made shirt.

G12: James Beard Foundation Sofia Olive Oil and Beard on Food
Value: $150

Be the first to bring home our own James Beard Foundation Sofia Extra Virgin Olive Oil, the fruit of a collaboration between the Foundation and Hellenic Fine Oils. Drizzle this fruity and full-bodied oil over salad greens, pasta, or soup for a delicious and harmonious finish. Also included in this exclusive sneak peak package is a copy of the new edition of James Beard’s Beard on Food. Settle in for an entertaining and informative read that is sure to give you inspiration in the kitchen.

(Winning bidder will take home an advanced reading copy of Beard on Food, with a hardcover copy to follow in the mail upon publication in September 2007.)

G13: Dansko Shoes
Value: $180

The right shoe can make all the difference for anyone who spends a lot of time on their feet. Dansko shoes include shock-absorbing soles, long-wearing outsoles, defined arch support, and quality leather uppers. The winning bidder will be able to choose a pair of Dansko shoes of any design from their catalogue (shipping included).

G14: Citarella Gourmet Basket and Gift Certificate
Value: $300

Enjoy gourmet specialty products plus a $150 gift certificate for shopping at Citarella, the ultimate gourmet market.

(Valid at any Citarella location.)

G15: Rabelais Bookstore
Value: $130

Indulge your passion for rare books about food and wine with a $100 gift certificate from Rabelais, the renowned bookstore for food lovers in Portland, Maine. Rabelais specializes in new and used rare books about food and wine. Also included is a signed copy of Nancy Harmon Jenkins’s new book, Cucina del Sole. Use the gift certificate at the store or online at www.rabelaisbooks.com.

G16: Platinum Harvest Olive Oils from Gustiamo.com
Value: $100

Host an olive oil tasting with these four superb bottles of extra virgin olive oil from some of the most renowned estates in Italy. Each different olive variety has a distinctive flavor and these bottles will bring you a taste of some of the best.

G17: Royal Cup Coffee Gift Basket
Value: $300 This deluxe gift basket includes gourmet Royal Cup coffee, gourmet goodies, and a signed copy of Frank Stitt’s Frank Stitt’s Southern Table.

G18: Agata & Valentina Gift Pack
Value: $120 This gift pack includes Sicilian unfiltered extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar from Modena, and a $100 gift certificate from Agata & Valentina, one of New York City’s most beloved fine food stores.

G19: Il Buco Mediterranean Trilogy
Value: $120

From one of New York City’s best Italian restaurants comes this package of Mediterranean culinary delights. The trilogy includes Umbrian extra virgin olive oil, Sicilian fiore di sale (a prized sea salt), and 10-year-aged balsamic vinegar from Modena.


T1: Silversea Caribbean Cruise
Value: $13,390 (12 NIGHTS FOR 2)

Brilliant blue waters and white sand beaches await you with this spectacular package. On October 18, 2007, you’ll board Silversea’s Silver Wind in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and set off for Barbados. Your all-inclusive experience will feature a spacious ocean-view suite, gourmet cuisine, in-suite dining with complimentary 24-hour room service, complimentary fine wines and spirits served throughout the ship, and much more.

(An additional $200 per person port charge is not included and is due to Silversea Cruises by July 28, 2007.)

T2: A Night at the Four Seasons Hotel, NYC with Dinner at Per Se
Value: $3,050 (1 NIGHT FOR 2, DINNER FOR 2)

Sneak away for a night of indulgence and culinary excellence with this spectacular New York City package. Check into your luxury suite at the Four Seasons Hotel before heading to Per Se for the chef’s tasting menu with custom wine pairings. Finish off your experience with a continental breakfast at the hotel. The winning bidder will also bring home a copy of The French Laundry Cookbook by multiple–JBF Award winner Thomas Keller.

(Hotel stay subject to availability.)

T3: Montage Laguna Beach, CA
Value: $4,500 (2 NIGHTS FOR 2, DINNER FOR 2)

Perched on a coastal bluff above the Pacific Ocean, the Montage Laguna Beach offers luxury accommodations with gracious craftsman architecture and stunning ocean and sunset views. You’ll relax in a one-bedroom ocean suite and enjoy dinner for two at Studio, where chef James Boyce will serve you his monthly tasting menu with wine pairings.

(Not valid on Fridays, Saturdays, or holidays. Not valid in July or August.)

T4: Desert Getaway
Value: $2,100 (3 NIGHTS FOR 2)

Experience the luxurious accommodations of one of Travel & Leisure Gol f’s World’s Best Golf Resorts, the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. During your stay at this grand desert oasis you and your guest will enjoy a round of golf and a relaxing 50-minute spa treatment of your choice.

T5: Mohegan Sun WineFest 2008
Value: $2,000 (2 NIGHTS FOR 2, DINNER FOR 2)

Enjoy a two-night deluxe weekend stay at the Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut, during the resort’s 2008 WineFest from Friday, January 18 through Sunday, January 20. This exciting package includes limousine transportation to and from your home, two weekend passes to all WineFest events, and dinner for two at Todd English’s Tuscany.

(Limousine transportation limited to the tri-state area.)

T6: Getaway to Charleston, SC
Value: $1,850 (2 NIGHTS FOR 2, DINNER FOR 2)

Visit stately and historic Charleston, South Carolina, with this perfect sightseeing package. The luxurious and graceful Wentworth Mansion in historic downtown Charleston will be your home base as you explore this magical city with your complimentary VIP pass for two, which will allow you access to many of the city’s museums and attractions. You’ll also enjoy dinner for two at the Wentworth Mansion’s award-winning Circa 1886 restaurant.

T7: Romantic Southern Weekend in Charleston, SC
Value: $1,600 (2 NIGHTS FOR 2)

Spend the weekend at the grand and stately Charleston Place hotel in charming Charleston, South Carolina. While there, enjoy all that Charleston has to offer with a VIP pass for two to a number of the city’s exciting cultural landmarks.

T8: Two Nights at Participating Omni Hotels
Value: $500 (2 NIGHTS FOR 2)

With this versatile package you’ll enjoy a two-night weekend stay at participating Omni Hotels.

(Not valid at the Omni Berkshire and all franchised hotels.)

T9: Majestic Yosemite
Value: $990 (2 NIGHTS FOR 2)

Visit the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park for its annual Chefs’ Holidays in January 2008. Your two-night stay includes lodging at the Ahwahnee—known for its striking beamed ceilings and massive stone fireplaces—admission to three culinary demonstrations, an invitation to the “Meet the Chefs Reception,” a tour of the Ahwahnee’s kitchen, and two tickets to the Chefs’ Holidays Gala Dinner.

(Valid for arrival on Wednesdays only during the 2008 Chefs’ Holidays program. Must arrive on January 9, 16, 23, or 30, 2008.)

T10: Best of Westport, CT
Value: $900 (1 NIGHT FOR 2, DINNER FOR 2, TICKETS FOR 2)

Visit charming Westport, Connecticut, for a night of relaxation, fine dining, and theater. Stay at the town’s luxurious Inn at National Hall and enjoy a tasting menu designed especially for you by chef Michel Nischan at the Dressing Room, a Homegrown Restaurant, before heading to the Westport Country Playhouse for a night of regional theater at its best.

T11: Inn at Danbury, Danbury, NH
Value: $200 (1 NIGHT FOR 2, DINNER FOR 2)

Visit bucolic New England and enjoy a mid-week overnight stay at the Inn at Danbury, an authentic country inn. You’ll also receive a $40 gift certificate towards dinner at the Inn’s German-inspired restaurant, Alphorn Bistro.

(Valid for a mid-week stay only. Holidays, ski weeks, and Laconia Motorcycle Week excluded.)


C1: The TurboChef 30” Double Wall Speedcook Oven
Value: $7,895

Imagine a perfect rack of lamb in just four minutes or a moist Thanksgiving turkey ready for the table in under an hour. Experience a new level of cooking with the TurboChef 30” Double Wall Speedcook Oven, a high performance gourmet oven designed specifically for today’s American home chef. The bottom section, a traditional convection oven, cooks with the quality performance you would expect from other high-end ovens, while the upper section incorporates TurboChef’s Airspeed Technology, which allows you to prepare top quality food up to 15 times faster than traditional ovens.

(Includes a one-year parts and services warranty. Choose from seven finishes. Excludes shipping and installation.)

C2: Viking Professional Cookware and Knives
Value: $960

The perfect starter set for aspiring cooks. This package includes the six-piece Viking Professional cookware set with bonus Santoku knife and the three-piece Viking Professional chef starter cutlery set with a bonus paring knife.

C3: Loaves & Fishes Cookshop
Value: $440

From this beloved Bridgehampton cookware store and cooking school comes a package perfect for any home cook. It includes a Mundial Japanese knife set, a chef’s jacket, and a Loaves & Fishes Cookshop apron and hat.

C4: Infinite Circulon 10-Piece Cookware Set
Value: $300

This beautifully crafted collection of Infinite Circulon offers breakthrough engineering with its impact-bonded stainless steel and aluminum base. The dishwasher-safe set includes 1.5-quart 2-quart covered saucepans, an 8-quart covered stockpot, a 10”/3-quart covered sauté pan, and 8-inch and 10-inch skillets.

C5: Infinite Circulon 12-Inch Covered Buffet Casserole with Cradle and Burner
Value: $140

With its graceful shape and wide yet shallow construction, this pan moves easily from stovetop to oven to table. Also included in this package is the Circulon Cradle with Butane Burner—a must-have for buffet entertaining.

C6: Anolon Advanced Clad 10-Piece Cookware Set
Value: $300

This stainless steel cookware set includes 1.5-quart and 2-quart covered saucepans, 8-quart covered stockpot, 10-inch open French skillet, 10”/3-quart covered sauté pan with helper handle, and 6-quart stainless steel steamer insert (fits 8-quart stockpot).

C7: KitchenAid 5-Ply Stainless Steel Roaster and Rack
Value: $120

Plan ahead for your Thanksgiving dinner with this KitchenAid roaster and rack. Stainless steel with an aluminum core, these components are oven-safe to 500°F and dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup.

C8: BonJour Coffee and Tea Package
Value: $210

This perky package includes the Maximus 12-cup French press in brushed stainless steel, a black Primo Latte foamer, a Renoir electric cordless tea kettle, and a Zen glass teapot.

C9: BonJour Entertainment Package
Value: $270

Entertain in style with a Neem Wood mezzaluna board (which includes a stainless steel mezzaluna and three-piece cheese knife set), 3.5-quart oval and 3-quart round Doublewall Serveware pieces, an upright Lever wine opener, and an instant-read wine thermometer.

C10: Vita-Mix Professional Series
Value: $500

Utilize the power of this versatile blender, a favorite among chefs, which emulsifies, blends, cooks, grinds, chops, and purées ingredients with ease.

C11: All-Clad Metalcrafters Seven-Piece Copper Core Set
Value: $850

In this set you’ll find great kitchen basics from one of the most dependable cookware collections available today. Includes 8-quart covered stockpot, 3-quart covered sauté pan, 2-quart covered saucepan, and 10-inch frying pan. Also included is a recipe file for easy storage of your recipe clippings.

C12: All-Clad Metalcrafters Roti Roaster with Rack
Value: $220

This stainless steel roaster and rack also comes with a set of turkey forks—perfect for lifting your Thanksgiving bird. Also included is a recipe file for easy storage of your recipe clippings.

C13: All-Clad Metalcrafters Paella Pan
Value: $270 Whip up authentic paella with this stainless steel pan. Two stainless steel solid square spoons are included for easy serving. Also included is a recipe file for easy storage of your recipe clippings.

C14: Staub Five-Quart Round Cocotte
Value: $200 This five-quart cast-iron casserole is ideal for braises, stews, risottos, soups, or other one-pot meals. The soft and modern dove-grey shade makes for a beautiful presentation from the kitchen to the table.

C15: Staub Six-Quart Coq au Vin
Value: $220

This popular six-quart blue enameled cast-iron oval pot with a whimsical rooster knob is the perfect vessel to prepare France’s signature chicken dish and other one-pot meals on the stove or in the oven.

C16: Staub 12-Inch Frying Pan
Value: $140

This cast-iron frying pan features a black matte enameled cooking surface for naturally stick-resistant cooking and cleaning. The handsome pan has a wood handle and a short side handle for stability and ease in lifting.

C17: Staub Two-Quart Tajine
Value: $70

This two-quart, 13-inch tall tajine is made of highly durable oven-to-table stoneware and comes in a sunny saffron color. The two-piece tajine is the ideal cooking pot for the preparation of Morocco’s signature dish and other oven-baked savory and sweet recipes.

Wines and Spirits

W1: Champagne Charles Heidsieck® and Wrap
Value: $1,350

One bottle of Champagne Charles Heidsieck Vintage 1989 Jeroboam signed by winemaker Régis Camus—plus a beige, cashmere wrap to keep you warm and toasty while drinking your bubbly.

W2: Champagne Charles Heidsieck® and Ice Bucket
Value: $1,150

One bottle of Champagne Charles Heidsieck Vintage 1989 Jeroboam signed by winemaker Régis Camus and a Champagne Charles Heidsieck ice bucket.

W3: Wölffer Estate Vineyard Premier Cru Merlot 2000
Value: $300

This magnum of Premier Cru Merlot from Wölffer Estate Vineyard is bursting with the flavors of ripe fruit and dark chocolate. The bottle has been signed by winemaker Roman Roth and proprietor Christian Wölffer.

W4: Rémy Cointreau USA Ultra Premium Spirits Basket
Value: $2,500

This premium basket includes a bottle of Louis XIII de Rémy Martin, a bottle of the 30-Year-Old Macallan Sherry Oak, and a bottle of Cointreau®.

W5: Schramsberg Reserve 2000
Value: $205

This magnum of California bubbly is peppered with exotic and autumn fruit flavors. Also included is a copy of Sparkling Harvest, which tells the story of the Schramsberg winery.

W6: St. Francis Winery & Vineyards Poker Night Kit
Value: $125

Play your cards right with this fun package, which includes a fresh deck of cards, a set of poker chips, two Riedel stemless wine glasses, and one bottle each of St. Francis Syrah and Merlot.

W7: Two Big Bottles and a Culinary Tour for Four at Robert Sinskey Vineyards, Napa, CA
Value: $370

Take home a magnum of Robert Sinskey Four Vineyards Pinot Noir 2002, a magnum of Robert Sinskey Pinot Blanc 2006, and a gift certificate for a culinary tour for four people at Robert Sinskey Vineyards in Napa, California. Your insider experience will include a tour of the grounds and caves and a tasting of a selection of local artisanal cheeses and charcuterie paired with a flight of Robert Sinskey Vineyard wines.

W8: Stölzle Glassware for 12
Value: $500

From their Grandezza collection comes this beautiful, 100% lead-free crystal stemware set for 12. It includes twelve 22-ounce Bordeaux glasses, twelve 15-ounce white wine glasses, twelve 7-ounce Champagne flutes, and a decanter.

W9: Stags’ Leap Wine Cellars
Value: $320

One three-liter bottle of Stags’ Leap Wine Cellars Fay Cabernet Sauvignon 2003.

W10: Epicurean Preservation Wine and Champagne Saver
Value: $125

This automatic, dual-action wine and Champagne saver works in seconds to vacuum-seal opened bottles of wine for up to 14 days and pressure-seal opened bottles of Champagne and sparkling wine for up to seven days. Also included is a chrome, drip-free Pour, Seal, and Save wine stopper, two original wine stoppers, and one Champagne stopper.

W11: Au Bon Climat Blue Series
Value: $375

From Jim Clendenen, a 2007 JBF Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America inductee, comes this four-magnum set, which includes Au Bon Climat’s Hildegard White Table Wine 2003, Nuits-Blanches au Bouge Chardonnay 2003, Knox Alexander Pinot Noir 2004, and Isabelle Morgan Pinot Noir 2004.

W12: Two Magnums from Hendry Wines
Value: $180

This boutique Napa Valley winery produces distinguished and critically acclaimed wines, including the two magnums in this package—Block 8 Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 and Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2005.

W13: 12 Bottles of Quinta do Carmo Alentejo Reserva 2002
Value: $460

This Portuguese wine has a deep, ruby-red color, an intense nose of cherries and red currants, and a round, harmonious palate with good concentration and firm but ripe tannins that will round off as the bottles age.

W14: 12 Bottles of Baron de Rothschild Bordeaux Réserve Spéciale Rouge 2005
Value: $175

This vintage from the famous winery has an intense crimson color, elegant and complex flavors dominated by floral and spicy aromas, and a long, aromatic finish.

W15: California Pinot Noirs
Value: $280

This package includes six bottles of Domaine Chandon Pinot Noir and six bottles of Solitude Carneros Sangiacomo Vineyard Pinot Noir 2004.

W16: Fort Ross Vineyard and Geyser Peak Winery Reds
Value: $280

This package includes three bottles of Fort Ross Vineyard Pinot Noir Reserve 2002 and three bottles of Geyser Peak Winery Reserve Alexandre Meritage 2003.

W17: Six Assorted Port Wines
Value: $175

This package of international port wines includes:
> Cálem Lágrima Porto
> Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 1999
> Penfolds Club Tawny
> Beringer Napa Valley Port of Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
> Quinta Das Heredias Tawny Port Aged 10 Years
> Dow’s Tawny Port Aged 20 Years

W18: Six Bottles of Geyser Peak Winery Henry’s Reserve Shiraz Port 2000
Value: $90

This wine’s dense and vibrant purple color has an aroma that reveals black pepper and clove along with luscious fruit notes of plum and blackberry.

W19: Six Bottles of Summerland Paradise Road Vineyard Viognier 2005
Value: $120

This wine has a floral bouquet followed by hints of white peach and nectarine and a crisp, mineral finish.

W20: Six Bottles of Louis Carillon et Fils Puligny-Montrachet 2005
Value: $220

This crisp white wine from France’s Burgundy region goes beautifully with seafood.

W21: Six Half Bottles of Château de Jau Muscat de Rivesaltes 2005
Value: $80

With its golden yellow color and aromas of honey and apricot, this wine has a luscious full flavor that pairs well with sweet and savory dishes.

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