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Auction Napa Valley - Bid on E-Auction Lots

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Auction Napa Valley starts today! (May 31 - June 2nd) and features four glorious days of incredible wine and food at locations throughout Napa Valley. Didn't make it this year?! Not to worry, you can still experience a part of Auction Napa Valley through the E-Auction Lots. Explore and bid on unique lots that include exclusive collections of Napa Valley wines, vintner-hosted events, and luxury items.

See some of the amazing lots from our Club Breathe Partners.


Lot #302 - Peju Province Winery
Peju Heavenly Adventure
Enjoy a private tour and tasting followed by a delicious gourmet picnic for 6 people hosted in the exquisite winery estate gardens of Peju Winery. Your successful bid also includes: a case of 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, a case of 2010 Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley, a signed 3L bottle of 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley and 2 tickets to the Peju Winery Harvest Tasting & Vineyard Dinner.

auctionNV12_DiageoWineries.jpgLot #312 - Acacia Vineyard, Beaulieu Vineyard, Hewitt Vineyard, Provenance Vineyard, and Sterling Vineyards
The All Star Team - A Dominating line up of Red... and Gold
The most powerful reds in Napa Valley paired with the mighty Red & Gold--the San Francisco 49ers--for a special team blow out!  Lot includes 6 bottles of Napa Valley wine, 4 tickets to gala, 4 VIP tickets to 49ers home game, 4 pregame field passes, and 2 signed footballs.

Lot #314 - Hess Collection Winery
Mount Veeder Magic
Experience the magic of Mount Veeder as you join Hess Collection Winemaker Dave Guffy for a tour of mountain vineyards, stopping to enjoy incredible views with wine selections crafted from the very vineyard blocks you're visiting. Lot includes 13 bottles of Napa Valley wine, Dinner & Tour for 8, Wine club membership, and Book.

Lot #315 - St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery

Dollarhide Estate Vineyard Round-Up
St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery invites you and eleven guests to join CEO Emma Swain and winemaker Michael Scholz for an exciting half day at our gorgeous Dollarhide estate vineyard. Lot includes 25 bottles of Napa Valley, Tour and Lunch for 12, and  . . .

Video: V. Sattui Tasting Room Spotlight

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Napa Valley Wine Tasting Experience at V. Sattui Winery in St. Helena, CA



CLICK HERE to find out more about V.Sattui Winery in Napa Valley Wine Country and download their special tasting offer!


Kick Off Your American Summer with Chandon

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chandonLimitedEdition_MemorialDay.jpgNothing says summer like picnics and pool parties. With Memorial Day - the official start of summer - right around the corner, Chandon celebrates its American Heritage with the launch of its Limited Edition Bottle.

The perfect accessory for summer, this special edition of Chandon Brut Classic sparkling wine is wrapped from head to toe in patriotic red, white and blue. Available June 1 through September 1, 2012, the bottle will be sold nationwide and on http://www.chandon.com in both 750ml (SRP: $22) and 187ml (SRP: $7).

With its fruit-forward taste, Chandon is also ideal for mixing in refreshing cocktails that are perfect to pair with summer fare. Here is a favorite:

Chandon Citrus Fizz

Ingredients
  • 3 oz Chandon Brut Classic
  • 2/3 oz Belvedere Vodka
  • 1/3 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Dash of Simple Syrup

Directions: Shake Vodka, lemon juice and syrup ingredients over ice, strain into a flute and top with 3oz Chandon Brut.

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