Sparkling Rosé

This non-alcoholic wine tastes just like the real thing. If you’re taking a break from alcohol but love a glass of crisp Rosé, then this is the way to go.

Joyus, based in Seattle, has made a superb Rosé wine ($27), but with the alcohol removed. Making a big splash with the judges in the San Francisco International Wine Competition, it won a gold medal.

Joyus also makes other non-alcoholic wine, including a Cabernet Sauvignon. The company ships for free in the continental United States on orders of $99 or more.

“So hang out with your friends, celebrate that special moment,” say the Joyus people. “We’ve got your back.”


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Roaring Camp Moonlight Dinner Party

Two dinner parties remain this summer at Roaring Camp in Felton—Aug. 26 and Sept. 30. Treat yourself to a barbecue dinner (vegetarian options available) followed by a steam-train ride aboard vintage railway cars to the top of the mountain for music, dancing and hot cider. This four-hour event is $69.95; children age 2-12 $49.95.
For tickets and info visit roaringcamp.com

Wine made in Georgia by Teliani Valley

Ever tried wine made in the country of Georgia? Well, for about $14 you can buy a bottle of dry white wine called Tsolikouri made in the village of Orbeli by Teliani Valley, about 120 miles from the capital Tbilisi. The wine has a light-lemon color, aromas of green apple and fruit flavors of grapefruit and pineapple. Fresh and delicate, it is made from Tsolikouri grapes and imported by Georgian House of Greater Washington.

Bittersweet Bistro

I attended a marvelous food and wine event recently—A Taste of Paso hosted by Bittersweet Bistro in Aptos. The wines we tasted from Paso Robles were exceptional—as was the restaurant’s superb cuisine.


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