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I enjoy creating original wine-pairing recipes that are healthful and delicious. I work for Touring & Tasting a Santa Barbara based wine club and national magazine as Food Editor. However, I am not paid for this blog and the opinions expressed here are strictly my own. I received my Personal Chef Skills Competency Award from the SBCC's School Of Culinary Arts. In 2012, I started Inside Wine - Santa Barbara with pal Lila Brown which features wine tastings with winery owners and winemakers. I also serve on the Board of the Santa Barbara Culinary Arts group, which had Julia Child as one of the founding members and funds scholarships for SBCC culinary students in her name.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

A Wine Themed Cruise to Alaska with Handley Cellars and Greenwood Ridge Vineyard

Touring & Tasting wine cruise to Alaska
We're about to set sail on Touring & Tasting's wine-themed cruise to Alaska with the winemakers from Handley Cellars and Greenwood Ridge Vineyard.

The splendors of majestic Alaska will unfold before our eyes as the luxurious Celebrity Solstice glides past the San Juan Islands, through the Inside Passage, up to Juneau--and hopefully some Northern Lights!

Handley cellars on Touring & Tasting wine cruiseHandley Cellars is a small family-owned vineyard and winery, now celebrating over 30 years of winemaking in Anderson Valley. Owner/winemaker Milla Handley produces a variety of well balanced wines, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sparkling Wine and Gewürztraminer and she will be on the cruise and pouring a selection of her wines.

Greenwood Ridge on Touring & Tasting wine cruiseAllan Green has been producing wine in Anderson Valley since 1980. Since that time Greenwood Ridge Vineyards has built a reputation for producing world-class wines in small lots (total annual production is only 2000 cases). Owners Allan and Marianna Green will be onboard the Alaska cruise and pouring their award-winning wines.

One of the special events--just for Touring & Tasting wine cruise participants--is a four-course gourmet luncheon in the Tuscan Grille, specially prepared to pair with Greenwood Ridge and Handley Cellars wines.

I'm thinking seafood for the first three courses, then crème brûlée for dessert. What would you choose?

wine pairing luncheon on Touring & Tasting wine cruise

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