In a souped-up 25-foot Airstream trailer, fashionably decked out by domino magazine, Beringer has decided to take their vineyard on the road – literally. With chef David Frakes in tote, one of Napa Valley’s oldest vineyards is embarking on a six-week road trip across the country to share their wines and the chef’s gourmet cooking with America.
Beringer kicked off their first “urban picnic” on October 10 in NYC, where they set up camp in Gramercy, offering up impromptu wine & food pairing lessons as well as an interactive Merlot & Chardonnay wine tasting (my favorite was the $16 2004 Chardonnay –
surprisingly rich & complex for such a well-priced bottle). There was even a quick cooking class in the Airstream’s tiny dining lounge, courtesy of talented David Frake, who once cooked in San Francisco’s prestigious Ritz Carlton Dining Room.
Making pit stops in Chicago, Austin, LA, and San Francisco, Beringer hopes to raise Napa Valley wine awareness. For the months of October & November, Beringer Vineyards will offer %20 percent off any of their wines purchased online, and donate $5 to Meals on Wheels for any Napa Valley label wine purchase (mention the “How to get to Napa Valley” campaign).
Until we eat again,
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