Fine Wine and Food Pairing in the East Bay

September 2012

FWA members and guests spent a warm summer evening on July 18 networking and catching up while pairing delicious food and wine. Thirty-five members and guests filled the AuburnJames Tasting Room
and Art Gallery in the heart of historic downtown Danville with lively discussion. The conversation
was enhanced by AuburnJames’ latest releases, and expertly paired small plates, meats, and cheeses. The tasting room walls donned art by local and nationally known contemporary impressionist artists.

Tasting room host Dave Matherly spoke about the his- tory of AuburnJames’ production of small quantities of artisan California wines, with vineyards in Napa Valley, the winemaking operation in Livermore, and the new tasting room in Danville.

Guests also learned some fun facts about Meritage – an increasingly popular wine – that can be sampled when visiting the AuburnJames Tasting Room. —Contributed by Shannon Tatum

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