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ing winemaker and winning these awards is very impressive,” said competition organizer and wine critic Anthony Dias Blue.

In addition to the Winemaker Award the Ledson team won four additional awards.

To learn more about Ledson Winery, go to

Palooza holiday giveaway

Doyoufeellikeawinner?Come to Palooza Brewery & Gastropub during December and you can enter its $10,000 Holiday Giveaway.

Staff will give you a red envelope that you need to hold onto. Bring it back (unopened) in January for a chance to win a free beverage, free appetizer, $100 gift card, a case of wine for $1, 10 percent off an entrée, or a free dessert. The envelope must be opened in front of a Palooza employee to be valid, so no peeking! Palooza is located in the Kenwood shopping center, and can be reached at 833-4000.

TIPS Family Holiday Meal to go

TIPS Roadside in Kenwood is offering a Family Holiday meal to go. To be picked up on Dec. 24 from 12-3 p.m., the meal serves four and consists of a spiral ham or prime rib; scalloped potatoes; mushroom, bacon and green bean casserole; roasted carrots and shallots, cranberry walnut salad; dinner rolls; and add on Grandma Lila’s cheesecake or triple berry pie.

Cost is $199. Dessert is an additional $34. You can also order bottles of wine at extra cost.

Delivery available.

To order, call 509-0078, or go


Sign up for wine industry seminar, trade show

The Sonoma County Winegrowers annual Dollars & $ense Seminar and Trade Show will take place virtually on Thursday, Jan. 14, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. This year’s theme is a 2020 recap – “Under Pressure, and a Look Ahead to 2021.” This year the virtual format creates an all access pass to some of the best experts in the business – Ray Isle, Executive Wine Editor from Food & Wine magazine, Glenn Proctor from Ciatti Co., a marketplace sales and consumer update, and a conversation with Congressman Mike Thompson.

There’s also a special ‘choose your topic’ path focused on key grower issues such as smoke exposure, crop insurance, contracts and more. Visit your favorite vendor in the virtual tradeshow, and don’t miss the presentation of the Sonoma County Winegrowers and Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation marketing and strategic plan. Learn how your grower dollars are being invested to support agriculture and the Sonoma County brand. Registration required. Go to llarsenseAnnualSeminarandTrad eshow.

Any questions? Call Alisha Basich at 522-5867 or email [email protected]

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