If you’re looking for a tangible sign of spring, head to California wine country during the second half of the annual Napa Valley Mustard Festival.
Among the remaining events:
* March 7-8 — Mustard, Mud & Music — A Calistoga Jazz Festival. To be held in downtown Calistoga, at the “top” of the valley.
* March 14-15 — The Marketplace — A Signature Event for Connoisseurs. To be held at the Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville, featuring six hours of great food and wine sampling.
* March 21 — A Taste of Yountville. Some of California’s finest restaurants are located in and around the tiny town of Yountville, and you’ll be able to taste their wares… along with great wine… at this downtown event.
And that’s just a sampling. To learn more about the festival, remaining events and obtaining tickets, go to mustardfestival.org.
If you just can’t get away, check back here tomorrow. We’ll share some food-and-wine pairings that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home… with a significant other.