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From top left to bottom right: Bryant Terry, award-winning eco chef, food justice activist, and author hosts the 'Seeds' group; Barry Schuler, serial entrepreneur and Meteor Vineyards owner; Taste3 host Margrit Mondavi with Gordon Heuther on her insider tour; Chef Chris Cosentino prepares beef heart carpaccio for the audience to taste. (Photos by Elise Bauer and Ashley Teplin)

July 24, 2008

Report from Taste3

Last week Robert Mondavi Winery hosted the third annual TED-inspired TASTE3 at COPIA in Napa’s Oxbow District.  For us, this super-charged brain spa is an annual ritual around which we will juggle work, vacations and pretty much anything else.  In other words, it’s a must. In fact, we suggest you register now for next year’s TASTE3 , scheduled to run for three days beginning May 31, 2009.

To give you a taste of what to expect, here are a few things I learned at TASTE3 2008:

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Images courtesy of Meyer Family Cellars.

January 29, 2008

Your Port In A Storm for Valentine's Day

Napa Valley confectioner Penelope Orsini makes chocolate truffles in exotic flavors from yuzu to coconut.  For Valentine’s Day, she teams up with Yorkville Highlands winemaker Karen Meyer to create gift packs of port-infused chocolate truffles and Meyer Family Cellars Port. 

To order visit: Meyer Family Cellars online store.

Both working moms met their husbands in the line of duty.  Australia-born Karen Meyer met husband Matt while interning at an Oregon winery.  Penelope met chef husband Dominic in the restaurant world.  Today, Karen and Penelope have their young offspring nearby as they work.  Karen says daughter Sidney supervised her first crush last year and Penelope is pretty sure son Giovanni has strong opinions about chocolate.

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March 2, 2007

Taste3 Conference Releases Video Content

Robert Mondavi Winery's inaugural Taste3 conference July 13-16, 2006 at Copia in Napa Valley was filled with thought provoking, enlightening and humorous presentations from a diverse, interdisciplinary group of speakers. We'll be releasing a selection of talks from each conference starting with these three talks from the 2006 conference.

Greg Jones, associate professor of geography at Southern Oregon University on global warming's impact on wine growing regions worldwide. (watch video)

Dan Barber, Chef/Owner, Blue Hill & Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Creative Director, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, on carrots and castration. (watch video)

Bryant Simon, Professor of History and Director of the American Studies Program at Temple University with his study of how the desires of daily life are revealed from the comfy coaches and in the drive-thru of Starbucks. (watch video)

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Registration for the 2007 Taste3 conference, May 6-8 is open. Register here.

Editor’s Note: For additional information contact Pam Hunter- 707-258-1699 x 15 or

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