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We are excited to welcome back Karen McNeil, renowned wine educator and author for another wonderful event at Toscana. Last year, we had over 80 Members attend Karen's seminar and 60 Members join us for the wine dinner. This year, Karen will be returning S‌aturday, March 1‌4 for the French-American Wine Taste-Off. The wine seminar/tasting is from 3:3‌0 to 5:0‌0 p.m. that will be followed at 7:3‌0 p.m. by a special dinner where Karen will discuss the pairing of wine with food prepared by Chef Eric.

Karen McNeil is an extraordinary expert in wine and I encourage you to participate in both of these events. It will be not only extremely interesting, but very educational and entertaining. A few years ago, Cindi and I, along with Howard and Gail Addison and Gary and Tandy Bowers, visited Peter and Christy Palmisano in Napa Valley. The Palmisanos arranged for Karen McNeil to put on a two hour seminar for our little group. I first invested in wineries in Napa in 1970 and owned vineyards for many years where I sold the grapes to vintners in the Napa Valley. I've been around the wine business for nearly 45 years and I learned more in one seminar listening to Karen McNeil speak than I learned in the previous 45 years.

Karen McNeil wrote the Wine Bible, which catapulted her into a celebrity status in the world of wine authors. She has also written several other books that are very interesting.

Cindi and I plan to attend and hope you will join us for these fun events. Guests are also welcome to attend. Please see below for more information on the events and Karen. To RSVP for the seminar, please click here and/or to RSVP for the dinner, please click here. Please contact the Club Concierge at 760-404-1444 or if you have any questions.

Very truly yours,

William Bone
Chairman of the Board



In knowledge, skill, style, and presentation, no one in America tops Karen MacNeil when it comes to wine. The preeminent wine educator, wine consultant and author of The Wine Bible and President of Karen MacNeil and Company. Karen has won every top wine award in the English language. With her extensive wine knowledge and uniquely creative viewpoint, she knows how to captivate audiences large and small, and how to present wine in an engaging, real-world, American manner. For Karen, wine is more than a beverage; it's a communal passage into the business of living well.


Wine Seminar - 3:3‌0 to 5:3‌0 pm
Event Tent - $95++ per person
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It's Judgment Day at Toscana
This fun and practical seminar provides a concrete way to understand the differences between French and California Wines. Each wine in the pair illustrates a certain key aspect of wine and the participant learns how to distinguish certain winemaking techniques and certain flavors. By the end of the seminar, the participant will have a very clear idea of the most important concepts in wine--concepts that take sommeliers years to learn. Participants will also pick which is their favorite - French or American Wines.... or both!

Wine Dinner - 7:3‌0 pm Dinner
Men's Grille - $225++ per person - Limit of 60

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Exploring The Art of French and American Food and Wine
Enjoy an intimate dinner with Karen MacNeil and Chef Eric as they take you on a culinary journey! Sample the pairing of French and American wines with French and American culinary delights. Chef Eric with his culinary team will design a four course dinner which Karen will pair wines with each course.

For more information, please contact the Club Concierge at 760-404-1444 or

Karen will have the The Wine Bible available for personalization and purchase during book signing at end of seminar.