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Auberge Du Soleil Has a Great Idea for All Those Girl Scout Cookies You Had to Buy...

Where: 180 Rutherford Hill Drive [map], Rutherford, CA, United States, 94573
March 13, 2012 at 8:57 AM | by | ()

It's the most annoying wonderful time of the year when irresistible little Girl Scouts set up shop everywhere you go selling their delicious Girl Scout cookies. (We confess, we gave into a box of Samoas outside a Bed & Bath last week).)

But now thanks to Kris Margerum, the wine director at Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley, you can make chowing down those cookies a little more "adult"-like thanks to his inventive wine pairings. Yes, Girl Scout cookies and wine. Delightful!

Combing the hotel's extensive 17,000-bottle wine cellar, Margerum came up with the following pairings for these Girl Scout cookies:

· Trefoils-Old Fashioned Shortbread: Margerum recommends pairing the cookies with the 2007 Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Wine. Tasting Note: "The creamy richness of the shortbread is balanced by the fresh lively notes of the Sparkling Wine."

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A Taste of History and Wine at The Rancho Caymus Inn

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  Site Where: 1140 Rutherford Road [map], Rutherford, CA, United States, 94573
July 10, 2008 at 11:54 AM | by | ()

Getting a true sense of place in a hotel room is becoming harder to do as more and more hotels are favoring anonymously modern decor, and glitz over real geographic substance. Luckily there are still places out there like the Rancho Caymus Inn located in the central Napa Valley in the town of Rutherford.

The Inn rests between vineyards on three sides and is made up of six suites, each of which is named after a famous Napa Valley settler such as writer Robert Louis Stevenson and the famous San Francisco swindler Black Bart.

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Snapshot :: Eliot's Girl Likes Auberge Du Soleil Resort

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  Site Where: 180 Rutherford Hill Road [map], Rutherford, CA, United States, 94573
June 9, 2008 at 3:47 PM | by | ()

A day before she was spotted taking the bus from NJ to NYC, Eliot Spitzer's call girl Ashley Dupre was frolicking on the beaches of the Jersey Shore.

Normally, this is nothing out of the ordinary for a Jersey Girl. However, we couldn't help but notice the towel that she was sitting on as seen in this pic from the Daily News.

Auberge Du Soleil, a chic resort in Napa Valley also favored by E from Entourage. While the hotel does sell many amenities online including bathrobes, you have to go to the hotel in person to pick up one of those towels yourself.

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Entourage Hotel: E and Sloan's Napa Escape

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  Site Where: 180 Rutherford Hill Rd [map], Rutherford, CA, United States, 94573
April 16, 2007 at 5:21 PM | by | ()

Did you catch the hotel recommendation on last night's Entourage? E and Sloan are preparing to go away to Napa for a romantic weekend together, however, Vince is making every effort to figure out a way to turn a couples weekend into a foursome.

So where do Eric and Sloan book a four night stay? Auberge du Soleil, widely considered the best resort in Napa. This place isn't cheap--four nights will probably cost E well over $3,000, however, he has 5% of Aquaman scratch, so money isn't an object, right?

By the end of the show Sloan is bitter about something and virtually guarantees Eric that he will get no action at the Auberge.

Our advice to E? Get a good bottle of wine and try the couples massage in the Melissa Suite. Tipsters have told us that can break down even the tensest women.

Oh, wait, this is a fantasy show right? What gave it away?

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Christina Aguilera's Wedding Weekend Cottage

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  Site Where: 180 Rutherford Hill Rd [map], Rutherford, CA, United States, 94573
November 21, 2005 at 8:54 AM | by | ()

This past weekend Drrty got hitched to her longtime fiancee at the Staglin Family Vineyard in Napa Valley.

In the days leading up to the ceremony, Christina stayed at one of the countries most exclusive resorts, Napa's Auberge Du Soleil.

If she was stressed, she could have enjoyed the steam shower, the terrace hot tub, one of three plasma televisions, the built-in bar, or one of two fireplaces--all of which were available in here cottage.

This wine lovers retreat is not cheap, over $800 a night, however, folks usually come away from this place raving about the service and amenities. For what it's worth, this property was calming enough to convince Christina to walk down the aisle with that Jordan character.

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