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I’ve lived in several states like Texas, Maryland and Wisconsin but when I came out to California for college and met my husband in the Napa Valley I married him and never left!  I’m most proud of the three amazing kids I’ve managed not to screw up and I love seeing where life is taking them as they move into adulthood.  But other things that make me happy include running half-marathons, bike riding, and BBQ’s in the summer. 
 
Then there’s this whole radio thing – I’ve had such a great time connecting with the listeners and making their day by playing a great song, sharing relatable stories about what I’ve seen, heard or read and  especially being able to tell them they’ve won a fabulous prize from one of our contests!  Every day is unpredictable and I’m thankful we can experience our days together on Napa Valley’s Sauvignon Rock.

Email me at cj@kvyn.com.
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by CJ on THE VINE posted May 13 2015 9:02AM
Hall Wines recently held their sixth annual HALL Cabernet Cookoff and 99.3 The Vine was honored to partner with them with a live broadcast the day of the event. Who doesn't like to attend a culinary and wine tasting event in the Napa Valley and help Napa Valley non-profits too! It was a full house, with more attending this year than ever before. Notable chefs created memorable dishes to pair with the recently released HALL 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. From all accounts, the food was delectable. There was even something for me ... a vegetarian!

CJ interviews Kathryn Hall at the Cabernet Cook Off


Cabernet Cookoff organizer Jeff Zapelli tempts us with
a vivid description of the food and wine pairings


CJ interviews Linda Gibson from Napa Valley Hospice
and Adult Day Service ... their restaurant team was one
of the winners of the cookoff ... so they left with a check
for $7500!


Sous chef Zack Mutrux from Press Restaurant describes
his winning dish of braised lamb neck and winning money
for his non-profit If Given A Chance!


And for the vegetarians ... sweet bites from Kara's Cupcakes.
They were delicious!

Hall Wines saw a need to hold an event to raise money for non-profits that no longer received funds from another large annual wine event in the Napa Valley. Everyone has a great time ... from the organizers at Hall Wine to the world class restaurants who send their chefs out, the more than 700 attendees (this year) and the local, smaller non-profits who benefit. Get in on the action now ... they already have their date set for next year!
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