On Jan. 15, 1967 the Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl I. Quarterback Bart Starr engineered the Green Bay victory of 35 to 10. Len Dawson was the Chiefs’ quarterback. With the victory the Packers earned $15,000 per man and the Chiefs got $7,500 per man. At the time these were the largest single-game shares in the history of team sports. For Super Bowl XLVIII in New York City there will be much larger payouts, more activities, products, events and all kinds of stuff. The amount of food consumed on Super Bowl Sunday is outrageous and keeps growing. In 2012 Americans drank more than 325.5 million gallons of beer on Super Bowl Sunday. That’s 493 Olympic-sized pools worth of booze. It’s no wonder that more than 7 million employees don’t make it into work the next morning.
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At the total other end of the social and fiscal spectrum is the Gaden Shartse Tibetan Monks visit to El Dorado County. The monks are closing their visit with the Dissolution Ceremony of the Sand Mandala at the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville, on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. This is an amazing event and it is good to arrive early. There will be a closed circuit TV downstairs at the café for those who can not get upstairs to see the ceremony. For more information go to the Cozmic Café Website ourcoz.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit gadenshartseculturalfoundation.org.
Fenton Herriott Vineyards, 120 Jacquier Court in Placerville, is having a Blending Session with the Winemaker on Saturday, Jan. 18. Participants will be guided through a wine blending session with the winemaker. First each person will taste and evaluate the characteristics of each wine to be blended. Then the group will be divided into teams of two and then come up with their best blend. Once each team has perfected its blend, the blend will be presented to the group. There will be a blind tasting to determine the best blend in the group. The winning team wins four bottles of wine of its choice in the tasting room. Cost for this very informative and fun day is $24.95 per person and includes a light lunch. Call 530-621-2945 to reserve a spot.
The big 3
Grace Patriot is turning three and is having a party to mark the event on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in the tasting room, 2701 Carson Road in Placerville. Stop by for great company, wine specials, cake, award-winning wine and a variety of dip pairings, plus FIVE PM will be joining the party. For more details call 530-642-8424.
Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises is having its big fundraiser of the year — Art & Wine With Something MORE on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 6-9 p.m. in the Mark D. Forni building on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive. The evening features 20 El Dorado County wineries, three microbreweries, 20 of the best caterer’s and restaurants in the county, work by the MORE artists, prizes, live and silent auctions, a dessert auction and fun. Tickets are $30 each or $50 per couple and are available at MORE at 399 Placerville Drive in Placerville or on the Website morerehab.org. For more information call 530-622-4848. Proceeds benefit adults with developmental disabilities and local youth programs.
Music and art
Tamra Godey brings her unique style of Americana and story telling to the Wine Smith, 346 Main St. in Placerville, Saturday, Jan. 18 during Third Saturday Art Walk from 7:30-10 p.m. in downtown Placerville. The award-winning and prolific song writer always entertains an audience performing a unique soulful style of folk-Americana. Her songs are a mix of personal stories and observations that can bring laughter to sentimental feelings. Stop by for a musical treat. For more information contact the Wine Smith at 530-622-0516.
Sierra Banquet Center, Log Cabin Café, 3220 Ponderosa Road in Camino, is having a wine dinner featuring wines from C.G. Di Arie Vineyard and Winery on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. The menu starts with a sweet heart salad paired with the 2012 Sauvignon Blanc. The next course is Italian Wedding Soup with the 2009 Zinfandel Break Away. South of the border prawns are paired with the 2009 Interlude, Estate. The main course is a stuffed filet with garlic marched potatoes and sautéed vegetables paired with the 2009 Petite Syrah and then dessert is a triple layer chocolate cake with 2008 Vintage Port. To make a reservation call 53-=644-0345.
Prestige House of Beaute, 437 Main St. in Placerville, is having a Great Gatsby Soirée on Saturday, Jan. 18 to celebrate its one-year anniversary and grand opening. The fun starts at 7 p.m. Gatsby glamour attire is suggested to enjoy the red carpet, dancing, fancy cars and to enter the best dressed contest.