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8/19/2015

  Though fall is knocking, some of the hottest days in wine country are still ahead of us. The best way to evade that end-of-summer sun? Hole... More»

7/17/2015

  What do you get when you take honey, organic fruit, yeast, and water; dump it in a vat; and leave it for one to three years? Good things, as... More»

7/15/2015

  Back in 1909 some turn-of-the-century buzzkills made it illegal to ship alcohol in the mail, and we’ve been stuck with this lame,... More»

7/2/2015

    Summer is here and that means grilling, wine chilling, and new, tasty pairings. Bob Paulinski, a Master of Wine and the Senior... More»

6/24/2015

  Robert Parker launched the Wine Advocate in 1978 and changed the wine industry with his... More»

6/4/2015

  Right in the middle of Napa Valley, Yountville is home to the French Laundry, Bottega, Bouchon, and slew of other famous restaurants,... More»

The party at Auction Napa Valley
6/4/2015

  Over the past 30 years, Auction Napa Valley, thrown by the Napa... More»

5/27/2015

  It sounds like blasphemy, but it’s true: Finding an adventurous wine list in wine country is shockingly difficult. Laboring under the... More»

Rodney Strong concerts
5/22/2015

  Wineries now define themselves as much by the experiences that they offer as they do the wines they make. Some wineries host picnics,... More»

4/22/2015

  Sure, Napa Valley has great restaurants, but it’s hard to beat a vineyard picnic or lunch made directly from a winery garden. Here are... More»

4/6/2015

  The wineries of Howell Mountain, Diamond Mountain, and Spring Mountain have received a lot of attention lately from lovers of cabernet... More»

Justin Vineyards
3/30/2015

  If there’s one thing we love, it’s the fresh strawberries, peas, and other foods that come with the changing of the season. If... More»