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10 Must-See Northern California Views

offMetro.com | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
offMetro.com

San Francisco's skyline sparkles on a clear day and it's just as magical encircled in tendrils of fog. But beyond the city, a veritable treasure trove of visual delights await, from rolling vineyards to hilltop vistas to the rugged California beaches.

Top 10 Wine Destinations Around the World

Viator | Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel
Viator

Going wine tasting is a charming way to spend a day or a weekend. It is so enjoyable, in fact, that wine tasting has become a vacation in itself. Wine...

Farm to Fork Across America: Amigo Bob... Influencing an Estate Vineyard of Napa Valley

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 10.24.2013 | Green
Julie Ann Fineman

Stored in the finest French oak barrels, the young wines are still alive as the yeast play their part in the transition. Lifting the carbon dioxide release stopper, the bung on a barrel, Bruce puts our ear over the hole. We can hear a distinct crackling sound in the barrel, the sound of the yeast at work making wine.

New Happenings in Napa

PureWow | Posted 12.19.2013 | San Francisco
PureWow

Let's be honest: There's never really a terrible time to gaze at Napa's sun-dappled hills and drink from the fruit of its vines. But October and November just might be our favorite time to go. Here's our itinerary for your next Napa trip.

Not Ready for Fall? Go to San Francisco

Jim Werner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

Not quite the warm and sunny California of Beach Boys tunes, San Francisco can get downright cold most of the year. But just when many of us Northeasterners are bidding farewell to summer and pulling out our jackets and coats, San Francisco heats up.

Napa Valley With Kids

Michele Bigley | Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel
Michele Bigley

Many of my friends look at me like I am crazy, but I am a big fan of bringing my kids to Wine Country. Why not? If they are going to whine, I'll at least drink some wine. If they are going to be outside, why not play in the country?

Interview with David Duncan, CEO of Silver Oak Cellars

Teddy Wayne | Posted 10.30.2013 | Taste
Teddy Wayne

Many in the wine industry are saying that this is the moment for American wines. As the harvest comes into full swing, I caught up with David Duncan, CEO Silver Oak Cellars and Twomey Cellars, to talk about the wine season, the state of the industry, and insider tips to wine country.

A Perfect Day in Napa Valley

Kristin Braswell | Posted 10.22.2013 | Travel
Kristin Braswell

Napa Valley: sprawling hills of green and grapes, clean air and a wine lover's paradise. And with all this, it's the history of Napa, the familial ties to the vineyards and the commitment to respecting the land, that will resonate long after your visit.

Game of Thrones Meets Fine Wine at Napa Valley's Medieval Castle

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.19.2013 | Travel
Xaque Gruber

California native Dario Sattui's passion for European architecture of the Middle Ages is only rivaled by his passion for fine wine. he's built a full-scale medieval castle on U.S. soil. It's a wine country wonder, and a magnificently delicious reason to visit California's Napa Valley.

Entrepreneurs and Artisans Telling Stories on Supermarket Shelves

Michael Chiarello | Posted 10.16.2013 | Taste
Michael Chiarello

All good food tells a story. In today's growing market of regionally driven, artisan products, consumers want to be able to relate to their food; whether it be through a personal connection with the producer or an association with a particular time or place.

Paris vs. Napa and Sonoma: Honeymoon Showdown

Peek | Posted 09.28.2013 | Weddings
Peek

With the arrival of wedding season comes honeymoon season, the time where we all drool over photos of our friends relaxing on an island in Bora Bora or floating down a canal in Venice, Italy.

Yes You Can - Memorable Places to Get "Gay Married" in California

offMetro.com | Posted 09.21.2013 | Weddings
offMetro.com

Like the throngs at City Hall, in the Castro, and beyond, we at oM SF were giddy at the strides toward equality that were made when the Supreme Court ...

Tasty Cooking Vacations

U.S. News Travel | Posted 07.17.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Want to learn how to craft fresh pasta in Rome or dig for oysters in South Carolina?

Chris Howell & Cain Vineyard: Making Wines That Matter Part II

Brad Haskel | Posted 07.16.2013 | Taste
Brad Haskel

More from Chris Howell, the talented General Manager and Winemaker of Cain Vineyards.

Chris Howell & Cain Vineyard: Making Wines That Matter

Brad Haskel | Posted 09.15.2013 | Taste
Brad Haskel

Chris Howell, the talented General Manager and Winemaker of Cain Vineyards in Spring Mountain, shares his views on wine, grape growing, winemaking, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain and more.

Mexican-Americans Launch Into A New California Industry

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.11.2013 | Latino Voices

Get ready for Mexican-American wine. Immigrants from south of the border have long played a key role in California’s wine industry, serving as o...

Places You Never Thought to Take Your Kids

U.S. News Travel | Posted 07.03.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Sure, Disneyworld, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon certainly come to mind as essential family trips, but have you ever considered taking your youngsters somewhere that doesn't hold the same kid-friendly reputation?

Treat Yourself to the Culinary Experience of a Lifetime with Le Dolci Global Foodie Trips

Le Dolci | Posted 09.01.2013 | Travel
Le Dolci

Dreaming of the perfect getaway where you can experience some of the world's most famous tastes and signature dishes? No need to dream because this fa...

Wine Country Chic, Napa Valley Style

Mary Orlin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Taste
Mary Orlin

What does "wine country casual" mean?

Top Summer Vacation Spots For Two-Timers

The Huffington Post | Emi Boscamp | Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel

The majority of Americans will take a summer vacation, and according to a recent survey by extra-marital dating site AshleyMadison.com, that canoodlin...

Detox Then Retox in Wine Country

Mary Orlin | Posted 08.06.2013 | Taste
Mary Orlin

The first time I heard of a winery offering a yoga class was in 2008, at Periscope Cellars in Emeryville, CA. This was actually a yoga class where you sipped wine as you held various poses. Now, it seems that no matter where you are, you're not far from a yoga class at a winery.

Auction Napa Valley 2013

GAYOT.com | Posted 08.06.2013 | Taste
GAYOT.com

The 33rd annual Auction Napa Valley wrapped up at Meadowood Napa Valley last weekend, where an astounding $16.9 million were raised, surpassing the 2005 record of $10.2 million. Proceeds benefit healthcare and child development programs in Napa Valley.

From Summer Horns to Napa Jazz: Conversations with Dave Koz and Brian Culbertson, Plus Toby Lightman's "Better" Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.29.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Bountiful Yountville: The Epic Journey Begins

Anne Z. Cooke | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel
Anne Z. Cooke

If California wines still baffle - so many labels! -- you might want to spend a weekend in Yountville, on Route 29 in Napa Valley. A village by this city boy's standards, it's 12 blocks long and four blocks wide, perched on a bit of real estate smaller than 1200 acres.

Best Places for a Bachelor or Bachelorette Bash

U.S. News Travel | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

If movies like "The Hangover" or "Bridesmaids" have taught us anything, it's that pre-wedding festivities usually involve a combination of alcohol-ind...