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Napa Valley

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

2013-05-29-ragogsdavesummer

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...

Gorgeous Napa Vineyards

Oyster | Posted 07.14.2013 | Travel
Oyster

California's Napa Valley attracts plenty of visitors each year with its gorgeous scenery, gourmet eats, and, of course, some of the best wineries in t...

Getting Outdoors In Napa Valley

Oyster | Posted 06.25.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Northern California's gorgeous Napa Valley region has tons of wino-centric activities to offer throughout its lush, rolling hills and endless vineyards. But there's also plenty to do here even if you're not a wine connoisseur, from biking, to hiking, to hitting the Napa River.

Winemaker Miljenko Grgich Still Going Strong at 90

Mary Orlin | Posted 04.18.2013 | Taste
Mary Orlin

Miljenko "Mike" Grgich of Grgich Hills Estate winery in Napa Valley is walking, living history. He's also quite the charmer, and one of his favorite sayings is, "Good wines and good ladies improve with maturity."

Historical Landmark Makes for a Hip Hideaway in San Fran

Mary Rambin | Posted 04.18.2013 | Travel
Mary Rambin

Have you ever noticed new hotels don't spring up often in San Francisco? So when I heard the first new hotel since 2009 had opened in April of last year and won a spot on Fodor's Top 100 hotels list already, we passed on our St. Regis reservation to stay within the walls of The Presidio.

5 Things to Love About Napa [PHOTOS]

Home Away | Posted 06.12.2013 | Travel
Home Away

World famous travel destination, Napa, California, is best known for its abundance of wineries. However, it's also home to a multitude of gourmet restaurants, unique shops and a vibrant live entertainment scene.

A New Kind Of Wine Club

Mary Orlin | Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty
Mary Orlin

As you walk around to the 30 or so tables where wines are being poured, you don't see any men. These are the Women of the Vine, and they have a compelling story to tell about what's behing their own wine labels.

One of Napa's Best Dining Experiences Isn't At a Restaurant -- It's at a Winery

Mary Orlin | Posted 05.12.2013 | Travel
Mary Orlin

A winery creating food and wine pairings for guests is nothing new, and Napa Valley certainly has plenty of wonderful restaurants. But I have to say that I was blown away by the pairing that the winery calls Enoteca Signorello.

PHOTOS: California's Lesser-Known Wonders

Oyster | Posted 05.04.2013 | Travel
Oyster

We kind of hate to be sharing our best-kept secrets, but it's our job, after all.

25 Ways To Propose On The Road

Viator | Posted 04.16.2013 | Travel
Viator

For an adventurous way to mark your engagement, explore the jungle from the back of Thailand's gentle giants with an elephant ride in Phuket.

PHOTOS: Touring Napa Valley

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 03.29.2013 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

Whether you are headed to Napa to check out the "mother ship" of your favorite bottle or to discover a new gem that is mailing list only, it is bound to be a trip full of discoveries.

Luxe Hotel Recreates The Ultimate Wine Taste Test

Melanie Nayer | Posted 03.16.2013 | Travel
Melanie Nayer

If 2012 was the year of conceptualizing the hotel experience, 2013 will be the year those experiences actually come to life. In an effort to appeal to more luxury travelers, hotels will continue to invent the extraordinary for their guests. We've seen everything from deep sea dining to sky-high spas, to partnerships with top fashion designers who create one-of-a-kind hotel amenities.

PHOTOS: 15 Hotels You Didn't Know You Wanted To Stay In

Oyster | Posted 03.16.2013 | Travel
Oyster

This year you should stop putting that trip on hold. It is possible to go on a vacation staring a design or luxury hotel if you happen to know the right places.

Charles Phan Loves Napa

Love Letters | Posted 02.18.2013 | Travel
Love Letters

We don't go for wine tastings, but our out-of-town guests certainly do. When you live in Napa, your guests are always a bit tipsy.

12 Things To See Before The Apocalypse

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.13.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

With the Maya apocalypse fast approaching, now is the time to start crossing some things off your bucket list. If you've ever wanted to stay on a private island, gamble with your life savings, or treat yourself to the best meal on Earth, you've got less than two weeks to do it.

PHOTOS: America's 15 Most Luxurious Hotels

Oyster | Posted 12.07.2012 | Travel
Oyster

The time and money for this kind of trip can be tricky to come by, but it's always good to be ready in case the opportunity arises.

Shafer Vineyard's Road to Success Not An Easy One

Mary Orlin | Posted 02.02.2013 | Home
Mary Orlin

If you had told John Shafer in 1973, when he moved from Chicago to Napa Valley in 1973, that his winery and one specific vineyard would earn the highest critical acclaim and create a formidable fan following, he would probably have scoffed.

PHOTOS: The Great Inns Of Napa

BnBFinder.com | Posted 01.10.2013 | Travel
BnBFinder.com

Thousands travel to Napa just to tour sprawling vineyards and sample world-class wines -- but there's more to the area than just Sangioveses and Syrahs.

SOMM Reveals Secret World of the Master Sommeliers

Mary Orlin | Posted 01.08.2013 | Home
Mary Orlin

It's not easy to make a film or a video around the subject of wine. One way to do it is to tell stories about the people and not focus on the wine. And that's what SOMM, a documentary film directed by Jason Wise does.