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PHOTOS: The 'Ghost Wineries' Of California

AP | By MICHELLE LOCKE | Posted 12.11.2011 | Travel

Michelle Locke, Associated Press NAPA, Calif. — As the crisp bite of fall turns vineyards into a kaleidoscope of russet and orange, the Napa Vall...

PHOTOS: Wine Country Harvest Season Is Finally Here

| Posted 11.15.2011 | San Francisco

By Tami Yu It's harvest season in wine country! If you weren't able to travel this past summer, now's the time to check out what's fun and new. To ...

10 Insider Tips For A Great Visit To Napa Valley

Tom Wark | Posted 11.15.2011 | San Francisco
Tom Wark

Get off the beaten Wine Country path and experience the Wine Country less traveled. Here are my top 10 ways to create a unique wine country experience.

Giddy Up and Get Away

Tracy Shaffer | Posted 10.25.2011 | Denver
Tracy Shaffer

I've been told to pack my bags before but never quite like this. The Denver Suitcase Party, Saddle-Up Foundation's fundraiser, is loaded with jet fuel; enough to sweep you away to a luxurious Napa Valley weekend.

I'll Run the World Someday

Winnie So | Posted 10.18.2011 | Travel
Winnie So

For me, mixing travel with running is a great training motivator. So as a way to kick-start my marathon training after a knee injury, I decided to come up with my list of dream race destinations.

The Serious Health Benefits

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.15.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

My lab has completed two studies of walnuts -- our first study showed that adding walnuts to the daily diet of adults with Type 2 diabetes for two months significantly improved blood vessel health.

Party On: When the After Party Is a Wedding Must

Laurie Arons | Posted 09.25.2011 | San Francisco
Laurie Arons

Changing the setting for the after party -- whether it's to a different ballroom in the hotel, a wine cave or a local restaurant you favor -- will re-energize the crowd.

An Ultimate Girls' Summer Weekend in Wine Country

Mary Orlin | Posted 09.18.2011 | Home
Mary Orlin

You probably don't think of downtown Napa as a destination for style or shopping. People used to bypass Napa on their way to winery tasting rooms and St. Helena. Well things have changed.

Patch Welcomes HuffPost San Francisco

Marcia Parker | Posted 09.17.2011 | San Francisco
Marcia Parker

We'll be collaborating with HuffPost San Francisco on important stories here and we'll contribute others that may pique your interest -- a mix of breaking news, features, blogposts, and more which you'll find on the HuffPost San Francisco local pages.

Ad Hoc's Fried Chicken Comes to Beverly Hills... For One Night at Bouchon

Jay Weston | Posted 09.14.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

The best fried chicken I have ever had was at Chef Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc, the casually elegant restaurant in Napa's Yountville. The first time I ate it, I almost cried with joy. This was perfection!

The Generous Pour

George Miliotes | Posted 09.13.2011 | Home
George Miliotes

I believe wine education at any level must be experienced first-hand, so let's have a "virtual tasting" right here, as I share with you some of my favorite picks for the warm summer months.

Will Napa Valley Still Be Able To Produce Wine In 30 Years?

Posted 09.07.2011 | Home

By 2040 Northern California might have 50% less land suitable for growing premium wine grapes due to climate change. According to a new study by Stanf...

Kick Up Your Heels Down in the South of Italy

Jennifer Ceaser | Posted 08.20.2011 | Travel
Jennifer Ceaser

2011-06-20-winepouring.gif Tuscany is known for its wine, Sicily for its food, and the Amalfi Coast for its beaches, but Puglia has all these -- even if few know about it.

Vintners Rally To Supply Wine For Veterans

AP | By MICHELLE LOCKE | Posted 07.16.2011 | Home

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. -- Deb Stallings was more than a little surprised when she found out that budgetary concerns meant that residents of the veterans' ...

World-Famous Bay Area Food Critic Michael Bauer

Alexis Swanson Traina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Alexis Swanson Traina

Eating out in the Bay Area with Michael Bauer, food critic of the SF Chronicle, is not that different from stepping out with a famous politician, rock...

Bruce Neyers: Proof That Vision and Hard Work Pays

Brad Haskel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brad Haskel

If timing is everything, then Bruce Neyers entered the wine industry with impeccable timing. The 1970s brought about a re-birth to California wine, an...

Love in the Vineyards

Alexis Swanson Traina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Alexis Swanson Traina

There's just no place like napa when it comes to a lover's getaway - a decadent little corner of the world that caters to passion enthusiasts everyda...

Everybody Eats, Drinks, Sleeps Where? In Napa Valley

Mara Gibbs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Mara Gibbs

How many hamburger stands in the world serve fabulous wines by the bottle and only charge $1.00 for corkage if you bring your own bottle?

Bavarian Spirit Unleashed in Napa

Alexis Swanson Traina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alexis Swanson Traina

Vintage Home is my favorite store in America come December 1st, when it is transformed into an Austrian wonderland, loaded to the gills with brilliant, thoughtful, and elegant gifts tree ornaments.

Everybody Eats Where? The French Laundry, Napa Valley

Mara Gibbs | Posted 06.07.2011 | Home
Mara Gibbs

Rarely has there ever been anything negative written about The French Laundry, therefore I feel it is my duty to voice my opinion honestly, which may not be in the majority but should be heard nonetheless.

2010's Must-Visit Napa Winery: Kenzo Estate

Marie Elena Martinez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Marie Elena Martinez

When I hit the Silverado Trail last month for a few tours and tastings, it was Kenzo Estate that was on everyone's lips.

Gems of Napa: Three Wineries You Should Get to Know

Marie Elena Martinez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Marie Elena Martinez

These are not wineries with glossy, souped-up tasting rooms. These are wineries that merely go about the business of producing small quantities of really terrific wines.

The Biodynamic Wine Experience at Robert Sinskey Vineyards

Marie Elena Martinez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Marie Elena Martinez

Organics are simple enough -- growing produce with natural fertilizers and non-chemical pest control -- but biodynamics? Exactly. Biodynamic farming leaves the smallest carbon footprint of any agricultural method. Natch.

Sonoma County Is Like Its Wines: Big, Beautiful and oh-so Affordable

Jennifer Ceaser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jennifer Ceaser

At 1,600 square miles, Sonoma County is twice the area of Napa, and is made up of 12 regions that vary greatly in terms of terrain, climate and grape varietals.

A First-Timer Discovers Sonoma and Napa

Marie Elena Martinez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Marie Elena Martinez

Napa and Sonoma aren't communities of the wealthy and privileged, but communities of hard-working folks who love what they do, and love to share their wines with those lucky enough to pass through.