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The Girl and the Fig: 15 Years in Wine Country

Mary Orlin | Posted 12.07.2012 | Home
Mary Orlin


Biking the East Bay Wineries | Posted 10.30.2012 | San Francisco

Wine towns abound in California. But factoring in travel, expensive accommodations and various other factors, a simple "wine weekend" can translate to a hefty price tag. Fortunately, wine country is closer than you think.

PHOTOS: Perfect Hotels For Fall

Jeanenne Tornatore | Posted 12.19.2012 | Travel
Jeanenne Tornatore

Check into these fabulous hotels in some of fall's most beautiful destinations and check some items off your bucket list along the way.

PHOTOS: 50 Things To Do In Wine Country Before You Die

7x7logo | Posted 10.17.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of 7x7 Magazine. Think Wine Country is all tasting rooms and vineyards? Think again. Sure, there is plenty of gra...

Grape To Glass In Sonoma

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 12.03.2012 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

Wine travel is always a voyage of discovery; as much as we like to plan our trips, we sometimes like to ditch the agenda and find out the secrets that a region has to offer. A recent trip to California's Sonoma County gave us everything we have come to expect from wine country: Beautiful vistas of rolling hills covered with grapevines, hand-crafted meals cooked with precision, and glass upon glass of exquisitely made wines.

Fall On California's Coast

iLoveInns | Posted 11.24.2012 | Travel

New England may be the epicenter of fall travel, but California can also get very colorful.

PHOTOS: Guide To Willamette Valley Wine Country

Snooth | Posted 09.13.2012 | Travel

The northern portion of Oregon's Willamette Valley is only an hour's drive from Portland, the state's largest city, but the 5,200 square mile swatch of wine country seems a world apart in its unhurried, scenic way.

WATCH: NSFW Rap Video On California Wine Country

Posted 09.06.2012 | Home

"Wine Country" by the Dub C Crew is the latest food-related rap video to pop up on our radar -- and these oenophiles mean business. The crew's target ...

Fully Mature Reds at Reasonable Prices? Think Rioja

Richard Jennings | Posted 10.23.2012 | Home
Richard Jennings

A region that has long made high-quality, ageworthy wines that, with a few decades on them, are very reminiscent of fine old Barolos and Bordeaux is Rioja -- Spain's illustrious red wine-producing region.

Mondavi Widow To Release Tell-All Memoir

Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.27.2012 | San Francisco

Every town has its legendary families (the Gettys, the Trainas, the Newsoms), and in Napa Valley, one reigns supreme: the Mondavis. From the 1960s...

An Unanticipated Journey, A Very Memorable Meal

Bruce Bromberg | Posted 03.19.2012 | Travel
Bruce Bromberg

Even the best travel plans often go astray, but the detours in life are often the most revealing, in this case on an unanticipated detour to California's wine country.

Six Experiences In Montenegro's Loveliest Corner

Jeanine Barone | Posted 02.11.2012 | Travel
Jeanine Barone

Chicory, Leopard's bane and other wildflowers dot the landscape. Tiny garden farms are the norm, with many growing patches of potatoes, tomatoes, beets, and green peas.

A Tipsy Heaven In Argentina

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 01.11.2012 | Travel
Jennifer Hamady

The five acres were originally purchased by Gabriela's grandmother in 1936. Malbec vines and olive trees had been planted at the turn of the century and meticulously maintained.

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 ...

PHOTOS: Visit Wine Country With Some Unexpected Company

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.12.2011 | San Francisco

By MICHELLE LOCKE, Associated Press NAPA, Calif. (AP) — You might think kids would be about as welcome at a winery as cork taint. But happily for...

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.

Northern California: A Place Where Time Slows Down

Tamie Adaya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Tamie Adaya

Dinner at the Farmhouse was unpretentious, flavorful and beautifully presented. I'd be lying to you if I didn't admit to being seduced by the wholesomely delicious farm-to-table gourmet food.

PHOTOS: Going Sideways In The Santa Ynez Valley

2010-12-10-overhead_Trazzler.jpg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Text courtesy of By Megan Cytron The movie Sideways put the Santa Ynez Valley on the map--and not just for aging burnt-out urban dwell...

Celebrate Consumer Diversity for a Healthier, More Diverse Wine Industry

Tim Hanni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tim Hanni

Wine consumers come in all shapes, sizes, gender, adult age and socio-economic groups. Wines come in many colors, flavors, styles and price points. Lo...

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.

Living the Dream: Kutch Wines

Marie Elena Martinez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marie Elena Martinez

Stock market got you down? Looking for a career alternative? That was native New Yorker Jamie Kutch's reality in 2005 when he packed it all in for a...

Pizza and Wine? Head to Simi in Sonoma's Healdsburg

Marie Elena Martinez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Marie Elena Martinez

Before visiting, I had been partial to Simi reds. An education on whites awaited me. The Sauvignon Blanc was crisp and light, a good choice for everyday drinking.

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.

Attempting to Create a Bordeaux Varietal at Franciscan

Marie Elena Martinez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marie Elena Martinez

A very fun and a wholly different way to learn about wines, and develop an appreciation for those elusive Bordeaux varietals, I highly suggest a trip to Franciscan in California for the Blending Seminar.

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.