Napa is certainly not known for being cheap -- and if you're booking some last minute flights to get away for Columbus Day, well, better stick to bread and water for dinner tonight (or the rest of the month, really). But at least we can help you out with finding some value-packed hotels.
Pick a menu, pop the cork, and settle into a glass of a grape variety that found its place in the New World and will likely only keep surprising us.
You could say, at least in the case of Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, that the arcade and caves express terroir.
When you really get down to it, drinking wine seasonally is all about heat.
Sure, everybody knows Napa, Bordeaux, and Tuscany. But if you want to really impress potential overnight guests (and the waiter), you'll need to up your oenophilic game beyond the usual suspects.
The revolution is official: Wine-focused apps are now acting like digital sommeliers. They're helping consumers navigate restaurant wine lists, discover and purchase new wines because friends recommend them and even have wine delivered right to your door.
You can smell and taste the passion and attention to detail that's involved.
It's infinity scarf season again,You've spent a long, hot summer organizing outings for you and your family and now it's time to spend a little time on yourself.
Urban farming is sweeping the country as individuals and families seek ways to eat more healthily while also whittling down the grocery bills. Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's legendary estate in Charlottesville, Va. recently offered two-days of gardening, farming, and DIY classes and demonstrations during its annual Heritage Harvest Festival.
So now that the "Super Tuscan" name has faded, more wineries are proudly marketing their wines as from Bolgheri.
Once again, I got to taste the beautifully crafted wines of Stratus, made by winegrower J-L Groux.
Traveling is, by its nature, an intensely individual and personal experience. Whether one travels solo on a self-planned journey or as part of an organized group tour, the resulting experiences will be different for each traveler, based on interests, knowledge and temperament.
Have you ever heard of a winery whose guiding principle was humility?
It is a treat when an expert culinary artist helps you select your own gastronomic adventure.
Once you're inside the tasting room, it's a visual feast for your eyes.
Today's good pinks are crisp, dry, and brimming with lively red fruit and citrus.