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A Feast For The Senses: Chef's Table At St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery

Vivien Moon | Posted 01.25.2017 | Taste
Vivien Moon

St. Supéry Dollarhide Ranch. Image courtesy St. Supéry There are places so singular, it's hard to imagine a world existing beyond them. Driving th...

Solitude and Joy In the Willamette Valley

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 12.21.2016 | Travel
Kay Tacke Morse

Anticipation seeps through the open car windows, as it tends to when we near a desired destination, hovering to find a place to land, once the navigat...

"Joking Till the Cows Come Home"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.29.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Even though I have always been more apt to milk a joke than a cow, which can create udder confusion (see what I mean?), I have long w...

Spaghetti Vongole

Vincenzo Prosperi | Posted 09.14.2016 | Taste
Vincenzo Prosperi

Leave the vongole to simmer in the pan until they begin to open. If they don't open in the middle, it normally means they are not good to eat.

Los Angeles Weekender: Temecula

Gina Hall | Posted 09.02.2016 | Los Angeles
Gina Hall

Looking for a wine-tasting weekend getaway without the time- and gas-consuming trek to Napa, Sonoma or points beyond? Take a look at Temecula.

San Francisco: Dining, Daytrippin' and Jazz

Dwight Brown | Posted 06.26.2016 | Travel
Dwight Brown

The annual San Francisco Jazz Festival is a perfect reason to come to The City by the Bay. It's also a great time to explore some cool leisure activit...

Reinventing the Wine Experience, Freemark Abbey

Kelly Mitchell | Posted 06.10.2016 | Taste
Kelly Mitchell

In the late 1800's Josephine Tychson, at age 31, found herself without a husband (tuberculosis & despair took him), with two children, a winery and vineyards. Most women in that day would look for another husband, a partner, to make their lives easier. After all, owning a vineyard, running it, supervising men and raising children simultaneously was something a woman wasn't expected to do.

Virginia shop offers lovers of craft beer and wine a venue to linger, taste and talk

John Trump | Posted 04.21.2016 | Taste
John Trump

Defining or labeling Barrel Chest in Roanoke, Virginia, is akin to choosing between an IPA and a stout, an ESB or a Gose. Too many variables. It all depends on the day, on your mood. It takes a minute to decide.

A Weekend in the Wine Country: Yountville, California

Michelle Rae Uy | Posted 04.19.2016 | Travel
Michelle Rae Uy

A winery in Napa Valley (Photo by Michelle Rae Uy) It was a gorgeous scene--rolling hills of grapevines laid before us, half covered by the early mor...

Romantic Hidden Gem Williamsburg in the Winter (VIDEO)

Karen Schaler | Posted 02.05.2017 | Travel
Karen Schaler

When a lot of people think of the Greater Williamsburg area of Virginia it's all about the extraordinary history and planning a family vacation, but t...

Pinot Noir and Birds of Prey

Kelly Mitchell | Posted 01.22.2017 | Taste
Kelly Mitchell

The simple act of opening a bottle, savoring the first aroma, the first taste, is a pleasure I never tire of. When I see the word Oregon on a pinot noir bottle, even just the word Oregon, I feel warm inside.

A Better Place to Be: Induct Harry Chapin into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Craig E. Sherman | Posted 09.14.2016 | Entertainment
Craig E. Sherman

Chapin's untimely death in 1981, undoubtedly robbed the world of some of the most prolific and beautiful songs that he sadly was never able to write.

4 California Wineries With Rich Histories

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Post-Prohibition, Beringer became the first Napa winery to offer public tours, sparking the wine tourism industry in the valley. This past March, Mark Beringer, a direct descendant of Jacob, became the head winemaker at the estate after previously working at Artesa Vineyards.

Visit A Modern Day Oasis For Wine Enthusiasts

Architectural Digest | Posted 04.27.2015 | Travel
Architectural Digest

Influenced by the beauty of the surroundings, the firm employed natural elements inside and out, anchoring the grounds with a modern structure clad in stone and wood.

The Best California Weekend Road Trips

Findery | Posted 04.05.2015 | Travel
Findery

There is something really harsh about the beginning of a new year. We all need something to look forward to. Are you ready to get out of town? While you may not be able to take time off from work, there's always the weekend. Hop in the car, put on your favorite music playlist and drive.

Budget Trips to Napa: Save Your Money for the Wine!

Oyster | Posted 12.17.2014 | Travel
Oyster

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.

Livermore Stories: Caddis Wines

Mary Orlin | Posted 10.13.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

It's barrel tasting weekend at the end of March in Livermore Valley, and only the third time that Caddis Wines has been open to the public.

Livermore Stories: 3 Steves Winery

Mary Orlin | Posted 10.05.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

The tag line says it all:  "3 friends striving to make the perfect wine." 

Napa Valley Festival del Sole Creates Its Own Artistic Aura

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 09.27.2014 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

The sun shining down on Napa has created a wonderful gravitational pull with the events offered at this year's Festival de Sole.

California May Loosen Alcohol Laws For Underage Students

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.04.2014 | College

A new bill proposed in California would allow some underage students to taste alcohol, all in the name of academia. Students enrolled in brewing, v...

Castello Di Gabbiano Among The Most Innovative Wineries In Tuscany

John Mariani | Posted 02.22.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

One of the oldest and best known Chianti Classicos is Castello di Gabbiano, whose label is recognizable from its parti-colored knight.

The Best Little Winery You've Never Heard of

In the Gold Country | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste
In the Gold Country

Having lived in Napa for nine years, and having been a wine lover for many years before that, I've done a fair share of wine tasting. I have yet to taste a flight where every wine was fabulous. Until last weekend.

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...

Best Day Trips From NYC

Leora Novick | Posted 12.09.2013 | Travel
Leora Novick

New York may be a teeming metropolis of opportunities, but there are plenty of fun alternatives just a short bus ride away. Try one of these day trips to breathe in some fresh, country air and take a break from the bustle of the city.

Priorat -- Majestic, Spiritual and Aiming Closer to Their Great Potential

Brad Haskel | Posted 08.12.2013 | Travel
Brad Haskel

Priorat, located within Catalonia, has all of the elements to be one of Spain's most celebrated wine regions.