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5 Reasons to Spend Your Next Wine Vacation in the Salinas Valley

Pam Grout | Posted 07.08.2014 | Travel
Pam Grout

I love Napa and Sonoma and would rather swallow a crumpled-up wine box than dis either one of them. But if money talks, a much better California county for wine lovers is on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge.

More Than Just Good Food and Wine? Putting Music on the Map in Napa

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 05.16.2014 | San Francisco
Alexis Sclamberg

Resuscitated from its rocky financial inception last year by Dave and his team of partners, Bottle Rock brings together the magical combination of music, food and wine -- it's described as a celebration of "Platinum records... lit by Michelin stars."

Devo Co-founder Launches Wine Brand

Jose Martinez | Posted 07.06.2014 | Entertainment
Jose Martinez

Ohio art rockers Devo were always known for pushing boundaries and definitely thinking outside the box. Now, nearly 35 years after the band's 1980 debut Freedom of Choice, co-founder Gerald "Jerry" Casale has launched his very own wine brand, The 50 By 50--a 23-acre property in the Wooden Valley of Napa, CA.

Best Road Trips For Best Friends

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel

By now you've probably seen the adorabs photos of Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss taking a road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway. While we wish we c...

Lion in Winter: Robert M. Parker Jr. Addresses Wine Writers

Richard Jennings | Posted 04.29.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Robert M. Parker Jr. has been the world's preeminent wine critic and tastemaker for decades. Parker had a huge impact on wine criticism and wine...

California Wine Is About To Take A Huge Hit

AP | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — With California in the grips of severe drought, Napa Valley wine grape growers on Tuesday said some vines are ripening early and...

Thanksgiving With The Mondavis: A Family Reunited And Its Rich Legacy

Richard Jennings | Posted 01.27.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

I have enjoyed the recent vintages of Charles Krug, Continuum and Michael Mondavi Family Wines that I've sampled, and look forward to tasting and reporting on those projects further as well as on what the fourth generation is up to.

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...

New Happenings in Napa

PureWow | Posted 12.19.2013 | San Francisco
PureWow

Let's be honest: There's never really a terrible time to gaze at Napa's sun-dappled hills and drink from the fruit of its vines. But October and November just might be our favorite time to go. Here's our itinerary for your next Napa trip.

Napa Valley With Kids

Michele Bigley | Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel
Michele Bigley

Many of my friends look at me like I am crazy, but I am a big fan of bringing my kids to Wine Country. Why not? If they are going to whine, I'll at least drink some wine. If they are going to be outside, why not play in the country?

Scarecrow: Extraordinary Cabernet From Napa's Oldest Vines

Richard Jennings | Posted 10.29.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Fhere is one California Cabernet, based largely on very old vines, that has truly impressed me this year.

Paris vs. Napa and Sonoma: Honeymoon Showdown

Peek | Posted 09.28.2013 | Weddings
Peek

With the arrival of wedding season comes honeymoon season, the time where we all drool over photos of our friends relaxing on an island in Bora Bora or floating down a canal in Venice, Italy.

9 Amazing Hotel Amenities

Oyster | Posted 06.04.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Our favorite summer amenities and where to find them.

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...

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.

Eating Bone Marrow ... Because We Can

Anneli Rufus | Posted 05.12.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

What was the main course crafted by an award-winning chef at a highly acclaimed Napa restaurant? Bone marrow!

Happiest Cities, Most Miserable Cities Lists Reveal Bay Area Disparity

Times-Herald, Vallejo, Calif. | Irma Widjojo | Posted 04.25.2013 | San Francisco

Napa and Vallejo received shout-outs this week for very different reasons. Once again, Vallejo was included in the Forbes magazine list of America's ...

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.

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...

Silver Oak: Reappraising a California Cabernet Icon

Richard Jennings | Posted 08.06.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

Why does the Silver Oak brand, whose origins date back to the early 1970s, so sharply split casual wine lovers from ardent wine geeks?

In-N-Out Burger's "Secret Menu" Revealed

Jay Weston | Posted 06.06.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

When I go to my local In-N-Out, at least once a week, I either park and go inside to eat or speak (shriek) into the intercom: "Ordering a 3x3, medium rare, well-toasted bun, animal style, cut in half, with a side order of peppers. And well-done fries."

Alzheimer's Can't Wait

Harry Johns | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Harry Johns

Alzheimer's can't wait. Not any longer. Everyone who has been touched by this disease knows its terrible effects. All of those families are waiting for the next steps of the NAPA process, starting with the president's budget.

Rose McGowan Is The Law

Posted 12.04.2011 | Entertainment

Rose McGowan is, once again, changing our image of her. The actress will headline the romantic thriller "Napa," according to The Hollywood Reporte...

May We Suggest a Pinot With That Redwood Forest?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 11.04.2011 | Green
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Wine drinkers the world over simply can't get enough of the California Pinot grape and so Napa vineyards came up with the proposal to deforest pristine acres of majestic Redwoods and Douglas Firs in the small town of Annapolis, CA.

Wine Country Wonders: Vineyard Vacations

Jetsetter.com | Posted 10.26.2011 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

What's better than an afternoon of swilling and slurping?