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Where to Stay for a Foodcation in North America

Oyster | Posted 10.23.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Food can often be a major focus of a trip; it's hardly uncommon for the taste connoisseurs among us to plan a foodcation. And in our opinion, it should all start with your hotel.

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

Oyster | Posted 10.17.2014 | 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.

A New View for Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Mary Orlin | Posted 10.14.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

You could say, at least in the case of Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, that the arcade and caves express terroir.

Sounds of the Napa Valley

Allen Balik | Posted 09.23.2014 | San Francisco
Allen Balik

Early last Saturday morning I was driving up-valley to visit a client's vineyard. Slowly I became aware of a very different set of sights and sounds t...

Red Wines, Good Times in Napa Valley Keep #NapaStrong

Mary Orlin | Posted 09.17.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

My favorite was the 2008, opulent, rich, fruity and floral, still very much a young, fresh wine.

Make the Most of Your Fall Vacation

U.S. News Travel | Posted 09.04.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Whether you're interested in city adventures, vineyard-hopping, a hiking vacation (or something else entirely), here's how to make the most of your time spent in these prime fall locales.

Napa Valley, Perfect Weekend Getaway

Marisa Churchill | Posted 09.03.2014 | Travel
Marisa Churchill

In a further attempt to tempt you to Napa in the near future, here is a list of some of my favorite places to enjoy when visiting the Napa Valley, all of which are currently up and running! So what are you waiting for?

Music and Sweets: A Perfect Combo for a Late Night Bakery

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 08.31.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Bonnie plays a gorgeous fiddle and Nick works magic on his guitar. They perform effortlessly together as if they have been doing it their whole life--which, well, they almost have.

#NapaQuake: How You Can Help Keep #NapaStrong

Mary Orlin | Posted 09.03.2014 | Home
Mary Orlin

Bottle shock.  Crushed.  Shaken, not stirred.  Whatever word you choose to describe it, the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked Napa Valley early Sunday morning has left behind more than spilled wine.

Napa Winemakers Quickly Cleaning Up 'Big Mess' Caused By Earthquake

Reuters | Christina Farr and Robin Respaut | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green

(Adds details on damage to wine industry) By Christina Farr and Robin Respaut NAPA, Calif., Aug 25 (Reuters) - A strong...

More Than 90 Percent Of Napa Residents Don't Have Earthquake Insurance: Report

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green

The 6.1-magnitude earthquake that shook Napa Valley early Sunday morning could total more than $1 billion in losses. As many as 100 homes were left in...

Best Hotels Near Wineries

Hipmunk | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel
Hipmunk

After a long day of wine tasting, you'll want a relaxing place to call home for the night. Stay close to the winery action without skimping on style, comfort or amenities at one of these prime spots for a wine-filled getaway.

Sophia Loren Brings the Stars out in Napa Valley

Mary Orlin | Posted 09.20.2014 | Celebrity
Mary Orlin

I've been to my fair share of special nights in wine country, but this evening tops them all. I got to shake hands with Sophia Loren.

Christian Moueix: Representing Himself and Bordeaux with Honesty, Integrity, and Intelligence

Brad Haskel | Posted 09.01.2014 | Taste
Brad Haskel

"Basically I am a viticulturalist at heart, and my best moments are out in the vineyard."

Wineries to Pair With a City Break

Travelzoo | Posted 08.18.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

Exploring a new city this summer? We have the perfect accompaniment: wine. Check out six wine regions within driving distance of six great cities. Tip: Steal away during the week when city dwellers are back in the office and you can sip vino without the crowds.

BottleRock 2014: Small Review Huge Slideshow! Slideshow 1

Adam Rutkowski | Posted 08.02.2014 | San Francisco
Adam Rutkowski

Overall, BottleRock found success in their "anything you could possibly want" lineup and I'm looking forward to see how they further define their image in 2015. Check out my slideshow for day one below, and check out my second post which has a slideshow from day two!

BottleRock 2014 -- Small Review Huge Slideshow! Slideshow 2

Adam Rutkowski | Posted 08.02.2014 | San Francisco
Adam Rutkowski

Check out my continued slideshow below for pictures from day two! ...

Dress to the Vines is Back!

Mary Orlin | Posted 08.04.2014 | Style
Mary Orlin

For the second year, Jessup Cellars in Napa Valley is bringing style to Wine Country. That's right, the fabulous event, Dress to the Vines, is back!...

A Personal Journey to Eonian Wine

Mary Orlin | Posted 07.28.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

Wayne Donaldson is a year and two vintages into his own wine label Eonian.  After about 20 years in the wine business, working in Australia and Calif...

Romantic Weekend Getaways: Top 7 Hotels in the U.S. for Romance

Oyster | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel
Oyster

When you're in the mood for love but only have a few days to spare, a weekend getaway -- in a destination that won't take all weekend to get to -- is just what you need.

Wellness in Wine Country

Mary Orlin | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Orlin

Of course a little retox with a glass of wine afterwards is always allowed.

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.

The Birth Of A Wine Culture In South Korea

Mary Orlin | Posted 06.21.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

How do you create a wine culture where none exists?

The Pied Piper of Napa

Mary Orlin | Posted 06.15.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

For David Pack, legendary musician, Ambrosia lead singer and Grammy award-winning record producer, his latest project, Napa Crossroads, is one he's be...

Where to Recover After Coachella

Joy Pecknold | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Sure, it's buckets of fun, but three days of music from noon to well beyond midnight with some 90,000 people in the blistering desert sun accompanied with oodles of booze, well, it takes its toll -- so here are six spectacularly serene spots to recoup after the marathon is over.