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Sophia Loren Brings the Stars out in Napa Valley

Mary Orlin | Posted 07.21.2014 | 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 07.02.2014 | 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 06.18.2014 | 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 06.04.2014 | 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 06.04.2014 | San Francisco
Adam Rutkowski

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

Dress to the Vines is Back!

Mary Orlin | Posted 06.04.2014 | 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 05.28.2014 | 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.

Go Here, Not There: 10 Alternative Destinations

Cheapflights | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

The world is filled with must-see destinations we are told we need to tick off our ever-growing bucket lists. Behind these well-traveled hotspots are smaller, lesser-known attractions that are definitely worth your time.

A Nose For Wine At Morlet Family Vineyards

Mary Orlin | Posted 05.20.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

The wine aromas are less beeswax and more liquid minerals. It's become much more complex.

Wine for Your Skin: 29 by Lydia Mondavi

Mary Orlin | Posted 05.12.2014 | Style
Mary Orlin

Say the Mondavi name and one word pops into your head -- wine.  Another word should come to mind too -- grape seeds.  That's right, those beneficial...

Hollywood BFFs Drew, Cameron And Reese Take Cooking Lessons

Posted 03.06.2014 | Celebrity

In case you had any doubts that Hollywood is a small, small world, three A–list actresses have escaped the buzz of Los Angeles for a brief moment. ...

10 Reasons To Visit Napa This Winter

Fodor's | Posted 04.03.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

Dormant vines and an ongoing drought rendered the Napa Valley countryside a bleak brown as winter 2014 dawned, but with new ventures sprouting up all over Napa, the wine region's largest city, the mood downtown has been perky--almost springlike.

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...

A New Start With a First Crush at Continuum Estate

Mary Orlin | Posted 03.07.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

"This is from the first day of our first harvest in the winery," says Tim Mondavi, holding a glass filled with a dark purple liquid. "This was one...

Napa Valley 101

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2014 | Travel

By Mary Milliken ST. HELENA, Calif., Dec 13 (Reuters) - When a pair of wines - a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Chardonnay - from California...

The Legacy Of Prohibition On Wine 80 Years Later

Mary Orlin | Posted 02.04.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

Can't get wine shipped to your house? Blame it on Prohibition. Can't buy wine on Sunday? Another legacy of Prohibition.

Wine From Under The Sea

Mary Orlin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

You've probably heard stories about shipwrecks discovered where bottles of wine were found. Some of the wines uncovered have been 100 years old or more. There's been interest in what these wines taste like and how well they did -- or didn't age -- in their watery cellars.

10 Must-See Northern California Views

offMetro.com | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
offMetro.com

San Francisco's skyline sparkles on a clear day and it's just as magical encircled in tendrils of fog. But beyond the city, a veritable treasure trove of visual delights await, from rolling vineyards to hilltop vistas to the rugged California beaches.

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...