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Winemaker Miljenko Grgich Still Going Strong at 90

Mary Orlin | Posted 04.18.2013 | Taste
Mary Orlin

Miljenko "Mike" Grgich of Grgich Hills Estate winery in Napa Valley is walking, living history. He's also quite the charmer, and one of his favorite sayings is, "Good wines and good ladies improve with maturity."

Historical Landmark Makes for a Hip Hideaway in San Fran

Mary Rambin | Posted 04.18.2013 | Travel
Mary Rambin

Have you ever noticed new hotels don't spring up often in San Francisco? So when I heard the first new hotel since 2009 had opened in April of last year and won a spot on Fodor's Top 100 hotels list already, we passed on our St. Regis reservation to stay within the walls of The Presidio.

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.

A New Kind Of Wine Club

Mary Orlin | Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty
Mary Orlin

As you walk around to the 30 or so tables where wines are being poured, you don't see any men. These are the Women of the Vine, and they have a compelling story to tell about what's behing their own wine labels.

One of Napa's Best Dining Experiences Isn't At a Restaurant -- It's at a Winery

Mary Orlin | Posted 05.12.2013 | Travel
Mary Orlin

A winery creating food and wine pairings for guests is nothing new, and Napa Valley certainly has plenty of wonderful restaurants. But I have to say that I was blown away by the pairing that the winery calls Enoteca Signorello.

PHOTOS: California's Lesser-Known Wonders

Oyster | Posted 05.04.2013 | Travel
Oyster

We kind of hate to be sharing our best-kept secrets, but it's our job, after all.

25 Ways To Propose On The Road

Viator | Posted 04.16.2013 | Travel
Viator

For an adventurous way to mark your engagement, explore the jungle from the back of Thailand's gentle giants with an elephant ride in Phuket.

PHOTOS: Touring Napa Valley

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 03.29.2013 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

Whether you are headed to Napa to check out the "mother ship" of your favorite bottle or to discover a new gem that is mailing list only, it is bound to be a trip full of discoveries.

Luxe Hotel Recreates The Ultimate Wine Taste Test

Melanie Nayer | Posted 03.16.2013 | Travel
Melanie Nayer

If 2012 was the year of conceptualizing the hotel experience, 2013 will be the year those experiences actually come to life. In an effort to appeal to more luxury travelers, hotels will continue to invent the extraordinary for their guests. We've seen everything from deep sea dining to sky-high spas, to partnerships with top fashion designers who create one-of-a-kind hotel amenities.

PHOTOS: 15 Hotels You Didn't Know You Wanted To Stay In

Oyster | Posted 03.16.2013 | Travel
Oyster

This year you should stop putting that trip on hold. It is possible to go on a vacation staring a design or luxury hotel if you happen to know the right places.

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.

Wine Country Faces Unexpected Problem

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 02.15.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Napa Valley, one of the world's premier wine growing regions, has an uncommon problem these days: not enough new grapevine root ...

12 Things To See Before The Apocalypse

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.13.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

With the Maya apocalypse fast approaching, now is the time to start crossing some things off your bucket list. If you've ever wanted to stay on a private island, gamble with your life savings, or treat yourself to the best meal on Earth, you've got less than two weeks to do it.

PHOTOS: America's 15 Most Luxurious Hotels

Oyster | Posted 12.07.2012 | Travel
Oyster

The time and money for this kind of trip can be tricky to come by, but it's always good to be ready in case the opportunity arises.

Shafer Vineyard's Road to Success Not An Easy One

Mary Orlin | Posted 02.02.2013 | Food
Mary Orlin

If you had told John Shafer in 1973, when he moved from Chicago to Napa Valley in 1973, that his winery and one specific vineyard would earn the highest critical acclaim and create a formidable fan following, he would probably have scoffed.

PHOTOS: The Great Inns Of Napa

BnBFinder.com | Posted 01.10.2013 | Travel
BnBFinder.com

Thousands travel to Napa just to tour sprawling vineyards and sample world-class wines -- but there's more to the area than just Sangioveses and Syrahs.

SOMM Reveals Secret World of the Master Sommeliers

Mary Orlin | Posted 01.08.2013 | Food
Mary Orlin

It's not easy to make a film or a video around the subject of wine. One way to do it is to tell stories about the people and not focus on the wine. And that's what SOMM, a documentary film directed by Jason Wise does.

Biking the East Bay Wineries

offMetro.com | Posted 10.30.2012 | San Francisco
offMetro.com

Wine towns abound in California. But factoring in travel, expensive accommodations and various other factors, a simple "wine weekend" can translate to a hefty price tag. Fortunately, wine country is closer than you think.

Bernard Portet: A Winery Without Walls

Mary Orlin | Posted 12.18.2012 | Food
Mary Orlin

The advantage of a winery without walls, says Bernard Portet, is that he can be more creative and flexible. He can blend Roussanne with Sauvignon Blanc or make Malbec in Argentina. 

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...

The Top 10 U.S. Wine Destinations

Posted 10.16.2012 | Taste

Find out which U.S. wine destinations made TripAdvisor's list.

PHOTOS: Wine Regions With Cultural Cred

JustLuxe | Posted 12.12.2012 | Travel
JustLuxe

It's not smart to plan a wine tasting tour where each day is packed with back-to-back tastings. It wears out the palate or leads to further bad decisions.

7 Reasons to Revisit Napa Valley

offMetro.com | Posted 09.27.2012 | San Francisco
offMetro.com

The nature hike at di Rosa Art Preserve is a great way to break up tastings or stamp out any workweek weariness. On select Saturdays from May to October, di Rosa offers a guided tour through its wild meadows.

PHOTOS: The Best Hotels To Om

Oyster | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Hotels sometimes come equipped with the best fitness spaces you'll find anywhere, yoga mats included, and we've picked out our favorite hotels where finding your inner peace is made just a tad easier.

Giddy Up and Fly Away

Tracy Shaffer | Posted 10.10.2012 | Denver
Tracy Shaffer

SaddleUp! Foundation is dedicated to empowering individuals with special needs through equine assisted activities and therapies provided at a family-friendly ranch.