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Napa Valley Grille: Westwood's Wine Region

Scott Bridges | Posted 05.15.2012 | Los Angeles
Scott Bridges

Imagine extracting the essence of Napa Valley and recreating it in restaurant form and sprouting it up in Westwood Village. OK, that's not exactly what the Napa Valley Grille is, but it may be as close as you are likely to find.

PHOTOS: A Green Resort In Napa Valley

Andrew Harper | Posted 05.14.2012 | Travel
Andrew Harper

The design may be sleek, but the attitude here is happily old-fashioned. Children and pets are welcome. Bicycle riding is encouraged.

Come to Napa Valley, But Not for the Wine

Mary Orlin | Posted 05.07.2012 | Arts
Mary Orlin

Of course there is the wine at these wineries, but art is the main attraction. That the art pairs with the wine is a happy bonus.

PHOTOS: 14 Wineries Where You Can Stay the Night

BootsnAll | Posted 04.13.2012 | Travel

Staying at a wine hotel means everything you need is within a short walk from your room.

Discovering Napa's "Secret Season"

Lisa Holt | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Lisa Holt

Many may not know this, but February is one of the most beautiful times of year in the Napa Valley. Most think of this as the dead of winter, with bare trees and grey, lowering skies. In Napa, while there is a good bit of rain, it is often interspersed with gorgeous sunny afternoons.

Mondavi Widow To Release Tell-All Memoir

Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.27.2012 | San Francisco

Every town has its legendary families (the Gettys, the Trainas, the Newsoms), and in Napa Valley, one reigns supreme: the Mondavis. From the 1960s...

My Top Ten Wine Moments of 2011

Mary Orlin | Posted 02.29.2012 | Home
Mary Orlin

Although we're still going through challenging economic times, spirits of the vintners throughout wine country seem to be rising. Keeping that positive state of mind, here are my top 10 wine moments of 2011.

Pardon My French: Our Heroine Returns To Her Homeland

Katie Beck | Posted 02.28.2012 | Travel
Katie Beck

After wrestling with the subways in Paris, trains in Italy and street maps in Ramallah, getting lost in a place where I can speak the language seems luxurious.

Ira Yeager: Living In The 18th Century In Napa

Alexis Swanson Traina | Posted 02.05.2012 | Travel
Alexis Swanson Traina

Ira Yeager is a world-famous painter, bohemian, raconteur and entertainer from Northern California. He behaves as though he is living in the 18th cent...

Napa Growers Give Up Land For Salmon

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 02.08.2012 | San Francisco

-- Along one of the San Francisco Bay's most valuable watersheds, healthy salmon runs will soon coexist, at last, with cabernet sauvignon. The ambit...

PHOTOS: Napa Valley Lights Up For The Holidays

AP | Posted 12.08.2011 | Travel

Eric Risberg, Associated Press OAKVILLE, Calif. -- Harvest has barely ended in Napa Valley, but on Highway 29, the late fall colors and darker days...

12 Wine-Inspired Holiday Gifts

Mary Orlin | Posted 02.05.2012 | Home
Mary Orlin

Didn't get all your holiday shopping done on Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Not to worry, I've got a list of wine-inspired gifts, organized by the personality of the recipient.

How To Drink Wine Like An Aficionado

Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty

According to the US Wine Market Council, the U.S. per capita consumption of wine reached 3.04 gallons in 2010 with an annual production of 71 million ...

Ex-NBA Star Yao Ming Ventures Into Wine Making

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 11.29.2011 | Small Business

From the basketball court to the tasting room? That's the latest move from recently retired NBA star Yao Ming, who has started his own Napa Valley win...

Thanksgiving Wine Tips From Napa Valley Experts

Napa Patch | Posted 01.23.2012 | San Francisco

Thanksgiving is this week and the question on many minds is what wine to pair with the big feast. To help answer the question we spoke with a few loca...

The New Napa: Paso Robles

Fathom | Posted 01.15.2012 | Travel

Unwind while you sip varietals, lounge by the pool and hang with genuine cowboys.

Tastes of the Week: Notes From Napa Valley

Rozanne Gold | Posted 01.07.2012 | Home
Rozanne Gold

The take-away from three days and nights at the Culinary Institute of America's food conference -- "World Casual: The Future of American Menus" -- comes the notion that the food of tomorrow will be a big mash-up of tastes and flavors all on one plate.

PHOTOS: The 'Ghost Wineries' Of California

AP | By MICHELLE LOCKE | Posted 12.11.2011 | Travel

Michelle Locke, Associated Press NAPA, Calif. — As the crisp bite of fall turns vineyards into a kaleidoscope of russet and orange, the Napa Vall...

PHOTOS: Wine Country Harvest Season Is Finally Here

| Posted 11.15.2011 | San Francisco

By Tami Yu It's harvest season in wine country! If you weren't able to travel this past summer, now's the time to check out what's fun and new. To ...

10 Insider Tips For A Great Visit To Napa Valley

Tom Wark | Posted 11.15.2011 | San Francisco
Tom Wark

Get off the beaten Wine Country path and experience the Wine Country less traveled. Here are my top 10 ways to create a unique wine country experience.

Giddy Up and Get Away

Tracy Shaffer | Posted 10.25.2011 | Denver
Tracy Shaffer

I've been told to pack my bags before but never quite like this. The Denver Suitcase Party, Saddle-Up Foundation's fundraiser, is loaded with jet fuel; enough to sweep you away to a luxurious Napa Valley weekend.

I'll Run the World Someday

Winnie So | Posted 10.18.2011 | Travel
Winnie So

For me, mixing travel with running is a great training motivator. So as a way to kick-start my marathon training after a knee injury, I decided to come up with my list of dream race destinations.

The Serious Health Benefits

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.15.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

My lab has completed two studies of walnuts -- our first study showed that adding walnuts to the daily diet of adults with Type 2 diabetes for two months significantly improved blood vessel health.

Party On: When the After Party Is a Wedding Must

Laurie Arons | Posted 09.25.2011 | San Francisco
Laurie Arons

Changing the setting for the after party -- whether it's to a different ballroom in the hotel, a wine cave or a local restaurant you favor -- will re-energize the crowd.

An Ultimate Girls' Summer Weekend in Wine Country

Mary Orlin | Posted 09.18.2011 | Home
Mary Orlin

You probably don't think of downtown Napa as a destination for style or shopping. People used to bypass Napa on their way to winery tasting rooms and St. Helena. Well things have changed.