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  Robert Parker launched the Wine Advocate in 1978 and changed the wine industry with his... More»


  Right in the middle of Napa Valley, Yountville is home to the French Laundry, Bottega, Bouchon, and slew of other famous restaurants,... More»

The party at Auction Napa Valley

  Over the past 30 years, Auction Napa Valley, thrown by the Napa... More»


  It sounds like blasphemy, but it’s true: Finding an adventurous wine list in wine country is shockingly difficult. Laboring under the... More»

Rodney Strong concerts

  Wineries now define themselves as much by the experiences that they offer as they do the wines they make. Some wineries host picnics,... More»


  Sure, Napa Valley has great restaurants, but it’s hard to beat a vineyard picnic or lunch made directly from a winery garden. Here are... More»


  The wineries of Howell Mountain, Diamond Mountain, and Spring Mountain have received a lot of attention lately from lovers of cabernet... More»

Justin Vineyards

  If there’s one thing we love, it’s the fresh strawberries, peas, and other foods that come with the changing of the season. If... More»


  Tim Stookey is a barkeep cut from a Dashiell Hammett novel, his Jazz Age demeanor a perfect echo of that bygone era—and the same is... More»

St. Anne's Crossing

  The days of joining a wine club just for the love of wine (and discounts) are fading fast. The next generation of clubs offers custom events... More»

Jericho Canyon Vineyard

  Calistoga is a justly famous part of Napa Valley, but that doesn't mean that all of its wineries take an equal turn in the spotlight. Places... More»

Beer from Bear Republic

  It comes in many colors. It will get you buzzed. And it’s made just an hour north of the city. Nope, not wine. It’s beer! Next... More»