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  What do you get when you take honey, organic fruit, yeast, and water; dump it in a vat; and leave it for one to three years? Good things, as... More»


  Back in 1909 some turn-of-the-century buzzkills made it illegal to ship alcohol in the mail, and we’ve been stuck with this lame,... More»


    Summer is here and that means grilling, wine chilling, and new, tasty pairings. Bob Paulinski, a Master of Wine and the Senior... More»


  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»