California Wine

Has a heatwave dented the California 2017 harvest?

Harvest is well underway in Napa Valley, California, but three days back in early September may prove the defining moment for the vintage, when …

Napa Valley

This Ed Sheeran Parody Is All About The "Shape of" Cabernet

Sonoma County's Jordan Winery rewrote the lyrics of "Shape of You" to be all about smooth, red wine.<p>You may say you love a good glass of wine but are …

Ed Sheeran

Are There Enough Sonoma Harvest Workers?

After a strong growing season, vineyard owners are struggling to find workers and are wondering who will pick the grapes.<p>A near-perfect growing …

Sonoma County

Interview: Expats of Napa & Sonoma

The sale of Napa’s Stagecoach Vineyard on Atlas Peak to Gallo raised more than a few eyebrows in April of 2017. The 1,300-acre estate and its 600 …

Wine

The Best Towns in Napa Valley: What to Do and Where to Stay

If you've never been to Napa Valley, harvest season (August through October) is <i>the</i> time to go. The aroma of fermenting grapes fills the air, the …

Napa Valley

Las Alcobas, Napa Valley, USA

It’s hard to believe that, given the waves of well-heeled visitors that break upon its endless horizon of vineyards, Napa Valley has not had a new luxury resort in seven years.<p>Timely then that the Luxury Collection recently opened the 68-room Las Alcobas – the sophomore effort to Las Alcobas Mexico …

Napa Valley

20 Wines for Under $20: Weeknight Pleasures for Relaxed Evenings

The requirements for weeknight cooking are easy to understand, but weeknight wine? It’s a bit more conceptual.<p>The last thing anyone wants after a long day of work is to put in another few hours over a cutting board and stove. But where is the labor in opening a bottle? It is the wine inside that …

Italy

This Year’s Extreme Weather Will Have a Serious Effect on Global Wine

Earlier this summer, the Napa Valley was on track to be one of the world’s luckiest wine regions this year, having escaped everything from hail to …

Wine

Wine Enthusiast's 2017 Wine Star Award Winners

Louis “Bob” Trinchero and Roger Trinchero are well known and respected in the wine business for their giant California wine brands that include …

Napa Valley

Wines to make your carbonara sing

For a dish such as this one, full of richness, spice and the pairing nightmare that is asparagus, go for wines with lots of fruit and bright, fresh acidity. Specifically, look to Austria for a gruner veltliner, or stay closer to home with a chardonnay or gamay from California. Even on a Monday, you …

Food

Wine holidays aren’t limited to Bordeaux – Napa Valley in California is the place for real wine buffs

By , Writer, journalist, geek.<p>For most people, their idea of a dream holiday involves lounging in the sun with good food and good wine – which …

Napa Valley

Cadet Wine and Beer Bar Is Revolutionizing Napa's Drinking Culture

Cadet Wine and Beer Bar Is Revolutionizing Napa’s Drinking Culture<p>Those who envision Napa, California as a buzzy epicenter of wine culture might be …

Restaurants

What It's Really Like to Work Wine Harvest

Fall to vintners is synonymous with wine harvest. A time when grapes start to ripen, temperatures become slightly cooler and wine country is bustling …

Napa Valley

FW BarrelWorks Peachy Bones, Zinskin & Reginald Brett Release Oct. 14, 2017

(Buellton, CA) – Join us on Saturday, October 14th as we Liberate three Barrelworks beers: Peachy Bones, Batch Two, a...<br>read postThe post FW …

Sonoma County Wine Auction Breaks Record, Raising $5.2 Million for Charity | Collecting News | Collecting

California's heat wave cooled off just in time for the Sonoma County Wine Auction on Saturday, but the bidding was hotter than ever. The live auction …

Wine

Rare Moments of Bipartisanship with the Congressional Wine Caucus

145 congress people and senators count themselves as members.<p>On Wednesday June 7th, Congress was debating a new healthcare bill, probing into the …

Wine

Moving Beyond the Silicon Valley State of Mind

Featured excerpt from Sensemaking: The Power of the Humanities in the Age of the Algorithm.<p>This article is part of an MIT SMR initiative exploring …

Wine

PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION

"Value" and "Cabernet" are not often used in the same sentence, especially in California, where bottles can command high price tags. Today's …

Food

Exploring California’s Santa Ynez Valley, The Nation’s Next Big Wine Region

Ahh, wine tasting. One of the little joys of adult life. To be clear, pouring yourself a goblet of whatever red was on sale at the supermarket followed by whatever white your friend left at your last party does not count. I’m talking about <i>actually</i> tasting wine, as in caring about how it tastes, and …

Wine

Last Rites for Lodi's old vine growths

September 15, 2017 | Randy Caparoso<p><i>Typical fall scene in Lodi wine country: another old vine vineyard bites the dust</i><p><b>The Phillips Family Issues Dire</b> …

Wine

Pause At The Pour: 3 Hot Button Topics To Consider When Opening Your Next Bottle Of Wine

It’s a little bit like releasing the genie in the bottle.<p>Opening a bottle of wine, that is. Inside is an entire ecosystem of narratives and encounters and plain hard work, the result of which you release as you pour the wine into your glass.<p>This month I’d like to pause at the pour.<p>For the rest of …

Wine

Why Your Chardonnay Tastes the Way it Does

What's behind the wide variety of flavors, aromas and textures in Chardonnay? Find out how oak barrels, fermentation, acidity and vineyards play a …

Chardonnay

Bay Area wine, spirits and beer events: Sept. 23 and beyond

<b>Rossmoor Art & Wine:</b> Sample California wines and enjoy art by members of the Rossmoor Art Association at this festive event. 5-7:30 p.m. Sept. 25, …

San Francisco Bay Area

Find fresh olive oil during California's fall harvest

High-quality extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is one of the most delicious ingredients available to chefs and consumers, and the cornerstone of the lauded Mediterranean diet. It is one of the few foodstuffs specifically approved by the FDA to carry health claims, and has been linked to myriad benefits …

Travel

An interactive app and website for wine lovers

Oenophiles have waxed philosophical about their beloved tipple since antiquity. “No poem was ever written by a drinker of water,” wrote Homer, and …

Napa Valley

PUNCH | What Does the Future of California Wine Look Like?

In the quiet stretches of August came a jolt of news: Calera Wine Co. had been sold to the very prominent Duckhorn Vineyards. Wineries are sold all …

Wine

Skip the Tasting Room: These Napa Wineries Pour Old Vintages Just for You

Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel have created unique, exclusive tasting experiences.<p>For the first time, two of Napa Valley’s favorite boutique …

Napa Valley

Napa Travel Guide: Wineries—Tastings to Remember | Features | News & Features

Tasting rooms were once places for guests simply to sample a winery's latest releases and purchase a few bottles as souvenirs. But times have …

Wine

The Grapemakers: People Behind Napa Valley Harvest

During a recent trip to Napa, I heard this phrase frequently: <i>in the industry</i> – <i>Some of us in the industry get together for a tasting. We offer a</i> …

Napa Valley

Napa and Sonoma Vintners Face Record Heat and a Labor Shortage | News | News & Features

For three days over Labor Day weekend, temperatures in Napa and Sonoma exceeded 105° F. Some areas saw heat over 110°. The swelter led many vintners …

Wine