Napa Valley

Napa Valley Quiz – Test your knowledge

How well do you know California's most renowned wine region, the Napa Valley? Are you a collector of the highly crafted Cabernets, or have you …

California Wine

Roman Coppola's tips for Napa Valley, California

The Academy-Award nominated film-maker and screenwriter tells us about his true home in Northern California - and his favourite places to eat and …

Northern California

Tasting Note

Merlot is back, and deservedly so. Despite the comic derision heaped on the variety in the popular film <i>Sideways</i>, Merlot can make extraordinary wines …

Golden State

Legendary Chef Charlie Palmer’s Modern Steakhouse Opens in Napa

The newest location of the Charlie Palmer Steak empire will find many influences from the Napa Valley.<p>Drawn by the allure of a developing downtown …

Restaurants

California Wine Country Holiday Guide

With the recent fires in the Napa and Sonoma counties, Trek Travel wants to help these communities we consider to be a part of our own get back on …

Thomas Keller

This incredible Napa Valley mansion with its own vineyard is a wine lover's dream

CNBC's "Secret Lives of the Super Rich" takes a look at the gorgeous $15 million, 54-acre California property

California Wine

The World's Best English Muffins Are in Napa Valley

It's hard to deny the excellence of an English muffin. Melted butter sinks into the nooks and crannies of puck-sized fresh sourdough, presenting the …

Breakfast

Thanksdrinking

Thanksgiving wine pairings<p>All festive meals, and nearly all extended family gatherings, are greatly improved by the judicious provision of choice …

Jewish Culture

Spotlight 2018: How hoteliers — and travel advisors — are racing to provide clients with more customized hotel experiences

Las Alcobas Napa Valley’s Atrio spa is influenced by ancient wellness. // © 2017 Las Alcobas Napa Valley<p>Feature image (above): The new Wellness Rooms …

Hospitality

Napa Tries to Lure Visitors Back With Hotel Deals and More

Napa Valley, Calif., has been through a lot over the last couple of months. Extensive wildfires in October left wineries decimated and hotels and restaurants temporarily closed. But things have improved.<p>“Our tourism business has taken a serious hit since the wildfires, but we’re largely back on our …

News (U.S.)

Makers of the Napa Valley: Melissa and Mercedes Baker

Meet the artistic Baker Sisters, founders of the Ehlers Society and key players in the Napa Valley's thriving creative scene.<p>While growing up on a …

Travel

Winemaker Warren Winiarski to be inducted in California Hall of Fame

On Dec. 5, Napa Valley vintner Warren Winiarski will be inducted into the California Hall of Fame along with filmmaker Steven Spielberg, bioscientist …

San Francisco Bay Area

Video released of suspect in Markham, Vaughan convenience store robberies

Investigators have released surveillance camera footage of a suspect wanted in connection with two separate convenience store robberies that occurred …

Crime

12 Fantastic Places to Taste Wine and Food in Napa Valley

There are more than 400 options for wine tasting in Napa Valley, but only a handful of tasting rooms actually serve those wines the way they were meant to be sipped: with food.<p>Yet finally, there’s a growing trend in wineries foregoing the customary cheese and charcuterie board for elevated, …

Restaurants

10 Napa Valley wineries that burned in wildfires eager to get back on their feet

A month after deadly wildfires swept through California’s famed wine country, hot-air balloons are floating again over Napa Valley vineyards splashed with fall colors. On the heels of the disaster, a new winery is opening, keeping the name it chose some time ago: Ashes and Diamonds.<p>The fires had …

California Wine

Wine Festivals To Travel To In Your 20s

Food and wine festivals take place across the globe throughout the year, meaning it's <i>always</i> a good time for a glass of the good stuff.<p>Sure, a cold …

Dog days in December? Napa Valley winery offers canine-friendly holiday weekend

Looking for a special gift for the oh-so-special dog in your life? You might find it in Napa Valley in December, when Calistoga Ranch presents a three-night getaway for travelers with pups.<p>The family-friendly event in Calistoga starts Dec. 13 with a smoked-bacon scavenger hunt in the vineyard, …

San Francisco Bay Area

Experience the Many Sides of Scottsdale

Sponsored by Experience Scottsdale<p>List View<p>Map View<p>If you think of the desert as a place of desolation, you have yet to experience Scottsdale’s …

Travel

The Tax Bill Comes Due

Tax Bill debacle market negative.<p>Market Breadth reaching perilous extremes.<p>Tax Bill could end up as a pyrrhic victory.<p>Finally, investors were …

Business

Following the 6th HL-LHC Annual Meeting held in Paris on 14-16 November 2016, the US-LARP Collaboration Meeting 28 held in Napa Valley on 24-26 April 2017, and the 3rd HiLumi Industry Day in Warrington on 22-23 May 2017, the 7th HL-LHC Collaboration Meeting will be jointly organised by CIEMAT and CERN in Madrid, Spain from 13 to 16 November 2017. This Annual Meeting will see the participation of all main HL-LHC contributors: the US HL-LHC AUP, involving five laboratories*, KEK-JP, CEA-FR,...

San Francisco Bay Area

Star Chefs Rally to Benefit California Wildfire Relief Efforts | News | News & Features

Four of California’s top chefs will be serving a lavish four-course dinner as part of a charity fund-raiser to benefit relief efforts in the …

Thomas Keller

The improbable new wine countries that climate change is creating

Would you bring a Polish bottle of chardonnay to a dinner party? How about a riesling from Michigan? A bubbly from England? These would be bold choices today, but in a few years, those wines may be as welcome as bottles from France, Italy, or California.<p>The map of the wine world is undergoing a …

Climate Change

Wine Country fires put a temporary crimp in weddings

Calistoga native Brittany Brown, who had a schoolgirl crush on one of her older brother’s buddies, Michael Norman, fell in love for real six years ago, after she’d graduated from college, volunteered in India and reconnected with him over dinner with mutual friends.<p>The pair were engaged in May. …

Sonoma County

Five Ways Science Will Change The Way We Drink

Beer has been around for thousands of years — 5,000, in fact, according to a recent paper. There’s evidence that early Chinese civilizations (around …

Northern Italy

Why you should still visit the Caribbean, Napa Valley and other areas in recovery

This fall may go down as one of the worst for Caribbean islands that were pummeled by multiple hurricanes — not to mention the devastating wildfires in California. For weeks we’ve seen images on the news of wrecked beaches, downed power lines and people in need of basic resources. But that doesn’t …

Travel

The night the lights went out in Napa

Being trapped without power during the recent Northern California wildfires transformed my thinking about technology — we all need a backup plan.<p>On a recent October weekend, our governing board met at a delightful new hotel in Napa Valley. It had beautiful rooms with wonderful views and electric …

San Francisco Bay Area

Back to Nature in Panamá

Collected by Afar Editors<p>List View<p>Map View<p>Shamelessly lush urban parks, verdant off-the-grid islands—heading to Panamá means entering a world of …

San Francisco Bay Area

Napa Valley’s restaurants are good as ever after Wine Country fires

Image 1of/2<p>Caption<p>Close<p>It was a relief when, driving into Napa a week after the Wine Country fires, the first smell I registered was that of …

San Francisco Bay Area

Makers of the Napa Valley: Chocolatier Wendy Sherwood

Meet the France-trained pastry chef benind La Foret who is bringing fresh, fine-dining quality chocolate to a wider audience.<p>For Wendy Sherwood, …

Travel

Check Out Candace Cameron Bure's 'Magical' Napa Valley Home (with a Vineyard!)

Candace Cameron Bure and her husband Valeri Bure’s love for wine runs so deep, they decided to buy a second home in Napa Valley and start making it …

California Wine