Napa Valley

These are the 5 best food and drink events in Dallas this week

This is, admittedly, a slow week on the food events scene. The good news? It's a great excuse to sip your wine slower, nosh on cheese without …

Texas

8 Great Wellness Getaways That Aren’t Yoga Retreats

Courtesy of One&Only Palmilla<p>Go for One&Only’s Temzacal experience, stay for the luxurious digs.<p>From a surfing haven to a shaman-led experience, …

Hotels

A Modern Guide to Calistoga: The Coolest Stays, Most Delicious Eats, Spots to Shop + More

Where to Eat and Drink in Calistoga<p><b>Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery</b><p>Enjoy a pint on the patio at the Calistoga Inn, the first brewery to produce …

Restaurants

Decades on, wine industry still working to ‘free the grapes’

Say you want a special wine. A Napa Valley wine, for example, from a certain producer. Only you live in Oklahoma and no local store or wine shop …

Wine

Winemakers of the year

By nature, winemakers are a modest breed. They do most of their work in jeans and boots and almost always give credit for any critical acclaim to …

Sonoma County

Top 10 Reasons Texas Wines are Unique vs. Napa Valley | Texas Wine Lover

As much as many of us love California wine, we simply shouldn’t expect that style of wine to be made in Texas. Not a week goes by that I don’t have a …

California Wine

3 common myths about ordering wine in Singapore debunked

SINGAPORE: A wine list should not be a big scary volume of text to have to decipher over a dinner date. Yet, for the casual drinker, it can spell …

Fish

This Tequila Is Aged Like Fine Wine

Ayate Añejo is finished in Chardonnay barrels from Napa Valley.<p>Napa Valley is 1,920 miles from the Mexican state of Jalisco, but the metaphorical …

Drinking

10 Luxurious New Stays in Napa Valley

Archer Hotel Napa<p>(Courtesy of Archer Hotel)<p>Opened in November 2017, the five-story <b>Archer Hotel</b> in downtown Napa lives up to the hype. It's all about …

Hotels

What Are MGAs? Why Barolo Lovers Need to Know About Menzione Geografica Aggiuntiva

Barolo is often discussed as if it’s a monolith. It’s not, just as Napa Valley, Burgundy, the Barossa, Pfalz, and others aren’t either.<p>Let’s be …

Hoyer: You know who's offensive? Nancy Pelosi

Not exclusively, of course, but yesterday it seems both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue celebrated Say Something Offensive Day. House Minority Leader …

U.S. Congress

7 Vacation Rental Homes Around the World With Positively Amazing Kitchens

Travelers who want to cook and entertain have some excellent options, thanks to the sharing economy.<p>Cooking might be the last thing a lot of people …

Bravo TV

Napa Valley’s Huneeus Vintners Buys Oregon’s Benton-Lane Winery

Napa Valley’s Huneeus Vintners is making its first foray into Oregon. The company is purchasing Benton-Lane Winery in the Willamette Valley. The deal …

California Wine

ENTREVESTOR: SkySquirrel joins VineView in merger to create new aerial imaging company

SkySquirrel Technologies, the Bedford, company that uses aerial imaging to improve vineyard productivity, has raised $3 million and merged with its …

San Francisco Bay Area

Sommelier writes her way through wine country

Kelli White got into wine “very much by accident,” she said.<p>During college, she wasn’t a wine drinker. But after she turned 21, she got a job at a …

California Wine

Dining deals: Oakland, San Jose, Concord, Gilroy, Alameda

December is a month of gastronomic excess, with restaurants packed for family dinners, holiday parties and year-end banquets. And then comes the …

San Francisco Bay Area

‘Bachelor’ star Arie Luyendyk Jr. heads for Napa Valley’s Hall Winery

If you’ve been watching the latest iteration of ABC’s “The Bachelor” franchise, you’ll have seen race-car driver-turned-realtor Arie Luyendyk Jr. …

San Francisco Bay Area

12 Wines to Buy Now That Will Get Better With Age

If you plan to age your wines over time, history is a better guide than flavor-of-the-month trends. Ray Isle seeks out a dozen great bottles to drink …

California Wine

Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa, Napa Valley, USA

For oenophiles, Napa Valley’s attractions revolve solely around its gloried vineyards and fine restaurants. Thrill-seekers after less alcoholic pursuits tend to veer towards Calistoga to the northwest for its celebrated geothermal hot spring pools, a detour now made all the more <i>de rigueur</i> with this …

Hotels

Visiting the Napa Valley of Myanmar

“Beauty is meaningless until it is shared,” George Orwell wrote in <i>Burmese Days</i>. You could say the same thing about wine. Sure, it has value alone, …

Culture

There Are Now 300,000 Nissan Leafs In The World

In just a little over seven years, Nissan has hit the 300,000 mark for global Leaf sales. That’s a big number for what was a brand-new powertrain type for the mass market in a vehicle that was, in its first generation at least, decidedly unusual looking.<p>Unsurprisingly, the news confirms that the …

Electric Vehicles

BottleRock announces 2018 lineup featuring Bruno Mars, The Killers and more

California's Napa Valley is known globally as the mecca for American wine. And although they've had a difficult past year battling devastating fires, …

Bruno Mars

13 Top Marathons Worth Traveling For

You might not know who Jessie Diggins is, but by the conclusion of February’s Winter Olympics, you will know the world-class cross-country skier’s name. The colorfully coiffed U.S. sensation participates in one of the most grueling sports in the games; cross-country skiers are essentially running a …

Hotels

How BottleRock Got Bruno Mars For 2018 And Became A Premiere Draw For Music Superstars

In its first five years, BottleRock has become one of the premier music festival destinations for top-tier talent, attracting such iconic acts as Robert Plant, the Cure and Outkast. The gorgeous Napa Valley festival really stepped up its game though in 2016 with Stevie Wonder, the Red Hot Chili …

Stevie Wonder

The Aromatic Wine Quiz – Test your knowledge

Some white wines are made by adding flavours through ageing and wine making techniques; others have primary characteristics that sing aromatics in …

California Wine

Our Favorite Private Winery Tours in Napa

I highly recommend being spontaneous and stopping by whatever tasting rooms happen to be on your Wine Country route. However, if you crave something …

Wine

How to make the most of a wine vacation

Wine-producing regions like Tuscany and Napa Valley already make for enjoyable vacation destinations, but with a little planning, you can get even …

California Wine

Unfiltered Special: Cleveland Cavs Visit California Cab Country

How does your basketball team deal with a bit of a drought? If you're the Cleveland Cavaliers, you grab your Riedels and go wine-tasting! Last …

Wine

The Best 2014 Napa Cabernet: From Colgin to Scarecrow

One of the producers that made great 2014 Napa Cabernet is Screaming Eagle. Wines from this vintage are expected to age well over the next 25 years …

California Wine

50 Great Wines of 2017

The prices of these 50 Great Wines of 2017 range from an unprecedented $15 to a whopping $250. Not that I expect My Readers to hasten out and snatch …

Mendocino County