Food and Wine Events

The Annual Lexus Culinary Classic: Experience Amazing

Gourmands, wine aficionados, and auto enthusiasts know that the annual Lexus Culinary Classic, held at Sausalito’s Cavallo Point, is never to be missed. The three-day celebration – at which guests are immersed…

Over The Top Wine Tasting Experiences

Close your eyes, point to any one of the more than 800 wineries on the Napa Valley and Sonoma County winery maps, and there is little doubt that your blind selection yields…

Events Calendar: July / August 2021

Outdoor concerts and all that jazz! A sure sign that summer is mostly happening this year; Stern Grove Festival is back, baseball is in full swing, and BottleRock Napa Valley (Sept. 3-5)…

Take Flight with Napa Valley’s Aileron Estates

Aileron Estates wines are alone worthy of a wine country visit. Add a pre-tasting, scenic, bi-plane ride over Sonoma, and Aileron becomes a wine tasting must-do. Unlike any other wine adventure within…
Oyster Bay Dining Tasmania

Dining thigh deep in exotic Tasmania

Wading up to my thighs in Tasmania’s Great Oyster Bay, I approached a dining table as it was assembled and set with white linens. Our small group was prepared for a dining experience designed to be enjoyed standing up.   The dress code: Fly ’n Dry…

Champagne poured for two

Luxe Fondue for V-Day Delivery? Yes Please, Proper!

If you are ready to fall in love again with Valentine’s Day, San Francisco Proper Hotel (1100 Market Street) is offering a delightful Lover’s Cheese Fondue experience for two, with keepsake fondue…

Fresh-baked, French viennoiseries? Sign me up!

Maison Danel, San Francisco’s beautiful Pâtisserie, Viennoiserie, and Salon de Thé founded by husbands Danel and David de Betelu, want to bring the charm of the European Tea Salon experience to San…

Anatomy of a Wine Label: Crescere Wines

Literature lovers might recognize Crescere Wines’ label art. The Sonoma County producer of premium, estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah tapped London-based Yehrin Tong to design its ethereal logo. Yehrin is well…

The Story of a California Wine Revolution

A Conversation With Steven Spurrier May 24, 1976: In the Room Where It Happened On a spring afternoon in Paris 45 years ago, the world of California wines changed forever. It wasn’t…

ADAMVS Makes it Easy to Gift a Bit of Napa

No strangers to winemaking when they founded ADAMVS on Napa’s Howell Mountain, Denise and Stephen Adams are also proprietors of the highly esteemed and historic Château Fonplégade in the legendary Saint-Émilion wine…

Gifts Ideas for the Gourmand on Your List

Delight the food and wine lovers on your gift list with gourmet items that are sure to please. Though many connoisseurs might consider these items kitchen staples, our selections include the best…

virtual wine tasting

Wine Country Goes Viral

While nothing can replace the in-person experience of wine tasting in Napa Valley, virtual wine tastings offer a wonderful way to enjoy exceptional wines in the comfort of your home while supporting…

Healdsburg Tastemaker Profiles

Lucy Lewand, Owner and Innkeeper, Camellia Inn Sunday morning sunlight floods the front parlor room in this sweet, south-facing, salmon-colored 1869 Victorian Italianate two blocks from Healdsburg Plaza. Step outside for a…

Napa Valley events

Hello, Spring!

The social calendar swells with a bevy of Napa Valley events that I hope you have an opportunity to experience. Here are several taking place through mid-May that I highly recommend. People…

Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch WineaPAWlooza

JARR Shoots for the Moon

JARR seized the opportunity and launched its Moonshot, a bold, capital campaign to raise $10 million to build the facility which famed architect Howard Backen will design. If we can put humans…

V Foundation Wine Celebration

V Foundation Wine Celebration Goes to the Dogs

Anyone who knows me knows what a huge dog lover I am. Therefore, when I heard that this year’s V Foundation Wine Celebration, taking place August 1-4 in Napa Valley, has a…