Drinks

The Estate Yountville Features the Best of Napa Valley

Home to more culinary star power than any other Unites States locale, Yountville is a dream destination not only for gastronomes, but also wine lovers, art aficionados, and those merely seeking a…

At Mira Winery, Everyday Miracles Are a Foundation

The name says it all: Mira. Its inspiration is the Latin root of “miracle,” and this family owned, 16‑acre, under-the-radar estate in the heart of the Napa Valley is filled with small…

What’s New in Downtown Napa, Featuring The George

If you haven’t spent time in Downtown Napa lately, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at all that’s new at wine country’s front door. Transformed into a happening place, it’s a singular destination of…

Inspired by Nature

Elevating Body, Mind & Soul with Wine Country Botanicals Venture through California wine country in the spring and summer and you’ll find yourself surrounded by stunningly vivid fields of lavender, groves of…

Festival Napa Valley

It promised 10 days of cultural uplift and the 15th Festival Napa Valley delivered. The July event, with performances by world-class artists at winery luncheons and outdoor dinner galas, thrills audiences, and…

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…

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea: The Ritual of an Enduring British Tradition

The British traditionally take afternoon tea at 4 p.m. Whether a pot of steeped black, green, white, or oolong (a combination of black and green) leaves, tea is typically served indoors on comfortable, short-legged parlor chairs or outdoors in a garden or patio setting.  Historical documents…

For the Love of Animals

Monica Stevens, Co-Founder of Jameson Humane, Napa, Reaching Higher for Animal Welfare and Community On the heels of Jameson Humane’s successful annual summer fundraiser, WineaPAWlooza, we had the chance to speak with…

Gordon Ramsay Wines: Celebrating the Best of California

While British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay may still be known to many for his fiery temper on TV’s Hell’s Kitchen, he is also one of the most acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs in the…

Elevating the Dining Experience Via Wine

These renowned NorCal restaurants, known for insanely innovative cuisine, continue to push the hospitality envelope with elevated viticultural offerings curated by their top-of-their-game sommeliers. Their objective? That with every sip, guests say, “Wow!”…

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…

DRINKING WITH WUNDER

The Elevated Happy Hour By Erin Hunt Moore With its access to high quality, fresh ingredients, savvy consumer palates, a seemingly endless pool of creative minds and entrepreneurs, and the proximity of an…

Champagne Chat: Billecart-Salmon’s Owner Gives Us the Scoop

 Our family motto is: “Give priority to quality, thrive for excellence.” I think that summarizes things quite well.  People who know—know. If you don’t know, you need to join the cult of Billecart-Salmon, a…

BRION Boasts a Bevy of Fine Winemakers 

In creating his new eponymous wine brand and winery, Brion Wise chose a novel approach. Rather than hire one famed winemaker, Wise gathered three, each at the top of his game, and…