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Holiday Wine Buying Guide: Sledgehammer Cabernet Sauvignon

Celebrate the season with California’s best wines and food pairings.

Sledgehammer Cabernet Sauvignon is a Cab so big we had a hard time fitting it in the bottle. It's a Cab drinker’s staple with deep red color and a bold, full bodied structure. This is what happens when you take a sledgehammer to Cabernet grapes – an explosive wine that packs a powerful punch to the palate. Enjoy it's fully integrated flavor that is truly ground breaking.

Win Tickets to the Last FRINGE Dance Party of 2011!

If you had a chance to cut a rug for one more night in 2011, where would you go? We'd hit up FRINGE in a heartbeat, the best dance night in the city, where DJs Blondie K & subOctave spin the best modern indie rock and electro pop from Daft Punk to The Strokes to The Rapture. And it doesn't stop there–they do it up with giant video projections, which means for one night a month, you can pretend the glory of MTV never died. For only the second time this year, it takes over DNA Lounge, which means more dance floor square footage, more mind-bending projections and more drinks to go around.

Win A Trip to Puerto Vallarta on Virgin America!

It's officially winter, and you can feel the cold down to your bones as you jump over rain puddles and scramble to stay warm in scarves and sweaters and coats. Guess what? We've got the remedy: you can win an all-inclusive three-night stay in gorgeous, sunny Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at the CasaMagna Marriott and a zip line tour, all courtesy of Virgin America. This includes two complete round trip flights (blackout dates apply). Talk about a vacation! Transforms Into Lady Gaga's Workshop Lady Gaga Workshop

Today is a very special day at Barney's New York. It's the first day the whimsical world of Lady Gaga comes to life for Barney's very special holiday project called Gaga's Workshop. Their online store has been transformed into an interactive fashion carnival bursting with limited-edition, exclusive products created by Gaga herself, Nicola Formichetti, and the artists Eli Sudbrack and Hamaide Pierson of assume vivid astro focus.

Holiday Wine Buying Guide: Viader

Celebrate the season with California’s best wines and food pairings.

With wines as breathtaking as the panoramic views from the winery, VIADER is a leading Napa Valley estate founded in 1986 by Delia Viader on the steep, rocky slopes of Howell Mountain. VIADER (pronounced vee-ah-“dare”) is recognized around the world for consistent, high quality, and very limited production red wines that demonstrate elegance, complexity and long-aging potential.

Jet to Palm Springs on Virgin America's New Direct Flight, Starting December 15

Talk to any citizen of the Bay Area and they'll tell you they love jetting down to stylish Palm Springs every once in a while for much-needed doses of sunshine and relaxation. Come wintertime, the need for vitamin D and desert oasis-getaways jumps tenfold–which is why Virgin America's direct flight from SFO's lavish T2 to Palm Springs, starting this December 15, is heaven-sent during the chilly months we have ahead of us.

Design Details: The Ritz-Carlton's Upcoming Eatery, Parallel 37

Last week we wrote about the Ritz-Carlton unveiling plans for its fresh eatery Parallel 37, helmed by famed chef Ron Siegel. This week, we're bringing you the restaurant's juicy design details, honed and perfected by local design group EDG Interior Architecture + Design, that are bound to make it the Nob Hill's newest dining destination. Design-philes, listen up!

Run (Don't Walk) To Fort Mason For James Perse's Sample Sale This Weekend

Revered in fashion circles for his indispensable, minimalist-perfection clothing line of basics, James Perse is definitely coveted by both guys and gals. His high-end quality is unmatched in the world of casual wear–almost no article of clothing feels as good as one of JP's cozy t-shirts, sweaters or dresses. That's why we can't wait to hit the James Perse sample sale that comes to Fort Mason this weekend.

On Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20, head down to the water to battle it out for extreme discounts and deals on coveted pieces for guys and gals alike. We're talking 50 to 80 percent off a massive array of wardrobe staples you'll love forever.

Dozens Of Adorable Kittens & Puppies Are Coming to Macy's Holiday Windows–Don't Wait to Adopt!

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Why? Because dozens of adorable, adoptable puppies and kittens from the SF SPCA are about to fill the holiday windows of Macy's Union Square.

Dozens of onlookers will be oohing and aahing at these little furballs–but if you're in the market for a new four-legged friend in your life, you can beat the holiday rush by taking a gander at the kittens and pups who need homes now (and there are a lot of them!) at the SF SPCA Adoption Center. New pups and kittens are available each and every day, so you'll never be at a loss for eye candy and prospective new best friends.

Holiday Wine Buying Guide: Peju Province Winery

Celebrate the season with California's best wines and food pairings.

2007 Peju Estate Cabernet 
Sauvignon Reserve

The 2007 Peju Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is a handcrafted, small-production bottling from Napa Valley. This elegant wine features hand-picked fruit from selected blocks within our estate vineyard, located in Rutherford. The wine was aged for 26 months in 100% French oak barrels, 85% new.

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