For sugar lovers, a good dessert, pastry, or wine and chocolate pairing can mean the difference between a perfect day and a sour escapade. To satiate our sweet-toothed friends, we picked a few of our favorite Napa Valley desserts, bakeries, and custom chocolatiers.
No doubt San Francisco pops off on New Year’s Eve, but the Wine Country also knows how to let the corks fly in style. This year, take a break from tradition, or start a new one, with a masquerade ball, concert, or romantic night in Napa or Sonoma. Here are some top party picks paired with places stay:
I’ve got nothing but love for wineries with local style and California flair. But there is definitely something to be said for balancing farmhouses and modern marvels with wineries that feature global architecture and attitude. Get a taste of something different at these worldly spots with amazing wines:
Ever daydreamed about cruising the wine country in a Ferrari, Classic Convertible, Harley, or sportster? Well my friends, dream no more. Taking one of these coveted rides out to the vines is actually accessible and easily planned. Here’s how to do it:
Sangria is far too often a haphazard mix of leftover wine, fruit, booze, and juice. However, with a little thought, it can become anything from a sweet summer treat to a deep, brooding cocktail. Here are some solid rules to get you mixing, and three prized recipes to seal the deal.
Like dessert, sweet wines come in every shape and size with flavors that range from chocolate and cherry to buttered popcorn. These classy treats vary as extremely in sweetness as they do in color and often pair perfectly with spicy foods and romantic moods. Here are ten of my favorites:
The best way to start a weekend in the Wine Country is to take off early on Friday, head to a happy hour, and raise a glass to avoiding traffic and the welcoming the wine-soaked weekend ahead.
You know Napa and Sonoma, now it's time to explore the historic wine region that's home to the first California wine ever to win a French competition. Next week, Livermore's “Taste Our Terrior" is a perfect opportunity to visit.
As a Napa local with a preference for Napa wines, I was stunned by the quality of wine and experience in Livermore Valley. Here is my recommended itinerary for a perfect day in down-to-earth Livermore Wine Country:
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