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Paddles Fly and Prices Soar at Premiere Napa Valley

The auction at Premiere Napa Valley

During the annual Premiere Napa Valley at The Culinary Institute of America on Saturday, members of the trade got an early look at how the wines of 2011 are shaping up.

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 private and hidden from the crowds, try one of these private winery tours in Napa Valley:

A Valentine's Day Wine Buying Guide

Benziger Wine

Whether you're buying for yourself or your sweetheart, here are the best sips Wine Country has to offer.

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Napa Valley's Best Spots

The Pear

Looking to head to Wine Country for a romantic February 14th? Here are three spots to put on your to-do list.

Wine Country's Most Romantic To-Dos

A cheesy poem is probably not a good idea, and while flowers or a special dinner are nice, there are few more amorous things than a visit to the Wine Country. However, with a daunting number of impersonal options available, it’s easy to miss the mark. Here are three can't-miss romantic Wine Country trips:

Wine Country's Best Wine-and-Chocolate Tasting Experiences

Trinitas Wine and Chocolate

February has arrived, and the frenzy of yet another holiday is kicking in. If wine and chocolate have anything to do with your idea of the perfect Valentine’s Day, set your sights on a sweet trip to Wine Country.

A Guide to Pairing Wine and Cheese

Most believe that wine and cheese are naturally paired, but the truth is it’s actually quite a difficult feat. Many pairings are terrible, and others make food and wine-lovers cringe. But don’t fret, we’ve asked the experts and found a ton of tasty pairings just for you.

Three Things to Do in Wine Country in February

 Black Moon by Christy Lee Rogers. Photo courtesy Christopher Hill Gallery

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Christopher Hill Gallery grand opening in Healdsburg Plaza

Mingle with 21 local and international artists at the grand opening of Christopher Hill Gallery in Healdsburg at the Plaza.

When Napa Valley Pirates Talk About Wine

His is a story of a man from a small town who left the family business to find out "what else there was in the world." Only in this case, the small town is Napa Valley and the family business is a winery —the pull of which is a little stronger than, say, if it were a shoe store in Iowa. Armed with a degree in television production and a couple years of Hollywood experience under his belt, Judd Finkelstein returned to Judd's Hill Winery, and has spent his time well. Besides making wine, Finkelstein is showing what can be done with a pirate and a marketing budget. 

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Get in touch with your daring side with the rule breaking wine, Spicy Vines.

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