With Spring right around the corner, what better way to spend this glorious time of year than sipping on a glass of California’s best wine and staying at the most peaceful Inn in Napa Valley? Enjoy a two-night stay at Harvest Inn and a four-course dinner for two with 3-2 oz pours of the Brassica 12 from Brassica Mediterranean Kitchen and Wine Bar in Napa. We've partnered with Brassica Mediterranean Kitchen and Wine Bar and Harvest Inn to pass this wonderful getaway on to you! It's worth $1200, so it's a major score.
The recent explosion of experiences in Napa Valley, from biodynamic tours and classes to winery boutiques and art exhibitions, have turned the Valley into a veritable adult playground. Now, Winery galleries are one of the main attractions in the Valley’s theater of options, and their success gave rise to Arts in April, a month of art-related festivities spanning from Calistoga to American Canyon. Here is how it all works, and some of the parties we recommend.
You know your Bay Area wines: Cabernet from Napa, Pinot Noir from Sonoma and, now, Malbec from Mendoza.
Grab Tickets to Raymond Vineyards' First-Ever Live in the Vineyard Concert, Open to the Public: April 12 @ 8:30pm
Live in the Vineyard, the most coveted concert experience in the wine country, each year brings the best emerging talent from across the country to the Napa Valley for intimate performances where concert goers mingle with the artists while imbibing on Napa’s incredible wines. But this year, this unforgettable experience is open to the public for the first time ever! Get on the bandwagon and purchase tickets to the show at the gorgeous Raymond Vineyards, which has recently become Napa’s most talked-about destination.
Napa Valley has been getting pretty beat up by young beverage professionals in San Francisco. Many feel that over-priced, high scoring wines made by former financiers aren’t that cool anymore. “Napa Valley just isn’t a very interesting place,” shrugged one beverage professional I spoke to recently.
One of the most promising winegrowing regions in Napa Valley is also one of the least visited. Just minutes outside of downtown Napa, the Coombsville sub-appellation is certainly off the beaten path, but not because of its remoteness. Until recently it wasn’t even on the map.
Live in the Vineyards and the VH1 Save the Music Foundation Kick Off a Special Charity Event Featuring Eric Hutchinson
Every year, Live in the Vineyard brings one of the best parties to Napa. It's an intimate weekend that combines, tastemakers from around the country, exquisite music, wine and food. This year, we're excited to help announce that they're kicking things off with a special charity night benefiting the 15th Anniversary of the VH1 Save the Music Foundation at Raymond Vineyards in St. Helena.
Welcome to step 2 in our 3-step field guide on how to get a job in the wine industry. As many of you know, the wine industry is a very tough nut to crack, and there is no one right way to do it. But we’ve done our research, asked the experts, and created a plan to get you on the inside track in the vino racket. If you haven’t read Part 1, Get Out There, give that a read before moving on.
The romance and excitement that swirl around wine and wine culture can make it frustratingly difficult to break into the industry. However, there are plenty of opportunities out there for those who truly love wine and food and are willing to do what it takes to break down the barriers. This is the first installment in a 3-step field guide, complete with advice from the industry leaders doing the hiring, that will help land you a job in this coveted trade.