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.
Some say Valentines Day is a Hallmark Holiday, but it's a good excuse to be romantic and treat yourself and your loved one to something sexy (or at least gluttonous). With that in mind, we’ve planned a perfect day for you in Napa and found the best that the surrounding wine countries have to offer. So, this year, skip the teddy bear and flowers and head up to the wine country with your sweet, or commiserate in style with your pals.
Our first installation of Wine Myth Busters shed some light on a few misconceptions about our favorite fermented friend. But, that was just the tip of the iceberg, so we're bringing you more debunked myths straight from the industry experts and insiders.
Myth: Wine always gets better with age
Expert: John Anthony Truchard, John Anthony Vineyards
Winter in Wine Country is a time for restaurants to revamp, remodel, change ownership and, this year at least, build from the ground up. From pizzerias to gastropubs, Napa in 2012 is shaping up to be considerably less buttoned-up.
You can't go wrong with the trusted wineries of Highway 29 and the Silverado Trail, but if you’ve never discovered a dazzling new winery for yourself, it’s time to take a chance. In order to mitigate some of the risk of a day filled with the wrong wineries, we’ve unearthed some of the hottest hidden treasures for you (all appointment only):
Between January and March, Wine Country is packed with specials on spa packages as it's traditionally the slowest time of the year. Whether you're looking for a discounted massage or something romantic for Valentines Day, check out these spa specials: