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One Stop Shopping in Wine Country

Originally published on California Home + Design

If you’re looking for unique, artisanal and locally-made gifts this season to place under the tree, stuff stockings, or give a host or hostess, plan on heading to The Barlow in Sebastopol. In this community of makers, you’ll find a diverse range of art, décor, fashion and wine, plus plenty of cozy eateries to fuel your excursion.

Wine Tasting Classes for the Casual Drinker

Have you always wondered what all that swirling and sniffing and slurping and spitting is about?

How to Celebrate New Years Eve in Wine Country

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:

Five Things to Do in Wine Country in December

Holiday shopping destinations, uniquely Napa Valley Christmas events, and a new restaurant in Downtown Napa, all happening in December in Wine Country.

Gals Who Grow Grapes in Mendocino

Handley Cellars

Mendocino County is growing a name for itself in the wine industry and responsible for some of that growth is a few fabulous women winemakers.

Five Reasons to Head to Napa for Thanksgiving

If you want to avoid the usual hosting, cooking and cleaning Thanksgiving entails, Napa Valley is a pretty sweet spot to escape. Here are five reasons to go for the holiday: 

Revamped Music Venue Slated to Open in Napa This Spring

Napa valley opera house

There is a winery in the heart of downtown Manhattan that imports 200 tons of premium California grapes every year: Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, Pinot Noir from Russian River, Syrah from Paso Robles. But the barrels full of wine that line the Tribeca space is just a backdrop for the main attraction: music. Now, the founder of that winery/music venu/restaurant/wine bar is importing a bit of New York City to Napa Valley.

Valley Wines vs. Mountain Wines: Is There a Difference in Taste?

It was a wine-soaked showdown of valley floor vs. mountain Cabernet Sauvignon at the Napa Valley Vintners last Friday — with points scored on both sides and the winner left entirely undecided.

Wine Takes Center Stage at Flavor! Napa Valley

Flavor! Napa Valley

Join us for Flavor! Napa Valley, on November 20-24 and taste the wines that made the Napa Valley legendary.

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