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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.

Mendocino Wine Country is Growing a Name For Itself

The rugged Mendocino coast has a well-earned reputation as a Bay Area weekend getaway. But there’s more to Mendocino County than just those beautiful beaches. Head inland to stumble upon some small towns and get a taste of Mendocino Wine Country.

Don’t Miss the Fun at Flavor! Napa Valley

Flavor! Napa Valley is returning to wine country on November 20-24, 2013. This year, the five-day festival is adding new chefs, new sommeliers, new seminars and more hands-on workshops.

Prep For the Holidays With J Vineyards Farm-to-Table Cooking Series

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Bringing creativity to the holiday table can be tough. For help, you can turn to YouTube, the Food Network, or an old-school cookbook, but nothing beats face-to-face instruction to spice up your meals.

Hot 20: The King of Cabs

HOT. The word carries so many meanings: passionate, sizzling, trendy, intense, and yes, sexy. But for us, it signals our favorite month. Meet the 20 movers and shakers that have us fired up this year.

If you’re even remotely involved in the wine business or if you live in Napa Valley, chances are you’ve heard of Philippe Melka, the winemaker behind such powerhouse labels as Dana Estates, Vineyard 29, and Brand.

That’s A Wrap: Ideal 2013 Vintage Comes to a Close

Winemakers and grape growers are getting ready for a much needed vacation as the final grapes are picked this week throughout Napa and Sonoma.

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