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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.

Win a Weekend in Sonoma & VIP Access to The Vineyard House at Patz & Hall!

Front of Patz & Hall Winery's new home

For 25 years, Patz & Hall has concentrated their efforts in creating wines from only 2 varietals: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. All that time, they either held tastings in their personal homes or, eventually, at their small salon located in a corporate park in Napa.

Escape to Wineries with International Flair

I’ve got nothing but love for wineries with local style and California flair. But there is definitely something to be said for balancing farmhouses and modern marvels with wineries that feature global architecture and attitude. Get a taste of something different at these worldly spots with amazing wines:

J Vineyards & Winery Releases Two Avant-Garde Blends

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In a conservative industry like wine, innovation is rarely seen in the wild. But in Sonoma County, the latest releases from J Vineyards & Winery in Healdsburg are proving that some wineries are pushing the envelope.  

Things to Do in Wine Country in October

A designer showcase in Saint Helena, a modern prefab home tour near Glen Ellen and a sleek new tasting room in Yountville, all happening this month in Wine Country.

Cider and Beer Added to the Lineup at Sonoma County’s Harvest Fair

For nearly 40 years the Sonoma County Harvest Fair has offered a fun-spirited way to taste some of wine country’s best.

Craft Beer Commands Attention in Sonoma County

Russian River Brewing Company

Wine may be king in Sonoma County, but there’s a new competitor for the throne. Wine Country has seen an explosion in craft beer breweries over the past few years and the trend shows no sign of slowing down.

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