The ten minute drive between the towns of St. Helena and Calistoga at the northern end of Napa Valley is an idyllic one.
Sure, Northern California Wine Country has good wine, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find there’s so much more to it than just a good glass of vino. Wine Country neighborhoods have a style all their own.
Sangria is far too often a haphazard mix of leftover wine, fruit, booze, and juice. However, with a little thought, it can become anything from a sweet summer treat to a deep, brooding cocktail. Here are some solid rules to get you mixing, and three prized recipes to seal the deal.
One of the best things about harvest time in Wine Country is all of the harvest parties that come along with it. Add pre-harvest parties onto the calendar and the phrase "life is good" comes to mind.
Like dessert, sweet wines come in every shape and size with flavors that range from chocolate and cherry to buttered popcorn. These classy treats vary as extremely in sweetness as they do in color and often pair perfectly with spicy foods and romantic moods. Here are ten of my favorites:
Playing hard over the weekend means working out even harder come Monday. But if you’re the type who’d rather skip the gym, some folks in Wine Country have a better idea. How about a workout with your wine?
You know Napa and Sonoma, now it's time to explore the historic wine region that's home to the first California wine ever to win a French competition. Next week, Livermore's “Taste Our Terrior" is a perfect opportunity to visit.
When summer dishes out another cold, foggy day in the city, the best thing to do is head north. Add in wine and you’ve got a winning combination in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley. Here's our recommended itinerary: