Tag Archives: Napa Valley

• Napa Valley Vintners Tasting “Through the Lens of the Lens of the Glass”

Napa Valley Vintners Tasting “Through the Lens of the Lens of the Glass”

Wednesday / March 8, 2017 Leica Store and Gallery 8783 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048 Taste some of the top small producers of the Napa Valley – meet the personalities and make plans for your future visits. Through the lens of the glass – is a collaboration with LEICA’s showroom to pull together some of […]

• Earthquake rattles, doesn’t wreck Napa wineries

Earthquake rattles, doesn’t wreck Napa wineries

Near the height of annual harvesting and tourist season, California’s Napa Valley wineries were struck hard by Sunday’s magnitude-6.0 earthquake, but many reported surprisingly light damage. The early morning earthquake, whose epicenter was about 9 miles south of Napa, jolted residents and had winemakers scrambling to check their homes and businesses. “It was a very […]

• Uh oh. Is a Santa Barbara-Style Casino Coming to Napa?

Uh oh. Is a Santa Barbara-Style Casino Coming to Napa?

A proposed rule change by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs could lead to new casinos in California’s wine country. How would Napa Valley look with a casino and a 12-story hotel in the middle of the now-scenic horizon? That’s the nightmare the county fears if the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs goes through with […]

• Auction Napa Valley Breaks Record Raises $18.4M. Salut!

Auction Napa Valley Breaks Record Raises $18.4M. Salut!

Auction Napa Valley 2014 broke its record for the second year in a row this weekend raising a staggering $18.4 million. Friday’s Barrel Lots brought in $1.7 million, a new record for Napa Valley’s top wines. Bidding for special wine and experience packages at Saturday’s Live Lot Celebration raised $12.65 million. At the time of […]

• Famous Auction Napa Valley! Now Buy Online Via E-Auction!

Famous Auction Napa Valley! Now Buy Online Via E-Auction!

You are cordially invited to the most extraordinary wine event the world over… Where wine lover and winemaker meet at the source of America’s legendary wines to partake in and celebrate the best Napa Valley has to offer. Insider’s access to the cool cellars and warm hospitality of renowned Napa Valley vintners. Your choice of […]

• Best wineries in Napa for architecture and design lovers

Best wineries in Napa for architecture and design lovers

One important thing to remember when visiting the Napa Valley is that it’s not just about the wine. All of the wineries have premium quality wines, but what really sets some apart is their impressive architecture and design. With about 400 wineries in the Napa Valley it is worth making the time to visit some […]

• Frank Family Vineyards voted ‘Best Napa Winery’. Again!

Frank Family Vineyards voted ‘Best Napa Winery’. Again!

For the fifth consecutive year, the Frank Family Vineyards has been voted “Best Napa Winery” in the 2014 Bay Area A-list, beating more than 100 other Napa Valley wineries. Nearly 4,000 votes were cast at sf.cityvoter.com, which offers consumers a voice in choosing their favorite businesses in the Bay Area. Founded in 1992, Frank Family […]

• The wine festival you’ve been waiting for: CabFest 2014

The wine festival you’ve been waiting for: CabFest 2014

CabFestNV 2014 Napa Valley’s legendary Cabernet Sauvignons finally have their own festival!  CabFestNV is a three-day celebration that will appeal to both the expert and the novice, featuring more than 100 of the biggest names in the wine industry as well as the best of the boutiques. Through current and library wine tasting, interesting and […]

Warm California weather is good news for 2013 vintage

Warm California weather is good news for 2013 vintage

There’s no such thing as “normal” weather in the California wine country, and vineyard operators say this year that truism could mean good news for wine lovers. After cool temperatures slowed ripening and kept grapes on the vine until fall in recent years, growers in the nation’s premier wine region are facing a heat wave […]

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• Premiere Napa Valley Barrel Tasting & Auction February 23

Premiere Napa Valley Barrel Tasting & Auction February 23

The Napa Valley Vintners has announced that over 200 wines will be showcased at the Premiere Napa Valley barrel tasting and auction event on February 23, 2013. Barrels of each of the wines will line the famous cask room at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone holding one-of-a-kind blends, varietals or special vineyard lots […]

• Wine pairing: A delusion? A fraud? Wine expert says it is

Wine pairing: A delusion? A fraud? Wine expert says it is

Tim Hanni’s learned assertions about wine and food do not match long-held beliefs. In fact, what Hanni writes in a newly released book — “Why You Like the Wines You Like” — contrasts so much with conventional thinking that it fairly shouts for a response, although up to now it has barely been whispered about. […]

• The Near-Accidental Brilliance of Shafer Vineyards

The Near-Accidental Brilliance of Shafer Vineyards

John Shafer and his family brought a surprisingly haphazard and improvisational approach to learning the winery trade, but Jay McInerney finds that the results are some of Napa Valley’s finest wines. Like more than a few Napa Valley wineries, Shafer Vineyards had its inception in a midlife crisis. John Shafer was a 48-year-old former bomber […]

• Say it ain’t so. Mondavi teams up with singer Josh Groban

Say it ain’t so. Mondavi teams up with singer Josh Groban

Robert Mondavi Winery is to collaborate with pop singer-turned-actor Josh Groban on an as yet unnamed Napa Valley wine scheduled for release next year. The hook up will also stretch to in-store displays promoting Robert Mondavi wines alongside Groban’s new album, to be released early next year. Downloads of Groban’s latest singles will also be […]

• Why Chinese Investors Buy Napa Wineries

Why Chinese Investors Buy Napa Wineries

Few topics are hotter in the industry than the Chinese market for U.S. wines, but less has been reported about a concurrent trend—Chinese nationals are avidly buying vineyards and wineries in Napa Valley. In a reversal of historic fortune, 19th century immigrants came to California in search of gold. Today, wealthy Chinese nationals have begun […]

• Napa Valley’s weird and wonderful wines

Napa Valley’s weird and wonderful wines

We pick out the most unusual wines at the Premier Napa Valley event, from a recently disgorged vintage Californian sparkling to a “A PhenomeNon-Vintage” red blend. While the drinks business has already reported on the record-breaking fundraiser event, Premiere Napa Valley 2012, less was said about the actual wines that were presented. One of the […]