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2013 Napa Valley wine grape harvest in full swing

From Carneros to Howell Mountain to Coombsville to Rutherford to Calistoga and beyond, the 2013 harvest is in full swing here in the Napa Valley. Harvest officially started on August 1st and as of today wineries are bringing in sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir and several other varieties of grapes. We’ve captured the week-by-week action [...]

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2013 Napa Valley wine grape harvest to start this week

Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again. The annual wine grape harvest is set to begin later this week. Mumm Napa, the Rutherford-based sparkling wine producer that is typically one of the valley’s first to start the annual rite of passage, will kick off Harvest 2013 on August 1st. A recent Associated [...]

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Summertime in the Napa Valley [PHOTOS]

It’s been a busy and eventful summer so far and there’s lots more to come. Here are a few of our favorite images from in and around the Napa Valley over the past couple months. (Above: A visit to Merryvale in St. Helena) (Above: Sipping delicious Far Niente Chardonnay in the backyard around 4th of [...]

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Martina McBride, Lifehouse and others to perform at Robert Mondavi Summer Concert Series

Those of you long-time readers will know we’re big fans of kicking back on a warm Summer evening with a cool Sauvignon Blanc in hand and a bit of live music to set the mood. When the setting for such activity happens to be smack-dab in the middle of one of the most historic Napa [...]

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Already the happiest city in the US, Napa gets its own infographic

Napa was recently named the happiest city in the US according to a University of Vermont analysis of tweets. We’ve said repeatedly that the downtown area has been going through a renaissance of sorts over the past several years. Don’t believe it? Check out the infographic below from the folks at DoNapa.com that highlights the [...]

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New Happy Hour at Yountville’s Bardessono Hotel & Spa

Bardessono Hotel and Spa in Yountville has introduced a new Happy Hour that is sure to appeal to guests and locals alike. The hotel’s Lucy Restaurant & Bar, run by Executive Chef Victor Scargle, is featuring a happy hour from 4:30pm – 6:30pm Monday through Thursday. Among the specials are half priced bottled beers, half [...]

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Interview: Cindy Pawlcyn on the Napa Valley dining scene, CP’s and more

Cindy Pawlcyn has spent some 30 years cultivating local gardens and restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area, with the Napa Valley a particular focus. Her iconic Mustards Grill, which opened in the early 1980s, is one of the most recognized restaurants in the valley and Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen has long been a favorite of [...]

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