Gluten free bake shop coming to Oxbow Public Market mid-November

In December 2011 partners Joël Hoachuck, Barbara Schwartz Hoachuck and Fabrice Penet opened La Crepe in Oxbow Public Market. The three brought quite the pedigree to the business, which had a goal of bringing an authentic French crepe experience to the valley. When La Crepe closed at the end of September, it didn’t take long […]

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11 stunning photos from the 2013 Napa Valley wine grape harvest

It’s only early September, but this year’s annual wine grape harvest is already in full swing. There’s a frenetic vibe across the Napa Valley as winemakers, vineyard managers and crews keep close tabs on Brix levels, current temperatures and weather forecasts, among many other things. Below are eleven stunningly gorgeous photos snapped by those on […]

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Napa Valley harvest creates ‘the most exotic perfume in the world’

Anyone who’s ever spent time in wine country during the annual wine grape harvest will recognize a familiar scent in the air. As grapes come in across the valley and the fermentation process begins, the early morning and late evening air is often filled with an enchanting (at least for us wine lovers) aroma from […]

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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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