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Yao Ming Turns to Crowdfunding to Raise Profile of Napa Winery

As China’s luxury wine market cools, Yao Ming, the former National Basketball Association all-star, is inviting U.S. wine and basketball enthusiasts to own a piece of his Napa Valley winery, for as little as $5,000 per person.

Kim & Khloe Kardashian Had A BLAST At Ryan Seacrest's 40th Birthday Party! See The Fun Pics HERE!

Ryan Seacrest sure knows how to throw a fabulous birthday party! Over the weekend, Kim Kardashian West and Khloe Kardashian attended Ryan's 40th b-day bash in Napa Valley (two months late, btw) and by the looks of it, the sisters had a FANTASTIC time. [ Related: Kim Goes Topless & Makeup-Free In A New Pic! ] In typical [...]

The Premiere Napa Valley Wine-Barrel Auction Sets a New Sale Record

On February 21, Premiere Napa Valley’s annual barrel auction raked in $6 million in total (an average of $286 per bottle), surpassing last year’s record-setting sum of $5.9 million and making it the event’s most successful sale to date. Show More Summary

The Glory of 2013 Napa Cabernet: Tasting Premiere Napa Valley

Each year, the Napa Valley Vintners Association pulls out all the stops to host its annual fundraising event known as Premiere Napa Valley. Not to be confused with its star-studded charity auction in the spring (known as Auction Napa Valley), Premiere Napa Valley is a more focused event. Show More Summary

Wine School: Your Next Lesson: Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

For the first time, we’ll examine a reinterpretation of one of the fundamental types of wine.

How to make smarter bids on travel at charity auctions

Wilson Fang had an exceptional weekend in Napa Valley that included a romantic bed-and-breakfast, dinner for two on the Wine Train and tastings at Beringer Vineyard. Best of all, he bought it below retail at a charity auction.

How to make smarter bids on travel at charity auctions

Wilson Fang had an exceptional weekend in Napa Valley that included a romantic bed-and-breakfast, dinner for two on the Wine Train and tastings at Beringer Vineyard. Best of all, he bought it below retail at a charity auction.

Thomas Keller does country club with his pop-up Napa restaurant Ad Lib

Thomas Keller has a new restaurant. But not for long. Think of it as a shooting star, crossing the Napa Valley firmament, briefly. How briefly is yet to be decided.

Napa Valley wine auction nets $6 million

Last Saturday afternoon, the 19th Premiere Napa Valley barrel tasting and auction raised $6 million to support the activities of the Napa Valley Vintners organization throughout the year.

At Napa Music Festival, Chefs Are in the Lineup

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Travel : In Transit

BottleRock Napa Valley, a music festival in May, will feature chefs and sommeliers in addition to bands like No Doubt and Imagine Dragons.

Fifth-Generation Napa Valley Vinter Discusses the Science, Alcohol Content & Outlook for 21st Century Wines

Some people are drawn to the world of wine by chance and others are quite literally born into it. Joseph Wagner is the latter. Following in the footsteps of four generations of Napa Valley-based winemakers... via JustLuxe.com

Ciccio is my new favorite place in the Napa Valley

My dinner last week at Ciccio made me realize that Polly Lappetito is one of the most underappreciated chefs in the Bay Area. At least that’s the case until you taste what comes out of the open kitchen at this Yountville restaurant. Once you have her food you realize how special she is.  Lappetito was […]

Event: New world of kosher wines, plus food from 7 kosher restaurants

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

In terms of kosher wine, we’ve come a long way from Manischewitz Concord grape wine. Covenant, a Cabernet Sauvignon from Jeff Morgon, can stand head to head with some of the best Cabernets of Napa Valley. Good, drinkable — and often delicious — kosher wines come from wine...

The Pineapple Express Arrives in the Napa Valley

The arrival of a storm brings welcome rain and beauty to the Napa Valley Clouds at dawn signal the arrival of the "Pineapple Express in the Napa Valley. Soon the spring mustard and the vines will get a good drink Stunning twisting cloud formation at dawn over the Napa Valley vineyards of Yountville

Elvis' Granddaughter Riley Keough Has Tied The Knot With Her Boyfriend Ben Smith-Petersen!

4 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

What an exciting time for the King of Rock 'n' Roll's family!! Riley Keough and her boyfriend Ben Smith-Petersen have tied the knot in a small, star-studded ceremony on Wednesday evening in Napa Valley, California! [ Related: Report: Johnny Depp & Amber Heard Are Married ] The middle of the week is kind of a weird time to [...]

Elderly Man Blames Kaiser For His Penis Being Completely Corroded By Catheter

NAPA, CA – An elderly man is claiming he was left with a mutilated penis after doctors ignored multiple requests by nurses and family to remove an eroding catheter. On July 21st 2013, a nurse at Napa Valley Care Center was caring for...Show More Summary

Review: 2012 Markham Cellar 1879 Blend Napa Valley

God bless the lunatic who dreamed up this insane blend of six grapes that shouldn’t go together. Markham’s Cellar 1879 blend is composed of Napa grapes in this proportion: 36% Merlot, 21% Petite Sirah, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Syrah, 9% Zinfandel, and 8% Petit Verdot. Show More Summary

R.I.P. John Leggett, Former Director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop

SFGate sends word that the former director of the Iowa Writers Workshop has died. John Leggett was 97 years old. Later in his life he co-founded and directed the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference. From SFGate: Mr. Leggett, who also wrote seven books, five of them novels, died Sunday at Queen of the Valley Medical Center […]

Review: 2012 Charles Krug Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Estate Bottled

This well-pedigreed Cabernet offers a ripe, blackberry-laden nose with touches of black pepper and dried herbs. The body is rich and lush with chocolate notes, some coffee bean, and vanilla. The finish is big and fruity, its tanninsShow More Summary

Review: 2012 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

When I first tasted Faust’s 2012 Cabernet I thought it might be off — densely tannic with vegetal flavors that were massively overwhelming at first attack. I corked the wine up and put it away for a day, hoping things would … Continue...Show More Summary

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