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Scotch, wine and tequila! Pairing dinners to try

Now that summer is almost over, restaurateurs are kicking into higher gear with special dinners designed around wine or spirits. Here are three where you can eat well and learn something about tequila or Napa Valley wines or single malt Scotch at the same time.

Napa Earthquake Claims First Victim

Two weeks after Napa Valley recorded the worst earthquake it has experienced in recent history, the 6.0 quake has claimed the life of a 65-year-old woman who died as a result of a brain injury she incurred when she was struck in the head by a television. Show More Summary

Josh Cellars Makes Wines to Honor a Lifelong Hero

You don't have to spend very long with Joseph Carr before you learn who inspired him to found Josh Cellars, the California winery in Napa Valley. "Every bottle of Josh Cellars is a tribute to my dad," he told me over dinner at a New York steakhouse last month. Show More Summary

Heritage wine dinner

Heritage hosts a wine dinner Sept. 18 focusing on Flora Springs Vineyard, with the winery's with Danny Sanford on hand. Among the courses: smoked duck, spice "bubbles," orange and smoked lemon with 2012 Napa Valley Chardonnay; N.C. shrimp...Show More Summary

Hourglass, Napa Valley: Current and Upcoming Releases

There is no single recipe for greatness when it comes to Napa wine, but starting with a great plot of land can take you a long way. The only problem is, a lot of people don't necessarily know a great plot of land when they see one. Sometimes...Show More Summary

Parched Napa Valley Creeks Bubbling With Streams Thanks To The Recent Earthquake

Fresh spring water is being seen flowing in streams that traditionally went dry during this season in the Napa Valley. Solano County’s Green Valley, an oasis in a canyon that was parched by drought only two weeks ago, has witnessed a miracle around the region owing to the strong earthquake the region had to bear. Show More Summary

Rauner-linked Nursing Home "Bust Out" Case Goes to Trial This Month

GOP gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner may soon feel like hitting the bottle. A very nice bottle for sure. One from his swanky Napa Valley wine club we assume. Remember that case U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Michael G. Williamson said "hasShow More Summary

Review: 2011 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

A lighter style of Cab arrives from Chateau Montelena this year, a rare, fresh Cabernet that you can actually enjoy with warm weather, fresh and lively at just 13.4% abv. Fresh strawberry and light vanilla cookie notes dominate — altogether unusual … Continue reading ?

Jerry Brown Wants Obama to Declare Napa Quake Area Major Disaster

Governor Jerry Brown has called upon President Barack Obama to declare Napa Valley a federal disaster area in the wake of the 6.0 magnitude earthquake so that the city will receive federal funds to aid those affected. Brown made his request Tuesday, according to NBC News in the Bay Area. Show More Summary

Earthquake Rocks Constellation Brands' Foundations In The Wine Industry

By Don Dion: The extent of damage caused by the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that hit the Napa Valley region of California may take months to come into focus as many wineries may try to downplay their losses to abate the possibility of distributors prematurely cutting them off due to their inability to meet demand. Show More Summary

Tomato-mania in Napa Valley this weekend with Bardessono's Tomatoville fest

Tomato lovers: If you’re headed up to Napa Valley this weekend, one event that may not be on your radar is the sixth annual three-day Tomatoville fest at Bardessono Hotel & Spa in Yountville. 

Sentinel Satellite Reveals the Aftermath of Napa's Earthquake

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

During the morning of August 24, California's Napa Valley was struck by its biggest earthquake in a quarter century. The ESA's brand new Sentinel-1A satellite has now produced an unprecedented visualization of the ensuing rupture. Read more...

Recovery Wire: Napa Restaurants and Wineries Begin Recovery After Earthquake

Kieu Hoang Winery, the morning after the quake. At 3a.m. Sunday, August 24, most residents of the Napa Valley were awoken by a 6.1-magnitude earthquake, the largest the region has felt in nearly 25 years. According to the most...

Radar Eyes Can See the Scars of the Napa Valley Quake From Space

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The colourful picture you're looking at isn't modern art. In fact, it's a radar image that shows the damage caused by the earthquake that hit California's Napa Valley at the end of last month. Read more...

Napa Valley Vintners establishes disaster relief fund after quake

Less than a week after a magnitude 6.0 quake shook the lower Napa Valley, Napa Valley Vintners, a nonprofit trade association that represents 500 members, has established a community disaster fund for earthquake relief. Its mission is to help the hundreds of local residents and local businesses...

Aftershock hits California's Napa Valley

(Reuters) - California's Napa Valley, the site of a strong and damaging earthquake a week ago, was shaken by a small aftershock early on Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, measuring magnitude 3.2, occurred five miles southwest of Napa. Show More Summary

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