1881 Napa - Wine Museum and Tasting Room in Napa

What’s Happening: Jean-Charles Boisset opens 1881 Napa, region’s first wine history museum

Napa Valley history and wine tasting all under one massive chandelier.
Maya Rudolph in Wine Country directed by Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler’s ‘Wine Country’ to premiere May 10 on Netflix

This one's good. What's it called again?White wine.Ugh. Freakin' love it.Amy Poehler's Wine Country has a release date. Look for the film May 10th on Netflix.A mid-life crisis. Vineyards. One-liners. And... The Bangles. This one has it all based on what we're seeing in the movie trailer (see below),...
Top 5: Best Wine Gifts

Trendspotting: Only 27% of consumers have purchased wine online, but here’s some ways to increase that number (Report)

I try to buy just about everything I can online. It's just too convenient. Saving time is hugely important, especially here in the San Francisco Bay Area where traffic all but eliminates the idea of a "quick run" to the store or mall. So, yes, I've seen my share...
Wente Vineyards: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir wine reviews

Trendspotting: California grape crush up 7% y/y in 2018 (Wine Industry Report)

According to a new report which covers 17 districts across the state, California crushed approximately 4.28 million tones of wine grapes in 2018.Red varieties once again led the way, accounting for over 50% of the crush, or 2,446,930 tons. Try to picture that sitting in your bathtub.Whites came next...
CampoVelo Napa Valley schedule rides events

What’s Happening: CampoVelo returns to Napa Valley for food, wine and — most on point — cycling

It's called CampoVelo and it's returning to Napa Valley next month.Featuring a weekend of "food, fun and cycling" this year's edition of CampoVelo Napa Valley takes place April 26-28, 2019.As you might expect the schedule is packed with events that befit a beautiful location such as Napa. Chef Chris...
Wine Review: Grgich Hills 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Wine Report: Wine producers shape markets through vision and social influence

How do you compete in an industry that has largely remained unchanged for 7,000 years?

3 Days in Sonoma: Producing a short film using 5 years of footage (Video)

A woman in wine country. A woman in trouble. Again.

State of the Wine Industry Report: Premium wine sales continue to decline as Millennials gravitate to alternatives

Baby Boomers are retiring, and faced with fixed incomes, are reducing expenses. Will and can Millennials make up the difference in wine spending?
Imagine Dragons - BottleRock - Napa Photos

Imagine Dragons, Neil Young, Pharrell Williams to headline BottleRock 2019

Organizers this morning took the wraps off the line-up for BottleRock 2019 and it looks like another promising weekend for concert go-ers. See below for complete concert listing including all the acts and artists.Headlining artists at this year's BottleRock music, wine, food and craft brew festival -- now in its...
Film Review: Superb documentary 'Perfect Note' profiles San Francisco's Café Jacqueline

Film Review: ‘Perfect Note’ tells uplifting story about San Francisco’s Café Jacqueline

Café Jacqueline, near the intersection of Grant and Union in San Francisco, has been a culinary legend for 27 years. This tiny restaurant in the heart of North Beach is the subject of a short documentary Perfect Note, Perfect Taste screened at the 2018 Napa Valley Film Festival.Chef Jacqueline grew...