3 Things To Try In Napa Valley Besides Wine

Wine country offers other drinks — and eats, too
Nov 11, 2014 4:00 pm

Travelers head to Napa Valley primarily for one purpose: wine. Even some Old World partisans who previously dismissed the region's gulpable goods are now changing their tune about the level of quality coming out of California today. So, yeah, you're going to be sipping some luscious liquids when you visit. But, what to do in between tastings? Here are some suggestions.

Wine Lover Kyle MacLachlan Drinks Up Napa Valley

Terroir is only part of the story on The Getaway
Nov 10, 2014 11:30 am
kyle maclachlan drinking wine

Actor Kyle MacLachlan is big on wine. He even has his own label. So, naturally, when the producers of The Getaway came calling, the oenophile actor promptly punched his ticket for wine country. On this week's episode, airing Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 9 p.m. EST, on Esquire Network, MacLachlan takes us to Napa Valley, where he finds plenty to sip on and even a few non-alcoholic things to do, too.

When Thomas Keller Makes You A Drink, You Shut Up And Drink

A look at at The French Laundry's new spirits list
Jun 24, 2013 1:02 pm

Few American chefs are as revered as Thomas Keller. At his Napa nexus, The French Laundry, the three-Michelin-star maestro brought culinary credibility to the United States in the heart of wine country, Napa Valley. Now, for the first time in its 36-year history, The French Laundry has made a big, boozy shift. 

Stu Smith Is What You Might Call A Wine Artist

The pros, cons of California wines from Napa legend
Jun 20, 2013 2:02 pm

Two years, two lunch meetings, lots of words and wine spilled. Now, we've handed the mic to Stu Smith of Smith-Madrone Winery in Napa for his take on why California wines are often overblown and more. Here's what the opinionated winemaking master and philospher has to say, in his own words...

Tyler Florence Is Really, Really, Really Into Wine

A TV star chef gets deep about wine, fresh flavors
Nov 14, 2012 10:01 am

It's morning in Manhattan, and Tyler Florence is pouring wines in a basement. He's talking about everything from the label design on his Cab Savs to sharing a food network with Guy Fieri to trying to sell organic to Applebee's to feeding kids. We go deep with Tyler, after the jump...

Top 5: Where To Drink When You're Sick Of Wine In The Napa Valley

Wine country just got a shot in the arm
Oct 22, 2012 3:40 pm

There are plenty of spots to get a good glass of wine in the Napa Valley. That’s what wine country is for, right? But you can only swallow so much of the stuff before you start to crave a beer… or something stronger. Lucky you: a growing number of bars specializing in non-oenophilic pleasures is cropping up in California’s most famous wine valley.

Josh Groban And Robert Mondavi Team Up

The winery and singer-songwriter thing continues
Jul 30, 2012 3:01 pm

Josh Groban and Mondavi plan on making beautiful music and wine together, it was announced today.

Top 5: Northern California Tasting Rooms

You could spend years in Napa and Sonoma
Apr 13, 2012 12:01 pm

Spring has sprung. The mustard is in full bloom and there’s no better time to visit Northern California wine country than now.


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