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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
Pfendler

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

Top 5: Restaurants In Napa & Sonoma

Where to eat when you're in wine country
Apr 10, 2012 10:01 am
Green eggs and ham

Cindy Pawlsen and Michael Chiarello are two of California wine country’s most celebrated chefs, both re-energizing the local dining scene with white-hot new restaurants. But they’re not the only ones causing a stir at the moment.

Photos: Scenes From Napa & Sonoma

The top 5 restaurants in Wine Country
Apr 10, 2012 10:01 am
Green Eggs and Ham

Cindy Pawlsen and Michael Chiarello are two of California wine country’s most celebrated chefs, both re-energizing the local dining scene with white-hot new restaurants. But they’re not the only ones causing a stir at the moment.

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