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The Bedrock of Napa

  Sunday, August 24th, 2014 will go down in infamy in the history of the Napa Valley. The magnitude 6.0 earthquake that rocked the area early that morning left an indelible mark on the fabric of downtown in the form of crumbling brick facades, broken wine bottles and toppled stacks of barrels. The blue-collar downtown […]

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Mountain to River in Napa

Summertime in Napa is all about keeping cool. After the morning fog burns off, the heat can oftentimes reach the 100’s, causing visitors and locals alike to scramble for shade and a cool beverage. Generally, Napa’s got the ‘cool beverage’ part covered in spades and can offer a dizzying array of beer and white and […]

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Visit the Napa Valley

April showers do bring May flowers! Because of above normal rain in April, Napa and the Wine Country are in full bloom – tulips, poppies, and wildflowers dot the landscape in the towns and countryside. The vibrant yellow of wild mustard – a bit late this year – flourishes between the lush green foliage of […]

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Springtime Brews Up New Vistas

In the Wine Country Every weekday about a quarter past five throughout the Napa Valley local bars start to fill up with thirsty vineyard workers who order…beer. While it may seem strange that beer be flowing freely in Napa, the truth is that beer has serious roots in the area, starting with San Francisco’s Anchor […]

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Saint Patrick’s Day

The young man who would become St Patrick was born to wealthy parents who were not particularly religious, in Britain near the end of the 4th Century.  He died March 17 about 460 AD. At the age of 16, he was taken prisoner by a group of Irish raiders who were attacking his family’s estate.  […]

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Napa Valley’s Other Refreshing Beverage

  A basic history of Chocolate   The Aztecs created a beverage called “chocolatl”, a healing drink that was also used for special ceremonies. They would ferment the cacao beans, dry and grind them, and sweeten them with honey and native spices to make this refreshing beverage. For additional history information about chocolate   The […]

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The 12 Feasts of Christmas

What do you get when you combine world famous chefs, The Restaurant at Meadowood, and Napa Valley’s top wine makers? Twelve chef-vintner combinations creating unique holiday meals that will sate the harshest of critic and raise money for charity. Meadowood’s The 12 Days of Christmas 2013 is expanding its international influence from last year with […]

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Winter in Napa Valley with the Candlelight Inn

Your Passport to Some of Napa Valley’s Best Wineries   Winter 2013/2014 represents the fifth year Calistoga area wineries have offered a wine tasting package that could be the best deal ever. The Winter in the Wineries Passport gives holders access to 14 members of the Calistoga American Viticultural Area (AVA) – Napa Valley’s 15th […]

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