Napa Valley

Tips and Articles in Napa Valley

THE HILLS ARE FRAGRANT WITH EUCALYPTUS, the lavender-scented valleys planted with row after row of grapevines. It's little wonder visitors are drawn to California's Napa and Sonoma valleys. They come to eat well at beautiful bistros and sleep well...
My first trip to Napa Valley was in the late 1960’s, during my senior year at U.C. Berkeley. I had just turned 21, and here was this amazing place only an hour’s drive away with rolling blond hills and the sunny climate of Provence, where you coul...
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Since 2005, Burgundy-born Gilles de Chambure, director of wine education at Napa’s Meadowood resort, has arranged vineyard visits and tastings for guests and nonguests alike. Arrive during the fall harvest or in early spring for fewer crowds, and ...
San Francisco to Calistoga, California A day of spas, with a side of Syrah Distance 80 miles Driving Time 2 hours The Appeal San Franciscans seeking a holistic holiday have been decamping to Napa Valley’s northernmost town for 150 years. Over ...
Who He Is: A serial digital entrepreneur who launched his first start-up at the ripe old age of 26, Lewis has long viewed the Internet as a vehicle for empowering consumers. It was only a matter of time before this road warrior turned his sights ...
Eating well has always been easy in wine regions. It makes sense: people who pay close attention to what they drink don’t typically settle for fast-food cheeseburgers. But dining well is different from eating well, and in many wine areas it has be...
By Adrien Glover, with Jennifer Flowers, John Newton, and Tracy Ziemer See our slideshow of 10 Great Waterside Restaurants. Blame it on the intoxicating salt air. Or the way the light bounces as the sun sets. Or the pure pleasure of digging into...
“Rajasthan has fascinating extremes: preciousness and poverty, monumental architecture, and astonishing crafts.” —Angela Missoni, fashion designer “Scotland is such a magical place. Summer evenings are so long, my husband and I can play golf into...
Michael Fagnoni and Molly Hawks, now co-chefs at Hawks Restaurant in Granite Bay, California, remember the first time they worked together to perfect a recipe. It was years ago, in the kitchen of another eatery. "We suddenly just looked up at each...
Q: Do you have any tips for packing light? —Carol Sanders, Macon, Ga. A: “Before you go, lay out your pieces and play mix-and-match to determine which ones work in the most possible combinations. A cashmere cardigan, for example, goes just as wel...
See our slideshow of the 50 Best New U.S. Restaurants. You know the American restaurant paradigm is shifting when communal benches become more desirable than leather banquettes. When humble kimchi is suddenly chic, and the words local and seasona...
Gary Hofstetter, president of a private equity real estate fund in Boston, describes himself as a "suit on State Street." That’s quite a change from the late 1960s and early 1970s, when he was a wild-haired, rock-loving roadie for local bands in U...