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Napa (Napa, California)

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  • That's Right, Lodi

    James Cameron couldn't have scripted it better, the way 76-year-old Wanda Woock, grande dame of the Lodi wine country, pointed a finger at her gold brooch and then at a photograph of the very same brooch a hundred years back, glinting like pure...
  • Who the medal winners are

    Winning swirls These two lists -- the wines that won the most gold medals in American wine competitions in 2006 and the wines that have won multiple gold medals so far this year -- were developed by American Gold Medal Winners, an online service that...
  • Older California Cabernets are within reach at auction

    BEAULIEU VINEYARD, Inglenook, Chateau Montelena, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Heitz Wine Cellars: The online auction catalog reads like a who's who of Napa Valley pioneers, vintners who made the first world-class wines in California. The list includes...
  • In Napa, deus ex machina?

    Napa Valley vintners had already started buzzing about a promising 2007 vintage when Aug. 27 dawned and pandemonium broke loose. Temperatures soared above 95 degrees and stayed there for 10 days. Irrigation systems across the valley were cranked up high...
  • Napa's Oxbow Public Market redefines shopping

    Napa's Oxbow Public Market redefines shopping
    You say you want to know more about where your food comes from and how it is prepared? At Napa's new Oxbow Public Market that opens this weekend, the butcher and the baker will do their work behind windows that will allow you to observe almost every...
  • Hotel Bel-Air Restaurant: Date with a grande dame

    ONE warm October evening, you're sitting outside with friends under trellises trained with bougainvillea, about to begin dinner on the terrace of one of the most glamorous hotels in the world. The wine's magnificent, the china's gorgeous. A plate of...
  • Thomas Keller to open Bouchon bistro in Beverly Hills

    Southern California food lovers wanting a taste of chef Thomas Keller's food will no longer have to travel to Las Vegas, New York or the Napa Valley. The city of Beverly Hills gave final approval Tuesday night on a deal that will bring a local...
  • A wine label overhaul: Meet the man who'd change your AVA

    A wine label overhaul: Meet the man who'd change your AVA
    IN a small, windowless laboratory -- far removed from romantic vineyard vistas -- scientists at the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) are attempting what most wine lovers would say is impossible. They are developing a test for terroir,...
  • Time to clean out, restock your bar

    Time to clean out, restock your bar
    Bored by your bar? As we head into the heart of the holidays, it may be time to take a hard look at what you're serving to guests in the way of drinks. If you're in a rut, spirits-wise, now is the occasion to give your bar a holiday makeover. Before...
  • Chardonnay Lives!

    Chardonnay Lives!
    Don't blame California chardonnay for becoming a fashion victim. It's not the grape's fault but rather what was done to it. Just when I'd almost given up hope that chard would return to its senses, some noble vintners came to its rescue. As popular and...
  • Movie Review: 'Bottle Shock'

    Wine may be sunlight held together by water, as Galileo said, but "Bottle Shock" is held together only by Alan Rickman. It's interesting, given how the actor has built so many exquisite characterizations on the foundation of a certain look, that of a man...
  • Starwood launching green hotel brand called "Element"

    Starwood is launching a "green hotel brand" called Element, with the first property opening in July in Lexington, Mass., and 20 more hotels scheduled to open in the next year. The hotels are built with technology that saves water and cuts electric use,...