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This year’s best of Auction Napa Valley

The decadence at last Saturday's Auction Napa Valley can be summed up in one image: the swanky Austin Healey sports car parked on the lawn of Meadowood Resort.

By | June 7th, 2010|0 Comments

Is Auction Napa Valley recession-proof?

What will Auction Napa Valley reel in this year? "Honestly, we don't know what the outcome will be," said Terry Hall, who heads the public relations for the Napa Vintners Association, organizers of the auction. Whatever the case, Hall said organizers aren't concerned because of their "5 x 5 Community Promise."

By | June 5th, 2010|0 Comments

Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet is in Napa

Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet is at Taste Napa Valley in Rutherford today sipping wine and imaging how it would taste with a big, honking steak. “I’m a new wine drinker,” he said. “I really only drink it with food and I’m a carnivore so whatever goes great with steak works.”

By | June 4th, 2010|0 Comments

Christy’s on the Square

With more than 30 wines by the glass, Christy's on the Square is one stop sipping. And for the eco-conscious palate, Christy's expects to soon have wine on tap from environmentally-friendly 5 gallon casks.

By | June 4th, 2010|0 Comments

Doobie Red

Bruce Cohn, manager of the Dobbie Brothers and owner of B.R. Cohn Winery, has produced 2008 Doobie Red in memory of long time drummer Keith Knudsen.

By | June 4th, 2010|1 Comment

Vintage musicians — Crosby, Stills & Nash

Vintage musicians -- Crosby, Stills & Nash. Over the weekend I went to the Sonoma Jazz + concert to see Crosby Stills & Nash and the vintage musicians paired well with the Gundlach Bundschu zinfandel I was drinking.

By | May 23rd, 2010|0 Comments

Vegan wines?

Vegan wines? I never knew there was a demand for Vegan wines but living in Northern California’s true food Mecca, I shouldn’t have been so surprised.

By | May 23rd, 2010|1 Comment

Kayak to a clam bake?

The Russian River Valley Winegrowers (RRVW) are putting on “Single Night” June 5th at Healdsburg’s C. Donatiello Winery, an event geared to Millennials, the offspring of the Baby Boomers, with group adventure auction lots like kayaking to a clam bake.

By | May 18th, 2010|2 Comments

Do tell …

We’re curious about you picnic people. What do you take for food to outdoor events and why? Is there a ritual?

By | May 13th, 2010|2 Comments

Pajama party bidding?

Auction Napa Valley wants you to bid and bid often from the comfort of your own home. You don’t need a fancy gown or a tux to bid online in their 4-week Net auction which begins this Sunday at 8 a.m. A worldwide pajama party? Hmmm …

By | May 7th, 2010|2 Comments