Napa is the county seat of Napa County, California. It is the principal city of the Napa county Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses Napa county. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 76,915. It is the 100th largest city in California. The area was settled in the 1830s. Napa was incorporated as a city in 1872.
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    • 2 out of 3 consumers base wine purchase on label (Plus: more wine trends)

      Wine Trends 2 out of 3 consumers base wine purchase on label (Plus: more wine trends) They say a picture is worth a thousand words. It may also be worth a bottle of wine. Oenophiles, prepare to brace yourselves before I drop the bomb that most in the industry already fear and dread: 2 out 3 wine drinkers select a wine for its label Cringe. Oh no! Shrugs shoulder.

      Clinton Stark/ Stark Insider- 7 readers -
    • Women for WineSense launches contest for Women in Wine event

      Years ago, when my friend and wine colleague Julie Johnson (today of Tres Sabores) was making waves in Women for WineSense, I went to meetings and was so impressed by her and the group. She had her finger on the pulse (and still does). At that time, little did I know that when she was going to Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, with my husband Jose, none of us knew that we ...

      Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 6 readers -
  • Cultivar Wine Club Dinner with Friends - #CultivarWines

    … volunteered to bring my plush bottles. First up Cultivar 2012 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon ($72): Nice boots! Nicer wine! Howell Mountain is a special place in Napa, whose Cabs I adore. The appellation begins at 1400 feet and the elevation and soils contribute to a microclimate that is "above the fog". Vineyards can produce fruit which vinifies…

    Liza Swift/ Brix Chicksin Chardonnay- 6 readers -
  • Colbie Caillat to headline inaugural Yountville Live in Napa

    … Yountville Live. The three day festival is dubbed a celebration of “food, wine & lifestyle” and features live performances, appearances by celebrity chefs and, since its being held in the heart of Napa, fine wine. Yountville Live runs March 19 – 22. Several events will be held at restaurants throughout Yountville including Ad Hoc and Bouchon…

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  • DRAFT: Phifer Pavitt Wines

    … Over the holidays I tried two bottles of Phifer Pavitt Wine, made by the husband-wife team of Suzanne Phifer Pavitt and Shane Pavitt. Small production in Napa? You don't have to twist my arm. I was enchanted by the labels with the image of a 1940s-1950s cowgirl. The woman formerly known as The Roommate had a lot of vintage cowgirl images around…

    Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviewsin Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc- 4 readers -
  • Premiere Napa Valley: Wine lots revealed for annual auction (Video Preview)

    … 225 lots. That’s how many we can expect at this year’s edition of the annual wine auction known as Premiere Napa Valley. The Napa Valley Vintners released the list of wines that will be auctioned off, and you can see it here on the PNV site. Featuring winemaker dinners, barrel tastings, and seminars, ultimately its […] A lot of Scarecrow…

    Loni Stark/ Stark Insider- 5 readers -
  • Stark Insider Pick: Napa Truffle Festival (Video Preview)

    … Gastronomical Science Stark Insider Pick: Napa Truffle Festival (Video Preview) Truffles. Those all mysterious, delectable, and pricey delights. Where are though? And, pragmatically… What exactly are truffles? How are they used in dishes. And, what’s the business of growing truffles like in Napa? One way to find out is to attend the Napa…

    Loni Stark/ Stark Insider- 4 readers -
  • Imagine Dragons, No Doubt, Robert Plant headline BottleRock 2015

    … and Robert Plant will headline this year’s edition of BottleRock 2015. Organizers have released the full lineup of bands–as impressive as it is long–set to once again storm Napa Memorial Day weekend. The three day music festival runs May 29 through 31. Last year saw over 80,000 people attend, an important turnaround for a fest that had previously…

    Monica Turner/ Stark Insider- 4 readers -
  • French Laundry Wine Heist – Could tech have helped catch thieves?

    … Could a simple tech solution help catch the perps who stole $300,000 of rare wine from the French Laundry restaurant in Napa? French Laundry usually makes headlines for any number of reasons: they’re outstanding Chef Thomas Keller who plates some of the finest dishes in the known culinary world, often exorbitant bills, and stories of how hard…

    Clinton Stark/ Stark Insider- 4 readers -
  • New Year’s Resolution: 12 Months – 12 Cabernets

    … Georges de Latour, one of Napa’s most iconic wines for a quarter century. Now he crafts killer Cabernets from choice vineyard sites around the Napa Valley. Once poured you’ll find flavors reminiscent of violets, oak and vanilla, blackberry and blueberry. This is a smooth drinking wine that makes you realize how approachable a high end Cabernet can…

    Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundzin Cabernet Sauvignon- 2 readers -
  • Marie Miller performs 6’2″ Live in the Vineyard (Interview)

    … Stark Insider Marie Miller performs 6’2″ Live in the Vineyard (Interview) Stark Insider continues to profile musicians and artists who performed recently at Live in the Vineyard in Napa. So far Loni Stark has sat down with Colbie Caillat, Larkin Poe, Mat Kearney, Bea Miller and Matt Nathanson. Today, Loni catches up with folk singer-songwriter…

    Monica Turner/ Stark Insider- 5 readers -
  • Nativity in the vineyard.

    … skip to main | skip to sidebar Not much to say really. This photograph says it all; nativity scene, a Napa vineyard, Christmas Eve. Thank you to a neighbour for their effort in ensuring that Christmas-walkies are very special for me and Vinodog 2. Happy Christmas Eve to all! …

    Vinsanity- 3 readers -
  • 2010 Robert Sinskey Vineyards Merlot You can’t go wrong...

    … 2010 Robert Sinskey Vineyards Merlot You can’t go wrong with a velvety Merlot in the midst of winter! Elegant nose of plums, potpourri, and green peppers. Ripe plums and cocoa powder with great acidity on the palate. Velvety mouthfeel. Best merlot we’ve had from the USA! 4/5 bones $$$ Merlot 14.2% abv Sonoma, California, USA…

    Shiba Sommelierin Merlot- 4 readers -
  • My Top 5 Star Rated Wines for 2014

    … I am privileged to try so many wines from around the world each year, here in Vancouver. Sparkling, rose, red, white, and fortified wines have all passed my lips. And for some instances there is a wine that stops you in your tracks, all your senses become heightened as they focus on the spectacular wine in your glass. I would like you to be able…

    MyWinePalin Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir Syrah Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • A Visit to Cain Vineyard and Winery

    …, 14% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot. The fruit was sourced from Gallegos in Rutherford, Stanton in Oakville, Nord-Trio C in Yountville, York Creek from the Spring Mountain District and Truchard in Los Carneros. The alcohol weighs in at 14.1% and the retail price is $34 a bottle. 11,230 cases were produced, but all of that appears to have already…

    Weekly Wine Journalin Cabernet Sauvignon- 8 readers -
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