| May 8, 2013
Folk often tell me, at this time of year, that they're taking a trip to Napa Valley to "really learn about wine." That's like saying that someone needs to go to Rome to really learn how to be Catholic, or to St. Andrews to get the game of golf.
| Apr 17, 2013
| 5:12 PM
CALISTOGA, Calif. — Fitness is a fine goal when you're on vacation but not always easy to talk yourself into because, well, you're on vacation.
So it behooves you to find a way to trick yourself into burning a few hundred calories. For this,...
| Nov 11, 2012
A trip to wine country can be pricey. Here's how my husband and I cut corners without sacrificing the experience.
Share tastings: Most tastings are $5 to $10 each; it adds up, particularly when you're visiting several wineries in a day. Splitting the...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:53 PM
GUERNEVILLE, Calif. — The obvious appeal of visiting California's wine country is, well, the wine. But if you're near Sonoma County, consider an exhilarating buzz that has nothing to do with fermented grapes: Armstrong Redwoods State Natural...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Michiganwines.com is your headquarters on the web for Michigan wine and wine tourism. It has trip planning resources, wine tours, packages, event information and much more. It breaks down the state into wine regions, so you can find wineries wherever...
| Mar 13, 2013
Check out festivals and events in April across the state.
This list is organized by region.
Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County)
April 1-6: Sun 'n Fun International...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:00 AM
'Hey Bartender,' the movie: The cocktail documentary "Hey Bartender" opens Friday for its weeklong run at Sundance Sunset Cinemas. The film is an ode to mixology and follows a former Marine bartender shaking his way toward stardom at New York's...
| May 25, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Online food purveyor New York Mouth is now simply Mouth. The Brooklyn-based company, which sells local goods from indie food makers located across New York's five boroughs, has recently expanded its online shopping platform to also include handmade,...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Santa Rita Hills Wine and Fire Weekend Celebration
Coming up soon — this Friday through Sunday — Wine and Fire Weekend Celebration in the Santa Rita Hills appellation of Santa Barbara County. Go up for a day or the weekend. It kicks off...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:34 PM
If you're headed down Ensenada way this weekend, you might want to make a detour to Valle de Guadalupe to take in some of the events surrounding the 23rd annual Fiestas de la Vendimia through Saturday.
Check the website for a full listing of...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 4:42 PM
SACRAMENTO — As the national firearms debate reaches a crescendo, a Northern California congressman is proving that you can be both a gun lover and a gun controller.
Rep. Mike Thompson of St. Helena, a moderate "blue dog" Democrat who represents...