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Read Between the Vines

Three wine books to enjoy!



While coverage spans the country in American Wine: The Ultimate Companion to the Wines and Wineries of the United States, critically acclaimed wine writer Jancis Robinson and James Beard Award–winner Linda Murphy dedicate the first section to California, with remarkable detail on the esteemed Napa and Sonoma appellations. Fascinating anecdotes and breathtaking images of more than 30 properties fill the pages of Napa Valley Iconic Wineries, the perfect gift for collectors and fans of the brands featured. Highlights include Oakville’s Gargiulo Vineyards and Rutherford’s stunning Round Pond Estate—with bar codes that launch videos on your smart phone. Rock and Vine: Next Generation Changemakers in America’s Wine Country profiles 11 wine professionals blazing trails in Napa and Sonoma. From kegging wine to growing sustainable vineyards, these young talents are applying new skills and technologies to their own labels, while also taking a page from iconic Northern California wine brands.

 

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Wine Made Easy

Become a vintner with Wine Country’s posh new wine club.

Wine Offspring

While some winemaking family members venture into other, none-wine-related businesses, more often their ties to the vineyard are just too hard to break. Here, four entrepreneurs from winemaking families talk about ways they found to share their passion for the vine

Raising the Bar

Edgy wine labels and cult wines

New in St. Helena

Always a center of style and deliciousness, St. Helena has added to its riches.

Healdsburg Hot Spots

New tasting room and restaurant open their Doors.

Exquisite Evenings

Copain Wines invites fabulous chefs to pair their dishes.

Now Pouring

Uncorking vintages in delightful new tasting rooms.

Tailor-Made Tours

With countless destinations vying for every visitor’s affections, it takes a Wine Country insider to curate a truly bespoke experience that turns fantasy into reality.

Big Fun at Meritage

The Meritage Resort and Spa may be one of the biggest hotels in Napa since its mega renovation this past year, but the place has the feeling of a giant Tuscan-style playroom.

Galas and Gatherings

Guests celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Napa Valley Wine Library Association’s Annual Tasting with more than 200 wines.

Good Wine, on Tap

Following wineries’ success with screw caps, restaurants and bars try their hand at making wine more accessible

Expert Oxbow

Ten things to check out at Wine Country’s favorite market.