Topics :: Napa Valley
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With California in the grips of severe drought, Napa Valley wine grape growers have said some vines are ripening early and that farmers are planning fewer crops to save water.
EDGE writer Heather Cassell hops aboard the Big Gay Wine Train for a rollicking good time as the wine flows and LGBT winemakers show off their best vintages from some of California’s most notable vineyards.
The tiki tasting hut in the barrel room of the Judd’s Hill winery is a tipoff: This isn’t your old-school faux chateau. Which is just the way Napa Valley winemaker Judd Finkelstein and his family want things.
You like chocolate. You like warm baths. But are you ready for a milk chocolate bath for two?That’s just one of the options available in California wine country.
Among the first in the industry, these releases feature new labels that proudly portray and salute loving LGBT relationships.
On a beautiful September afternoon, members of the LGBT networking group Dot429 enjoyed wine-tasting and lunch prepared by Iron Chef America star Dominique Crenn, as well as art-viewing and scenic schmoozing at Ma(i)sonry, a stylish restaurant in Napa.
Pioneering chef Cindy Pawlcyn and business partner Sean Knight have transformed Go Fish into Brassica, a modern Mediterranean concept, with an extensive and innovative wine program.
No doubt about it, the Napa Valley can be expensive. Hundred- dollar bottle of wine? They’ve got it. Thousand-a-night hotel suite? Right this way. But there are vine values to be found if you know where to look.
California: The Golden State, the land of sun, surf and celebrity. Long known as the land of dreams, it’s also one of the top LGBT tourism destinations, and with good reason. If it were a country (apart from quickly becoming home to most of the gays in the nation), it would have the eighth largest economy in the world. From Hillcrest to the Haight, Hollywood to the redwoods, Napa Valley to Death Valley, you name it and California likely has it-which is why we’ve made it a major focus in the
pages this year. EDGE Contributor Eric Rosen has traveled California, trekking up and down its coast and making jaunts inland when the spirit moved him. Here’s what he has to say about Napa. Read more...
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