Napa Staycation

Twice is Not Enough... It’s always fun to renew tasting experiences you’ve enjoyed before. So it was a kick to drive down the 29 recently and have a Merlot tasting at Duckhorn Winery and a whole bunch of different wines at Castello di Amorosa. After turning off on to Lodi Lane we wound up the [...]

By | August 3rd, 2019|Napa Stays, Napa Wineries|Comments Off on Napa Staycation

Yountville Live Returns

Rain Didn't Dampen Yountville Live ... Had a soggy but fun time at Yountville Live’s 2018 edition. At the opening night reception under the main tent it poured as we lined up and kept raining for an hour or so while the crowd sampled the excellent cocktails and wines that were on offer for the guests. Gotta love [...]

By | April 16th, 2018|Napa Eateries, Napa Stays, Napa Wineries, Play in Napa|Comments Off on Yountville Live Returns


Bardessono Welcomes Yountville Live ... Since 2018 is whipping by, the Insider thought it’d be a timely reminder to let readers know that tickets for Yountville Live Luxury event are on sale now for the March 15th- 18th weekend. Since Yountville’s Bardessono hotel is right across from the park where most of the Live event takes place, the Insider checked in with [...]

By | January 28th, 2018|Napa Stays|Comments Off on Bardessono

Day for the Queen Tennis Tournament

Did You Say Tennis at the Silverado... To the Day for the Queen Tennis Tournament at the Silverado Resort and Spa where I get to quiz their Director of Tennis, Katie Dellich, between sets of their round robin tournament where I was the lone guy amongst many women.  I hadn't played in a long while [...]

By | July 29th, 2017|Napa Stays, Play in Napa|Comments Off on Day for the Queen Tennis Tournament

Paul Hobbs Wine Dinner

Meritage Resort Wine Cave Dinner ... “You got to be in shape if you’re going to be a food and wine writer.” A squawk of laughter from Napa’s Meritage Resort’s Marketing Director Andrew Bradley, catching my humor and irony, as I climbed the final steps to the reception  for their Paul Hobbs Winery dinner.  And [...]

By | July 24th, 2017|Napa Stays, Napa Wineries|Comments Off on Paul Hobbs Wine Dinner

Andaz Napa

Native Son Returns .... To the Andaz Napa pet friendly hotel we go where we sit down with GM Jeffrey Miller who has been on the job for a month. Being a Fairfield native, Miller is more than happy to being home after hotel stints in Philadelphia, over 10 years in New York and a [...]

By | April 5th, 2017|Napa Stays|Comments Off on Andaz Napa