10 Year Anniversary of Truffle Delights

Earthly Delights to Pleasure the Senses .... The Insider recently caught up to Robert Chang, the Managing Director and Chief Truffle Officer of American Truffle Co, the prime mover behind the Napa Truffle Festival (Jan 17-20, 2020). Bubbling over with enthusiasm for all things truffle, wine, food and Napa, Chang was a great NSI interview. [...]

By | November 25th, 2019|David's Travels, Play in Napa|0 Comments

Yountville Live 2019

Fun to Reconnect... Some times when you go to a classy event like the recent Yountville Live it pays to arrive in style. And I arrived in style in my good friend Amadu’s limo. If you want the best limo rates and professional service in Napa, give him a call at 707-812-5819.  Once inside the [...]

By | April 30th, 2019|Napa Eateries, Napa Wineries, Play in Napa|0 Comments

Mondavi, Cochon & BBQ

Good Weekend in Napa... There are some weekends in Napa where you don’t want to be anywhere else in the world. A recent one had a bunch of kicks with a Robert Mondavi dinner being the definite highlight. Mondavi’s chef Jeff Mosher provided excellent courses that matched perfectly with Mondavi’s wines, my favorite from the [...]

By | October 7th, 2018|Napa Wineries, Play in Napa|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

Napa Valley Aloft

Up, Up and Away... If you live in Napa Valley you’re inevitably going to see some hot air balloons passing over you in the sky.    The experience looked so inviting the Insider couldn't resist contacting Napa Valley Aloft and since the Insider had done a bungy jump, white water rafted, scuba dived, etc…he was totally [...]

By | September 21st, 2017|Play in Napa|0 Comments

Rutherford Dust Society – Rutherford Chili Ball

Did You Say Chili ... Off to the Pestoni Estate Family Winery where it is hosting Rutherford Dust Society's the Return of the Original Rutherford Chili Ball - a fun, family friendly event that has firemen participating too. Wines by RDS members and local beers were available throughout the afternoon, complimented by a full BBQ [...]

By | August 12th, 2017|Napa Wineries, Play in Napa|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

Taste of Napa – Festival Napa Valley

Wine, Beer, Food, Music ... Had me some kicks at the Taste of Napa tasting this last Sat afternoon. Hot as hell. Hate wearing a hat, but donned a SF Giants ball cap to protect my bald spot. One of the joys of getting older, losing your hair. Ha Ha!!! There were some excellent wines [...]

By | July 17th, 2017|Napa Eateries, Napa Wineries, Play in Napa|0 Comments