Almost 100 Napa wineries have reached into their libraries–their reserves of past vintages–to bring to light sought-after wines that are no longer commercially available.
FROM THE ARCHIVE:Napa Valley was the chosen location for the launch of the Kobe Bryant Hublot watch, Vino. This is the second timepiece Hublot has produced with the basketball legend, after the success of the King Power Black Mamba Chronograph.
There are wine auctions, and then there are wine auctions.
Napa Valley’s vineyards flush with the changing seasons—from a toasted wheat colour to deep mauve and fire-orange—and many wineries plant mustard or daisies to bloom in between the vines. Across the valley, fulfillment and wellness go hand in hand.
Newton Vineyard in Napa Valley is well worth a visit, both for its acclaimed unfiltered wines, and for the splendour of its English gardens and mountain caves. Its founders, Peter and Dr. Su Hua Newton, opened the winery in 1977.
At the three-Michelin-starred, Relais & Châteaux–listed Restaurant at Meadowood in Napa Valley, California, chef Christopher Kostow delivers upscale dining and exquisite degustation menus. Here, the recipe for his signature guinea fowl dish.
The common stereotypes of the wine world include the idea that all California wines are fruitbombs, high in alcohol, and full of oak. According to this image, California chardonnays are sweet, oaky, and lacking complexity or structure, and California cabernet sauvignons are intensely fruity and high-octane numbers, often with mouth-bruising tannins.
In the hierarchy of gourmet game, the wild and feathered garner much respect.
It seems to be true, what they say. Membership has its unique privileges.