Articles by Craig Given

California Cuisine at ad hoc

California Cuisine at ad hoc September 26, 2011 | Food | Read More
For those not familiar with California cuisine, dining at ad hoc in Yountville (just north of Napa) may come as a surprise. California cuisine is often defined by not only the fusion of cooking genres, but also by using only locally sourced fresh ingredients. By the very nature of using only what is...

Syrah from K Syrah Syrah

Syrah from K Syrah Syrah September 25, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Syrah grapes ripening on the vine at K Syrah Syrah vineyards in the Oak Knoll District of Napa, California. Most of the grapes produced at the vineyard are sold to other wine producers, however a small amount of juice is kept annually and produced under their own label.

Harvest Time in Napa

Harvest Time in Napa September 21, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Early autumn is a magical time in Napa. Vineyards are harvesting their crops and preparing to crush the fruit. Both “harvest” and “crush” celebrations are plentiful this time of year in the valley. Temperatures have been cooler than average this summer, which is leading to a later...

Harvest STOMP in Napa

Harvest STOMP in Napa September 6, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
For four years now, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers have been throwing an annual party to raise money and celebrate the upcoming harvest season. Appropriately named¬†Harvest STOMP,¬†it’s one of the best parties of the year in Napa Valley. Dust off your cowboy boots (so they can get dusty again) and...