A sweet, yet nutty, “hotel” popped up in Napa Valley this past weekend, offering a fantastic spread made to order for 16 lucky overnight guests. Named Hotella Nutella, the chocolate-themed accommodation was the grand prize of a contest hosted by – you guessed it — Nutella. After submitting videos touting their love and devotion to the hazelnut c...

Napa composer Louise Canepa absorbed her love of music by listening to family and friends sing along with her father, a gifted singer and guitar player. Growing up in a large, loving Italian family in Monterey, her childhood home was always filled with friendly people coming and going. Healthy Italian food, music after dinner, exposure to opera and...

California’s Napa Valley is world-renowned for hillside winery estates, luxurious boutique hotels, classy bistros and vast expanses of orderly grapevines. The fertile California soil has long supplied the world with celebrated red wine, so it's by no surprise that you can experience some incredible wine-tastings in the region. Beyond the typical, t...

Roger Trinchero has one foot in retirement. It’s time for the next generation to take the reins and he’s understandably a little tired of rehashing his family’s story, if not utterly exhausted from talking about white Zinfandel. The pink craze that predated rosé launched his family’s legacy of Sutter Home into fame, fortune and the wine history...

To Napa old-timers, the name “Alta Heights” conjures up all kinds of memories, whether you grew up there or not. Everyone has a favorite experience to reflect on, whether it be a game of pick-up baseball at the school, throwing the football in the street, walking up to the now non-existent reservoir, flying down Montecito Boulevard on bikes, Hallow...

We are blessed to live in the Napa Valley, America's premier wine region. Here we make wine in the styles of many regions around the world including France, Germany, Spain and, of course, Italy. While our famous wines are predominately in the style of French varietals, the most desired and emulated lifestyle is that of the Italian country side -- T...

Colavita (http://www.colavita.com), the leading family-owned specialty food producer of one of the top-selling extra virgin olive oils in the United States, is proud to announce the latest expansion of its partnership with The Culinary Institute of America (http://www.ciachef.edu), with the opening of the Colavita Olive Grove Terrace and Outdoor Ki...

Growth of the luxury wine business out of the California North Coast has made such a big impression on Eurostampa that the Italian family behind the global printer of labels for high-end wine and spirits is making a big expansion to its Napa Valley production facility. Early next year, Eurostampa California plans to open a 80,000-square-foot plant...

The annual Jarvis Puppet Festival returns this weekend with two shows by nationally acclaimed puppet troupes and a workshop to experience the world of a puppeteer. This is the 21st year that the Jarvis Conservatory has created a puppeteering extravaganza for the community, creating a tradition that kicks off the holidays. It begins on Friday, No...

Long before Napa became California’s wine center, Secondo Guasti, an immigrant from Piedmont, Italy, established himself as the state’s wine king. Guasti’s vineyard and town, located approximately 40 miles east of Los Angeles, was synonymous with Southern California wine, and served as a catalyst for Italian chain migration. In search of a better l...