Over the last several weeks I have been sharing some highlights from Festival Napa Valley 2016, a 10-day celebration and of music, art, food, wine and dance that raises funds to enrich art and community programs in Napa Valley. It’s the third season in a row I have covered this event, formerly known as Festival del Sole. This year I had the opportunity to attend most of the events on the Festival Napa Valley calendar, which was…

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A major highlight of my summer was experiencing Festival Napa Valley 2016, a 10-day celebration and of music, art, food, wine and dance that raises funds to enrich art and community programs. It’s the third season in a row I have covered this event, formerly known as Festival del Sole. This year I had the opportunity to attend most of the events on the Festival Napa Valley calendar, which was such a special treat for me and…

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My husband and I recently attended the eighth annual Heritage Fire in Napa at Charles Krug Winery. Heritage Fire is part of the Cochon 555 U.S. Tour. This live-fire food and wine event showcases over 50 top chefs and butchers from around the country, as well as 35 wines, beer and cider. Heritage and heirloom foods are used to create a dozens of dishes using a variety of whole animals roasted over open fires and prepared by top…

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Last month I had the pleasure of staying at SENZA Hotel in Napa Valley while covering events at Festival Napa Valley 2016. Festival Napa Valley, formerly known as Festival del Sole, is a 10-day annual celebration of music, art, food, wine and dance that raises funds to enrich art and community programs. During my stay at SENZA Hotel, I got to know this luxury property well and am excited to tell you all about it!…

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Less than two weeks into the summer season and it seems that there is no shortage of exciting things to do, taste and see around here. It’s summer fun in California’s Wine Country and I am grateful I get to take part in some of it! Although technically Bill and I celebrated his birthday at the coast in the RV several days ago, he was under the weather the entire time so we didn’t enjoy…

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