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Bell Winery

“Wine is grown in the vineyard…we are merely stewards of nature while the wine is in our cellar.”  Anthony Bell .   I had driven by this sign on Washington Street in Yountville many, many times, but had never taken the opportunity to visit Bell Winery.  Huge mistake!  When I was invited by Maggie Bernat, their …

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Brix Sunday Brunch

Just north of the little town of Yountville, CA, on Highway 29, you will find one of the real culinary treasures of the Napa Valley.  Brix Restaurant offers a daily-changing, farm-to-table menu featuring just-picked foods from their extensive on-site gardens.  Each and every dish at Brix is exquisite, but it’s their unbelievable Sunday Brunch that …

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Yountville Celebrates this weekend!

Considered by some “the culinary capital” of the Napa Valley, Yountville has more Michelin Star rated restaurants than any other city of its size in the country! Yountville, CA has the 20th Annual Taste of Yountville celebration coming up this weekend, March 15-16, 2013. It is a showcase of the town’s food, wine and arts. All of …

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Food and Wine: Hurley’s Buffalo Shorts and Handwritten Cabernet

What a pairing. Food and wine in the Napa Valley. Admittedly the ’09 Handwritten Cabernet was a bit young but it’s fruit forward platform and calm tannic overtones went quite well with Bob Hurley’s tamarind-chipotle glazed buffalo short ribs. The subtlely gingered risotto and bok choy was a nice balance to the spice of the …

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