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21 virtual wine tastings hosted by vineyards, experts, and winemakers from around the world

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Getty Images Although states have continued phased reopenings, some states are experiencing an uptick in COVID-19 cases, and many people are still turning to online experiences for socializing.Wineries, winemakers, and wine connoisseurs are bringing the vineyards and tasting rooms straight to living rooms with virtual wine tastings.Many of the virtual tastings are free to join, and some ship wine r...
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San Francisco Mayor London Breed Faces Scrutiny After Dining At French Laundry

San Francisco Mayor London Breed dined at the French Laundry in Napa Valley with several people last month, the latest elected official to face scrutiny for attending a gathering while also urging people to stay home to slow the coronavirus.
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US justice department investigating 'bribery-for-pardon' scheme – live

Potentially criminal scheme revealed in newly unsealed court documentTrump and Giuliani reportedly discussed ‘pre-emptive pardon’Bipartisan group pitches $908bn Covid-19 relief to break deadlockSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 1.23am GMT Donald Trump has discussed granting “pre-emptive pardons” to his children and son-in-law in addition to his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, the New York Times reports. The lame duck president is concerned that Joe Biden’s justic...
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Festival Pass: Spend NYE in a parking lot with Deadmau5; how to snag Coachella swag

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. Festival Pass is coming to you early due to the holiday. Even though it’s just my husband and I for the holiday, I’m looking forward to a long weekend of leftover turkey and catching up on the Hallmark movies I talked about last week that are filling up my DVR. And while I’m not doing my crazy Black Friday run this year, I will lift my personal ban on playi...
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Brew Ho! Ho! cancels its drive-in music and craft beer event due to coronavirus restrictions

Orange County-based Brew Ha Ha Productions announced that it has canceled its annual Brew Ho! Ho! Drive-In Flashback Craft Beer Christmas Party. The event had been reimagined to take place drive-in style with live music, socially distanced spaces for vehicles and picnic tables with self-served craft beer pours. It was set to take place Saturday, Dec. 19 at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado. “Due to the latest restrictions by health officials and out of an abundance of caution, we are canceling the Br...
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Aimee Mann weds ‘Bachelor No. 2’ and ‘Magnolia’ albums together for Black Friday Record Store Day reissue

Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann says it was just luck that she was working on songs for the album that became “Bachelor No. 2,” while her friend the writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson was writing the screenplay for “Magnolia.” “We were both starting our creative processes at the same time,” Mann says recently from her home in Los Angeles. “And so we were talking about the themes that we were writing about. “I remember him coming to the studio a couple of times while we were recording,” she says. ...
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Festival Pass: Get ready for drive-in concerts with some very beachy vibes

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. Wynonna Judd, Kix Brooks, Sara Evans, RaeLynn. That sounds like a Stagecoach lineup, right? While I think I’ve seen those artists perform out in Indio over the years, they’re actually all cast members of “A Nashville Christmas Carol,” which premieres on the Hallmark Channel this weekend. Here’s the thing — I LOVE Hallmark Christmas movies. I know they’re fo...
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Gov. Newsom’s one-man approach to the pandemic must end

In response to the largest surge in coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced a curfew that restricts Californians’ freedom of movement from 10 pm to 5 am for the next month. Meanwhile, his administration has placed 40 of the state’s 58 counties in the most restrictive reopening tier. It’s unclear how state officials will implement the curfew given that many California sheriffs have balked at its enforcement. For instance, Orange County Sheriff Don Ba...
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BottleRock Napa Valley reschedules festival again as coronavirus cases spike

Fans will need to wait even longer for the next BottleRock Napa Valley. The popular three-day festival — which has already been rescheduled two times due to safety concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic — will now move from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. So fans should again revise their calendars and make plans to spend Sept. 3-5 rocking at the Napa Valley Expo in downtown Napa. The festival was originally scheduled for Memorial Day weekend of 2020 then was pushed back to early...
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‘We Are Sounding The Alarm’: CA Gov Issues One-Month Curfew Amid Rising COVID-19 Rates

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Thursday issued a one-month curfew in response to rapidly rising COVID-19 cases in the state. Due to the rise in #COVID19 cases, CA is issuing a limited Stay at Home Order. Non-essential work and gatherings must stop from 10pm-5am in counties in the purple tier. This will take effect at 10pm on Saturday and remain for 1 month. Together–we can flatten the curve again. — Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) November 19, 2020 Newsom’s “limited stay at home” order ap...
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America's COVID response grows more nonsensical, even as the pandemic gets worse

Sergio Flores/Getty I'm sweating bullets that my kid's school is going to close for no science-based reason, and we've already given up Thanksgiving. But I can't help but feel discouraged that my family's sacrifice is in vain. A winter hellscape awaits, even with encouraging vaccine news, because America's response to the coronavirus pandemic has been an endless loop of stupidity. A lot of Republican politicians deny science, while some prominent Democratic lawmakers cynically flout their...
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America's COVID-19 response grows more nonsensical, even as the pandemic gets worse

Sergio Flores/Getty I'm sweating bullets that my kid's school is going to close for no science-based reason, and we've already given up Thanksgiving. But I can't help but feel discouraged that my family's sacrifice is in vain. A winter hellscape awaits, even with encouraging vaccine news, because America's response to the coronavirus pandemic has been an endless loop of stupidity. A lot of Republican politicians deny science, while some prominent Democratic lawmakers cynically flout their...
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California Gov. Newsom slammed for telling residents to restrict social gathering not long after he attended a private dinner party

Gov. Gavin Newsom announces new criteria related to coronavirus hospitalizations and testing that could allow counties to open faster than the state, during a news conference at Mustards Grill in Napa, Calif., Monday May 18, 2020. Newsom says the new criteria could apply to 53 of the state's 58 counties. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli California Governor Gavin Newsom said he "should have modeled better behavior" after attending a dinner party with at least a dozen people at an upscale Napa ...
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What’s next for backyard Matterhorn coaster builders? Disneyland’s Big Thunder, Splash and Space Mountains

Aspiring Imagineer Sean LaRochelle and his team of 30 collaborators built a 26-foot-tall backyard version of Disneyland’s Matterhorn roller coaster that has become a viral sensation, but the amateur ride makers aren’t done yet. LaRochelle plans to keep expanding on the project in his parents’ Napa backyard and eventually build the entire Disneyland mountain range of rides — Big Thunder Mountain, Splash Mountain and Space Mountain. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and...
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21 virtual wine tastings hosted by vineyards, experts, and winemakers from around the world — including a live Zoom tasting with Sarah Jessica Parker

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Getty Images Although states have continued phased reopenings, some states are experiencing an uptick in COVID-19 cases, and many people are still turning to online experiences for socializing.Wineries, winemakers, and wine connoisseurs are bringing the vineyards and tasting rooms straight to living rooms with virtual wine tastings.Many of the virtual tastings are free to join, and some ship wine r...
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California Wine Country Growing Accustomed To Wildfire Threat

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS13/AP) — Harvest season in Northern California’s wine country is what dream weddings are made of: ripe grapevines and golden sunsets provide ceremonies an alluring backdrop that every year draws millions of visitors. But harvest season now overlaps with fire season as wildfires, too, have become a yearly reality in the region. In three of the past four years, major wildfires driven by a changing climate have devastated parts of the world-famous region, leaving little doubt that...
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20 virtual wine tastings hosted by vineyards, experts, and winemakers from around the world

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Getty Images Although states have begun phased reopenings following lockdowns due to the novel coronavirus, some states are experiencing an uptick in cases now and many people are still turning to online experiences for socializing.Wineries, winemakers, and wine connoisseurs are bringing the vineyards and tasting rooms straight to living rooms with virtual wine tastings.Many of the virtual tastings...
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Frumpy Middle-aged Mom: Drinking wine with the girl child

I’ve been thinking about taking my daughter, Curly Girl, on an overnight mother-daughter trip, during which we will have special bonding time and stuff like that. Well, it wouldn’t be accurate to say I’d be taking her, since I’m not currently driving a car due to one leg that insists it doesn’t have a license. She would be doing the driving, but that’s OK, because she only has one accident a week, so the odds are with us. I can say that here with great authority because she never reads my column...
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A Contemporary Valentine’s Day Wedding in Calistoga With a Bold Color Palette

Brightly colored bud vases, hanging floral installations and a ceremony arbor that's a pink lovers dream - this right here is a Valentine's Day wedding done oh so right. All thanks to the planning genius of Callista & Company and floral magic from Gather Design Company. Trust us, you're going to want to spend a little extra time on today's full gallery to see every last detail - all captured to perfection by The Ganeys! Our hearts are with all those affected by the devastating Glass Fire blazing...
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Nabis raises $5m Series A to grow its cannabis distribution platform

The cannabis industry is quickly growing up, and companies like Nabis play a critical role. Today, the company is announcing it raised $5 million in Series A funding, which will help it grow and expand its offering. Nabis is a business to business distributor, handling logistics, payment, and warehousing. Instead of being a distributor for beer, snacks, or pet supplies, Nabis is a cannabis distributor. The company acts as a middleman between cultivators and retail establishments, providing bo...
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Dozens Of Family-Run Wineries In California Ravaged By Fires

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The best Airbnbs in California

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb As Americans slowly get back to domestic travel, many are looking for destinations within 200 miles from home according to recent Airbnb data.Private home rentals are a top lodging choice since they limit encounters with others and promote social distancing. California is one of the most popular locations for Airbnb rentals, with spectacular homes near beaches, deserts, wine country, nationa...
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State Shaped Picture Frame

That picture from the family hike in the Adirondacks. A snapshot of sipping wine with friends in Napa Valley. Celebrate your loved ones and the place you love most with Carolyn Remmele’s state photo frames. Each is laser-cut from recycled composite wood and is ready to hang in a snap. Send one to a homesick friend, your childhood best friend, or anyone who loves home with all their heart. Handmade in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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California Fires Take a Deep Toll on Wine Country

Beyond the financial cost of the destruction in Napa Valley is the emotional price, as wine that’s been nurtured from vineyard to barrel...
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California wildfire damages at least 17 Napa Valley wineries as state sees over 4 million acres burned

The scope of destruction from a blaze in California's famed Napa Valley wine region is mounting as the state has seen a record number of...
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California wildfires threaten towns, wineries in dangerous weekend

California fire crews deploying water-dropping helicopters made a defensive stand on Friday against flames raging in the foothills of the Napa Valley wine region as forecasts called for a return of high winds and hot weather over the weekend. More than 2,500 firefighters were battling the Glass Fire, which broke out on Sunday near the resort community of Calistoga, some 75 miles (120 km) north of San Francisco. The blaze has already destroyed 248 homes and other structures, including the state...
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Burned bottles and scorched vines: wineries hit hard by California fires – in pictures

The Glass fire is sweeping through the famous wine regions of Napa and Sonoma in northern California. The wildfire, which erupted on 27 September, has damaged numerous wineries and vineyards, charring grapes and incinerating inventory. Tasting rooms and restaurants have also been hit. The effect on the industry has been described as “catastrophic”. Several Napa Valley growers have said they will forgo a 2020 vintage altogether due to smoke contamination of their crop.The Glass fire has torched m...
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California wine country firefight intensifies, progress made in deadly Cascades blaze

California firefighters coping with limited resources and worsening weather struggled for a fifth day on Thursday to subdue flames menacing the famed Napa Valley wine region, while major progress was reported against a separate, deadly blaze in the Cascades. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said more than 17,000 fire personnel remained on the front lines of two dozen major wildfires across the state, with over 96,000 residents under evacuation orders. Roughl...
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Photos show an astonishing scale of devastation in Northern California's wine country, where the Glass Fire has torched entire warehouses, tasting rooms, and vineyards

Residents look on as the Glass Fire burns through the area on September 27, 2020 in Calistoga, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The Glass Incident Fire sparked early Sunday morning, and it has ravaged 48,440 acres of Napa County and surrounding areas so far. Many of these acres included warehouses and vineyards of the county's many wineries. Smoke from the fire taints grapes too, making them cheap and unusable. The wine industry in Napa and surrounding areas make more than $10 bill...
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Drive down Hwy 29 shows fire damage to historic Napa Co. wineries

Just like you've probably done if you've visited any of the famous Napa Valley wineries, we took a drive down Highway 29 and Silverado Trail in Napa County. Here's what we found.
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