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goodbye, sweet napa!

Posted by Stace on August 11, 2012 in Tourist in My Own Town |

A little over a week ago, I did the unthinkable… I left Napa Valley.  Not necessarily for good, mind you, but I bid my sweet hometown farewell all the same. Instead of having a traditional going-away party, I decided to do things a little differently, and spend my last day in the area visiting all […]

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a torture chamber, a homemade ho-ho, and lots of wine

Posted by Stace on October 5, 2011 in Tourist in My Own Town |
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Last week, Cass & I played tourist at one of the most-talked about wineries in the Napa Valley: Castello di Amorosa – better known just as “the castle.” Because it’s owned by the Sattui family, and because a good friend of mine is quite nearly obsessed with V. Sattui’s Gamay Rouge (which I’d never heard […]

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the pride of spring mountain

Posted by Stace on September 30, 2011 in Tourist in My Own Town |

A few weeks ago, I met Suzanne Pride Bryan out in St. Helena at lunch on a Friday afternoon. We got to chatting, and after discovering that we have UC Berkeley in common, I told her about my blog and of course, the local section I call Tourist in My Own Town. For those that […]

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Cindy Pawlcyn’s Brassica: an exclusive first look

Posted by Stace on August 31, 2011 in Tourist in My Own Town |

While I haven’t spent my entire life in Napa, I am a native of this fine region. Five years ago this month, I was unpacking boxes, having just returned home from San Diego to go back to school. It was about a month after I got here that celebrity chef Cindy Pawlcyn (owner of the […]

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