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Princeton Club of Chicago Moone-Tsai Wine Tasting Dinner – May 5, 2016



Larry Tsai ’79 of Moone-Tsai Wines took our Princeton alumni on a wine tasting journey with tastings of 5 wonderful wines from his Napa Valley estate.

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Airbnb Napa Valley | 2018 COUPON CODES TO SAVE MONEY!

In 2018 are you planning to stay with Airbnb Napa Valley and want to know how to SAVE money with discount coupon codes? Well, read on as we not only show you how to save but we also give you reviews of some of the most amazing places to stay on Airbnb Napa Valley.  Below is an ULTIMATE list of 10 of the most amazing places to stay with Airbnb Napa Valley for every budget! We have also included some of the best places for Airbnb Sonoma as well.  Airbnb is becoming incredibly popular with  over 3 million visitors flocking to Napa Valley every year and hotel prices going through the roof.  Soon we will also write an article about VRBO Napa Valley.

Hotels can be boring with same ol same ol and the hotel prices run very high ranging from $300/per night to as $600/ per night.  More and more visitors are starting to look for other reasonable options in Napa Valley which not only save them tremendously on cost but also gives them a unique way to experience Napa Valley & Sonoma by staying with the locals or renting an entire apartment or house via Airbnb. Looking for Airbnb Coupons? here is  good place where you can find plenty of Airbnb Coupons.  Here is another good site thats constantly updated AirBnB Promo Codes – Reddit.  Also directly on the airbnb site you can earn up $100 credit for each friend you invite.  Here is a really cool blog we found How I Earned $1,850 in Airbnb Credits (and You Can Too).  If you want to rent an entire house or just a private room in Napa Valley, below are some of our most recommended and best of Airbnb listings in Napa Valley

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1.
Airbnb Napa Farmhouse & Cottage
(Entire House)

Description:
Fully renovated 600 square foot cottage located behind the popular Main Street Farmhouse B&B! Two Sealy Posturepedic queen beds and the most comfortable bedding and linens to sleep on after a wonderful day touring Napa Valley. Full bath and a kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven and electric griddle. HD TV and Wifi. Plenty of peaceful outdoor seating area to relax in and enjoy on this incredible historic half acre on Main Street! 15 minute walk to downtown Napa and Oxbow Market. Main Street Farmhouse B&B is a licensed Bed and Breakfast and Read More..

User Reviews:
Katherine (March 2016) –
We had a wonderful time staying at the Cottage! The space was warm and cozy, a perfect weekend getaway. Tom & Judy were kind and friendly and the banana bread made a perfect welcome-snack. Would stay there again!

Steve (Feb 2016) –
This was a great Airbnb experience. The cottage was perfect for a weekend trip to Napa. It looks exactly like it does in the pictures. Very cozy and well kept. Close to downtown Napa. Tom and Judy make you feel at home and are quick to respond to any questions or needs that we had. Also, did a great job on checking in prior to arrival about anything they could help with.

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 2.
Wine Country Guest Suite
(Entire House)


Description:
Located on a country road in a very quiet area in the middle of the beautiful Coombsville AVA. This AVA is home to many family owned and operated boutique wineries, several within walking distance. The property grows and produces a small lot premium Cabernet Sauvignon wine.  The suite has one queen bed, full bath (shower only), sitting area, balcony and kitchenette. The kitchen has a coffee pot, refrigerator, sink, microwave and comes fully stocked with dishes and utensils. There is also a Read More..

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Joseph (July 2015)
My wife and I had a wonderful time staying in Arto & Cheryl’s guest house. It was a beautiful wine country setting. The suite was very tastefully appointed, comfortable and immaculate. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

Matt (July 2015)
This suite was perfect. My wife and I spent two nights here on our honeymoon. Arto and Cheryl were wonderful hosts and made sure we had everything we needed. Arto even gave us a map and gave us great suggestions for ‘must-sees’ when we told him we were heading to San Francisco next. The surrounding areas are picturesque and quiet, and you can’t beat the view of the vineyard and the surrounding landscape. The suite was very clean and welcoming, and they left us breakfast items and a bottle of wine! We would definitely come back.

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Hillside Vineyard View Cottage
(Entire House)

Description:
Private guest house located behind a main house on 1.3 acres. Large bedroom with Queen size bed and comfortable bedding. Modern furnished living room and recently updated bathroom. Kitchenette with microwave, small refrigerator, plates and (website hidden) with Blue ray player and Read More…

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Justin (Sept 2015)
Vic and Georgie were great hosts. They were attentive to me and my wife’s questions and needs. The cottage behind their home was exactly as the listing says and the setting was beautiful and peaceful. This is the perfect place to stay to experience everything Napa Valley has to offer because it’s close to downtown Napa as well as tons of wineries. We would definitely stay here again next time we’re in Napa. Thanks for the wonderful experience Vic and Georgie.

Jamie (Sept 2015)
Thanks for an enjoyable stay-we loved the location and it was great for our short stay in Napa! Thank you for the great and fast communication!

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 4.
Private Room with Bath in Napa

Description:
If you have plans on staying in the Napa valley this is surely one of your best options. Only minutes from downtown Napa, and events at the Napa fairgrounds. A short distance from some of the most famous restaurants in California.

A quick drive up north out of town and into the valley and you will find plenty of local wineries open to wine tasting sessions and tours explaining the process of producing some of the best wines.

Home is located in a quiet family neighborhood minutes away from both Read More..

User Reviews:
Amanda (Sept 2015)
Zam was very welcoming. She made us breakfast in the morning without us asking and it was wonderful. She also allowed us to print tickets from her computer. It was a great place to stay for the night, definitely stay again if in Napa. She also gave us extra blankets since I freeze.

Gal (Sept 2015)
This Airbnb should be used as a model for all hosts – it’s super-clean, decorated with really good taste and has all the amenities you can think of. Zam even made us breakfast and it was terrific! The shower is wonderful. This should be your go-to Airbnb in Napa.

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Main Street Airbnb Napa Farmhouse Master+Bath

Description:
Fifteen minute walk to downtown restaurants and Oxbow market. Comfortable bedroom(s) featuring hotel quality queen beds with ultra comfy bedding. Two adjoining bedrooms if you are travelling in a group. Separate private front entrance to the second floor, and we live on the first floor so there is plenty of privacy in the home. One bathroom/shower on the second floor as well, private use by the guests in this room or if they are travelling in a group. Main room has TV/cable, mini fridge and all rooms have wifi and coffee bar available every morning. Super clean inside and out. Dining room is a common area with an antique piano. Enjoy a glass of wine on the front porch and the beautiful landscaping on this historic half acre on Main Street! Private driveway parking area. Main Street Farmhouse B&B is a licensed Bed and Breakfast and the price you see stated has the occupancy tax included already for your convenience. No deposit required as we trust our guests will respect the property and rooms. Complimentary Continental Breakfast provided every day in the Read More…

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Jason (Sept 2015)
The Main Street Farmhouse has to be one of the cutest places to stay in downtown Napa. Tom & Judy have decorated this authentic farmhouse with antiques, yet still included modern touches like a thoroughly updated bathroom and super comfy bed. You’ll find local BBQ or coffee a short walk away, with plenty of other options within a few minutes drive. Tom & Judy are incredibly nice and were very helpful with information about local restaurants and (of course) wineries in the Napa Valley. The breakfast offerings, including pastries, yogurt and granola, is icing on the cake. I’d definitely consider staying here the next time I’m in Napa!

Riki (Sept 2015)
A real lovely place to stay. The room was perfect and the whole house looked great. Shame we only had one night here!

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6.
Airbnb Napa Castle

Description:
Welcome to our castle surrounded by vineyards in North Napa. The private bedroom comfortably fits two and has easy access to Highway 29, Silverado Trail, wineries, downtown, restaurants, shops and more! Read More…

User Reviews:
Elizabeth (Feb 2016)
What a beautiful place! The entire castle and grounds were spotless. Even more spectacular in person, you will not be disappointed. About a 10 minute drive to downtown Napa, the castle was a perfect quiet getaway while enjoying the Napa vineyards.

Spencer (Feb 2016)
Absolutely terrific experience! Lupe was very flexible with us even though we arrived a few hours later than expected. When we arrived there was a bottle of wine, candy and a beautiful room waiting for us. The castle is minutes from downtown Napa and there are numerous groceries/restaurants only a few minutes away as well. We were also able to watch the hot air balloons from the balcony on our last morning, really a sight to behold. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

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7.
Airbnb Napa – Treehouse Rental

Description:
This place is looks aaaaaamaaazing and is calling the inner child me!

We have a cozy fun treehouse with amazing views and a deck for having coffee in the mornings. If you want to feel like a child again with that spirit of adventure this is the place for it.

The treehouse is located within a 42 acre property with a private gate in what we call a “mountain retreat”. We’re up in the mountains of Saint Helena. We have a big saltwater swimming pool with mountain views.

We had to remodel and upgrade the interior of the “treehouse” recently. It now has a full size bed, a skylight and new floors since, the tree that used go

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User Reviews:
Jillian (Oct 2015)
Carlos and Wendi have a truly unique space. Their treehouse really let you feel close to nature on their gorgeous property. As suggested, we do recommend coming before sundown–was a little tricky finding it in the darkness. A wonderful experience! READ More..

Shaina (Oct 2015)
My husband and I had a wonderful experience in the Treehouse. The location was perfect to everywhere we wanted to visit and the property is gorgeous and relaxing. It got a tad chilly at night and had to bundle up a little bit to stay warm. Wendi and Carlos were the best hosts ever! They provided a small breakfast for us, including fresh Read More…

Monica (Oct 2015)
Our first time using AirBnb and we had a wonderful stay at the Treehouse. Exactly what we expected. Our hosts were very accommodating. Loved being able to pick Read More…

8.
Airbnb Napa – Cottage By The Creek

Description:
Fully furnished, two story cottage on Napa Creek, two miles from the center of town. The upstairs bedroom has eclectic furniture from the thirties, including a desk and a comfortable queen bed. In the downstairs living room is a queen sofa-bed, a large flat-screen TV, and a drop-leaf table that seats four for dining or games. The kitchen is fully equipped with pots, pans, and dishes and silverware for four. There’s a washer and dryer and computer and cell phone access. The owner’s original watercolors decorate the walls. The location is scenic, quiet and private. Deer can be seen at any time of day. There’s a path to the creek. Within walking distance is an upscale  Read More…

User Reviews:
Cody (March 2016)
We had a great time at the Napa Cottage! It was clean, quiet, and close to downtown and the Sonoma Hwy. we would love to READ More..

Ferrin (Feb 2016)
Monroe’s cottage is the cutest! It is tucked away and a little tricky to find but Monroe was extremely helpful with the directions (even after I bothered her with a call). Very close to the downtown area also. We even got the chance to see a family of deer one Read More…

Laurel (Jan 2016)
My boyfriend and I stayed here for our anniversary. The location was great! A perfect place to stay while exploring nearby wineries and restaurants. We loved being close enough to walk to the grocery store yet in a secluded area surrounded by nature (we saw five deer!). We probably didn’t Read More…

9.
Airbnb Sonoma – Cliffside Retreat

Description:
The estate hosts a mix of usable land and natural habitat. This 4-bedroom, 5-full bath comfortably sleeps 10 each with its own bathroom. The architect-designed tri-level residence features large, light-filled rooms, walls of glass, and dramatic panoramic views of the hillsides and beyond. Wrap-around decks surround two levels of the home, with a partial deck on the third. A spacious, custom-designed pool is surrounded by wood plank decking, and are solar-powered, as is the entire estate. This property represents the quintessential Read More…

User Reviews:

Clair (Feb 2016)
This listing is the perfect spot for a group to explore wine country! Great location in Sonoma, close to everything but still private and scenic. Our group had plenty of space to spread out and sleep comfortably, while still enjoying the spacious – and superbly decorated – common areas. Paul was also easy to communicate with and super helpful with any questions we had both before and during READ More..

Brian (Dec 2015)
We had an amazing time at this house. There were 12 of us (a bit of a family reunion). There was plenty of space for everyone and the layout of the house was over accommodating. The house felt like it was in the middle of nowhere with expansive property and not another house in site. The location was great also because it was only a READ More..

Ana (Oct 2015)
The house is beautiful. The views are absolutely stunning and the surrounding area is tranquil and very serene. The house has everything you need for a large group: 2 living rooms, a big kitchen, BBQ grill, hot tub, and a big Read More…

10.
Airbnb Sonoma – Airstream Trailer

Description:
This is a comfortable, cozy, casual space – sometimes I wander back to the Airstream and just hang out because it is so peaceful. There is a refrigerator and small kitchen sink, but it’s not set up for cooking. There is an Read More…

User Reviews:

Patrick (March 2016)
Diedra and her husband are great hosts! So welcoming. Plus, they are there if you need them, yet give you the space to enjoy everything the property has to offer. The Airstream is a great experience and the availability of the barn is convenient when it’s too cold for the outdoor shower. And the fire pit is a great way the enjoy the READ More..

Ashley (Feb 2016)
Diedra and her husband were so wonderful and accommodating! I can’t recommend this place enough. The property is stunning and the airstream is by far one of the best Airbnb experiences I’ve ever had! The outdoor shower is so cool and the spot Read More…

Breanna (Sept 2015)
This place was amazing. The airstream was redone gorgeously and the land is beautiful. My husband and I could not stop smiling because we felt lucky to have found this place. What a gem and we are READ More..

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Robert Mondavi Winery Coupon!

Robert Mondavi Winery Coupon!

Are you planning to visit Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley? Download Winery Finder App and get 10% OFF Wine Purchase discount at Robert Mondavi Winery. Best part is that Iits a FREE App!

Robert Mondavi Winery Description:
Mr. Mondavi believed that the path to a gracious lifestyle leads through the appreciation of wine, food, and art, and that the Napa Valley could be the center for that lifestyle, producing wines that belonged in the company of the great wines of the world. We invite you to visit us at the winery, to experience this philosophy first hand.

A sprawling California Mission-style structure with graceful arches and an expansive courtyard in Oakville in the Napa valley, Robert Mondavi Winery offers one of the most comprehensive tour programs in the industry. A wonderful selection of programs is also available for those who are ready for a more advanced experience in the art of winemaking. Two tasting rooms feature the winery’s limited production, special release and reserve wines by the glass, and give visitors the opportunity to discuss wines with very knowledgeable educators. You can also experience fine art, artifacts and many sculptures throughout the winery grounds.  Consider staying the night at one of the lovely Napa Valley hotels to take full advantage of your time at the winery.  One of the first wineries to offer tours, tastings, culinary and art programs – our commitment to education continues with our world-renowned visitor programs. We offer three different types of wine tasting experience, for everyone from the novice to the most discriminating aficionado.

WINERY HOURS:
Open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Store hours 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. On New Year’s Eve, our Visitor Center will close at 3:00 p.m.

Robert Mondavi Winery
7801 St. Helena Hwy,
Oakville, CA 94562
(888) 766-6328
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Artesa Winery – NEW Wine Tasting Coupon!

Artesa Winery – NEW Wine Tasting Coupon!

Planning a visit to Artesa Vineyards & Winery in Napa Valley?  Well, get FREE Winery Finder App for wine tasting deal and discount coupon at Artesa Winery in Napa Valley!, agan, the app is FREE! Artesa Winery Website
Artesa Vineyards & Winery Information:
Artesa is a testament to the harmony between nature and architecture, a skillful example of interaction between structure and environment. Designed by renowned Barcelona architect Domingo Triay and built in the early 1990’s, the avant-garde structure was conceived to blend seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. Set into the highest hill of the 350-acre estate with a protective covering of native grasses, the winery is kept naturally cool by its earthen construction. On the interior, two stories below the main entrance, is the meticulously managed barrel room where small wine lots are fermented, aged and artfully blended.
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V. Sattui Winery Coupon – NEW 2018 Wine Tasting Coupon!

V. Sattui Winery Coupon – NEW 2018 Wine Tasting Coupon!

Planning a visit to V. Sattui Winery (Marketplace) in Napa Valley? Well, download Winery Finder App for V. Sattui Winery Coupon, its a FREE App and it will give you wine tasting discounts to over 150 wineries in Napa Valley & Sonoma!! Be sure to enjoy V. Sattui’s Deli & Picnic Ground by choosing from over 200 cheeses, sandwiches and other food items.  This is one of the very few wineries where you can enjoy lunch along with your wine tasting, therefore a double benefit, find more info on V. Sattui Winery Marketplace Website.

V. Sattui Winery (Marketplace) Information:
V. Sattui Winery (Marketplace) and Italian Deli is a family-owned winery located in the heart of Napa Valley, which was founded in 1885 and makes more than 60 different wines with dozens of 90+ point rated wines among its current vintages. It is a stunning, must-see Napa Valley destination for picnics, weddings and events, offering an impressively robust Cheese Shop with more than 200 selections, an excellent Deli directed by Chef Gerardo Sainato, and a Salumeria directed by Stefano Masanti. The sprawling estate includes two-dozen picnic tables nestled beneath ancient Valley Oak trees and tri-level terraces that overlook beautifully manicured gardens and vineyards.  V. Sattui Winery weddings can also be a reality because this is one of the very few wineries where weddings are allowed in Napa Valley.  If you are thinking of buying wines? then is complete list of V. Sattui Wines, our favorite are V. Sattui Madiera & Rose Wine

V. Sattui Winery (Marketplace)
1111 White Ln, St Helena, CA 94574
(707) 963-7774
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Beringer Vineyards embodies the timeless appeal and seductive flavor of the Napa Valley. As the region’s oldest continuously operating winery, Beringer is an American wine icon built on 140 years of winemaking tradition. Visitors are welcome to walk our expansive grounds featuring the Rhine House, a seventeen room mansion that is a classic example of ornate Victorian architecture with many gables, turrets and ornaments. Enjoy its exquisite stained glass windows and historic architecture while tasting the Reserve and Single Vineyard wines that made Beringer the most awarded winery in Napa. For those who prefer light to medium-bodied and fruit-driven wines, visit the Old Winery, located behind the Rhine House, for wines that may be familiar plus some that are available exclusively at the winery. As the first winery to offer public tours, visitors are also invited to take a 30 minute or 60 minute tour that explores the caves, family history, and winemaking process. Whether you are new to wine tasting or a seasoned connoisseur, you’ll find that when you experience Beringer, you experience Napa Valley. Beringer Vineyards & Winery Hours are Daily: 10:00 – 5.  Beringer Vineyards & Winery tasting fees start at $30/person.  By permit, no weddings are allowed at Beringer Vineyards & Winery.
Beringer Vineyards
2000 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574
(707) 257-5771
Hours: Daily 10 – 5
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Napa Valley wineries wine tasting - Do's & Dont's

Napa Valley Wineries Wine Tasting Tips – 5 Do’s and Don’ts

Napa Valley Wineries Wine Tasting Tips – 5 Do’s and Don’ts

UPDATED 2018 – So, you are planning a trip to Napa Valley wineries for wine tasting? Below are some tips and 5 do’s & dont’s when wine tasting at Napa Valley wineries:

  • Do plan your trip. Wineries and tasting rooms literally come in all shapes and sizes. There are some “destination” wineries that are more about the sights and experience than about the wine. Some have huge gift stores, deli counters, gondolas or restaurants. And then some are just about the wine. Sometimes the guy pouring the wine is the dude who made it. Before you and your date or your (small or large) group of friends decide to embark into a wine tasting adventure, make sure the tasting rooms you’re thinking about hitting match your desired experience. Some are a small room inside the winemaking facilities or in the family home, open only by appointment. Some charge for a tasting, some (usually in less touristy areas) don’t. Some will waive the tasting fee if you buy a bottle – some won’t. Some are retail spaces on a busy street, completely independent from the winery. Some are large buildings with event spaces. Some cater to frat boys and bachelorette parties – many don’t. Some are dog-friendly, and some are definitely not. Not sure about what a winery’s website or Yelp page are telling you? Call the winery. Especially if you are a large (8+) group – there’s a reason some wineries have a “No Limo or Bus” sign – many of those groups are associated with loud, obnoxious gaggles of assholes who are just there to get buzzed, and buy very little wine. However, some places do cater those groups. Just make sure you plan your trip right.
  • Do abstain from wearing perfume/cologne or lipstick. Perfume gets in the way of the tasting experience. Plus, as a general rule, if anyone can smell you within 3 feet, it probably means you’re wearing too much of it. Lipstick on the rim of a wine glass is bad enough at a restaurant – in a winery tasting room, it’s downright tacky.
  • Do not hold the bottle – to check the back label, for instance – unless you ask the staff first. Please never touch the mouth, cap, spout or cork of said bottle.
  • Do stay the fuck home if you have a cold. I can’t believe the amount of people who not only show up with a cold, but have the nerve to tell me about it, complaining how their senses of smell and taste are affected. Keep your germs to yourself.
  • Do tip if you feel like it. Tipping is not customary, but always appreciated. The only reason you don’t see tip jars in tasting rooms is because traditionally, family members would man the tasting rooms. That’s no longer the case in most places. While tasting room staff makes more than most restaurant staff (above minimum wage), tips are always appreciated, especially if you feel the employee was informative, friendly, courteous, and/or helped carry your wine purchase to your vehicle.
  • Don’t ask to share a glass. If you can’t afford a tasting fee for each of you, you probably can’t afford to buy wine. This ain’t a 10-inch crème brûlée I’m bringing you guys, with two spoons to share after a decadent dinner. Plus, most of you sharing a glass are blabbing away, not keeping up with what you’re tasting, and forcing me to make sure you have both tasted the wine before I pour you the next one. So stop tasting each other’s saliva. Get each your own glass.
  • Don’t be a know-it-all. Chances are you will lose at this game – either by being schooled, or by looking like a pretentious jackass. Don’t ask us tasting room staff overly technical questions like the bottling pH of a wine, or what commercial yeast was used. We might know the answer, but we’re not the winemakers. Then again, be careful – in some small wineries or at special events, the guy pouring the wine might have had a hand in making it, and could embarrass you if you try showing off. Just be reasonable with your questions. If you really want to know the numbers about a specific wine, chances are there’s a technical sheet in front of you with all the answers – or maybe it’s on the winery’s website. Just enjoy the wine. We can probably tell you the essentials – where the fruit comes from, how long it was in the barrels, etc., and help you out with your tasting experience. But don’t try impressing your date by asking us tricky or overly technical questions. Even professional winemakers don’t do that in tasting rooms – they’ll go ask the winemaker himself.
  • Do try being in sync with your friends and you’re in a group or a couple doing the same flight or number of wines. Sometimes one group member is constantly lagging behind, still sipping their first wine while the other ones are two tastings further. This makes our job a lot more difficult, because we now have to keep track of which wine is next for you, or how many more pours you have. I’m good at this, but I also have to keep up with the rest of the room, ring orders, and all sorts of other tasks. I want you to enjoy yourself, but keep up with your friends. You don’t have to finish that wine if you are not really enjoying it – just pour it out, so you can try the next.
  • Do follow the suggested tasting order. There’s a reason we order the wines that way – white to red, dry to sweet, light to full-bodied. We can explain to you why. But don’t argue about it. Don’t go back three wines up – your tasting experience will be ruined. Just trust us on that one. We truly want you to have an optimal tasting experience, because that’s how we sell wine.
  • Don’t ask us if our wines are sulfite-free. Over 99.9% of all wines on the market – from the low to the high end – contain sulfites. I often hear people tell me European wines don’t have sulfites, or not as much. That’s utter bullshit. This myth probably comes from the fact that there are no mandatory “This wine contains sulfites” warning labels on wine bottles in Europe. Trust me, if a winery makes sulfite-free wines, you’ll know it – they’ll advertise it everywhere. And come on – don’t tell us you’re allergic to sulfites when really you’re just a lightweight. The irony is that imaginary sulfite sufferers often will stick to white wines, convinced the content of that sulfur dioxide byproduct is lighter. But it’s the other way around. Whites generally contain more sulfites than reds, because as a rule, they require more SO2 during the winemaking. And sulfites occur naturally to begin with. In reality, only 1% of the population is sensitive to sulfites to some level. You’re most likely not that special snowflake, unless you have been tested positive for it (and you should if you suspect you are, instead of self-diagnosing). Sulfites are probably not what caused your headache the day after you emptied those bottles of Zinfandel with your pack of cougars. That migraine is just called a hangover.
  • Don’t ask for discounts you’re not entitled to. The inter-winery discount is real. But it only applies to employees of other wineries. If you’re a grower, a restaurateur or work for a distributor, we might not offer you a discount, because why would we? The inter-winery discount makes sense because it’s reciprocal – I go to another winery, and they give me a discount on my purchases (and usually waive tasting fees). But if you’re a grower, what kind of discount are you going to offer me? Are you really going to give me a 30% discount on your grapes if I decide to buy them? If you have a restaurant, are you going to give me the same deal on my tab? I don’t think so. So don’t be an asshole about it. Most of us only give discounts to winery employees, or in some cases employees of businesses we do business with.
  • Don’t haggle on prices. It’s gross. Oddly enough, in my experience it’s people who seem quite well off who are the most likely to do this. We might give you an additional discount if you buy a case or more, but this ain’t a Moroccan market. See those prices on the list? That’s it. You drove an Audi to the tasting room and you’re wearing a Ralph Lauren dress. You can splurge for that $35 Cab you claimed to really like. Want a discount? Join the wine club. You can afford it, right?
  • Do be respectful. Avoid saying “This wine is so much better than the previous one”. Maybe you meant to say “I like this wine much better than the previous one”, in which case what you should probably say is simply “I really like this wine”. Even my 8-year old understands this. Reason is, it’s possible that the guy who made the wine you didn’t like is right there – he might even be the guy who poured the wine in your glass. So show some respect – you wouldn’t trash a dish in front of the chef unless it was horrible, now would you? Plus, in my experience, the folks who tend to make that etiquette faux pas also don’t know much about wine. But really, it’s probably because their taste buds are not tuned up for certain wines. So unless you’re comparing say, two Cabs from different vineyards or from different vintages, it doesn’t make much sense.
  • Don’t rinse your glass with water between wines. It will corrupt the acidity level of the wine we pour next, and completely change its taste. If you want to cleanse your palate, we’ll be happy in some places to provide you with a cup or another glass with water. If the next wine is radically different, we’ll rinse it with a bit of the wine we’re about to pour first, or we’ll give you a brand new glass. So as a general rule, don’t pour water in your tasting glass. Just trust us on that one.
  • Don’t ask us for bigger pours. Most tasting rooms use spouts that pour given amounts – 1/2, 3/4, 1 or 2 ounces, for instance. Others have trained staff that will pour without those but still deliver the desired amount. Whichever the situation, don’t ask us for a larger quantity. And for Dionysus’ sake, do not help yourself to an extra pour directly from the bottle sitting in front of you, like some asshole did right in front of me recently, arguing that in a bar, if a bottle is sitting on the counter, it’s fair game. “This is not a bar”, I told him. (Guy brought up his Southern heritage like it was some sort of excuse. He redeemed himself later with a $10 tip.)
  • Do spit if you want to pace yourself. It’s not gross to spit your wine in the designated container. In fact, that’s how pros do it. If you’re a lightweight or are driving, learn to do it properly. You can smell and taste a wine without swallowing it. Most wineries have buckets or spitoons to spit in, or will provide you with a plastic or paper cup. If they don’t have a container at the ready, please don’t hesitate to ask for a bucket or a cup – we’ll know exactly what you’re asking for. Make sure you put the container all the way to your mouth when you spit – making sure people can’t see the liquid come out of your mouth. But etiquette-wise, spitting is perfectly acceptable – and in fact recommended if you’re going to be hitting a few wineries that day, or if you’re serious about your experience.
  • Don’t ever be afraid of asking newbie questions. Ever. If you’re at a winery where you found the staff frowned upon it, don’t go back there. In most places, the staff will be happy to educate you about the basics of winemaking or wine tasting. Don’t be embarrassed about your lack of experience. Many employees or wine professionals love the opportunity to explain their passion to neophytes – plus, today’s newb might just be tomorrow’s loyal club member. Just make sure you’re not hogging counter space and monopolizing the attention of the staff if it gets busy.
  • Don’t go wine tasting to get buzzed. If that’s your thing, go to a bar instead, or throw a wine party at your place. Do not treat the tasting room like it’s a bar. We really want people to have a nice experience (because again, that’s how we sell wine), but sometimes the tasting fee barely covers the wine we’re pouring, labor and overhead costs. So make room for the people who are behind you. Don’t linger for an hour sipping your flight while we have to cater to a busy room. If you want to socialize, many wineries have events for their club members, or special dinners, or social events. Just be considerate. And while we are not a bar, like a bar we have trained employees who will refuse to serve you if you’ve had enough.
  • Don’t ask us which ones are our best wines. Tell us what you usually like, and we’ll suggest the ones you should try. Don’t assume “estate wines” are the best wines. Don’t assume the more expensive wines are the better ones either. You can ask us what our flagship wines are, for instance, or what we’re known for. But if we’re pouring a wine, chances are – we think it’s good. And sometimes, it’s that deep-discounted Dry Riesling no one is buying that we like the most, but it’s also the one that’s the least popular among visitors. So just tell us what you are into, and we’ll figure out which flight or which wines you should try.
  • Don’t bring your kids. They don’t care about wine, and no winery I know has kid-friendly facilities. Don’t feel entitled to finding a kid playground, or an area with crayons and coloring books – this ain’t Chucky Cheese’s. Leave them with grandma or a babysitter.
  • Do bring your dogs if the winery is dog-friendly, but as I mentioned before, plan your trip.
  • Do have a designated driver – unless you spit (see above). Driving drunk is fucking stupid and easily deadly. Don’t underestimate how drunk you can get on tasting wine. 5 one-ounce pours – a typical flight – is a full glass of wine. For an average person, 15 minutes later you will be legally drunk. If you’re planning on hitting several wineries and taste more wine, learn to spit, or have a buddy drive you around. Buy them dinner and/or a bottle of wine as a thank-you at the end of the day.

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Sterling Vineyards Winery NEW Wine Tasting Sky Tram Gondola Coupon

Sterling Vineyards & Winery – NEW 2018 Wine Tasting Coupon!

Sterling Vineyards & Winery – NEW 2018 Wine Tasting Coupon!

Planning a visit to Sterling Vineyards & Winery in Napa Valley?  Well, download Winery Finder App for wine tasting discount coupon at Sterling Vineyards & Winery!, the app is FREE and it will save you pretty good amount of money to over 100 wineries in Napa Valley & Sonoma!  Meanwhile, If you are visiting Napa Valley for the very first time then we HIGHLY RECOMMEND purchasing an Audio Tour for Napa Valley. This audio tour does an incredible job of educating about Napa Valley via vivid story telling so that everyone in your group has much more richer experience from their visit. You can play it in your car as you drive to Napa Valley or on your smartphone as you visit wineries. It will make your visit to Napa Valley even more memorable as you will learn so much about why Napa Valley is so famous, how to taste wines like a pro (or at least pretend like it), what single event put Napa Valley on the world map, how is wine made, how to read wine labels, how is harvesting done, what is the difference between Champagne & Sparkling wine etc etc.

Sterling Winery Information:

Perched 300 feet above the town of Calistoga, Sterling Vineyards offers unparalleled panoramic views of Napa Valley. An aerial tram carries visitors up the hill to the winery, whose architecture was modeled after that of the Greek island of Mykonos, where Sterling founder Peter Newton once lived. The brilliant white stucco stands out dramatically against the rugged Mayacamas and Vaca mountain ranges that flank each side of Napa Valley. Sterling Vineyards & Winery Hours are Daily: 10:30 – 5, its closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Sterling Vineyards & Winery – Sky Tram Fee = $30/per Adult, $15/per for under 21 years of age and FREE for Under 3 years  of age.  By permit, no weddings are allowed at Sterling Vineyards & Winery.
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2018 BEST NAPA WINE TRAIN DEAL – Get $112 DISCOUNT on Napa Valley Wine Train!

2018 BEST NAPA WINE TRAIN DEAL – Get $112 DISCOUNT on Napa Valley Wine Train!

You have come to the right place for Napa Wine Train Deals & coupons, we will show you how to get $112 OFF Napa Valley Wine Train.  Are you planning to go on the Napa Valley Wine Train when visiting Napa Valley? Wine Train is one of the most romantic ways to experience Napa Valley, you will cherish the memories for lifetime.  The experience will be even better if you can save some money and do not have to pay full price. Meanwhile, if you are visiting Napa Valley for the very first time then we HIGHLY RECOMMEND purchasing an Audio Tour for Napa Valley. This audio tour does an incredible job of educating about Napa Valley via vivid story telling so that everyone in your group has much more richer experience from their visit. You can play it in your car as you drive to Napa Valley or on your smartphone as you visit wineries. It will make your visit to Napa Valley even more memorable as you will learn so much about why Napa Valley is so famous, how to taste wines like a pro (or at least pretend like it), what single event put Napa Valley on the world map, how is wine made, how to read wine labels, how is harvesting done, what is the difference between Champagne & Sparkling wine etc etc.

Okay, back to the Napa Wine Train deal, you can occasionally also find Napa Wine Train deals on Winery Finder App. There are several packages you can choose for Wine Train but Napa Valley Wine Train pricing directly on their website for the Gourmet Express Dinner is $186.99/person, that’s $372 for two people.  Costco is your best friend when it comes to Napa Wine Train deals.  Costco sells the Napa Valley Wine Train gift e-certificate for $249.99 for two people on the Gourmet Express Dinner or Lunch train.  That’s significant savings for two people on the Napa Valley Wine Train.  Actually the Costco deals gets even better because Costco e-certificate includes private seating for which Napa Valley Wine Train charges you extra $15/person.  So by the time you add up all the savings, you are actually getting really really a good Napa Wine Train deal that gets you whopping $112 off discount for 2 people on the Napa Valley Wine Train.  Costco’s website shows that they are currently out of this deal but you can usually walk into a physical Costco store and grab the certificate to buy the deal in store.  We were able to see plenty of them in stock at following Costco locations:

Have fun in Napa Valley, take plenty of pictures as it is truly paradise on earth.  Feel free to explore our website for wine tasting discounts if you will be also visiting Napa Valley wineries for wine tasting, you can also download Winery Finder App to find Napa & Sonoma wine tasting coupons from over 120 wineries.

Here is another article if the Napa Valley Wine Train is – worth it?

Here are also Napa Valley Wine Train Yelp reviews to see what Yelpers are saying about it.

Here are also Napa Valley Wine Train reviews on TripAdvisor to see how they are rated.

Here are Napa Valley Wine Train videos on YouTube

Here are Napa Valley Wine Train photos on Pinterest

Here are Napa Valley Wine Train photos & videos on Instagram

Here is a Napa Valley Wine Train Map

Here is Napa Valley Wine Train menu

Here is the entire Napa Valley Wine Train route – entire 3mile route map

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Best time to visit Napa Valley & Why?

BEST TIME TO VISIT NAPA VALLEY AND WHY?

Best time to visit Napa Valley and why?

UPDATED 2018 – Summer, Spring or Winter, what is the best time to visit Napa Valley for wine lovers or 1st time visitors to Napa Valley? Read on as we explain based on following three factors, if spring (March/April) OR can fall (September/October) be the best time to visit Napa Valley?
1. Weather
2. Pricing
3. Crowds

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Weather –
Summer can be too hot, Winter can be too cold.  Wanna know why Spring especially the months of March & April are the best time to visit Napa Valley? Well, rains are just starting to clear out and the mustards are in full bloom.  One other big plus is that the crowds haven’t arrived yet either therefore Napa Valley hotel rates are not sky high yet.  Be sure to bring your cameras b/c you will be taking plenty of great photos of Napa Valley Mustard. Here is a more detailed article on FAQ: Napa Valley Weather – WHAT TO WEAR & WHEN?

Pricing –
Again during Summer and holidays the hotel rates in Napa Valley can sky rocket.  Sometimes the rates in Napa Valley are even more expensive then hotel rates in San Francisco this is if you are lucky to get a reservation especially during the weekends.  Holidays are another time of the year when rates spike.  During the rainy season (Dec, Jan, Feb) the hotel rates are lower but there are rains.  March/April is that sweet spot when you can get really good deals on hotel rates because the tourists haven’t really started to flock in yet.  Napa Valley Wineries, hotels, spas, tour companies etc are also more likely to offer discounts during this time of year, many of the discounts for Napa Valley can be found at following sites:

Napa Valley & Sonoma – Wine Tasting Coupons, hotel deals & discounts

List of ALL Napa Wine Tasting Coupons – WineryFinderApp.com

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Winery Finder: INSTANTLY find Napa wine tasting coupons PLUS find discounts & deals for Napa Valley hotels, wine tours, spas, mud baths, wine train & hot air balloon rides.

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Crowds –
Summers and holidays in Napa Valley can be incredibly busy, tons of tourists flocking every winery they can get into.  Hotels get booked, tour companies get full, hot air balloon rides get sold out etc.  Therefore again Spring (March/April) is the best time to visit Napa Valley because the crowds/tourists haven’t really started to come in yet.  You will not see…. READ MORE ON QUORA

Can Fall also be the best time to visit Napa Valley?
Yes, if you are really into wine and want to learn everything about it and see wineries fully working then early fall months (September & October) is absolutely the best time to visit Napa Valley.  We say this because wine harvesting happens around this time of the year in Napa Valley.  You can see workers picking grapes, trucks carrying them into wineries, crushers crushing the grapes.  During fall months the entire valley smells like wine. You can even book Grape Stomping at some wineries so you can personally experience what does it feel like to stomp grapes with your own feet.  Yes, the prices will be high during during fall, but the summer crowds are gone by now and the weather tends not to be as HOT as summer months.

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Napa Valley Weather - What to Wear?

Napa Valley Weather – WHAT TO WEAR WHEN?

NAPA VALLEY WEATHER – WHAT TO WEAR WHEN?

Are you planning to visit Wine Country and wondering what is the Napa Valley weather each season, each month? READ ON as we help you decide WHAT TO WEAR and what is the best time to visit Napa Valley.  We live update Napa Valley weather daily, hourly, monthly & each season.  

According to SmarterTravel.com – Throughout the year, the Napa Valley is one of California’s most beautiful destinations. In spring, the hills surrounding the valley are still lush from the winter rains and the mustard flowers are in full bloom; while in summer, the grape vines are green and sprawling. Around harvest-time in the fall, the leaves on the vines offer spectacular shows of color. In winter, the vines are bare, though the green grass returns and the wine tastings continue. Spring, summer, and fall draw crowds, while winter is a quieter visitor READ MORE on SmarterTravel.com

Napa Valley Weather – LIVE UPDATED DAILY – Here is Napa Valley Weather for next 15 days!

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SPRING – NAPA VALLEY WEATHER IN FEBRUARY, MARCH & ARPIL

According to AboutTravel.com – Forget that artificial “first day of spring” that shows up on your calendar in March. Wine Country spring starts in February and it lasts through early May.

On the average, daytime high temperatures during February & March can be in the 60s and 70s °F and lows from the mid-40s to mid-50s.

So, what to wear for Napa Valley weather in February, March, April & May? Well, Napa Valley weather can be variable this time of year. During February & March it tends to be a bit chilly during mornings & nights in Napa Valley, therefore wear layered clothing.  During the day, it can warm up but does not get too hot.  In April & May, weather in Napa Valley starts heating up, even nights and mornings get warmer therefore you can wear pretty light clothing during these two month.  In a wet year, you might get rained on in February (sometimes even early March). February is Napa’s wettest month. Chances of rain taper off as the year goes on, but March is still on the higher side of precipitation – on average. Dont let that worry you, though: most tasting experiences are indoors. Wineries also adjust their walking vineyard tours according to weather.  Bring an umbrella & rain jacket/rain boots and you will be just fine even during the rainy season in Napa Valley. A clear spring day is a great time to enjoy the view from wineries.  

Mustard plants growing between the grapevines starts blooming in spring. It’s a spectacular sight, with yellow carpets of blooms everywhere. other years, it’s more like a dusting of yellow.

Be sure to check the short-range forecast before you go. You never know when an unseasonable hot spell, cold snap or .. READ MORE on AboutTravel.com

Pros and Cons of Going to Napa in Spring

SUMMER – NAPA VALLEY WEATHER IN MAY, JUNE & JULY

According to Destination360.com – For many people, summer is the best time to visit because Napa Valley weather is just perfect during May, June, July & August. It’s also the busiest of the Napa seasons for tourism. Hot weather from June through August makes relaxing on a patio with a glass of wine divine, and the valley fills with out-of-towners and local visitors, especially on weekends. Napa Valley weather in May, June, July & August is generally very hot and dry, with blue and sunny skies. So, what should you wear for the Napa Valley weather in May, June, July & August?  Well, very light clothing such as t-shirts and shorts or just a shirt and pant will be enough without a need for any jacket or sweater. Keep plenty of ice cold water with you to stay cool because the heat and wine can dehydrate you very quickly.  If you purchase any wines then be sure not to keep the bottles in the hot trunk of your car for too many hours because the wine will spoil in high temperature.  From mid-May through mid-October, rain is rare. Summer daytime temperatures are generally in the 90s, though overnight temperatures cool to the mid-50s to mid-… READ MORE on Destination360.com

FALL – NAPA VALLEY WEATHER IN AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER

According to NapaValeyHotelandSuites.com – Fall is a magical time of year when the weather turns a little cooler, the leaves paper the trees with their jeweled, colored decadence and the sky darkens a little earlier.  Some areas of the country experience cooler and almost cold conditions, making it difficult to sit in nature and truly experience the Indian summer. Other areas, in the southern regions continue to feel the heat and humidity of summertime, giving residents and visitors the ongoing feeling of… READ MORE on NapaValeyHotelandSuites.com

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WINTER – NAPA VALLEY WEATHER IN NOVEMBER, DECEMBER & JANUARY

According to Goldenhaven.com – Winter in the Napa Valley is mild in comparison to most other places. Temperatures in the 70’s are not unheard of, while the lows hardly ever go below freezing. While there is rain, there are also long periods of.. READ MORE on GoldenHaven.com

Below is a great site if you are looking to find Napa Valley Weather each season and each month
Napa Valley weather by each Month

Here is Napa weather today & next 10 days

Here is Napa Valley Weather hourly

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