From Bubbles to Boardrooms

by Michaela Kane Rodeno

Michaela Rodeno shares reflections from her pioneering career at the forefront of the wine industry in Napa Valley.

Tracing the arc of her career development from its unlikely beginnings in early 1970s Napa, when the wine industry was in its infancy, to being part of the two-person team that launched Domaine Chandon in the U.S., to her role as St. Supéry Winery’s first CEO, Rodeno has extensive wit and wisdom to share. Continue reading

The Napa Valley Film Festival Celebrates Film, Food and Wine with a Discount for EatDrinkFilms Readers.

NVFF-Master-Logo-800pxThe ultimate celebration of film, food and wine, the Napa Valley Film Festival lights up Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga November 11-15. NVFF features 120 new independent films and studio sneak previews screening in 12 theaters including the beautifully restored movie palace, The Uptown and many custom designed venues throughout the four walkable villages. Continue reading

TANGLED VINES Greed, Murder, Obsession and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California

An excerpt from the new book by Frances Dinkelspiel who will be appearing at Litquake on Oct. 11, Mrs. Dalloway’s Books on Oct. 14, the Uncharted: Berkeley Festival of Ideas on Oct. 17 and throughout California in the coming month. Full list of events here.

On October 12, 2005, a massive fire broke out in the Wines Central wine warehouse in Vallejo, California. Within hours, the flames had destroyed 4.5 million bottles of California’s finest wine worth more than $250 million, making it the largest destruction of wine in history. Continue reading