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Chicken Soup for a Summer Cold

Summer colds are the absolute worst. They come on quick and force you to spend precious summer daylight under the covers, binging on shows you’ve seen one hundred times.

Hand Pies

I’m a big believer that all summer adventures should include dessert. There are certain desserts that just seem to make sense in summer and not at any other time of the year. Desserts that pair well with salty hair and sun-kissed skin.

Newport Folk Festival

Wow. That’s all I can really say about our time at the Newport Folk Festival this year. For those of you that don’t know, the Newport Folk Festival is a music festival taking place over a long weekend at Fort Adams, which is right on the harbor in Newport, Rhode Island.

Mom’s Pesto

Pesto – one of the tastiest, easiest, most versatile ways to spice up just about anything. First of all, it’s bright green. Second of all, it tastes like cheese and basil, which are arguably two of the best things in life.

Summer Release: Latest issue of All-Story features design by Jeff Bridges

The magazine staff is thrilled to announce the release of the Summer 2017 edition of Zoetrope: All-Story, designed by Jeff Bridges, the Oscar-winning actor, producer, musician, author, social activist, and artist.

New ‘Convivial’ Dinner at Blancaneaux Lodge a Truly Unique Experience

The Family Coppola Hideaways’ Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize is excited to offer a truly unique dining experience where guests can partake in a “convivial dinner” offered twice weekly in the property’s organic garden.

Get ready for Shark Week with our JAWS poster

What better way to celebrate summer and Shark Week than with the Director’s Great Movies Jaws Chardonnay. Credited as the original summer blockbuster, Jaws swam into theatres in 1975 and has held a special place in our hearts ever since.

Patatas and Pulpo

I like to think that through food and wine you can be wherever you want to be whenever you want to be there. As we move through life, lots of things change, responsibilities get greater and you can’t always jet off to your favorite place in the world on a moment’s notice.

In Pursuit of Passion - Eleanor Coppola

The surname “Coppola” has, over the past five decades, become associated with legendary American filmmaking. In Hollywood, the Coppola family name is uttered with certain reverence by those working in the film industry. In all, five generations of the Coppola family have thus far been involved in aspects of filmmaking, from acting to directing to composing music for films, creating a monolithic presence in the crowded Hollywood environment.

Citrus Tart

Summer seems to be a season when every ounce of time is planned. Warm Saturdays and Sundays are for weddings and boat trips and pool parties. Everyone wants to get the most out of the fleeting days and create memories to get them through the colder months. Listen, I love a good picnic, pool party and beach day, but I also love a warm summer day spent on my own with things that I love.

Oodles and Oodles of Sesame Noodles

Summer in the city: humidity radiates from everything, and somehow even the most powerful A/C doesn’t hold up to the pudding like coating that you acquire when you walk down the street in July.  

Bodellicious Bites: The Art of Pizza Making

Pizza has always held a special place in my heart. I earned my chops in the art of pizza making at a wonderful wood-fired pizza restaurant outside of Philadelphia in my teens. 

A Celebratory Barbecue

July 4th weekend is a great time to gather your friends and family and celebrate our great nation. It’s also a great time to gather your friends and family and have a reason to celebrate life in general. We took the opportunity here to gather and enjoy each other’s company for lunch on a sunny Thursday to give you some fun ideas for a July 4th barbecue.

In Pursuit of Passion - Jennifer Snyder

The pursuit of passions, creativity, and curiosity has been a driving force for Jennifer E. Snyder throughout her life and her career - a listen to one episode of her popular podcast, Creating Your Own Path, will make that clear. With over 100 episodes in the archives, Snyder is a podcasting veteran, but she’s not one to be satisfied with the status quo and her drive to serve as a catalyst for lively and thought-provoking conversation is evident in both the podcast and in her book, 100 Days of Discussion

Lamb Burgers

If there’s one thing that's for  certain – it’s that summer is time for burgers. On the grill or in cast iron. On a picnic table or for a living room picnic. There’s really no wrong way to eat a burger in the summer. And it seems like they are everywhere. So sometimes it’s nice to take a break from beef or turkey or even veggie and try something a little different.

2017 Harvest Internships Now Open

Have you or someone you know always wanted to work in the wine industry? 

Now’s your opportunity to gain invaluable experience during the 2017 harvest season at Francis Ford Coppola Winery as a paid Harvest Intern and at Virginia Dare Winery as a Harvest Cellar Tech. Both come with full-time opportunity after the completed season.As a member of our team, you will gain hands-on experience in various crush activities while working with a highly motivated and dynamic production team.

In Pursuit of Passion - Emily Jeffords

As an artist, Emily Jeffords produces her signature stunning landscapes, which evoke a powerful sense of calm and serenity. As a wife and mother, Jeffords is thoughtful, compassionate, and dedicated to nurturing her family’s needs and wants. In person, Jeffords is lively, light-hearted, and quick to magnanimously point out the achievements of others. In her writing, however, you begin to see the fullest picture of Jeffords emerge.

Chowdah & Nostalgia

There’s something about summer that makes me crave Clam Chowder. It feels completely counter-intuitive – a hot, creamy soup on a hot day? But you know what?  It works. It smells like ocean, and tastes like the sea breeze. It allows you to be on a wharf even when you might be stuck inside an office all day or unable to make it to a body of water on a sweltering day. My suggestion? Whip up a batch of this, turn the groovy tunes up and pour yourself some Chardonnay.

#RaiseYourGlass with Votre Santé Micro Cru wines

In 2008, we debuted our first vintage of Votre Santé wines, developed as an homage to Francis’s Grandmother who toasted “a votre santé” with every meal. Votre Santé wines have represented off the grid vineyards throughout up and coming regions, dubbed “the other California.” We are excited to announce the addition of a single AVA (American Viticultural Area) tier we are calling our Votre Santé “Micro Cru” wines. We could not think of two better regions to represent the debut vintage of these boutique wines than Santa Barbara and Anderson Valley. 

In Pursuit of Passion – Sarah Pike of Tops’l Farm

Sarah Pike is the kind of woman who seems like a long-lost friend, even when you’ve never met, even over email. Her can-do attitude, cheerful enthusiasm, and refreshing humility further endear her to friends, family, and new acquaintances alike.

Always Bring the Adventure

This summer, there is absolutely no doubt that you will be invited to a barbeque (or four). We wanted to make sure that you were armed with a few super easy crowd pleasers that are sure to get a few “ooohs” and even more “aahs.” So this summer, leave the macaroni salad at home. 

Antipasti for a Crowd

So…all of a sudden your best friend called her boyfriend who called his buddies and now you’ve got about 15 people arriving to your small backyard in just under two hours. There will be plenty of wine, of course, but you want to make sure that your hostess skills are on point. Although tradition might say that it’s not in the best taste to invite friends to a friend’s house without notice, we say the more the merrier. 

BottleRock – Sunday, May 28

The fairground was amazingly right smack in the middle of downtown Napa, not in a parking lot miles away from all humanity. The convenience of it all had me hooked before we even walked in.

BottleRock – Saturday, May 27

BottleRock.  The word had me excited for months.  As someone who has lived, played and worked in wine country I shamefully had never been to experience it before.

BottleRock – Friday, May 26

Summer 2017 arrived in Wine Country on Friday, May 26th at approximately 12:00pm with the first strums of the guitar from local band Serf and James