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Pair Your Adventure: Northern Sonoma County

Welcome to Northern Sonoma County, where dry, sunny days find rolling hills and valleys behind the magical backdrop of the country’s best vineyards.

 5 Epic California Road Adventures

Autumn is the perfect time for a drive along California’s famed roads. Blessed with ample sunshine, dramatic cliffs, towering redwoods, quiet beaches, seaside villages and iconic landmarks—give yourself time to enjoy one of America’s oldest pastimes.

Welcome to Coppola Rewards

Today, The Family Coppola reveals the ultimate rewards program that brings together quality wine and culinary exploration, luxury resorts and adventure, and other lifestyle experiences. Coppola Rewards will immerse its fans into one celebrated brand lifestyle reinforcing endless enjoyment that The Family Coppola products and experiences have delivered for decades.

Sausage and peppers served on Italian bread

Living the Gourmet started out as a labor of love by Catherine Pappas to preserve her recipes and family stories for her kids and has grown to become a popular food and lifestyle site covering everything from original recipes and wine pairings to celebrity interviews with top chefs, television personalities, and bestselling authors.

Pair Your Adventure: Where to Hike in Northern California

For those looking for a bit of nature along California’s North Coast – you’ve come to the right place. From ancient redwood forests, craggy Pacific Ocean cliffs and further inland with mountains and valleys, lace up your boots for the best hikes (for all levels) in the Golden State.

Pair Your Adventure: 5 Swimming Holes

Around the country, we’re traversing the blue, tranquil waters of hidden swimming holes where plunging in invigorating waters are a great way to escape the summer heat. Adventure awaits: grab your bathing suit, a pair of water shoes, and some suntan lotion

Pair Your Adventure: Summer Music Festivals

This summer, live music and Francis Coppola Diamond Collection canned wine hit the road. We’re celebrating the stage, both on and off, with world class artists, refreshing beverages and streaming our favorite musical festivals around the country.

Pair Your Adventure: Five Weekend Camping Trips

Summer is here and the great outdoors beckon. Take heed. With ideal weather and optimal stargazing, it’s time to head out for some fresh air. Grab your tent, gas up the RV and lace up your hiking shoes.

5 Summer Spots from Canada to Greece

While many summer travelers head to larger capital cities, often filled with tourists and long lines, the world’s most rewarding and best-kept secrets are also the most affordable.

Pair Your Adventure: Sonoma County’s Arts and Culture

Because we already discovered Sonoma’s best in hiking and nature spots, we now shine the spotlight on the town’s lively arts community

Surfs Up: Six Spots to Find Your Point Break

Surfing has long been part of American pop culture, from the 1950’s fictitious adventures of teenager Gidget to the legendary lore of California surfer Miki Dora. From coast to coast, check out these laid-back spots and later, recount your adventures with a glass of Francis Coppola Reserve wine.

How To Unplug On Your Next Adventure

Spring is the perfect time for cleaning out your closet (and if you’re not already on your way for a digital detox in Belize), it’s also a great time to unplug. Below, we share some easy tips for escaping technology.

Francis Ford Coppola Winery Announces Partnership with Los Angeles Football Club

The Family Coppola is proud to announce that Francis Ford Coppola Winery has been named the official wine partner of the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC), the new Major League Soccer team located in the brand new, state-of-the-art Banc of California Stadium.

Postcards from California: Five Spring Destinations

Spring has sprung and the Golden State is getting into the spirit. From Los Angeles to San Francisco and everywhere in between, cruise to these top destinations to experience a range of art, culture, nature, surf and of course, wine.

Baked Salmon

Sometimes the simplest foods make the most delightful meals. This is certainly the case with this baked salmon

Where to Find Wine, Food, Travel and Literature

For close to twenty-five years, the award-winning Zoetrope: All Story magazine explores film, art and fiction with stories from guest authors like Karen Russell, Onyinye Ihezukwu and famed designers like photographer Helmut Newtown and artist Jeff Koons.

Go Analog: A Digital Detox in Belize

After months of winter hibernation, we’re craving time in the great outdoors (and away from our screens). Why not unplug on a Central America digital detox vacation with some mindful, “face to face time.”

Pair Your Adventure: Sonoma County’s Great Outdoors

Of course, you’re in Sonoma County for the world-class wine. Yet Northern California offers a bounty of natural treasures.

Time Out: The Best Yoga Retreats To Visit Now

Looking for some spring Zen?  Couple your downward dog with some surfing and swimming, head out for a long hike or nab your saddle and boots for some horseback riding.

Booking Now: South American Adventures

Welcome to South America, home to widely diverse landscapes; from rainforests to glaciers, beaches, deserts, vineyards and big city life. Below, five ideal spots to kick off your epic adventures.

Awards Party Downloads

The Oscars are this Sunday and we can’t wait!  Who will win for best actor and best actress?  What will our favorite celebrities wear on the red carpet?  Who will win it all?  And of course, which wine will we drink to celebrate it all?

Tuesday Night Lamb Tacos

Some weeks are full of things to do, people to see and places to go. Others are a little bit more low key and potentially in need of a midweek pick me up. That’s where these lamb tacos come in.

In Pursuit of Passion: Jen Cooper

As social media has infiltrated our everyday lives over the past ten years, Instagram has become many things to its users. It’s often described as a place where comparison runs rampant and insecurity flourishes.

Winning Winter Sports Trips

This February is abuzz with winter sports as our favorite athletes grace the world stage to compete in skiing, figure skating, snowboarding, hockey and sledding.

Flashback Friday: Our First Year at Sundance         

The 2018 Sundance Film Festival is in now full swing, and we are so thrilled to be back again as the exclusive wine sponsor. As we look forward to a fun-filled ten days in Park City celebrating film, wine, art and creativity, here’s a look back at last year, our first as a sponsor of the festival.