Menu

Blog

Movie theatre marquee and a bottle of Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Cabernet Sauvignon wine.

Survival Guide to Boulder International Film Festival: Screens, the Great Outdoors & Wine

This week is the 4-day celebration of art and cinema at the Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF).  Known for attracting filmmakers, musicians and talent, the festival also speaks to the foodie culture of the town by highlighting local chefs. With its charming downtown and stunning mountain backdrop, Boulder has a bit of everything for wine and film lovers. Here are our top picks to make the most of the Boulder International Film Festival.

Bottles of Director's Cut Sauvignon Blanc, Eleanor, Director's Cut Final Cut Chardonnay, Director's Cut Final Cut Cabernet Sauvignon, Francis Coppola Reserve Pinot Noir, and Sofia Rose wine.

Francis Ford Coppola Winery Premieres Custom Wines for 2019 Oscars® & Governors Ball

Francis Ford Coppola Winery, known for award-winning wines, premieres two custom wines for the 2019 Oscars® and Governors Ball. Through a process of meticulous fruit selection and numerous blending trials, these specially made wines capture the distinct nuances of distinguished microclimates in a highly refined style. Additionally, the elegant Sofia Rosé, named after critically-acclaimed director Sofia Coppola, was selected for the program as well as Director’s Cut Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, Francis Coppola Reserve Pinot Noir, and Eleanor wines. These new wines, which continue the three-year partnership with the  Oscars®, features unique zoetrope labels from Irving G. Thalberg Memorial award recipient and five-time Oscar® winner Francis Ford Coppola’s personal collection.

Bottles of Director's Pinot Noir, Diamond Collection Claret, and Director's Cabernet Sauvignon wine in the snow.

2019 Survival Guide to Sundance: Screens, Slopes & Wine

This month, the 10-day celebrity-studded, independent Sundance Film Festival (Jan 24-Feb 2) commences in Park City, Utah.  A magical spot for movie fans and adventure lovers alike, below is our essential checklist for this winter cinematic playground featuring Francis Ford Coppola Winery wines

A bottle of Countess Walewska vodka laying down next to a wrapped gift box, a cocktail shaker and a garnished glass of the Blood Orange Sparkler cocktail.

12 Days of Cocktails

Get into the holiday spirit with 12 Days of Cocktails from Great Women Spirits! Enjoy a dozen festive drinks featuring the Countess Walewska Vodka, Ada Lovelace Gin and Agnesi Brandy, all expertly crafted by the passionate team from Great Women Spirits. Get the recipes below and let us know your favorites!

Close up of a fog covered grape vines.

Pair Your Adventure: Russian River Valley

Just 90-minutes north of San Francisco, you’ll find Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, land of ample vineyards (the cooler climate is ideal for Pinot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc) alongside farm-to-table spots, general stores and verdant nature in the form of towering redwood trees and its winding namesake river.

Rocky ocean cliffside.

Pair Your Adventure: Sonoma Coast

After you’ve cruised the legendary back roads of California, and explored the great northern outdoors, head to the Sonoma Coast where a craggy stretch of land meets rugged cliffs, pine-covered peaks and salty ocean fog. To start your adventure, weave through the quaint fishing port of Bodega Bay.

Rolling vineyard hills with trees.

The Family Coppola acquires Vista Hills vineyards in Oregon

Today, The Family Coppola acquired Vista Hills Vineyard to reinforce its commitment to high-quality winemaking and Burgundy style wines. This high-end acquisition and presence in Willamette Valley broadens The Family Coppola’s geographical diversity and adds to its existing ownership of reputable vineyards in California American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) also famed for wines made from Burgundian varietals including Russian River Valley, Anderson Valley and Santa Rita Hills.

Foggy vineyard covered hills.

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.

Golden Gate bridge.

 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.

Coppola Rewards logo

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.

Close up of sausages and red peppers cooking in a cast iron skillet.

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.

Winding path thru the forest along a creek.

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.

Waterfall

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

Steaks being cooked on a barbecue.

Road Trip: 5 Great American Barbecue Cities

The real story of American barbecue comes from Caribbean traditions where native residents used to slow cook meat over a wooden platform. These days, every town offers their own regional take and historic influences but the goal always remains; feed the hungry with finger-licking delights

A couple taking a selfie with cans of Diamond Collection wine.

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.

Woman's knees by a campfire holding a can of Diamond Collection wine.

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.

Vancouver at night.

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

Roasted Whole Trout With Lemon And Herbs

Andrew Rea from the popular YouTube series, Binging with Babish, helps us celebrate the adventures of summer with a collection of delicious recipes paired with Diamond Collection wines. In this episode, Andrew prepares a delightfully simple Rainbow Trout paired with Diamond Collection Pinot Grigio.

Caldo De Res

Andrew Rea from the popular YouTube series, Binging with Babish, helps us celebrate the adventures of summer with a collection of delicious recipes paired with Diamond Collection wines.

S'more Créme Brûlée

Andrew Rea from the popular YouTube series, Binging with Babish, helps us celebrate the adventures of summer with a collection of delicious recipes paired with Diamond Collection wines. In this episode, Andrew prepares campfire-inspired Créme Brûlée you can make in your kitchen paired with Diamond Collection Merlot.

Blueberry pie

I may be biased, having spent the better part of a decade living in New England, but nothing quite marks the beginning of summer like a blueberry pie

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.