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Commercial Drones: Will They or Won't They?

Columnist: Christina Julian
Feb, 2015 Issue

How drones just might work for the wine industry.


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Recapture That Loving Feeling

Columnist: Christina Julian
Jan, 2015 Issue

Christina seeks out down-to-earth winery experiences in Napa.


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Small Towns, Big Biz

Columnist: Christina Julian
Dec, 2014 Issue

Christina covers some up-valley sights and sounds.


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In the Wake of the Quake

Columnist: Christina Julian
Nov, 2014 Issue

Napa Valley bands together to recover from August’s earthquake.


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The Business of Birds

Columnist: Christina Julian
Oct, 2014 Issue

Bird watching is gaining popularity—let’s get those birders to Napa Valley.


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Napa's New York Stock Exchange

Columnist: Christina Julian
Sep, 2014 Issue

Auction Napa Valley has the energy of the NYSE—but with nobler roots.


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Is Napa Valley Suffering from ADD?

Columnist: Christina Julian
Aug, 2014 Issue

Rapid change seems like the norm in Napa Valley.


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Stepping Out

Columnist: Christina Julian
Jul, 2014 Issue

Christina takes a trip to Morocco via Solage Calistoga.


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Catch This

Columnist: Christina Julian
Jun, 2014 Issue

What makes a great wine—or region?


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The Fight for the Face of Downtown

Columnist: Christina Julian
May, 2014 Issue

What will the future of Napa Valley look like?


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Water Works

Columnist: Christina Julian
Apr, 2014 Issue

Let’s talk about the weather.


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Time to Get Social

Columnist: Christina Julian
Mar, 2014 Issue

Social media is worth committing to when it comes to wine marketing and sales.


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Will the Opera House Retain Its Grand Ole Status?

Columnist: Christina Julian
Feb, 2014 Issue

City Winery moves into downtown Napa’s opera house.


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The Year in Food: Fueling the Foodie

Columnist: Christina Julian
Dec, 2013 Issue

Your hook-up for Napa Valley’s newest restaurant ventures.


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The Next-Gen View of the Wine World

Columnist: Christina Julian
Nov, 2013 Issue

Christina reports from an interesting recent panel discussion.


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Napa's Biggest Festivals Falter and Flourish

Columnist: Christina Julian
Oct, 2013 Issue

BottleRock’s woes and NVFF’s boon.


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A Community Unites

Columnist: Christina Julian
Sep, 2013 Issue

The Napa 9/11 Memorial Garden is the place to be this September 11.


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Shop and Pop vs. Vintage Wine

Columnist: Christina Julian
Aug, 2013 Issue

Tastes they are a-changin’.


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Flaunting our Fruits

Columnist: Christina Julian
Jul, 2013 Issue

What’s brewing in Napa Valley.


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Is the Italian Renaissance Upon Us?

Columnist: Christina Julian
Jun, 2013 Issue

Italian varietals in Napa are distinctive to where they’re grown.


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This Is Bottle Rock

Columnist: Christina Julian
May, 2013 Issue

The times they are a changin’.


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The Good, Bad and Ugly of Wine Marketing

Columnist: Christina Julian
Apr, 2013 Issue

Can it be that wine has become nothing more than a glorified marketing vehicle, albeit a tasting one?


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Boxed Wine Debunked

Columnist: Christina Julian
Mar, 2013 Issue

Who knew Chablis could be so good?


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Let's Get Connected

Columnist: Christina Julian
Feb, 2013 Issue

Christina finds inspiration at TEDx Napa Valley.


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What’s the State of Our State Parks?

Columnist: Christina Julian
Jan, 2013 Issue

Is more than a bandage in the works for state parks?


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The Unseen Damage

The fires that raged through Sonoma and Napa counties last October have the potential to create lasting psychological effects on individuals and communities, straining an already stressed mental healt...

Being Heart Safe

Imagine this: You’re in your office working at your desk and a coworker approaches in distress, collapsing in front of you. What would you do? Your mind would probably race: Is this a heart atta...

How to Stay Fit and Healthy

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