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Life Lessons

Author: Christina Julian
Jan, 2016 Issue

Christina ponders questions of gender equality and age-related bias in the wine world.


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Divided and United

Author: Christina Julian
Dec, 2015 Issue

Solving our valley’s breed of family squabbles feels about as likely as having a stress-free holiday season.


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Napa Valley Biz: Boom or Bust

Author: Christina Julian
Nov, 2015 Issue

Love us or leave us, Napa Valley biz stays true to its own culture..


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Citizens Uprising

Author: Christina Julian
Oct, 2015 Issue

To me, self-certification feels about as effective as asking a teenager to monitor their own use of screen time.


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The Sucker Punch of Growth

Columnist: Christina Julian
Sep, 2015 Issue

Is the Winery Definition Ordinance working when it comes to growth and restrictions?


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Giving Gone Wild

Columnist: Christina Julian
Aug, 2015 Issue

Auction Napa Valley has another exemplary year.


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Big Sound, Big Biz?

Columnist: Christina Julian
Jul, 2015 Issue

Napa’s music scene is heating up slowly but surely.


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Is It Time to Drop the Gauntlet on Development?

Columnist: Christina Julian
Jun, 2015 Issue

Christina hopes winery development gets under control sooner than later.


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Glass Class

Columnist: Christina Julian
May, 2015 Issue

Finding the right glass for your wine can make a difference in how it tastes.


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The New Napa Valley: Country or Cosmo?

Columnist: Christina Julian
Apr, 2015 Issue

Christina hopes that as Napa Valley’s population grows, its small town feel will remain solid.


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The Shot Heard Around the World

Columnist: Christina Julian
Mar, 2015 Issue

A look at the slow evolution of Napa Wine Country


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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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Uncorked

A gleaming bottle of fine wine with a perfect, natural cork has a special mystique. And while the wine within is the primary focus, the cork has a vital role, too. The distinctive pop that goes wi...

The Great Gravenstein

The drive to Walker Apples in Graton is as picturesque as Sonoma County gets. What were once miles of apple orchards along Graton Road are now seemingly endless views of vineyards. West County looks...

The Mondavi Legacy

The name Mondavi has been woven into the fabric of Napa Valley lore for as long as anyone can remember. The story begins more than 100 years ago, when Cesare and Rosa Mondavi moved to Minnesota from...

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