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The Insider's Guide to Napa Valley                                                                                                    Published each Monday in Napa Valley

Learn what's new in Napa Valley in NapaLife

NapaLife is the insider's guide to Napa Valley; this is only a taste of the whole newsletter. The weekly newsletter is published by insider Paul Franson.

NapaLife runs 12 to 35 pages each week including a list of almost everything happening in Napa Valley in the next week. It is e-mailed each Monday and an online version is also available. It costs only $1 per week, $50 per year.

View a sample of NapaLife.

If you’re visiting Napa Valley this week, ask for a free copy of this week’s issue at paul@napalife.com.

Here are some of the news and events covered in this week’s NapaLife:

  • Has the Napa Farmers' Market found a home (or homes)?
  • Molinari Caffè becoming Le Paris Artisan & Gourmet Café
  • The Red Hen has closed 
  • Whiskers, Tail & Ferals Christmas tree lot is open
  • Lucky Penny launches the Napa Academy of Performing Arts
  • Happy N.A.P.A. New Year Gala
  • BottleRock releases pre-sale passes early for locals
  • Holiday rides around town
  • Wine tasting passports
  • Napa on Ice outdoor ice-skating rink
  • Jessel Gallery's Holiday Extravaganza 
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas at Napa Valley College
  • Miracle on 34th Street at Lucky Penny
  • St. Helena Holiday's City Tree Lighting 
  • Calistoga Holiday Village and Lighted Tractor Parade
  • Pioneer Christmas at Bale Grist Mill 
  • An Irish Christmas at Uptown Theatre
  • Mike Thompson's holiday celebration

 

 

Publisher and Editor: Paul Franson
(707) 326-0797 paul@napalife.com

 

Great resources about Napa Valley

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For a free guide to public relations for wineries, restaurants, stores or nonprofit events, including how to submit items to NapaLife, email paul@napalife.com.

Books by Paul Franson

The NapaLife Insider’s Guide to Napa Valley
  Late 2019 edition

by Paul Franson

The Insider's Guide to Napa Valley tells the stories behind the valley and its people, and learn everything from the best views in Napa Valley to why Napa Valley is the unique place it is.

Buy at Bookmine in Napa or order for $19.99, $4.99 for Kindle version at Amazon.com

Spinning the Bottle Again

By Paul Franson and Harvey Posert

Spinning the Bottle Again contains strategies, tactics and case studies of wine  public relations. It’s a heavily updated and revised version of the seminal book on wine public relations, Spinning the Bottle.

Spinning the Bottle Again is a collection of theory, practical information and case studies about promoting wine, wineries and wine related issues.

Print version is $19.95 from Amazon.com, $9.99 for Kindle version.

Escapes to Paradise: Adventures and Misadventures in the Beautiful Caribbean Sea

 by Paul Franson

You may dream of buying a boat in the tropics, but you’d do well to read this book before you do.

Author and sailor Paul Franson has had some of the best times in his life on the varied islands of the West Indies, but he’s also had some experiences that he can be philosophical about only decades later.
The book also includes tales of other sailing adventures, a guide to sailing some popular islands, and a cookbook of Caribbean recipes. Print version $9.99, Kindle version $4.99 from Amazon.com.