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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.

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Some useful information during the Covid-19 crisis

Here are some local businesses that you might want to patronize while we’re housebound:


Restaurants offering takeout and delivery: Napa Valley Vintners keep a list of its chosen restaurants that highlight local wineries, too:


Wineries offering pickup, delivery or special deals for locals:

Also see Napa Valley Vintners’ list at


Ongoing virtual tastings: 



Publisher and Editor: Paul Franson
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Books by Paul Franson

The NapaLife Insider’s Guide to Napa Valley
020 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 for $19.99, $4.99 for Kindle version at Amazon. You also buy the book from Amazon

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 Napa Bookmine or Amazon, $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 at Bookmine or Amazon or the Kindle version for $4.99 from