For those who live in Napa Valley –
NapaLife is the insider's guide to Napa Valley. Learn what's new in food, wine, the arts and entertainment in Napa Valley in and what’s happening here in NapaLife.
The biweekly newsletter is published by long-time resident and writer Paul Franson.
A new edition of NapaLife is e-mailed each Monday and Thursday each week. Each issue is about 10 to 20 pages.
The Monday edition focuses on hot news in Napa Valley and events this week.
The Thursday edition contains features on wine, food, the arts and entertainment plus a look at upcoming events plus news for the wine business community plus a list of important events for the rest of the year. An online version is also available.
It costs only $1 per week, $50 per year.
Publisher and Editor: Paul Franson
If you’re visiting Napa Valley this week, ask for a free copy of this week’s issue at firstname.lastname@example.org
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For Paul Franson's writing about food, wine and travel outside Napa Valley, see TravelTastes.com.
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NapaLife Insider’s Guide to Napa Valley:
by Paul Franson
The new 2023 edition of the NapaLife Insider’s Guide to Napa Valley is now available.
This edition is heavily updated. There have been vast changes in Napa Valley in the last few years, with many restaurants and wineries, lodgings and venues for the arts changing, closing or opening.
I moved here in 1996 and during that time, I have written extensively about it (and wine and the wine business) for publications and online for local newspapers to international media.
For those who live in Napa Valley, it’s a great reference and you’re sure to learn things about the valley you didn’t know. It’s also the perfect gift to give friends and relatives to entice them to visit but also to save you from answering questions and giving tours.
For inns, it’s a great addition to the library or coffee table, or even each room. A fabled local luxury inn bought copies for each room, and one resort even ordered a special edition with its image on the cover.
Wineries may well want to sell it in their tasting rooms, and the staff is sure to find information to impress visitors.
You can buy copies locally at all three Bookmine locations, The Napa Valley Visitor Center, The Wine Train Station, Jessel Gallery and other places in the valley like Oakville Grocery. You can also order it on Amazon for $19.95. A Kindle version is $4.95.
If you want to buy bulk copies including for resale in your winery, hotel or store, email firstname.lastname@example.org.