(TRAVPR.COM)USA - September 22nd, 2012 - Napa, CA Sept. 24, 2012 – Paul Franson, the editor and publisher of NapaLife, the Insider’s Guide to Napa Valley, has published a new book of the secrets of life in Napa Valley.
The NapaLife Insider’s Guide to Napa Valley: A Travel Guide for the Connected Age is a 360-page, 100,000-word guide to Napa Valley for visitors and locals. It describes the valley in detail, focusing on the wine and wineries, food and restaurants as well as other attractions.
What it doesn’t do it waste space on details of attractions, which are readily available online and change often. Instead, it tells people what life is really life in Napa Valley, from the reason wineries can’t have restaurants to the best places to eat, from the best bicycle trips to the best views.
It also includes Franson’s strong opinions on all aspects of life in his chosen home.
Franson’s paid weekly newsletter NapaLife is the source of the insider news about Napa Valley, and it’s almost always the first place to find out about new developments including restaurants, entertainment and wine. In 16 years of living in Napa Valley, Franson has researched and written about every aspect of valley life.
His work appears regularly in the Napa Valley Register, Inside Napa Valley and Napa Valley Life, Wines & Vines and Wine Business Monthly, and he’s also written about the valley for Food & Wine, Decanter, the Wine Enthusiast, the San Francisco Chronicle, Napa Sonoma and many other publications. He’s also hosted two programs about life in wine country on local radio stations.
The NapaLife Insider’s Guide to Napa Valley is available in printed form for $24.99, and in ebook format for the Kindle and other electronic readers for $9.99.
Table of Contents of The NapaLife Insider’s Guide to Napa Valley
The Lay of the Land A Quick Tour of Napa Valley Napa Valley: Glitz Grafted on Deep Roots How the Ag Preserve Saved Napa Valley The Couple Who Created Napa Valley Getting Around The Napa Valley Wine Train The Vine Trail American Canyon: There’s no There There Napa – No Longer a Cinderella The Historic Napa Mill The Riverfront Yountville – the Tiny Gourmet Capital The Shops at V Marketplace Oakville & Rutherford: Big Names but Tiny St. Helena – the Heart of Napa Valley Calistoga – the Wild West in Napa Valley Angwin – Teetotaler’s Haven The Land East of Eden
Grapes and Wine in Napa Valley Wine Varieties Sauvignon Blanc – Napa’s Best White Chardonnay – America’s Favorite Wine Pinot Noir – the Choice of Kings Merlot – Unappreciated Stepsister Cabernet Sauvignon – the King of Wines Zinfandel – America’s Own (Croatian) Grape Blends and Meritage Wines Other Varieties in Napa Valley Growing Grapes in Napa Valley Stealth Organic Growers Biodynamic and “Natural” wines? The Gentleman Grower from Virginia Plant Your Own Little Bit of Wine Country Making Your Own Wine Wine Terms The Legacy of Napa Valley Wineries A Note on Visiting Wineries Napa Valley’s Major Appellations Oak Knoll AVA Stags Leap District Rutherford AVA St. Helena AVA Calistoga AVA Los Carneros AVA Coombsville AVA and east of Napa Mt. Veeder AVA Spring Mountain AVA Diamond Mountain AVA Pritchard Hill Atlas Peak AVA Howell Mountain AVA East of Eden – Across the Eastern Range Napa’s Hot Winemakers Winetasting in Downtown Napa and Nearby Hidden Retailers Sell Rare Wines
Food and restaurants in Napa Valley A Passion for Food Napa Valley’s Favorite Restaurants A Peek Inside the CIA Hot Chefs, Hot Restaurants Do Napa Restaurants Feature Napa Wine? Corkage at Napa Valley Restaurants Enjoy Food with Wine at Wineries Brick Ovens Make Wine Country Memories Cooking Classes in Napa Valley Olive and Grapeseed Oil in Napa Valley Gourmet Chocolate in Napa Valley Prepared foods Gourmet Shops and Delis in Napa Valley Cookware Stores in Napa Valley Top Picnic Areas at Napa Valley Wineries Top Breakfasts in Napa Valley Favorite Mexican Restaurants The Food Truck Phenomenon Napa Restaurants Yountville Restaurants Rutherford and Oakville Restaurants St. Helena Restaurants Calistoga Restaurants The Best Places to Eat Alfresco Lodging in Napa Valley Stay at a Winery? Hotels in Napa Hotels in Yountville, Oakville and Rutherford Hotels in St. Helena Hotels in Calistoga Boutique inns & B&Bs Chain, business and other lodgings Camping and RV spaces
Things to Do in Napa Valley Top Views in Napa Valley Farmers Markets in Napa Valley Napa Chef’s Market and Cheers! Auction Napa Valley Music Festival for Mental Health School and Charity Auctions The Napa Valley Wine Library tasting The V Foundation Wine Celebration Commercial Art Galleries The Most Interesting Winery Architectures Performance Venues Music and Art Festivals Wellness and Sports in Napa Valley The Best Bike Rides in Napa Hiking Napa Valley The Top Gardens in Napa Valley Skyline Park Native Habitat Garden Up, up and Away In a Beautiful Balloon Harvest in Napa Valley Winter in Napa Valley: Cabernet Season Visiting Napa Valley Alone Things to Do on a Cold, Rainy Day
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