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Welcome to CITYpeek Patti's FOOD & WINE Blog.
Come journey along with our CITYPEEK CEO, Patti Neumann, as she nibbles, sips and shares her taste buds as she travels round the world.

Yountville Homes its First Beer Tasting Room, partners with local  winery

Yountville Homes its First Beer Tasting Room, partners with local winery


A partnership has been sealed between Napa Valley's The Good Life Wine Collective, owners of both Handwritten Wine and Jessup Cellars, located in Yountville, and Mad...Read More
Collective Napa Valley Auction Weekend Online Bidding is Open

Collective Napa Valley Auction Weekend Online Bidding is Open


 Bidding has begun on barrel and live lots in the Collective Napa Valley Auction Weekend. The in-person auction experience is sold out. Wine enthusiasts can still take...Read More
Banshee Ten of Cups Sparkling Wine

Banshee Ten of Cups Sparkling Wine


 Banshee Wines was born in 2009 at a bar in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco and a few years later opened a tasting room in Sonoma County's Healdsburg....Read More
 Loveski Deli open new location in Marin, CA

Loveski Deli open new location in Marin, CA


 Loveski, is a “jew-ish” deli born out of Napa Valley, in Northern California by acclaimed Chef Christopher and Martina Kostow just announced they...Read More
Napa Valley’s L’Chaim Jewish Food & Wine Festival Returns to CIA COPIA

Napa Valley’s L’Chaim Jewish Food & Wine Festival Returns to CIA COPIA


Sunday, August 27 brought  2023 L’Chaim, a family-friendly Jewish food and wine festival. The Napa Valley’s Jewish culture, vintner and food event...Read More
Heritage Fire is bringing the heat to Napa Valley August 20

Heritage Fire is bringing the heat to Napa Valley August 20


 I first learned about Cochon 555, now, Heritage Fire, at the Aspen Food & Wine Festival in 2011. And the event, now known as  Heritage Fire, grows every year...Read More
Collective Napa Valley Annual Napa Valley Barrel Auction is on

Collective Napa Valley Annual Napa Valley Barrel Auction is on


Wine lovers are coming together to celebrate the start of summer with an incredible weekend that includes everything you’d expect from only-in-Napa Valley hospitality...Read More
Napa Openings, Yountville ReOpenings and new Brunch downtown

Napa Openings, Yountville ReOpenings and new Brunch downtown


Ciccio is baaaack!Recently, I had the pleasure of being one of the first diners scoring a reservation at Ciccio on their first night of full service.I can’t say...Read More
You Win Sum, You Dim Sum Brunch in Napa Valley

You Win Sum, You Dim Sum Brunch in Napa Valley


New Brunch Find in downtown Napa ValleyYou win sum, you dim sum  Napa Noodles is an Asian Pacific Rim-style restaurant that fuses the delicious taste of Asian...Read More
Merryvale Vineyards turns 40 years old

Merryvale Vineyards turns 40 years old


Merryvale Vineyards’ proprietor René Schlatter (seen left with his wife, Laurence J. Schlatter)  announces that the winery will be celebrating its 40th...Read More
APPELLATION ST. HELENA OFFERS bASH TASTING APRIL 1 IN ST. HELENA CA

APPELLATION ST. HELENA OFFERS bASH TASTING APRIL 1 IN ST. HELENA CA


Appellation St. Helena’s 12th annual BASH will take place on Saturday, April 1 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. at The Culinary Institute of America Greystone (2555 Saint Helena...Read More
Premiere Napa Valley 2023 is a grand Vintners Tasting and Auction success

Premiere Napa Valley 2023 is a grand Vintners Tasting and Auction success


It was a magical week in Napa Valley as the 27th annual Premiere Napa Valley barrel auction, conducted by Sotheby's, took place among the rare sighting of...Read More
Global Wine Trade Begins PREMIERE NAPA VALLEY 2023 #PNV23

Global Wine Trade Begins PREMIERE NAPA VALLEY 2023 #PNV23


Premiere Napa Valley 2023 is here! THE opportunity to become the sole proprietor of one of Napa Valley’s most creative wines. Premiere Week is typically the...Read More
Chappellet Becomes the Only American Winery to Be Named a Relais & Châteaux Preferred Partner

Chappellet Becomes the Only American Winery to Be Named a Relais & Châteaux Preferred Partner


Napa Valley's acclaimed Chappellet winery is excited to announce that it has been invited to become a Relais & Châteaux Preferred Partner. With this honor,...Read More
Cheers to 2023 from citypeek founder, Patti Neumann

Cheers to 2023 from citypeek founder, Patti Neumann


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James Beard Foundation® announced participation in the Biden-Harris Administration’s White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health

James Beard Foundation® announced participation in the Biden-Harris Administration’s White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health


The James Beard Foundation® announced its participation in the Biden-Harris Administration’s White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health on...Read More
RH, also called Restoration Hardware, has bought historic Napa Valley Soda Springs Property

RH, also called Restoration Hardware, has bought historic Napa Valley Soda Springs Property


RH, aka Restoration Hardware, has bought a historic Napa Valley resort property in a $25 million deal that underscores the retailer’s gambit to diversify far past its...Read More
Yountville 1870 Art Gallery features artists celebrating Wine Country

Yountville 1870 Art Gallery features artists celebrating Wine Country


My friend and I wandered around town the other day and I shared with her my love of 1870 Gallery. It was there I met Australian-born, artist in residence Peter Tillack...Read More
POINT REYES TOMATRUFFLE RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF TOP 20 CHEESES IN THE WORLD

POINT REYES TOMATRUFFLE RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF TOP 20 CHEESES IN THE WORLD


POINT REYES TOMATRUFFLE RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF TOP 20 CHEESES IN THE WORLDIn 1959, Bob and Dean Giacomini established their successful dairy farm just north of Point...Read More
Napa Valley to get its own Monopoly Edition

Napa Valley to get its own Monopoly Edition


Do not pass go, do not collect $100. Top Trumps Inc, manufacturers of the official Napa Valley version of MONOPOLY, under license from Hasbro, officially announced February...Read More

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