Hot trend alert: Napa wine lounges, instead of tasting bars

The standard winery tasting bar is so 2012. Who wants to elbow their way in, just to taste a few $20+ sips? In Napa and Sonoma, the term tasting room is out -- and "hospitality house" is in. Instead of bellying up to the bar, you relax in intimate living rooms and wine lounges, served by a "wine educator," in lieu of a "pourer." And you don't winery hop, you relax and stay a while. Here's just a sampling of new winery tasting experiences.
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Published: Feb. 5, 2016

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