As many of you know who live in Central California, last week's weather left a lot to be desired. Roads were flooding, winds were blowing, and humidity was high. However, by Saturday (thank goodness), the rains stopped and we were thankful, regardless of the remaining cloud cover. Saturday was our last full day in Napa and we were blessed to be escorted around the Valley by Drew's "second mother" from childhood and her husband who live in the valley and work in the hotel industry. Let me tell you folks, it pays to know people (it also pays to return the favor so try and be as equally hospitable to others). That day we didn't have to pay any tasting fees, were given vintage tastings, and escorted to a lot of behinds the scenes wine cellars. It was truly a fantastic day. I thought I'd share this day first, partly because I think my outfit was cute, but mostly because it was the most magical. Please take note of the corgi we found at one of the wineries and the green chardonnay in our glasses in a few of the pictures - yes, wineries celebrate St. Patty's too! Highlight of the day? Pulling over on the side of the highway and all simultaneously opening the doors and spitting mouthwash out of the side of the car - no judgement from anyone in the Valley, it's no small ordeal to keep your teeth from staining from all the deeply colored wines!