Intriguing Napa Valley

Amanda McCrossin

Amanda McCrossin

INTRIGUING WINE AFICIONADO Amanda McCrossin’s favorite quote is from Steve Martin: ‘Be so good they can’t ignore you.’ “It’s simple and obvious, but it somehow...
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Ray Hanson

INTRIGUING JACK OF MANY TRADES Ray Hanson doesn’t retire well. The firefighter tried in 2009, but he soon was busy again. Fortunately, he had 650 Cabernet Sau...
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Paul Fields

Intriguing Executive Chef Who Gives Back Paul Fields has a colorful history during his past 25 years living in Napa Valley. Trained as an ironworker, he helped...
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Scott Goldie

Intriguing Investor in the Community Scott Goldie, the president of the Napa Valley Wine Train, has so much happening at work that it’s a challenge to learn mo...
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Bettina Rouas of Angele

Intriguing Restauranteur Being born into her family, Bettina Rouas was almost predestined to own a restaurant like Angèle. She was born and raised in San Franc...
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Paul Lange

Intriguing Storyteller Napa Valley is filled with performers, broadcasters, showmen, hucksters, and barkers. Some have even mastered the fine art of storytelli...
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Kerrin Laz

Intriguing Wine Aficionado When Kerrin Laz joined Dean & DeLuca in 2003 as wine buyer for the Washington DC store, she had little experience in the field o...
Marcus Marquez

Marcus Marquez

Intriguing Change Agent Marcus fell in love with the food and wine scene of Napa Valley in the late 1990s when working at The Kitchen in Sacramento. As the man...