Add the annual Taste of Napa to your foodie menu

The good times roll on with the return of the annual Napa Valley Festival del Sole, featuring more than 60 events at various venues around wine country, July 11-20. It’s described as “a celebration of the art of life,” which means that fancy foods and precious wines will meet world-class music, dance and theater.

The segment of the festival that caught our attention is A Taste of Napa, a cornucopia from more than 70 restaurants, wineries and breweries, plus cooking demonstrations, a presentation on “spices and super-nutrients” and more. “Dining Around,” a food show on on KKSS-AM 910, will host a live broadcast aired throughout the Bay Area.

Sip and sup from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 12 at 500 First St. in downtown Napa. Tickets are $45 online and at the Festival Box Office, 10 a.m.-4 p.m weekdays (915 Trancas St., Napa). If the event does not sell out, tickets will be sold the day of, at an on-site booth.

For festival pricing, advance tickets and more information:, (888) 337-6272.