Stark Insider week in review: Birds, Bucerias, ‘Wine Tales’ and Napa

    What's with these birds? This is the last time I'm visiting Bodega!!If you’re on the West Coast I’m sure you’re enjoying this heat wave… although I hope it doesn’t mean an upcoming drought and another bad wildfire season.

    On the East Coast, take a break from the cold, cast aside that shovel and catch up on some of the SSC headlines which include: more wine adventures from Napa, a special Bucerias Mexico series by guest blogger Carl Orthlieb, and plenty of podcasts and other tidbits.

    And by the way, isn’t that an amazing (and ultimately happy) story about ‘The Miracle on the Hudson‘?

    The pilot is actually from Danville here in Silicon Valley. Great stuff, a hero for sure. Someone twittered that it’s yet another reason to rid the world of birds. Perhaps a Hitchcock reference, I’m not sure.

    As always we are open to your guest blogs!

    It’s as easy as emailing blog@starkinsider.com. Enjoyed a great wine? Go ahead, share with everyone! Updates, news, or stories from Loreto (or any other interesting destinations)? Go ahead and blog away. Just email blog@starkinsider.com: the subject will be your blog post, and the rest of your email is the blog content. Include photos too if you want. Humor optional.

    All Things Wine
    • From Napa Valley: Loni talks about some of our favorite Artesa wines
    • Clos du Bois Sonoma Reserve Chardonnay 2006: A creamy, toasty wine
    • ‘Wine Tales’ podcast premiere: A Napa interview with Peju winemaker Sara Fowler
    • Silver Oak Cellars release day February 7 just announced: Big Napa Cab lovers rejoice!
    ‘Stark Sips’
    • 88 Peju Estate Bottled Merlot, Napa Valley 2005 $35
    • 90 Artesa Sauvignon Blanc Reserve, Napa Valley 2005 $23.99
    • 83 Jacob’s Creek Shiraz Barossa Valley, Australia 2004 $7.99
    • 87 Bogle Petite Sirah, Clarksburg, California 2005 $9.99
    • 87 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand 2007 $11.99
    • 89 Merryvale Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2005 $17.99
    Bucerias, Mexico — A special series by Carl Orthlieb
    • Bucerias: to Market, to Market, to Buy a Fat Hen
    • Bucerias, C’est Magnifique!
    • Bucerias, Can I Get a Good Cup of Joe?

    Loreto Baja
    • ‘Loreto Live’ podcast #6: An in-depth interview with Jim Spano, Chairman of the new Loreto Visitors Bureau
    • Loreto Baja: ‘Twice as Nice at Half the Price’ promotion has been extended to end of February
    Entertainment
    • ‘The Happening’: Being chased by wind and talking to plants marks another low for M. Night
    • My favorite movie moments: ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’
    Editorials and News
    • Poll: What won’t you sacrifice?
    Tasty Stuff
    • Sushi anniversary dinner, years in the making
    • “Sushi Obsession” Asparagus Prosciutto Rolls
    Useful Things?
    • StarkSilverCreek events calendar now available!
    Podcasts
    • ‘Loreto Live’ podcast #6: An in-depth interview with Jim Spano, Chairman of the new Loreto Visitors Bureau
    • ‘Wine Tales’ podcast premiere: A Napa interview with Peju winemaker Sara Fowler
    • ‘The Stark Naked Report’ Podcast #5: Visiting Napa wineries, Mamma Mia! review, ‘97 Bollinger and sushi
    Gadgets and Tech
    • MSI Wind netbook review: Going places without breaking the bank or your back
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