Food & Wine

Livermore Valley: still the unheralded region that flies under the wine world’s radar.

Wine Country
Clinton Stark
04.15.2014

Watch video of a wine cave being excavated in Napa Valley. Monster machines drill into earth’s core. Is this the set of ALIEN?

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In Wine Country
BY | 04.13.14 VIDEO

Bottega Gran Fondo video highlights from Napa. Featuring Chef Michael Chiarello, Olympian Natalie Coughlin, pro cyclist George Hincapie, and… my debut as a security guard?

Sensory Expedition: The nose knows. In this case, I found the Sequoia Grove winery, Cabernet Sauvignon "Lamoreaux Vineyard".
West Coast
BY | 04.13.14

Rumor has it that by the time Pebble Beach Food & Wine is done, there will have been over 144,000 tastes of wine. Glad that at this lunch, we were doing our part.

Cakebread-Cellars-Restaurant-Wine-2013
Wine Trends
BY | 04.08.14

Cakebread takes top spot in annual survey of most popular restaurant wines.

Colbie-Caillat-Live-in-the-Vineyard-Napa-11
Featured Artist
BY | 04.06.14 VIDEO

Singer-Songwriter Colbie Caillat sits down with Stark Insider to talk about the music business, performing for President Obama. Plus, that new album…

Mt-Brave-2010-Napa-Cabernet-wine-review-stark
Wine Reviews
BY | 03.31.14

This bold Mt. Brave Cab begs for a hearty porterhouse (and steak frites!). Invite a few friends, and you have yourself the makings of a special evening.

John-Concannon-Interview
Stark Insider
BY | 03.31.14 VIDEO

We put the never-rains theory to test in Livermore during barrel tasting weekend. Stops include Concannon, Darcie Kent and 3 Steves.

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California Wine
BY | 03.19.14

This week in wine, 3 recommended Chardonnays from California. Matchbook from Dunnigan Hills. Simi from Sonoma County. And Bonterra from Mendocino.

Chef-David-Kinch-Manresa
Food & Wine
BY | 03.18.14

James Beard Finalists: Chef David Kinch of Manresa (Los Gatos) leads San Francisco charge. Also: The Slanted Door, Coqueta, Cindy Pawlcyn, and more.