Food & Wine

Colbie Caillat takes to the stage this weekend at Robert Mondavi Winery. Singer-songwriter Andrew Ripp opens.

Wine Country
Loni Stark

Classical rockstar Joshua Bell kicks off opening night this Friday when he performs Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at the spectacular Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga.

Wine Country Culture
BY | 06.23.14 VIDEO

Festival del Sole. July 11-20. Mark your calendars. One of Napa’s cultural gems features another strong line-up of performers. Classical rockstar Joshua Bell headlines the opening night gala.

Wine Country
BY | 06.16.14

Matthew Crafton takes over winemaking duties at iconic Napa winery. How will the Chateau Montelena style evolve?

Zen and the art of rolling coronets - a French Laundry classic served at the Saturday Auction lunch. Photo by Jason Tinacci for the Napa Valley Vintners.
California Wine News
BY | 06.08.14

Napa Valley Vintners–a 500 member trade organization–officially confirms that their annual charity event “Auction Napa Valley” raised $18.7 million for healthcare and children’s education nonprofits.

In Wine Country
BY | 05.28.14

New Silicon Valley Bank report “Ownership Transitions in the Wine Industry” predicts continued ownership changes for wineries in California, Oregon, Washington.

On the Town
BY | 05.28.14

On the Stark Insider radar: some interesting plays, a music and wine festival, and a gala that lights up the city with generosity each year.

Video thumbnail for vimeo video Outtakes: Pinot Classic and Paulée dinner in Sonoma (Video) | Stark Insider
Wine Country
BY | 05.27.14 VIDEO

Video highlights from the annual Russian River Valley Pinot Classic and Paulée in Sonoma. Including a tour by Jean-Charles Boisset of the 18th century appointed grounds at DeLoach Vineyards.

San Francisco
BY | 05.14.14

New film alert: Chef, directed by and starring Jon Favreau, opens in San Francisco May 16. Also: Off the Grid, The Big Meal, Santa Lucia Highlands Gala.

California Wine
BY | 04.25.14

That’s how we first met Olga Keever. She was hustling. She approached us with a ’12 barrel pour of Keever. “Come on! Give it a try!” And I’m glad I did.