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

West Coast
Loni Stark
04.13.2014

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.

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Wine Trends
BY | 04.08.14

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wine and the City
BY | 03.13.14

The brainchild of widely respected New York sommelier Daniel Johnnes, La Paulée alternates annually between New York City and San Francisco.

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Creative Thinkers & Doers
BY | 03.12.14 VIDEO

Wine Bible author Karen MacNeil: “Not everyone lays in bed at night thinking ‘Does it sound better to say pepper and salt, or salt and pepper?’ But that’s the kind of thing writers do. They love words. And I love words.”

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Wine Events
BY | 03.06.14 VIDEO

The spotlight of the three day festival, running March 14-16, is a street festival in the town of Yountville, smack dab in the heart of Napa Valley.

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Trendspotting
BY | 03.04.14 VIDEO

How does it feel to make bottles of wine that sell for $4,300? Stark Insider sits down with star winemaker Celia Welch of Scarecrow Wine to find out.