Food & Wine News

Creative and interesting things to see and do around the San Francisco Bay Area. Here’s some Stark Insider picks.

In Wine
Clinton Stark
10.09.2014

Lack of water, it turns out, forces vines (as it does other plants) to become more resourceful. In turn, they produce smaller berries. Resulting wines are concentrated, rich in flavor.

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In Wine Country
BY | 09.12.14

Napa Valley Rocks Weekend: Napa Valley is holding a special earthquake relief weekend featuring concerts, auctions, wine tastings, a marathon, community art project, and more.

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Food & Travel
BY | 09.10.14

Readers of Saveur magazine discover what we already know. Gourmet by the Bay, don’t you know.

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Wine News
BY | 09.09.14

Antonio Galloni’s tasting notes for over 40,000 wines are now available to CellarTracker subscribers.

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Wine News
BY | 09.03.14

Wine management on the go. Boo hoo. I have no more excuses to keep our wine collection up-to-date.

The Whisky Richards delighted the Taste of Sonoma crowd at MacMurray Ranch.
Wine Country
BY | 08.28.14

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. Like wine country? Farm-to-table? Exploring appellations and learning from winemakers? This annual event is for you.

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State of Wine
BY | 08.20.14

If wine is a central part of your life–for a wine writer, sommelier, wine collector–this report can help you understand what you gain or give up by living in a particular state.

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Stark Insider
BY | 08.12.14 VIDEO

An out-of-body experience in Napa. Craig and Kathryn Hall give me a tour of their art collection at Hall Wines. But not without a surprise or two.

Vineyards at Bronco Wine Company where, as The Huffington Post tells us, animal blood is turned into wine.
Sour Grapes?
BY | 08.05.14

The Huffington Post says cheap Trader Joe’s wine is actually made from animal blood. Is that true?