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Stark Insider
Loni Stark
08.12.2014

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?

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Wine News
BY | 07.29.14 VIDEO

2014 Harvest in Napa starts a few days early. Napa Valley Vintners says most are “predicting an abundant, high-quality harvest for the third year in a row.”

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On Location
BY | 07.24.14 VIDEO

Andrew Ripp talks about the music business, finding hope, and the creative process. Watch the interview, plus concert highlights from show at the Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa.

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Stark Insider
BY | 07.17.14 VIDEO

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

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Wine Country
BY | 07.09.14 VIDEO

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.

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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.

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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.