Food & Wine News

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.”

On Location
Loni Stark
07.24.2014

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.