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Photo recap of Premiere Napa Valley, including barrel tasting, lunch at the Culinary Institute of America, and a record-setting wine auction that raised $6 million for non-profit Napa Valley Vintners.

Napa News
Clinton Stark
02.22.2015

Annual Premiere Napa Valley wine auction again breaks record. $6 million raised, with top lot Brand Napa Valley going for $115,000, or about $1,900 per bottle.

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In Wine Country
BY | 02.20.15 VIDEO

Prepare to Napa Gras. If you notice a slight red glow over the Napa Valley tonight, chances are the source would be none other than Raymond Vineyards. There, an epic party once again kicks off the weekend here known as Premiere Napa Valley. Hosted by gregarious, well-dressed wine magnet Jean-Charles Boisset, Napa Gras is the kind […]

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Wine Country Adventure
BY | 02.11.15 VIDEO

“We ride to eat!” A look at an innovative new event that combines the best of Napa Valley with 45- and 75-mile cycling rides.

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Wine Country
BY | 02.09.15 VIDEO

Coming soon to Stark Insider: exploring the unheralded Santa Lucia Highlands AVA wine region, located a short drive South of Silicon Valley.

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Wine Trends
BY | 01.14.15

Here are the top 10 wine trends you should be aware of for 2015.

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California Wine
BY | 01.12.15

Etude, Duckhorn, Alpha Omega, Corison, Stags’ Leap. Stark Insider previews the upcoming Premiere Napa Valley wine auction.

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Gastronomic Science
BY | 01.06.15 VIDEO

Napa Truffle Festival unlocks the mystery and allure of the truffle. Watch Stark Insider video preview and mini-doc “Truffles in America”.

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California Wine
BY | 01.06.15

Sojourn Cellars ignites the senses, and all of our cliches, with this sublime Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast.

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What's Happening
BY | 11.19.14

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