Creative and interesting things to see and do around the San Francisco Bay Area. Here’s some Stark Insider picks.
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.
Eric Asimov of the NYT coddles those venturing into wine.
Antonio Galloni’s tasting notes for over 40,000 wines are now available to CellarTracker subscribers.
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.
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.
The Huffington Post says cheap Trader Joe’s wine is actually made from animal blood. Is that true?
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.
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.
That’s how we first met Olga Keever. She was hustling. She approached us with a ’12 barrel pour of Keever. “Come on! Give it a try!” And I’m glad I did.
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