StarkIn Wine

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.

Wine Country
Clinton Stark
05.27.2014

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.

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California Wine
BY | 04.25.14

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.

Karl-Wente-Interview-Stark-Insider
California Wine
BY | 04.17.14

Livermore Valley: still the unheralded region that flies under the wine world’s radar.

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Wine Country
BY | 04.15.14 VIDEO

Watch video of a wine cave being excavated in Napa Valley. Monster machines drill into earth’s core. Is this the set of ALIEN?

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In Wine Country
BY | 04.13.14 VIDEO

Bottega Gran Fondo video highlights from Napa. Featuring Chef Michael Chiarello, Olympian Natalie Coughlin, pro cyclist George Hincapie, and… my debut as a security guard?

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Wine Reviews
BY | 03.31.14

This bold Mt. Brave Cab begs for a hearty porterhouse (and steak frites!). Invite a few friends, and you have yourself the makings of a special evening.

John-Concannon-Interview
Stark Insider
BY | 03.31.14 VIDEO

We put the never-rains theory to test in Livermore during barrel tasting weekend. Stops include Concannon, Darcie Kent and 3 Steves.

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California Wine
BY | 03.19.14

This week in wine, 3 recommended Chardonnays from California. Matchbook from Dunnigan Hills. Simi from Sonoma County. And Bonterra from Mendocino.

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Food & Wine
BY | 03.18.14

James Beard Finalists: Chef David Kinch of Manresa (Los Gatos) leads San Francisco charge. Also: The Slanted Door, Coqueta, Cindy Pawlcyn, and more.