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

Wine Country
Clinton Stark
04.15.2014

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

Michael-Chiarello-Bottega-Gran-Fondo
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?

Mt-Brave-2010-Napa-Cabernet-wine-review-stark
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.

Chardonnay-Matchbook-Dunnigan-California-Wine-Review
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.

Chef-David-Kinch-Manresa
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.

Karen-MacNeil-session-Napa
Creative Thinkers & Doers
BY | 03.12.14 VIDEO

Wine Bible author Karen MacNeil: “Not everyone lays in bed at night thinking ‘Does it sound better to say pepper and salt, or salt and pepper?’ But that’s the kind of thing writers do. They love words. And I love words.”

Taste-of-Yountville-street-festival-stark
Wine Events
BY | 03.06.14 VIDEO

The spotlight of the three day festival, running March 14-16, is a street festival in the town of Yountville, smack dab in the heart of Napa Valley.

Jeff-Bridges-the-Abiders-Live
Performing Arts
BY | 03.01.14 VIDEO

Video of Jeff Bridges and the Abiders performing in Napa Valley. Plus: Outtakes and scenes from the afterparty.