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State of Wine
Clinton Stark
08.20.2014

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.

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Stark Insider
BY | 08.12.14 VIDEO

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.

Vineyards at Bronco Wine Company where, as The Huffington Post tells us, animal blood is turned into wine.
Sour Grapes?
BY | 08.05.14

The Huffington Post says cheap Trader Joe’s wine is actually made from animal blood. Is that true?

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On Location
BY | 07.24.14 VIDEO

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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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.

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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.

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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?