The Graduate - Alexander Valley Film Society

Alexander Valley Film Society adapts festival as fundraiser for devastated Sonoma County

100% of the proceeds will go directly to fire relief and recovery via the Community Foundation of Sonoma County’s Resilience Fund.
Loni Stark at Pebble Beach Food & Wine

Study reveals more health benefits to drinking wine

Researchers have discovered something you may be very happy to hear about: drinking wine may have have positive impacts on your health. Previous studies has indicated that wine could reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Now there's more to add to the story. From Wine Spectator: "A number of...
Danielle de Niese - Interview Festival Napa Valley

An interview with Danielle de Niese, “opera’s coolest soprano”

Her life as a superstar soprano keeps her traveling around the globe. I had a chance to catch up with Danielle in advance of her opening night appearance at Festival Napa Valley.
City Lights, subtitled A Comedy Romance in Pantomime, is generally viewed as Charlie Chaplin’s finest film

In Wine Country: Charlie Chaplin’s ‘City Lights’ with live orchestra at Gundlach Bundschu Winery

Sonoma County Philharmonic to perform the original orchestral score, composed by Chaplin himself, in an outdoor evening screening.
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness - Margrit Mondavi Summer Concert Series

Napa Events: Margrit Mondavi Summer Concert Series revealed

Artists for this year's edition of the Margrit Mondavi Summer Concert Series (formerly known as the Robert Mondavi Windery) have been revealed. The following 5 acts have all been confirmed to appear: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Patti LaBelle The Revivalists Michael Franti & Spearhead Ben Harper & The...
Rodrigo y Gabriela Yountville Live Napa music festival

Five for Fighting, Rodrigo Y Gabriela set to headline Yountville Live in Napa

Five for Fighting and Rodrigo Y Gabriela will headline the next edition of the Yountville Live music, food and wine festival. Mark your calendars for March 16th through the 19th. The festival will take place in and around the town of Yountville in the heart of the Napa Valley. Other artists...
Zella Day Interview, Concert Highlights Live in the Vineyard - Video with Loni Starkvideo

Zella Day interview, concert highlights including “Mustang Kids” (Video)

Stark Insider is all about West Coast music, indie film, wine country and a bit of wanderlust. Subscribe to us on YouTube, San Francisco's largest arts and entertainment channel. At just 21 years-old, singer-songwriter Zella Day appears to be on the fast track to major success. Part of that can be...
The Groove is Not Trivial - Mill Valley Film Festival

5 MVFF films with a connection to wine country

Being a fan of wine country, and all the interesting personalities that call the place home (and work), every year I like to skim the catalog and see if any films are about wine itself, are shot on location in the area, or have a filmmaker connection.

Coppola’s classic movie wine labels – kitsch or cool?

Coppola Winery revealed three new wine labels today. Granted, not especially remarkable news. This happens all the time. Wineries partner with an artist and produce something intriguing, something artful and colorful designed to grab our attention. But what made this email stand-out from the pack is that the labels feature...

Napa News: Culinary Institute of America expands, takes over Copia Center

Expansion is in the air for the famed Culinary Institute of America. The Napa Valley Register is reporting that the other CIA has received the go ahead from Napa to move into the long dormant Copia Center. Located at 500 First St. in downtown Napa, Copia was purchased for $12.5...