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SVB Silicon Valley Bank: 2018 State of the Wine Industry by Rob McMillan

Trendspotting: “2018 will be a good year for the wine industry” – Top 10 takeaways from annual SVB wine report

"2018 will be a good year for the wine industry..." Rob McMillan, founder of Silicon Valley Bank's wine division, should know. He's been heading up these annual reports that dig deep into trends, sales, and markets to forecast what's to come for as long as I can remember. The "State of...
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Watch: Short film ‘3 Days in Sonoma’ an unexpected take on the wine country experience

5 years of footage. 9 cameras. And 1 overzealous cameraman who forgets to push record.
3 Days in Sonoma - A short film by Clinton Stark

A love letter to Sonoma wine country 2.14.2018 (Video)

New short film chronicles Sonoma wine country as experienced by Loni Stark.
Harlan Estate - Napa wine marketing

Wine Marketing in Action: Thank you Harlan Estate

An Irish poet and a cult wine walked into a marketing department...
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...
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.
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The Sonoma Artist That Everyone Knows: Bradford Brenner (Video)

Art is a bridge. In this Stark Insider video, The Art of Bradford Brenner, Loni Stark heads to Healdsburg, California to discover the art of an impressionist painter everyone is talking about. Bradford Brenner. Chances are if you live in Healdsburg you know the name. Very well. I first met the...
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.
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Coffee Lane: A Peanuts tribute by Clint & Loni Stark (Video)

"Studies show it's important to stay young at heart." What better way to exercise that theory than to pay homage to the most famous -- and cutest -- football joke of all time. Will sneaky Lucy ever hold the football for poor Charlie Brown? As some of our Stark Insider readers...