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Film Review: Superb documentary 'Perfect Note' profiles San Francisco's Café Jacqueline

Film Review: ‘Perfect Note’ tells uplifting story about San Francisco’s Café Jacqueline

Café Jacqueline, near the intersection of Grant and Union in San Francisco, has been a culinary legend for 27 years. This tiny restaurant in the heart of North Beach is the subject of a short documentary Perfect Note, Perfect Taste screened at the 2018 Napa Valley Film Festival.Chef Jacqueline grew...
Ask for Jane film review - Napa Valley Film Festival

‘Ask Jane’ a riveting independent film based on true events

Ask for Jane is a riveting independent film shown recently at the Napa Valley Film Festival. Written and directed by Rachel Carey and produced by Caroline Hirsch, the movie tells the story of a Chicago-based underground collective which provided pregnancy terminations for thousands of middle-class women in the late...
Green Book - Napa Valley Film Festival Fall arts preview

First Look Fall Arts: ‘Green Book’ to open Napa Valley Film Festival (Nov. 7 – 11)

Welcome to the eighth annual Napa Valley Film Festival (November 7 – 11), just 47 miles north of San Francisco. Less than a month after the devastating fires which swept across wine country, the Festival moves forward to create a memorable week of the best in cinematic storytelling.Of particular...
Wine Review: Grgich Hills 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Wine Review: Grgich Hills 2014 Cabernet, because you get to do what you get to do

Sometimes little things deserve a celebration. Sure, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve are all grand occasions and worthy of uncorking something special. But why not take some time out every now and again to recognize an everyday accomplishment, however minor?In this case, that would be...
Cochon Heritage Fire - Napa - Charles Krug

Heritage Fire returns to Charles Krug Winery in Napa

It's summer and Stark Insider is scouting some of San Francisco, Napa, and Sonoma's best food and wine events. Embrace your wanderlust and follow Loni Stark and Team Stark on the adventure of a lifetime.Heritage Fire is back!Now in its eight year, the whole animal, live-fire and outdoor food and...
Festival Napa Valley, CabFest, Bottega Gran Fondo with Loni Stark

Can’t Miss Wine Events: CabFest, Flavor!, Festival Napa Valley, Bottega Gran Fondo (Videos)

Spring is almost here, and with summer just around the corner it can only mean one thing: the Stark Insider calendar is filling up with a tonne of can't miss food and wine events across the Napa Valley.All of them -- so far -- feature familiar faces (CabFest and...
Auction Napa Valley

Auction Napa Valley Lots Revealed: How about a day in the life of a Navy Seal?

Here's your chance to bid on some of the most interesting life experiences going. A Navy Seal? Wine? Cars? I'm game.
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Melissa Etheridge is M.E. – Live in the Vineyard (Video)

"None of us are supposed to be perfect. We're just not. We are all on a path, and we're learning as we go."

Top 3 Moments at Live in the Vineyard: Priory, MisterWives, Greg Holden

Video highlights of Live in the Vineyard. Watch Priory, MisterWives, Greg Holden and Melissa Etheridge rock Napa. Plus: a Duran Duran surprise.
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Greg Holden performs American Idol hit “Home” in Napa (Video)

Singer-songwriter electrifies Napa with an emotional set at Live in the Vineyard. Watch highlights from the Uptown Theatre including "Home" from American Idol, and the stirring "Boys in the Street."