Tag: Napa

Nine Things You Didn’t Know About the Fall Grape Harvest

Nine Things You Didn’t Know About the Fall Grape Harvest

| October 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

Culling and stomping grapes may conjure images of the fall harvest but did you know that vintners want fungus-covered fruit or that white wine can be made from red grapes? Lindsey Hoshaw takes a trip to Napa and shares a few little known facts about winemaking including where you can join the crush.

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Pig + Woman + Knife: Butchery with Bailie at Fatted Calf

Pig + Woman + Knife: Butchery with Bailie at Fatted Calf

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bailie is the woman behind Pig + Woman + Knife, which gives hunters, home and restaurant cooks hands-on knowledge and tutorials on breaking down pig, duck and lamb. Bailie practices her butchery and charcuterie craft while working at Fatted Calf, which has locations in San Francisco and Napa.

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Rancho Gordo’s Ferry Building Store is Coming Soon: Q&A with Steve Sando

Rancho Gordo’s Ferry Building Store is Coming Soon: Q&A with Steve Sando

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bay Area native Steve Sando will soon open a shop in the Ferry Building for Rancho Gordo, his “New World” heirloom bean company.

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Truffles for Locavores?

Truffles for Locavores?

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Napa’s next big thing: First it was wine grapes, and then olive orchards. Are black truffles next?

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Cochon Heritage Fire

Cochon Heritage Fire

Meat, wine, smoke, and punning t-shirts galore on offer at Cochon’s Heritage Fire event in St. Helena.

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10 Local Sparkling Wines for Your New Year’s Celebration

10 Local Sparkling Wines for Your New Year’s Celebration

| December 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

If you’re purchasing a sparkling wine this holiday season, it’s easy to keep it local. After all, some of the finest American choices are produced in our own backyard. Following is a list of my top-ten local sparkling wine choices. Half of these wineries are set in Carneros, an area that covers parts of both Sonoma and Napa Valley that is perfectly suited for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape growing (the two varietals most commonly used for sparkling wines). The other half are located in other parts of Napa and the Anderson Valleys.

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StarChefs Rising Stars Napa Sonoma

StarChefs Rising Stars Napa Sonoma

| June 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

At gala events you expect to see top chefs preparing bite-sized nibbles for guests. But at StarChefs events working chefs are not just preparing the food, they are the ones being celebrated. StarChefs is all about the chefs of today, and the rising star events are a great way to get a taste of the future.

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QUEST: Napa Wineries Face Global Warming

| July 31, 2007 | 0 Comments

Hey y’all — there is a story on wine in Napa on QUEST tonight that you won’t want to miss. QUEST is KQED’s new TV, radio, web, and education project about science and environment in Northern California, and their latest science story has taken them to Napa Valley. The story is titled “Napa Wineries Face […]

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Rhubarb-Verbena Sabayon, The Pastry Chef Conference

Rhubarb-Verbena Sabayon, The Pastry Chef Conference

| May 7, 2007 | 1 Comment

Shuna Lydon & Sherry Yard, both on team #1. A number of months ago I received an email from an old pastry chef of mine, Stephen Durfee, who is now an instructor at The Culinary Institute of America, Greystone campus in Napa Valley. He was letting me know I would soon receive an invitation to […]

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A Moveable Thirst

A Moveable Thirst

| April 25, 2007 | 0 Comments

I’ve done a lot in my effort to learn more about wine. I’ve drunk and I’ve drunk and I’ve drunk, but to be honest I haven’t read all that much until now. Just recently several wonderful wine books have really caught my attention. A Moveable Thirst Tales and Tastes from a Season in Napa Wine […]

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