Monthly Archives: April 2016

Wrapping Up Music Week With Some ‘California Stars’

I’m a bit of a music geek. I have often referred to my record, CD and, yes, cassette collection as “a down-payment on a house.” The collection is eclectic, and includes pretty much every genre of music except rap and

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Special Evenings of Music Planned at Vina Robles

The new kid on the winery concert block is Vina Robles in Paso Robles, Calif. Its boutique amphitheater is nestled on a picturesque, oak-dotted hillside, and with its opening in the summer of 2013, it became one of the largest

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Washington Wineries Feature Summer Concert Series

Hosting live performances since 1984, the Chateau Ste. Michelle Summer Concert Series in Woodinville, Wash., has provided a stage to some of the best artists in jazz, rock, blues and contemporary music: James Taylor, The Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, Earth,

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Thornton Winery Expected to Unveil Summer Concert Series Soon

Some have referred to listening to music as “cheap therapy.” Add a glass of wine to the experience, and psychiatrists could become an endangered species. The West Coast is a hub of American wine, so it makes sense that it

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It’s Music Week on Vinesse Today

This is my birthday, which means I get to write about whatever I want this week. (Just don’t tell the boss!) My four great loves in life are: 1-2. (tie) My wife and daughter. (You CAN tell them if you’d

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Volker Eisele: 4 Decades of Land Stewardship, Exceptional Wines

Happy Earth Day! We like to share stories of wineries practicing outstanding land stewardship throughout the year, and you can find a bunch of those stories archived here. But we especially like to share such stories on Earth Day, and

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The Rest of the Story About Carignano from Sant’Antioco

I’ve been writing the Tasting Notes that accompany the wines featured by Vinesse for 20 years. I haven’t kept track precisely, but a pretty fair estimate would be a few thousand Tasting Notes. When a fairly new addition to the

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Use of Yeast in Winemaking Is Getting Wild

For many years, a group of California winemakers have been practicing a technique known as “indigenous yeast” fermentation and making consistently excellent wine. Why, all of a sudden, has this technique become a buzzword in the wine press and why

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Many Wines — White, Red, Blush and Sparkling — Are Garlic-Friendly

It has been said that garlic has so many health benefits, it should be eaten at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Studies have shown that garlic can lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and help prevent blood clots. It contains allicin, an

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Getting Ready for a Garlicky Trip to Gilroy… With Wine

If you’ve started to think about weekend getaways this summer, there’s one event you should put at or near the top of your list: the 38th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival, to be held July 29-31 in the California community of

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