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Wine Ink: Global grapes — going beyond the basics

January 15, 2017 — The last two WineInks explored the passion that people have for individual varieties of grapes. The first was about an Italian winemaker’s love for a grape, dorona, that was, until recently, in danger of extinction and is currently found on just one Venetian island with […]

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Sierra Snapshots: Stunning snowfall-rich scenes (photos)

January 15, 2017 — TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Each week, the Sierra Sun publishes a handful of Sierra Snapshots images based on reader submissions of their photography of beautiful Tahoe-Truckee scenes. Have a photo to share? Email a high resolution version (200 DPI or higher and at least 5 inches […]

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Healthy Now: Coffee and exercise can go hand in hand

January 14, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — Little known fact: They make a killer cup of coffee at the Truckee Aquatic Center (8924 Donner Pass Road) Unbelievable. Not sure how they do it, coffee is coffee right? Maybe it is because the equipment is state-of-the-art and brand new, or […]

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Lake Tahoe recipe: Veggie fried quinoa perfect for those NYE resolutions

January 12, 2017 — Did you make a resolution to eat healthier this year? Keep with it and don’t give up! Changing your eating habits can be challenging, but eating better is the first step toward a healthier lifestyle. One way to stick to your resolution is to get […]

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Sierra Snapshots: Tahoe-Truckee snowfalls & sunsets (photos)

January 8, 2017 — TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Each week, the Sierra Sun publishes a handful of Sierra Snapshots images based on reader submissions of their photography of beautiful Tahoe-Truckee scenes. Have a photo to share? Email a high resolution version (200 DPI or higher and at least 5 inches […]

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Wine Ink: The Pino Posse — disciples of Pinot Noir

January 8, 2017 — As people around the world worship different deities, people in the wine world often have devotion to different grapes. And for many, the supreme experience can be found in Pinot Noir. It is versatile, feminine, and finicky. It can, on different lands, produce a multitude […]

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Tahoe health seekers: The history behind region’s oldest hot springs resorts

January 6, 2017 — KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Like many resort areas, the Truckee-Tahoe region is replete with luxury spas and salons that relax clients and brighten their day. Since its first settlement, Lake Tahoe has attracted health seekers searching for a salubrious mountain climate in which to revitalize […]

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Tahoe Pine Nuts: Piers Sellers, you’re my hero!

January 6, 2017 — Born in Jolly Old England in 1955, Piers Sellers knew when first he looked heavenward that he wanted to be up there looking down. He wanted to be an astronaut. Me, I wanted to be a snowplow driver. Some guys set the bar higher than […]

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Healthy Now: Healthy Chex Mix a simple snack for the kids

January 6, 2017 — A few weeks ago, TDRPD fitness club member Leslie Fansler, a third-grade teacher at Truckee Elementary, suggested we address healthy school snacks in one of our weekly columns. Great idea! I’m sure if parents are tired of seeing their kids’ hands glow in the dark […]

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Sierra Snapshots: December to remember at Lake Tahoe (photos)

January 1, 2017 — TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Each week, the Sierra Sun publishes a handful of Sierra Snapshots images based on reader submissions of their photography of beautiful Tahoe-Truckee scenes. Have a photo to share? Email a high resolution version (200 DPI or higher and at least 5 inches […]

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Wine Ink: Our Wine of the Year — Venissa

January 1, 2017 — “I believe that what my father did was a very courageous thing,” said Matteo Bisol, director of the Venissa Wine Resort, of Gianluca Bisol, as we sat on a patio this past summer gazing at a vineyard on a stunning Venetian Island. Normally courage is […]

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Tahoe-Truckee food: A beginner 5-item list to slim eating for 2017

December 30, 2016 — In a few days this feature is going to have to be called, “Healthy for Always.” That’s right, the end of the holiday season is upon us — until Valentine’s Day. On Dec. 26, there was an impressive amount of “drop ins” (impromptu one-day members) […]

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Toree’s Tahoe Stories: What does Christmas really mean?

December 30, 2016 — Now that Christmas is over, we can all breathe a sigh of collective relief. What fun the holidays are — the gifts, the parties, the cookies, the lights. With all the hoopla, it’s easy to forget that this is a religious holiday, celebrating the birth […]

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Tahoe Pine Nuts: The fine art of arm wrestling

December 30, 2016 — Two contests I have never won are arm wrestling and a spelling bee. I don’t suppose I ever will win a spelling bee. I remember the last word that knocked me out, “penitentiary.” I spelled it “jail,” and had to take a seat. But it’s […]

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Taste this 6 pack of favorite brews from Tahoe’s booming craft beer scene

December 30, 2016 — TAHOE-TRUCKEE — The craft beer revolution has finally arrived at Lake Tahoe, and it’s exploding. While microbreweries are staples of West Coast cities like San Diego and Portland, a plethora of craft brewed options is a newfound joy for our mountain community. Three new craft […]

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Lake Tahoe from above: Stunning drone images of a wintry basin

December 29, 2016 — TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Truckee resident Lloyd Garden, who owns the company Drone Promotions, captured several stunning images of Lake Tahoe and Truckee from above on Christmas Day this year. The region had just been blanketed with 1 to 2 feet of snow thanks to a Christmas […]

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Tahoe recipe: Pressure cooker carnitas are fast, convenient

December 27, 2016 — Did you know that the pressure cooker is of the most underrated appliances in your kitchen? It’s such a convenient, hands-off way to make dinner (or breakfast, or lunch, or dessert). A meal that takes hours of cooking on the stove or in the oven […]

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Sierra Snapshots: Fresh Tahoe snow & beautiful views (photos)

December 26, 2016 — TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Each week, the Sierra Sun publishes a handful of Sierra Snapshots images based on reader submissions of their photography of beautiful Tahoe-Truckee scenes. Have a photo to share? Email a high resolution version (200 DPI or higher and at least 5 inches […]

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Wine Ink: Arcanum creates Bordeaux blends in Tuscany

December 24, 2016 — “Well I guess Jess had a pretty big thumb,” said winemaker Lawrence Cronin when I expressed my amazement at the curved rows of vines that seemed to wrap and embrace the tasting room at the Tenuta di Arceno estate in Tuscany. He was, of course, […]

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Taste of Tahoe: Spice up (and spike) your hot chocolate this winter

December 23, 2016 — There’s no better way to kick off your après-ski (or perhaps snowboard, snowshoe or sled) than with a mug of hot chocolate tricked out with a variety of spices and, some would argue most importantly, booze. It should come as no surprise that the hundreds […]

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