August 15, 2018 — Walk into almost any wine-tasting room on the planet and they will be there: wine barrels. They may be stacked over there by a wall or set on their tails with a piece of glass across the top making for a tasting table. They might
August 9, 2018 — Tasty baselines and cold beer highlight the weekend at Squaw Valley as the 17th Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest returns to the resort for two days of live music and beer tasting. This year's festival, presented by FiftyFifty Brewing Co., will feature more than 20
July 26, 2018 — If I were to ask you what wine is made in Australia you might, if you have an interest in such things, blurt out "shiraz!" And, if the pop quiz continued and I said "Portugal" you may smile with purple teeth and answer, "port." "Riesling"
July 26, 2018 — Dozens of riders and their mounts will flock to the Truckee area today for Saturday's early morning start for the 2018 Tevis Cup. The ride's 100-mile trail runs between Lake Tahoe and Auburn, giving riders and their equine companions 24 hours beginning 5:15 a.m. Saturday
July 19, 2018 — "Red or White?" my host asked, offering me a glass of wine at a summer gathering. Within moments, I regretted my choice as I tripped and spilled the glass of zinfandel down the front of my shirt. C'est la vie. But, as I lived under
July 12, 2018 — Sierra Sun's top can't miss events in coming days: Music on the Beach: Coburn Station Start your summer weekend off by listening and dancing to free live music performances featuring a variety of genres on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. This week's band, Truckee's
June 28, 2018 — It's time to vote for your best of the best in Truckee and North Lake Tahoe. Go to go to sierrasun.com/bestofnorthtahoe and vote, then vote again tomorrow, and maybe the next day, too. Voting will continue through the month of July. The categories are entertainment,
June 28, 2018 — What's better than sitting on a cozy blanket taking in stunning views of Lake Tahoe? Doing it while enjoying good food and drink, of course. This summer, round out your picnic basket with these Tahoe-Truckee products to truly experience the flavors of the Sierra Nevada.
June 14, 2018 — Some winemakers produce wine as a commodity. Then there are those who are more akin to alchemists, working with soil, sun and vines to create magic. Wines that have heart, soul and actual lives. Christopher Howell, of Spring Mountain's Cain Vineyard, defines the latter category.
June 7, 2018 — Power and finesse. No, this will not be a column about LeBron James. Rather it is about the wine that, when properly grown and made, is renowned for those two characteristics. The most widely planted wine grape globally, cabernet sauvignon is the definitive king of
May 31, 2018 — What do Marc-Andre Fleury, William Karlsson and Jonathan Marchessault have in common with Sebastiani Vineyards, Lancaster Estate and Lincourt Vineyards? Well all are significant players in the broad stable of interests owned by Bill Foley, one of the most important figures in American wine. If
May 15, 2018 — The Town of Truckee has announced a community workshop seeking input in the Town's first Public Art Master Plan, currently being developed by staff and community stakeholders with support from Truckee Arts Alliance. All residents are invited to participate in helping shape the future of
May 11, 2018 — The Town of Truckee has announced a community workshop seeking input in the town's first Public Art Master Plan currently being developed by town staff and community stakeholders with support from Truckee Arts Alliance. All residents are invited to participate in helping shape the future
May 3, 2018 — Open Mic Night at Art Truckee All levels of singers, actors, poets are welcome. Sign up early for your time slot or just show up. When: 7 p.m. Friday, May 4 Where: Art Truckee, 10072 Donner Pass Road (2nd floor), Truckee Info: http://www.arttruckee.com; 530-448-3423 Neighborhood
May 3, 2018 — The current news cycle is so volatile that it is often difficult to remember what happened yesterday. But just last week, the White House hosted the first State Dinner of the Trump administration for French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte. Remember? The hugs,
May 2, 2018 — The first Truckee Craw Thaw may have turned a bit frosty with temperatures plunging into the 30s and wind whipping around Bridge Street at Moody's Bistro Bar & Beats, but that didn't stop several hundred locals from coming to watch Miss Tess & the Talkbacks,
April 26, 2018 — The Truckee Sun's picks for top events not to miss in coming days: Truckee Craw Thaw Music Festival A free New Orleans-inspired spring event that will bring a diverse lineup of American roots-inspired musicians, cajun cuisine and family fun to historic downtown Truckee. When: 5
April 24, 2018 — It is an early Saturday morning and 63 local youth, grades 3-12, from Truckee to Kings Beach to Incline Village, are heading to the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. They are preparing to start the first of five "tech" rehearsals that will
April 24, 2018 — The Truckee Optimist Club will say hello to summer by holding its 13th annual Brew Fest on the lawn and under the sun at Truckee Regional Park 1-5 p.m. Saturday, June 9. The Brew Fest will feature tasting of specialty brews, craft beers, and select
April 19, 2018 — At a recent gathering of a group of dear friends, there was an opportunity to drink a toast to a dearly departed member of the group. His favorite wine was a Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay. We were able to obtain a 3-liter bottle — a double