March 17, 2019 — Last week my Rocky Mountain driveway and road were slammed with the snows of March that we alluded to in the previous WineInk. I had noted that Santa Rosa, California, had received 5.66 inches of rain in a 24-hour period and made the point that
March 10, 2019 — "It's nuking snow!" If you live in a ski town then you know that this entire winter season has seen tons of it. Especially lately, we have had wave after wave of warm, wet precipitation turning this into one of the best ski seasons in
February 24, 2019 — In life, if we are very lucky, we may get to enjoy a few peak experiences. Skiing Aspen Mountain on a powder Tuesday, courtside seats for a game seven or trekking to Machu Picchu may resonate for some. But for wine lovers, the experience of
February 17, 2019 — On Saturday, Alpenglow Sports will ring in the 2019 Winter Mountain Festival with a screening of Mountainfilm on Tour in the Olympic Village Lodge at Squaw Valley. Tickets for the screening cost $12 for adults, $8 for students and $5 ages 15 & under and
February 15, 2019 — A few dozen Truckee residents recently enjoyed a warming evening bonfire on the banks of the Truckee River under clear skies and sparkling stars. "People have been gathering around fire for tens of thousands of years," said Morgan Goodwin, Truckee vice mayor and the instigator
February 14, 2019 — Wine and love are a perfect pairing. If you have ever shared a great bottle of wine with the one you love, you know that it can have the sweetest results. Together, they are among the things in life that can make you go "Ah."
February 10, 2019 — We are often so consumed with which wines have the best scores or sell the most or cost the most that it is easy to lose sight of one of wine's most fundamental facts: it's really all about the farming. That is to say that
February 8, 2019 — The Tahoe Mountain Milers Running Club is hosting the Eric Nageotte Memorial "Fresh Tracks" 5K Snowshoe Walk and Race at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at historic Camp Richardson Resort. The beneficiary is support for metastatic breast cancer in honor of club member Rene Gorevin,
February 5, 2019 — Tahoe's Connection for Families will host a free "Share the Love Community Breakfast" on Friday, Feb. 8 at the North Tahoe Events Center in Kings Beach. David Rendall, international keynote speaker and author, will lead a session on "Freak Factor for Families" and build off
January 27, 2019 — Just after the New Year, texts and social messages began to alert me that a video series about wine was debuting on Amazon Prime Video and Vimeo on Demand. Titled "It Starts With Wine," the program is a production of Wine Enthusiast Media (a division
January 16, 2019 — If you, like me, are the kind of person who believes the ability to change water into wine would be the superpower you would choose, then this column may not be for you. And for those who have just arrived in Aspen for Gay Ski
January 13, 2019 — It's that time of year when a trip to California Wine Country sounds pretty enticing. Especially Santa Barbara Wine Country. But if you can't make a trip out West in the dark days of January, the next best thing is to uncork a bottle of
December 14, 2018 — A Nevada City woman who recently lost her father and his partner to carbon monoxide poisoning is now making it her mission to warn others of the potential dangers. On Nov. 17, Jennifer Winders received a call from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. The
December 13, 2018 — For roughly a decade, the grunge act Burning Nylon has rocked the Truckee-Tahoe area. The foursome represents the town's only all-female rock group, covering hits from Joan Jett up to '90s era grunge bands like Nirvana and Hole. "It's our adolescence," said lead guitarist
December 9, 2018 — It's the most wonderful time of the year. And for wine lovers there may be no better place to spend the holidays than the Napa Valley. More specifically, at Meadowood, the ultra-luxe, wine-centric destination resort that is perhaps the most authentic representation of all that
December 3, 2018 — Lights out. Popcorn in hand. It's time for the Tahoe community to have some serious excitement at the fourth annual Tahoe Film Fest Dec. 6-9. With 28 films and two shorts, the anticipation of squeezing in as many as possible will rev up movie lovers
November 21, 2018 — The annual SnowGlobe Music Festival — a perennial point of contention in South Lake Tahoe — has been acquired by MTV, the companies announced this week. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. However, MTV said it plans to expand SnowGlobe's dates and locations worldwide.
November 18, 2018 — So it is a bitter cold late fall day in the Rockies and I must admit that I feel like something warm to heat up, not just my fingers and toes, but my soul as well. A regular glass of red wine simply won't solve
November 8, 2018 — Local Freshies presents the Lake Tahoe premiere of Blank Collective's film Before Blank at Alibi Ale Works Taproom, 204 E. Enterprise St. Incline Village at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. The first-ever film by the Blank Collective takes a light-hearted and retrospective look into the
November 3, 2018 — As it's been noted here in the past, man (nor woman for that matter) does not live by wine alone. So it was with great anticipation that on a recent visit to Kansas City I ventured into a highly touted cocktail bar called The Monarch.