Grape Expectations: Wine predictions for the New Year

MORE “20-SOMETHING” WINE DRINKERS Millennials are drinking more wine than Boomers. One estimate predicts that millennials will hold the largest share of U.S. wine consumption in 2026. “Millennials have shown limited interest in the lowest-price wine segment, and as a result they made an outsize contribution to the growth of premium wines,” according to L.E.K. […]

Bodega Bay Cioppino

Ingredients: .75 cup olive oil extra virgin 8 cloves garlic, 6 finely chopped, 2 whole 3 peppers jalapenos, seeded and minced 2 peppers red peppers, finely chopped 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 bay leaf 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 can 28 ounce peeled tomatoes, finely chopped, juice reserved 4 bottles 8 oz. each clam […]

All in the Family

Meet some of them: fathers, sons, mothers & daughters who are coming together to help our “food, wine, art economy” prosper: THE GIARDINAS The family owns the Golden Era Lounge in downtown Nevada City, arguably the most inviting cocktail lounge in the footills. Golden Era is located in the old Cirino’s building on Broad Street, […]

InConcert Sierra: An imaginative 2019 lineup

INCONCERT SIERRA BEGINS THE new year with a world-renowned pianist, a unique combination of musicians working together, a popular string quartet, and a Grammy Award-winning organist. Jan. 20: Marc-André Hamelin Pianist Marc-André Hamelin is ranked among the elite of world pianists for his unrivaled blend of brilliant musicianship and stunning virtuosity in the great works […]

Winter 2019 Arts & Culture: Auburn Symphony, Music in the Mountains and more

AUBURN SYMPHONY The Auburn Symphony celebrates its 31st season with an impressive lineup. Under maestro Peter Jaffe, the “orchestra next door” is attracting talented guest musicians. Upcoming concerts include: Jan. 20: Rising Star Amaryn Olmeda, violin Wagner, Bruch and Prokofiev Feb. 2: Music in Motion Parker Van Ostrand, piano 2018 Young Artists Competition Winner March […]

Winter 2019: WinterWonderGrass, Tahoe Snowfest and more

WinterWonderGrass The 5th annual WinterWonderGrass returns to Squaw Valley March 29-31, featuring over 20 bluegrass and roots artists on three heated tent stages and one outdoor main stage. Enhancing the music will be tastings of California local brews, ciders and eats. Headliners include Greensky Bluegrass, Trampled by Turtles, Leftover Salmon and the Sam Bush Band. […]

Tahoe resorts invest, host unique events this winter

For the 2018-19 winter season, the resorts have made significant capital investments to enhance their snowmaking, grooming, lifts, snowboard and ski school operations, resort facilities and more. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, Truckee visitors can participate in a variety of unique outdoor resort activities. • Go Disco Tubing at Squaw Valley during select times […]

What’s New in Truckee for Winter

TRUCKEE IS ON A ROLL. IT RECENTLY WAS NAMED one of the “coolest, under the radar” ski towns by The Wall Street Journal. “Unsurprisingly, thanks to its location, this old logging town has morphed into a sporty tourist center over the years,” The Journal reported. “These days it’s better equipped to wine and dine those […]

Amador Vintners presents Behind the Cellar Door on March 2-3

WINTER PROVIDES A BIT OF a lull for many in the wine industry. Vines fall into a dormant state, conserving energy and resources for the long winter days. Cellar workers quietly monitor the precious “nectar of the Gods” they put into barrels after last year’s harvest. As the sun begins to slowly warm the vines […]

Sierra Stages 2019 season includes Cabaret

IN 2019, SIERRA STAGES BEGINS ITS second decade of presenting award-winning local theater in Grass Valley and Nevada City with three provocative shows: The legendary musical Cabaret, the black comedy “Hand to God,” and the intimate musical revue “You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow: A Stephen Sondheim Evening”. The 2019 season opens with the hilariously twisted black […]

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