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 […]

Tasting Notes

FOOTHILLS CELEBRATION Now in its 18th year, the Foothills Celebration in downtown Grass Valley is one of the region’s premier wine and food events. On Saturday, March 2, from 1-4 p.m., participants gather to sip wine from foothill wineries while sampling chef specialties and sweets from local restaurants. Attendees also can shop at the clothing […]

The Olive Groove

Like His, The Olive Groove is a store that reflects the revitalized retailing scene in Grass Valley. The Olive Groove is an oil and vinegar taphouse that provides the freshest extra virgin and infused olive oils and balsamic vinegars available. It also offers gourmet sea salts, loose leaf teas, olive-oil soap and skincare products, accessories […]

His: A Gentleman’s Sundry

Downtown Grass Valley is going uptown, thanks to imaginative local merchants. New stores are opening that offer some of the freshest and most innovative ideas in retailing — without traveling “off the hill,” let alone to a big city. Nowhere is this more apparent than at His. A Gentleman’s Sundry, which opened last fall at […]

Below the snow belt: Satellite ski towns

“SATELLITE SKI COMMUNITIES ARE THE new dream,” according to Powder magazine Though a little farther from the ski slopes, so-called satellite ski towns still have easy access, a vibrant cultural scene, and are more affordable. The foothills is blessed with an abundance of them: AUBURN ExploreAuburnCa.com Auburn helped bring skiing to the Sierra. The Auburn […]

Coming Together

“If we all stick together, we’ll get what we need.” — UTAH PHILLIPS FOLK MUSIC LEGEND, PEACE activist and humanitarian Bruce “U. Utah” Phillips — a longtime resident of Nevada City — felt a lifelong calling to help those in need. The late musician’s motto: “Never put a wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” […]

Rombauer Vineyards acquires Renwood Winery facility in Sierra Foothills

Rombauer Vineyards, one of Napa Valley’s premier, family-owned wineries, announced the purchase of the Renwood Winery facility in Amador County. The sale includes 20 acres of vineyards, the wine production facility, and the tasting room located at 12225 Steiner Road in Plymouth, California. The Renwood Winery brand and Renwood Ranch Vineyard will continue to be […]

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.: Home-brewed Roots

KEN GROSSMAN FOUNDED SIERRA NEVADA BREWING CO. in Chico in 1979 with the goal of providing his customers with the kind of beer he liked to drink — hoppy, dark, and flavorful, according to the American Homebrewing Association. His background in homebrewing helped him build one of the nation’s largest craft breweries. Ken’s son Brian […]

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