A New Year for wine: Trends that will shape 2018

Five wine predictions for the New Year: CAB FRANC WILL GROW “Cabernet Franc is taking root in California,” according to Uncorkd.biz. “California wine makers have put their own spin on Cab Franc, with wines that boast flavors of big, ripe fruit. Cab Franc is primed to grow in popularity as wine drinkers honor California and […]

Truckee Art Haus & Cinema: breaking ground in 2018

DOWNTOWN TRUCKEE IS THRIVING. This summer the Truckee Town Council approved the development agreement for the long-anticipated Truckee Railyard project, just east of downtown. Envisioned in the mid-’90s, it will double the size of the historic downtown. The 75-acre redevelopment project will include artist lofts, a community space, live amphitheater, a three-screen movie theater and […]

CineCafé: Nevada County’s first dine-in movie theater

DINNER AND A MOVIE HAS BEEN AN American entertainment tradition for decades. Now the quintessential “night out” is getting a makeover: dinner at the movies, with fresh, made-to-order food, friendly service, craft beer, and eclectic wine lists. Dine-in theaters, where guests can nibble on small plates and sip wine or beer while watching a flick, […]

Sierra Theaters in Grass Valley: local entrepreneurs since 1979

VINTAGE MOVIE THEATERS HAVE helped define the charm of Gold Country towns for decades, including ones in Angels Camp, Colfax, Auburn and Grass Valley. But in an era of Netflix, Hulu and Apple TV, movie theater owners face challenging times. Few have done a better job of upgrading their theaters to attract the iGeneration and […]

CineCafé Opens at Sierra Cinemas in Grass Valley

Sierra Cinemas opens its new CineCafé just in time for the holidays, adding beer, wine, and food to the offerings that moviegoers can enjoy. As movie theaters across the nation add amenities to lure audiences out of their living rooms and into the cinema, Sierra Theaters’ owners asked themselves what they could do here in […]