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Media Life: Auburn syrah in wine mag winner’s circle
Friday Mar 13 2015
Forgive Wine Spectator magazine for pouring on some poetic license to top off its enthusiastic review of an Auburn wine. But when it’s from racecar driver Scott Pruett&rsquo ...
Children’s advocates take on ‘Vegas’ for fundraising
Sunday Oct 05 2014
For children entering the care of the county, Court Appointed Special Advocates serve as a much-needed support system. These volunteer representatives, known as CASAs, act as a vo ...
Storm systems may mean more ‘rain’
Tuesday Jul 22 2014
In the height of a drought, even the light sprinkles Auburn experienced Sunday night are enough to raise hopes for the coming months. According to National Weather Service meteoro ...
Newcastle wine event to be a real corker
Wednesday Jul 09 2014
Event organizers are getting ready for a grape-geared street fair on the historic streets of Newcastle. The Newcastle Town Square Wine and Blues Faire will be hitting Downtown New ...
Drought hasn’t tightened the tap yet
Friday Mar 07 2014
While the drought has left its mark on local livestock and farming business, Placer County breweries and wineries have managed to survive the lack of foothill rainwater. Local bre ...
Reader Input: Drought calls for ban on certain crops
Wednesday Feb 05 2014
Since the drought will severely impact life’s basic necessities — food, for example — then non-life-sustaining uses, land-uses and policies must be prohibited. ...
Placer County wine on the way to China?
Thursday Nov 07 2013
A couple sharing sweet nothings and a bottle of Wise Villa Winery wine in a Beijing restaurant? A Mumbai family sitting down to dinner with a bottle of wine made in Placer County ...
NOON HOUR UPDATE: Wine shortage to affect Placer County?; What’s become of the Highway 49 bridge in the canyon?
Wednesday Nov 06 2013
WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: With reports coming out about a possible global wine shortage, what does that mean for our local vintners? Reporter Gus Thomson is looking into that qu ...
Foothill winemakers anticipate vintage haul in 2013
Tuesday Oct 22 2013
By all accounts, it was a pretty good year for the wine industry in the foothills. Between the relative lack of rain in the first few months of the year and the overall even temper ...
NOON HOUR UPDATE: American Fire repair update; Grape harvest coming to a close and All Those Years Ago
Tuesday Oct 22 2013
WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: Reporter Gus Thomson is checking into the status of where cleanup and repairs stand in the area damaged by the American Fire near Foresthill. In Food ...
Crawdads (mini lobsters) are fun to catch, great to eat
Monday Jan 23 2012
Some people call the little critters crawdads; others call them crayfish or mudbugs. In reality, it’s a little freshwater mini lobster.Some people use live crawdads for bait. ...
Trust your legs and eyes for balance
Sunday Sep 12 2010
Eyes and Thighs When we discuss the set up for a full golf shot there are two parts of the body that should be considered, your eyes and thighs. This is because if you understand ...
Fall full of tastebud-friendly festivities
Tuesday Sep 15 2009
Fall is working its way into the foothills, bringing with it a feast of fairs and festivals where food and beverages are the focus. Grab a snack and start marking your calendar w ...
A Taste of the Local
Sunday Nov 09 2008
Crush means grape expectations
Tuesday Sep 16 2008
Local winemakers aren’t going anywhere this fall. “Fall’s, unfortunately, not vacation time in the wine business,” Paul Burns of Ophir Wines said with a laugh. With fal ...
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