wine

Children’s advocates take on ‘Vegas’ for fundraising

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’

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

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

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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. ...