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  • Long life for Kalin Cellars' California wines

    Long life for Kalin Cellars' California wines
    For most of the last year, Terrance and Frances Leighton went back and forth on whether the latest dry white wine from their Kalin Cellars winery was ready for release. Finally, after tasting and re-tasting and making sure every trace of what Frances...
  • California's late grape harvest of 2010: What it could mean

    California's late grape harvest of 2010: What it could mean
    Days after record-breaking, triple-digit temperatures across much of the state, the 2010 wine grape harvest has officially lurched into gear, weeks later than normal, kicking off the final acts of one of the strangest California vintages in recent memory....
  • Evening Land Vineyards' eccentric yet grounded vintner

    Evening Land Vineyards' eccentric yet grounded vintner
    Like most outsiders who get into the wine business, Mark Tarlov, the guiding force behind Evening Land Vineyards, had much to learn about the ins and outs of running a winery. So he surrounded himself with smart people, learned the lessons he needed to...
  • Keeping Mar Vista farmers market honest

    Keeping Mar Vista farmers market honest
    Early on a recent morning, Diana Rodgers, manager of the Mar Vista farmers market, drove north for two days of farm visits in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, including to three berry growers in Nipomo. When she arrived, the farms offered gorgeous...
  • $15 wine: the new normal

    $15 wine: the new normal
    There are signs the American economy is improving, at least as far as wine shops are concerned. But if you think that means a return to the glory days of $150 cult Cabernets … well, not so fast. Instead, most wine store owners, far from declaring...
  • Schwarzenegger approves funding for energy efficiency improvements

     
    The effort to revive a home energy efficiency financing program that stalled this summer has a new recruit: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. This week he signed a law that will help route more funding to the Property Assessed Clean Energy program......
  • Pro Portfolio: A 1960 house updated for greener times

     
    On Mondays, we post a new home whose design is presented in the builder's or designer's own words. This week: Builder: Rick Milburn, Solar Knights Construction, Napa, Calif. Architect: Jarrod Denton, Lail Design Group, St. Helena, Calif. Passive house...
  • A happy cow aging gracefully

     
    No good deed goes unpunished. When cheese-maker Karen Bianchi-Moreda and her father dairyman Paul Bianchi posed for a picture with their favorite old heifer for a story in last week's Food section on multi-generation dairy farms that are turning to......
  • Where the Michelin stars are

     
    Here's something to toque about: Michelin Guide's 2011 awards have bestowed six stars on restaurants in Yountville, Calif., including three for the legendary French Laundry, and one apiece for Redd, Bouchon and √Čtoile at Domaine Chandon. If your reaction...
  • Prop. 19: Marijuana initiative drew strongest support in Bay Area, but failed in 'Emerald Triangle'

     
    Proposition 19, the measure to legalize marijuana in California, drew its strongest support in the Bay Area, passing in San Francisco and five nearby counties. San Francisco voters were most ready to see legal weed sold in their neighborhoods, favoring......
  • 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392: First Drive

     
    Guiding a Dodge Challenger around a racing circuit might seem like the ultimate automotive fish-out-of-water experience, but that was the setting for a recent drive of the new Challenger SRT8 392 when Dodge hosted journalists at Infineon Raceway in...