Tasting dry Furmint wines from Hungary

Tasting dry Furmint wines from Hungary

A group of a dozen Hungarian winemakers, all from the Tokaj region, brought their dry Furmint wines to the Napa Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area last week.

Give Big raises $217,000 for school programs

Give Big raises $217,000 for school programs

An online fundraiser called Give Big St. Helena is being called a big success after raising more than $217,000 for local school enrichment programs.

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Highway 29 night closures scheduled south of St. Helena

Caltrans is planning nighttime closures of Highway 29 south of St. Helena over a four-week span beginning April 12 so workers can realign railroad tracks.

March 28, 2015 1:17 pm(0)

Opinion

Vintners’ 30-year plan reflects all our concerns

With concerns over new winery development reaching critical mass, it’s tempting to frame the debate as the defenders of Napa Valley’s rural character versus the rapacious wine industry.

March 25, 2015 8:00 am(0)

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Hiking a wilderness trail

Hiking a wilderness trail

I’m still a little sore and stiff from a 10.4-mile hike I took Saturday. I didn’t have to drive to Yosemite or the Sierra Nevadas to find solitude on a wilderness trail; it was in my backyard. It was on my way to work, for goodness sakes, and…

March 25, 2015 7:00 am Photos

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Synopsis of St. Helena history, 1886, Part 1

Synopsis of St. Helena history, 1886, Part 1

(Note: Leo Martin (1877–1966), a local historian, first began compiling items that appeared in the St. Helena Star from the 1870s onward. His first column appeared in 1944. An article about these summaries said, “He has written them in a symp…

March 27, 2015 4:30 pm Photos

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