Beckstoffer’s next quest — transform Lake County into wine country

Beckstoffer’s next quest — transform Lake County into wine country

Grapegrower Andy Beckstoffer is famous for helping transform grape-growing in Napa Valley into a highly lucrative, luxury-branded business, able to fetch some of the highest-priced cabernet sauvignon grapes in the world. Now he intends to expand his branding prowess to his vineyards in the Red Hills appellation of Lake County.

BottleRock signs 10-year contract with Expo

BottleRock signs 10-year contract with Expo

Napa Valley Expo has signed a 10-year contract with the promoters of BottleRock, setting the stage for three-day music festivals each spring through 2026.

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Groth 2013 Hillview Vineyard Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Groth 2013 Hillview Vineyard Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Generally, chardonnay is not an overly aromatic wine. Many dress themselves up in oak-spiced aromas from barrel fermentation or aging, or take on a buttery creaminess associated with a natural, second fermentation (malolactic fermentation). C…

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On This Date Plus: Feb. 4 in St. Helena sports

On This Date Plus: Feb. 4 in St. Helena sports

1944: In St. Helena, the Saints B basketball team beat Cloverdale’s B team 71-0 in what the STAR called “The Cloverdale Massacre.” Bob “Bimmer” Sculatti led the scoring with 25 points, followed by Chuck Norton with 16. The score was 49-0 at t…

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Celebrating Super Bowl 50 in the Upvalley

Celebrating Super Bowl 50 in the Upvalley

Napa Valley residents and guests gathered Sunday afternoon to watch the Denver Broncos as they battled the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50.

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