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Barbara Keck

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Barbara started writing for newspapers when she was 14 and continues to write, most recently the “Wineries of the Sierra Foothills” book published by Range of Light Media, parent company of The Tahoe Weekly. Barbara wrote the wine column for the Weekly for many years, and contributes occasional tidbits on tourism and entertainment topics. A long marketing consulting career that included extensive international travel led her to conclude that Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Almost 20 years of enjoying the seasons on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe has confirmed her belief.

Historic “Teotihuacan” opens at de Young Museum

Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire” is the first major U.S. exhibition on Teotihuacan in more than 20 years. The ancient metropolis of...

Mexican-American California wine producers

You don’t need to wait for Cinco de Mayo to celebrate with wines produced by Mexican-American vinters in California. The recent tasting at The...

“Seriously, wineries in Yuba County?”

  It’s our first book! ‘Wineries of the Sierra Foothills’ labor of love Long-time Tahoe Weekly contributor and wine writer Barbara Keck has released her first book,...

The Bunting Winery

Strolling around Murphys recently, I wandered into the tasting room for Bunting Wines. I hadn’t been to Murphys for a while, and needed a...

Garagiste wines

By Barbara Keck ·  Owner Kate Dubost What is a garagiste winery? The term often refers to folks who make wines in a garage, as they...

Wine Country wedding

By Barbara Keck ·  June is a wedding time of year, and the younger generation of 20- and 30-somethings plans many of their weddings at...

Sauvignon Blanc from around the world

By Barbara Keck ·   It’s not like we really need a special day to enjoy Sauvignon Blanc, but the wine industry designated one recently. And,...

First Class wines

By Barbara Keck   I had to beg and borrow air miles in order to upgrade my ticket to First Class for a recent trip I...

Taste of Africa in your glass

Five years ago, I went to South Africa to learn about South African wines. From my efficiency apartment in downtown Stellenbosch, I was in...

Spring wine tasting in Nevada County

Spring has sprung, and tasting rooms are opening their doors a bit longer now. There are many opportunities to taste the fine wines of...

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