Sip, stroll & nosh at Thunderbird

Stroll the lakefront Thunderbird Tahoe while sampling delectable treats from regional chefs and sipping wine from California’s most famous cellars at the Thunderfaire Lakeside...

Wine vintage matters

Vintage: It’s one of the main keys to knowing and understanding wine quality and value, which is essential for collectors and investors. It has...

Uncorked sparkles

By Lou Phillips ·  With outposts in Tahoe City, Olympic Valley, Truckee and Northstar, Uncorked offers stylish wine bars that are shining stars in our...

Potato Salad

July is when all the summertime activities start picking up and that includes picnics and cookouts. One of the most common staples you will...

Food Allergies | Part I

Food allergies are estimated to be responsible for how many ambulatory care visits in the U.S. every year: 100,000, 10,000, 300,000 or 50,000? That is...

Incline Spirits North Shore gem

By Lou Phillips  ·   Nestled under the pines a block from the beach in Incline Village sits a wine shop worth a visit. Owners Will...

France’s Triple Play, Part II

In my last column, we looked at the climate factors that made 2015 to 2017 a magical era for French wines, as well as...

The science behind chocolate cake

By Chef David “Smitty” Smith ·  ADJUST FOR ALTITUTE Decrease: Leavening agents Sugar Increase: Liquid Flour Oven temperature I don’t get television at home, so I don’t watch any of the cooking shows...

Enjoying summer wines

Let’s face it, a warm Tahoe day is one of life’s great joys. If that day also happens to include some wine time, then...

Tahoe’s hottest craft cocktails

With the arrival of snow, holidays and cold winter weather, what better time is there to sip on a warm libation. Some like it...