Portuguese wines great for summer

One of my favorite summer wines are Vinho Verde wines from Portugal. This wine comes to mind when you say wines of Portuga to...

New, hot wine brands, Part II

Molly Drew of Drew Wines · In my last column, I talked about five New Hot Wine Brands, as voted on each year by the...

Wines for the fall

By Lou Phillips ·  Insert your favorite lengthy autumn word-picture here. I’m saving my space allotment to talk about wines that brighten our change of...

Restaurant Trokay sets a high bar

By Lou Phillips · What do The French Laundry, Alinea and a little ol’ restaurant in Truckee have in common? Multicourse tasting menus of renown,...

Distinctive wines at Skinner Vineyards

By Lou Phillips     This may be the golden age for visiting the scenic Sierra Foothills wine region as the quality is improving at a rapid...

Bar of America delivers

By Lou Phillips ·   Wonderful food and drink, and live music await.   Bar of America has been a wine, food and music destination for more than...

Placer County wines

One of the best ways to experience a variety of Sierra Foothill wines is to attend an event that features them. The recent Passport...

Fabulous wines from former football stars

Fall is upon us and along with the change in weather comes America’s favorite sports season. Flying pigskins, ballet-like behemoths clad in armor and...

Wine tour to Saratoga

OK, fellow wine lovers, what’s on our checklist for an ideal, quick, wine-country getaway? It should be an easy drive, so we can get...

Bar of America: A Truckee treasure

Sean Davis This historic building in downtown Truckee has a fascinating history back to the 1800s as everything from a hotel to the Truckee bus...