wine

Placer County wine on the way to China?

A couple sharing sweet nothings and a bottle of Wise Villa Winery wine in a Beijing restaurant? A Mumbai family sitting down to dinner with a bottle of wine made in Placer County ...

Crawdads (mini lobsters) are fun to catch, great to eat

Some people call the little critters crawdads; others call them crayfish or mudbugs. In reality, it’s a little freshwater mini lobster.Some people use live crawdads for bait. ...

Wine and Art Festival to feature four bands and more

The first Kobra Crush 29 Wine and Art Festival, presented by Thunder Valley Casino, takes place Saturday, Oct. 18 at Roseville’s Civic Center Plaza and surrounding streets. Plan ...

Supervisors approve controversial wine ordinance

After two years and more than a dozen public meetings, Placer County has a new planning blueprint for wineries. Supervisors gave a 5-0 vote of approval Aug. 26 to an ordinance in ...

Newcastle vines producing heavenly wines

NEWCASTLE — The McGillivrays have their own little piece of heaven in Newcastle. Sitting at the “bottom of the teacup,” as Karen McGillivray describes it, with a 360-degree ...