Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine The publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt is Jeff Pelline, whose award winning 30-year journalism career includes editing and management positions at the San Francisco Chronicle, CNET (since sold to CBS for $2 billion) and The Union in Grass Valley. Jeff's work also has been published in the New York Times, Time magazine and the Chicago Tribune. When Jeff was Editor of CNET News, the publication won a prestigious National Magazine Award.

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Our region’s “Beer Barons” show craft brew boom

Our region’s “Beer Barons” show craft brew boom

FROM THE GOLD RUSH TO PROHIBITION, OUR REGION WAS THE WEST COAST BEER CAPITAL. With easy access to mountain spring water, locally grown hops and barley, and refrigerated rail cars for shipping, it’s easy to see how Sacramento once was home to the largest brewery west of the Mississippi. Now craft beer is booming in...

Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co. “breaks bread” with Joan Baez

Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co. “breaks bread” with Joan Baez

We are excited about the opening of Three Forks Bakery & Brewing in Nevada City. It is featured in our summer issue. We also write about the owners, David Cowie and Shana Maziarz, in a feature called “We’ve Got Talent.” “Dave and Shana are the co- owners and visionaries of Three Forks Bakery & Brewing...

Northstar summer wine walk on July 26

Northstar summer wine walk on July 26

The next Summer Wine Walk at Northstar California Resort is scheduled for Saturday, July 26 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in The Village at Northstar. Hosted throughout The Village’s fine shops and restaurants, the nine-stop tour is themed Sustainable Growers and Wineries and features nine wine and two sake varietals from renowned vineyards including...

Local, world-class fiddler Alasdair Fraser joins “James Bond” in supporting an independent Scotland

Local, world-class fiddler Alasdair Fraser joins “James Bond” in supporting an independent Scotland

Forget about the State of Jefferson. I’m reading an article in the “International New York Times” while on vacation in Italy this week titled “The stars collide over Scotland”: Eight weeks before a referendum on whether Scotland should break away from Britain and become an independent country, the Yes and No camps have stepped...

Greater Grass Valley Chamber proposes jeep tours for tourists

Greater Grass Valley Chamber proposes jeep tours for tourists

The Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce is seeking $20,000 in funding from the City of Grass Valley for jeep tours. The purpose of the Jeep Tour business with a tentative name of Chamber Jeep Tour Adventures, would be to expose visitors and local residents to western Nevada County attractions, state parks, wineries, rivers, its...

Strawberry Music Festival names performers for Grass Valley

Strawberry Music Festival names performers for Grass Valley

We are excited to announce that ticket sales for the Fall 2014 Strawberry Music Festival at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley have begun. There are currently plenty of Camping and Day tickets available for sale or exchange, and we promise to keep you informed when that changes. While basic festival information is...

Murano glass in Venice

Murano glass in Venice

VENICE – Massimiliano Schiavon was born in Murano on March, 24 1971. He represents six generations of a Family which had dedicated their lives, energies and passion to the Magic of Glass. It’s the same curiosity that, when he was a child, put him to know this mysterious material able to change shape and color...

Stone Brewing Co. to be first American craft brewer to own brewery in Europe

Stone Brewing Co. to be first American craft brewer to own brewery in Europe

The 10th largest craft brewer in the United States, Stone Brewing Co. of Escondido, Ca., announced plans to open a production brewery and expansive destination restaurant in Berlin, Germany. With an anticipated opening in late 2015 or early 2016, Stone is making an initial investment of more than $25 million to renovate a historic gasworks...

Summer Thyme’s adds artistic bike rack to its restaurant

Summer Thyme’s adds artistic bike rack to its restaurant

The Curious Forge will be installing a custom built bike rack in the shape of five salmon arching out of the pavement. What do salmon and bicycles have in common? Well, if you are Amy and Chamba Cooke working with the folks at the Curious Forge, it turns out that they may...

Summer Thyme’s adds artistic bike rack to its restaurant

Summer Thyme’s adds artistic bike rack to its restaurant

The Curious Forge will be installing a custom built bike rack in the shape of five salmon arching out of the pavement. What do salmon and bicycles have in common? Well, if you are Amy and Chamba Cooke working with the folks at the Curious Forge, it turns out that they may...

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