February, 2009
Archive

  • February 27, 2009 • Culture Dept.

    Feel Like a Tramp

    If you feel like a little tramp, consider Charlie Chaplin’s A Dog’s Life, screening as part of a silent triptych of moving pictures presented by the Sonoma Film Institute. As the top dog of the silent era, Chaplin’s depiction of a...

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  • February 26, 2009 • Culture Dept.

    From GunBun to Gayot

    Yes, ’twas I who wrote the January/February cover story on Gundlach-Bunschu Winery for Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine. Winery scion Jeff Bundschu is a veritable quote machine in the interesting position of maintaining four...

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  • February 26, 2009 • Culture Dept.

    Demented at Wente Vineyards

    When photog Flash Lely and I were dispatched to Wente Vineyards to cover the winery’s “Legacy Awards” Tuesday evening, we had little conception we’d be up ’til dawn in the midst of a classic rock medley. But...

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  • February 25, 2009 • Sonoma Co.

    How to Take a “Nomaday”

    I’ve heard Wine Country described as “Disneyland for adults,” though I’ve never heard Disneyland described as Wine Country for kids. My inner child, the one who stole sips of Carlo Rossi Vin Rose when the...

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  • February 24, 2009 • Culture Dept.

    Monetizing Sonoma Media

    Recently, Ad Age’s Michael Learmouth published “Wanted: Online Payment Plan for Print,” in which industry pundits grope for a monetization model that won’t incite readers of traditional print media to scurry to the blogosphere by...

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