Vinography Images: Walk the Plank

Well-used planks span the top of fermentation tanks filled with Pinot Noir at Kistler Winery in Sonoma County. Originally best-known for their Chardonnay wines, Kistler Vineyards has become just as popular for their Pinot Noirs in recent years.

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The work of photographer Jimmy Hayes can be further appreciated in his recently published monograph, Veritas, by Abrams Books / Cameron + Company. Order the book from the Abrams web site.

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Daily Wine News: Petite Preference

Petite Sirah aka Durif. (Wikimedia)

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov delves into why Mountain Tides is embracing the Petite Sirah, a grape that’s often an afterthought for other winemakers. “If you go deep on one grape, petite sirah is an unlikely choice…Petite sirah has its advocates, but it’s never been all that popular or respected as a varietal wine.”

In Club Oenologique, David Kermode implores you to seek out other varieties during International Merlot Month. “I have nothing against Merlot, but I struggle to see why we should devote space in our diaries to it – especially when there is so much else out there to discover beyond the unwitting star of Sideways.”

In the Drop, Petrina Darrah looks at how New Zealand grape growers are utilizing sheep to help with sustainable wine-growing efforts.

In Wine Industry Advisor, Kathleen Willcox reports on how winegrowers are embracing worms.

And in the Drinks Business, Jessica Mason on how some California vineyards are using owls to protect vines.

Sonoma’s wines might be world famous in the US, but it’s a different story overseas, finds Wine-Searcher.

In VinePair, Tim McKirdy profiles sommelier Yannick Benjamin.

Battle in Seattle: Gonzaga Bulldogs VS. Alabama Crimson Tide

Battle in Seattle returns to the Emerald City after six years to Climate Pledge Arena where the WCC Gonzaga Bulldogs will face off against SEC’s Alabama Crimson Tide. This will be the first-ever meeting between Gonzaga and Alabama, and will be the first Men’s Collegiate Basketball matchup played in the new Climate Pledge Arena.

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Chris Tomlin + UNITED

Multi-platinum selling, multi-award-winning artists Chris Tomlin and UNITED will co-headline their long-awaited 2022 “Tomlin UNITED” Tour. Anticipated to be the biggest Christian music concert of the year, the Tomlin UNITED Tour will welcome thousands of fans each night to worship together and experience songs that have shaped modern faith today.

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Donald Byrd’s The Harlem Nutcracker: Workshop 3

The Harlem Nutcracker utilizes Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s “Nutcracker Suite” as a musical starting point. The original story centers around an African-American family in Harlem on Christmas Eve, and the production highlights the unique warmth and centrality of the grandmother in African-American culture, the resilience of Black American families and Harlem as a center of the African Diaspora.

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The first OCCURRENCE was originally presented at La Usina Del Arte in Buenos Aires, Argentina on March 20, 2016. Over the course of five years, the program grew to several unique iterations. This season, The Company will mark the return of this much-loved tradition before a live, in-person audience. While the structure of each OCCURRENCE follows the same format, each has a different intent.

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50th Anniversary of Keeping the Market Celebration

Enjoy a screening of the “Labor of Love: Saving Pike Place Market” documentary. Tickets include the screening, snacks/drinks and donations to Pike Place Market Foundation and Friends of the Market. Attendees can also participate in a treasure hunt to collect commemorative enamel pins and a chance to win Delta Airlines tickets!

Join the Friends of the Market on a free tour to learn more about the Market. Spend $75 in the Market and receive 50th Anniversary commemorative glass set Enjoy interactive virtual pop-up murals that aren’t your regular murals; they are an interactive augmented reality experience. Watch the murals come to life on your phone, then share on Instagram and Facebook! Plus live music from Market buskers, cooking demos and live mural painting.

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Michael Ferguson – Random and Familiar

Michael Ferguson’s painting approach is basically representational, though realism can turn into a fractured multi-color approach. Subject often influences Michael’s style and brushwork. He finds field painting has been a crucial direct contact to the landscape that illuminates later, more introspective studio work.

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