All Things Being Equinox

bud break 2013 at Benziger in Sonoma

Bud break came early this year. Real early for some. Reports began coming in from some of the warmer parts of Napa Valley and Carneros as early as mid-February — as early as some some remember. Phil Coturri, who farms vineyards up and down Sonoma Valley, remembers his mentor Joe Miami telling him tall tales [...]

Playlist: Bud Breaking Beats

The buds are breaking throughout the region and we hope to encourage them a stomping, charging, barrage of drums, breakbeats and rhythms — from quiet tapping to all out cacophony. We start out with what, in our minds at least, is one of the great drum intros of all time. The wild thumping of Van [...]

Bud Breaking News: #notspringyet

They may have Punxsutawney Phil on the East Coast to let them know there’ll be six more weeks of winter, but here in Northern California we have Cathy Corison’s Twitter to set us straight: