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What’s a wine club?

Most wineries offer wine club memberships that allow their patrons to receive monthly or quarterly shipments of wine. Usually, a wine club membership will also come with some perks, such as free tastings, discounts on wine and an annual wine club party.

Swine flu advice: Stay home

Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a three-part series addressing the H1N1 virus.

Nature Friendly: Walk among redwoods

My home is encircled by fairy rings. But before you envision my dog, Bucky, and me hiding out at night to see if the wee little ones will appear, let me explain that these are rings of redwoods.

Your Health: Preparing for H1N1 virus

I want to spend the next few weeks trying to bring you up to date on the most current information concerning swine flu, which is now being referred to by the experts as the H1N1 virus.

The Mountain Gardener: Succulents

Earlier this year, I had so many deer browsing in my garden, I thought the term “deer-resistant” was a cruel joke. Don’t they read those lists anymore?

Let’s Go Fishin’: South swell stirs fish pot

Two hurricanes located west of the Baja California coast sent a south swell into Monterey Bay this past week. The swell brought warm water with it and turned off the rockfish and halibut bites. But the warm water push did liven up the albacore action.

Valley People: Eagle Scout project

Scotts Valley resident Donny McNair built a series of retaining walls to house the Vine Hill Elementary School life lab using broken concrete and landscaping materials.

Off Hours: Thanks to the firefighters

I managed to get out of town for a short road trip last weekend, a nice run up into the Gold Country of Sonora, Columbia and Angels Camp. But from start to finish, I was reminded of the men and women fighting the fire in Santa Cruz County.

The Wine Lover: Region vs. varietal

In the United States, we label our wines according to varietal.

Datebook: Happenings for the next week

Saturday, Aug. 15

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