photography by Stefanie Michejda
1. Firing on all cylinders
COPIA Toasts the late Robert Mondavi and Napa Valley Vintners
Cups, and wallets, ranneth over at the St. Regis Hotel on Saturday where COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts held its inaugural Wine Baron's Ball and Auction.
The evening honored the late Robert Mondavi, vintner and maverick innovator, who is credited with firmly establishing Napa Valley wines on the map of world-class wine-makers and in the tasting notes of oenophiles, everywhere.
The Treasure Island Music Festival featured some of the best talent on the planet, but headliners, the Raconteurs, blew things out of the water. If you heard them from across the Bay (which was very possible, given the decibel level), you were lucky - they absolutely rocked it. With truly astonishing musicianship, Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler rocked through "Rich Kid Blues," "Hold Up," "Steady as She Goes" and "Broken Boy Soldier." General reaction? Holy S---. Check out "Level" below.
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