Arts + Culture
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.
There were four in all, by my count, along Valencia, including, of course, a pirate ship you know where:
As many of those who don wet suits know, it's shark season. They start to lurk in the waters with arrival of NFL preseason, and don't leave till the Super Bowl.
Since August 24th, when Stintson Beach was closed after a sighting, there have been 4 sightings at Ocean Beach, most recently September 14th, when a man surfing 2-3 foot waves around Sloat Ave watched a shark rip into a seal. Upon sharing this info with other surfers, most chose to stay in the water. They must have figured he was full.