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When we heard about an upcoming event at the Rolling Still Lounge this week - debuting a whiskey made from organic rye grown at Río Fernando Park - we thought it too good a story to pass up, and decided to pose a few questions to both Dan Irion from Rolling Still, and Kristina Ortez, the executive director of the Taos Land Trust. more
While tasting wine is often depicted as a poetic diatribe of exciting flavors and sensuous textures sumptuously rising out of a glass, skillful wine tasting is hardly that. The bouquet of the wine matters but only to a degree - it is the wine's acidity, alcohol, phenolic bitterness and tannin that matter. This is the structure of the wine, the elements which tell the wine's story. more
Après ski - that much-loved pastime, after a long day on the slopes when you finally get to relax and unwind with your friends -- is one of the perks of a ski vacation. The tradition itself, comes from a time-honored practice of ending a long, cold day on the mountain, with a hot drink, gathering with friends to stretch out before turning in for the night. more
Picture it: You walk through a door into a huge room full of tables. People are milling around, chatting, nibbling on cheese. And on the tables is: wine. Lots and lots of wine. You have a glass in your hand, and no idea where to start. more
The intimate Taos Winter Wine Festival continues to attract some of the world's best winery owners, winemakers and importers as is evident with the exciting 34th annual schedule beginning today (Jan. 30), and running through Saturday (Feb. 1). more
The term "natural wine" is loosely translated from the French vin nature. In English the word natural is often misused - think Perdue "natural" chicken or Hormel "natural" meats - and has been rendered meaningless by cheap marketing. In French, though, nature connotes plain, naked or untouched. So, vin nature is "naked wine" - untampered with, authentic wine. But how does authenticity play a role in winemaking? more
New Mexico has a long history of winemaking, especially along the Río Grande, beginning in 1629, when Franciscan friar García de Zúñiga and a Capuchín monk named Antonio de Arteaga planted the first wine grapes in Santa Fe de Nuevo México. more
I was a teenager in the 1960s when I first heard that song -- born in time to catch the wave of change that swept like a tsunami across the planet. Within a decade the world as it had once been was transformed forever. A half-century later, I stand again on the cusp of a new year, a new decade and a new job. more
Super Bowl weekend gets a bit cozier and a lot merrier when the Taos Winter Wine Festival (TWWF) kicks off its annual event.  Now in its 34th year, the Festival returns with its celebration of fine local foods paired with offerings from some of the most renowned national and international wineries. more
There is a lot to take in around Taos as the first of month of 2020 draws to a close. Here are some highlights of what's happening in Taos in the arts and entertainment scene this week. For more, of course, check out this week's edition of Tempo magazine inside the Taos News on sale bright and early Thursday morning. more
Luna's illumination is gradually transiting to a waning phase this week. If one wants to catch a glimpse of half our solar system, then get an early start on Saturday (Feb. 1), about 45 minutes before sunrise. Venus sparks the brightest glow in the southeast. Mercury can be located near the horizon and lower left of Venus. To the upper right of Venus and not as bright, one can spot Saturn. Continue turning south and looking above the three previously mentioned planets and one can see Mars’ distinctive yellowish-orange glow. more
For three decades, Rick Romancito has excelled at documenting the arts in Taos through his work at the Taos News. As a photographer, videographer, journalist and editor, he has skillfully portrayed the stories of who we are and what we care about. Romancito’s unique vision and honest critique have enriched our community. His comprehensive and inclusive definition of “art” and “entertainment” has been of service to the multi-faceted muses of Taos, and his coverage has extended to all reaches of Taos County – from edgy to traditional. more
About 100 activists gathered on Taos Plaza on Saturday (Jan. 18) to celebrate women and take part in a version of the nationwide Women's March. Now in its fourth year, Taos Women Rising provided a space for women and allies to advocate for equality, climate change justice, reproductive rights and immigration, among various other issues. more
Behind every portrait of a Taos Pueblo person painted by a member of the Taos Society of Artists there is a subject with a name that more often than not does not match the title of the painting. more
In August 2015, Benedict Cumberbatch stepped out onto the stage at London's Barbican Theatre to begin a three-month run in the title role of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet." In the last month of the run, National Theatre Live telecast the production in real time to more than 1,400 theaters in 25 countries. The Taos Center for the Arts will present an encore screening of the production Sunday (Jan. 26), 6 p.m., at the Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. As a prelude to the screening, the "Talks at SOMOS" series will feature actors Karla Eoff, Serena Jade Smith and Adam Overley-Black in a preview discussion of the play today (Jan. 23), 5 p.m., at the SOMOS Salon and Bookshop, 108 Civic Plaza Drive. more
As the first month of 2020 closes out, the Taos night skies bestow a still quietness that depicts the ambiance of the winter season. The only celestial event taking place this week will be on Friday when January’s new moon peaks with the solar reign of Aquarius. On Saturday (Jan. 25), the Eastern zodiac’s new year will shift from 2019’s Earth boar sign into 2020’s metal rat sign. Have a happy Chinese New Year everyone and don’t forget to treat yourself to a traditional fortune cookie. more
"Every day, we are bombarded by noise that keeps us from accessing the peaceful silence within," said Taos sound healer Jvala Moonfire. Cellphones, social media, navigating traffic and a self-induced noise and chaos are some culprits. Moonfire's healing solution is what she calls a "sound bath." more
Skiers and snowboarders were treated to a warm, bluebird day in the mountains of Taos Ski Valley Saturday (Jan. 11.) The snowfall the day before brought an additional three inches to the ski resort's … more
After last week’s emotionally charged full-lunar ecliptic energy surged the planet, this week’s celestial vitality will seem far less impactful. more
A reading of a play by the elusive Jane Martin called "Anton in Show Business" is billed as a rollicking comedy that follows three actresses as they navigate the strange complexities of staging a classic theatrical production at the turn of the 20th century. more
The year 2020 is upon us with some pretty epic celestial events unfolding in the next 12 months. Be sure to read the Star Guide’s weekly forecast to keep updated and informed with such dates and times. more
The new decade ushered in by 2020 may be the very thing for which we've all been searching - a willingness to put our heads down and get to work with each other. more
Despite below-freezing temperatures, friends and loved ones gathered on Taos Plaza  and at Taos Ski Valley  to celebrate  entering a new decade.   more
In the Jewish tradition, 18 is a special number. It represents the Hebrew word for life - pronounced "hi" with a guttural "h," and usually transliterated as "chai." This year, then, is a particularly significant one for Taos' longtime tradition of an interfaith Peace Chanukah celebration. It marks the 18th time that people of all faith traditions have gathered together to light Chanukah candles and share words of peace in our small town. more
According to History.com, 46 B.C. marks the year that the astronomer Sosigenes convinced Emperor Julius Caesar to abandon celebrating the new year at the time of the lunar vernal equinox, typically in mid-March. Instead, he successfully argued that the new year should coincide with the solar cycle, a time that was was named after the Roman god, Janus, who was often depicted with two faces. It was thought the god could therefore look both to the past and into the future. more
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