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October 28, 1998
"I went to Austria to do a charity event with Wolfgang Puck. While I was there, my friend Alois Kracher gave me a case of wine. They're all great, but the one I'll single out is the 1995 Chardonnay-Welschriesling blend. It's a trockenbeernauslese-style dessert wine that is just unbelievably unctuous. Welschriesling is this weird type of grape they have over there that has the highest levels of acidity I've ever tasted. It's so shrill it makes Sauvignon Blanc taste luxurious.
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December 13, 1998
At a recent Santa Barbara wine auction, a benefit for the Music Academy of the West, the honorees included Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat winery and the other winemakers who share the same facility ("The Wine Zealot," by Doug Adrianson, Nov. 1). I was reminded that one of Clendenen's most important attributes wasn't mentioned in Adrianson's fine article. Clendenen has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities over the years and continues his high level of participation with generous donations of time, money, wine and auction lots.
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November 1, 1998 | DOUG ADRIANSON, Doug Adrianson is the editorial page editor for the The Times' Ventura County edition. His last article for the magazine was about HMOs
It's Jim Clendenen on the fast break. The winemaking Wunderkind and basketball buff slam-dunks two baguettes into the no-frills oven in his no-frills winery and checks his watch. "We have 22 minutes," he announces, as out the door and into the truck we go. Plenty of time to check out the site of Clendenen's own vineyard--in beautiful downtown Sisquoc, six miles away--then scamper back to rescue the baguettes and have a leisurely lunch.
MAGAZINE
November 1, 1998 | DOUG ADRIANSON, Doug Adrianson is the editorial page editor for the The Times' Ventura County edition. His last article for the magazine was about HMOs
It's Jim Clendenen on the fast break. The winemaking Wunderkind and basketball buff slam-dunks two baguettes into the no-frills oven in his no-frills winery and checks his watch. "We have 22 minutes," he announces, as out the door and into the truck we go. Plenty of time to check out the site of Clendenen's own vineyard--in beautiful downtown Sisquoc, six miles away--then scamper back to rescue the baguettes and have a leisurely lunch.
MAGAZINE
December 13, 1998
At a recent Santa Barbara wine auction, a benefit for the Music Academy of the West, the honorees included Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat winery and the other winemakers who share the same facility ("The Wine Zealot," by Doug Adrianson, Nov. 1). I was reminded that one of Clendenen's most important attributes wasn't mentioned in Adrianson's fine article. Clendenen has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities over the years and continues his high level of participation with generous donations of time, money, wine and auction lots.
SPORTS
January 28, 1989
I'm no John Thompson fan. He has consistently refused to discipline or bench his players for instigating fights. But his principled stand, boldly demonstrated, on Proposal 42 is an entirely different matter. The protective, nurturing environment of an athletic dormitory, a demanding coach and a change in environment can mean the difference in a young athlete's life. To bar a skilled athlete from a scholarship and force the athlete to navigate the junior college system, or find means to pay for his/her education to improve scholastically is to drastically diminish the athlete's chance for improvement.
FOOD
December 2, 1998 | ENICE PARK
This year's Super Seminar XXVII, an annual event only a few years old despite the Roman numerals in its name, was created for wine fans as an antidote to the football season. Take part in discussions, tastings and sneak previews of wines yet to be released. Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat, Dan Duckhorn of Duckhorn Vineyards and Jamie Davies of Schramsberg are a few of the wine experts expected. Tim and Mimi Spear of the new Central Coast winery Clos Mimi are scheduled to unveil their 1996 Syrah.
NEWS
June 20, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
Summer is upon us: Time to start planning for some wine country fun. One event not to miss, especially if Chardonnay is the first thing that leaps to mind when you think wine: the Chardonnay Symposium in the Santa Maria Valley. In its fourth year, the symposium is set to take place July 19-21.  The event is scheduled to kick off with a dinner in honor of Central Coast pioneer Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat at the historic Bien Nacido Adobe. He's to be toasted and/or roasted by Bob Linquist of Qupé, Frank Ostini of the Hitching Post, sommelier Raj Parr and winemaker Gavin Chanin.
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November 1, 2001 | ANGELA PETTERA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Oscar's New Digs: The Hollywood & Highland complex under construction on eight acres along Hollywood Boulevard next to Grauman's Chinese Theatre is coming along nicely. The group of buildings and courtyards will include the Kodak Theatre, soon to be the permanent home of the Academy Awards ceremonies. Wolfgang Puck will have his own kitchen off the Grand Ballroom, where he can cater the Governors Ball after the awards (and every other event there).
FOOD
November 28, 2001 | Angela Pettera
THURSDAY Wine Seminar: The Duke of Bourbon liquor store holds its annual wine seminar with Jamie Davies of Schramsberg, Dan Duckhorn of Duckhorn Vineyards and Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat. They provide old and new vintages for tasting. 7:15 p.m. Warner Center Marriott, 21850 Oxnard St., Woodland Hills. (818) 887-4800. Call the Duke of Bourbon to sign up, (818) 341-1234. $40 prepaid.
FOOD
October 28, 1998
"I went to Austria to do a charity event with Wolfgang Puck. While I was there, my friend Alois Kracher gave me a case of wine. They're all great, but the one I'll single out is the 1995 Chardonnay-Welschriesling blend. It's a trockenbeernauslese-style dessert wine that is just unbelievably unctuous. Welschriesling is this weird type of grape they have over there that has the highest levels of acidity I've ever tasted. It's so shrill it makes Sauvignon Blanc taste luxurious.
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