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February 2007

Napa Valley’s Three Thieves launches ‘The Show’

Known for screwcaps, amazing wine blends and non-conformist marketing and packaging, St. Helena-based Three Thieves recently unveiled its latest release: The Show. The Three Thieves, founded by Joel Gott, Charles Bieler and Roger Scommegna, first launched in 2003 and has quickly developed a small, cult-like following. As we’ve previously mentioned, marketing to the young wine [...]

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Napa Valley Marathon: 1 week and counting

Next Sunday, March 4th at 7am PT marks the start of the 29th Annual Napa Valley Marathon. The race starts in the north Napa Valley town of Calistoga, winds down the famous Silverado Trail and ends at Vintage High School. Driving around the valley today it was obvious the race is getting close…here’s hoping the [...]

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2007 Napa Valley wine harvest in jeopardy?

No, it’s not the weather that may be wreaking havoc on the 2007 wine harvest in the Napa Valley. Not this time. Instead, regional winemakers are fretting about a possible invasion by the dreaded glassy-winged sharpshooter. According to a story in today’s Napa Valley Register, an adult sharpshooter was discovered Thursday on a batch of [...]

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Bikers, runners invade Napa

It’s late February and we’ve had some amazingly warm, sunny weather so far this year, making it feel a lot like Spring. This time of year in the Napa Valley means the beautiful colors of mustard are starting to sprout up all over the place (we took the photo currently in the header on 2/18 [...]

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Young U.S. wine consumers prefer imports

The Wine Market Council, a non-profit based in the small Napa Valley town of St. Helena, recently issued new research results that found that U.S. wine consumers ages 21 to 30 are more loyal to imports, while older wine-drinkers prefer domestic labels. Not surprisingly, those in the 21 – 30 year old age group were [...]

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And we’re off…

This being our first ever post on The Cork Board, we hope to give you an idea of what we’re up to and what we’re hoping to accomplish with our soon-to-be-launched Napa Valley community site Uncork29. Having lived in the Napa Valley for the better part of 30 years, we’ve been asked for recommendations on [...]

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