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March 2007

Cork Board Comments: March 2007

As this blog evolves, we continue to get more and more great comments from you, our loyal readers. As our way of saying ‘thank you’ to those of you who take the time to leave a comment or two on our posts, we’ve decided to close each month with a quick round-up of the comments [...]

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Ever seen an Oreo cookie cow?

OK, so this one’s admittedly a bit odd. Ever since we can remember there have been some strange looking beings roaming the hills of the Napa Valley. And no, we’re not talking about Martians or anything that resembles Alf. We can’t help but wonder if we’re the only ones who look at something and automatically [...]

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Cork Bits: Ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Happy April Fool’s weekend! We have a great lineup of events for you this weekend…no joke!! Saturday, March 31: Napa Valley Spring Dinner Cooking Class is a hands-on class and allows students to cook with Julie Logue-Riordan, who was classically trained by accomplished French Masters. Students will create a homey Cannellini Bean Soup, Pan Sautéed [...]

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Five questions with Ballentine Vineyards’ winemaker Bruce Devlin (part two)

Yesterday, we brought you the first part of our interview with Ballentine Vineyards’ winemaker, Bruce Devlin. In part two of the interview today, Devlin tells us what it’s like to work for a ’boutique’ Napa Valley winery and about his latest release–a 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon–the winery’s first-ever Cab. Enjoy! CB: Tell us what it’s like [...]

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Five questions with Ballentine Vineyards’ winemaker Bruce Devlin (part one)

For this installment of ‘Five Questions’ we tracked down Ballentine Vineyards’ winemaker, Bruce Devlin, in between bottling activity and his other various duties. Devlin was extremely open and honest in answering questions for us, so we’re doing something a bit unique with this interview. Rather than cram everything into a single post, we’re going to [...]

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The best of the 14th Annual Taste of Yountville

On Saturday, we headed up valley to check-out the 14th Annual Taste of Yountville, something we included in our latest edition of Cork Bits. Pretty much the entire town of Yountville was shut-down to automobile traffic–the streets lined with representatives from local wineries, restaurants and other businesses. We’re talking Cosentino Winery, St. Supery, Jessup Cellars, [...]

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Something you don’t see everyday in wine country

As we were driving around the valley this weekend we came across something that made us pull over and stop–there was a herd of sheep grazing in the vineyards. Apparently this is an effective way to rid a vineyard of unwanted weeds that may be popping up between the vines after a wet winter. We’re [...]

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