March 2007

If Napa’s home, where to vacation?

Every year more than five million people visit the Napa Valley. Things get super busy when the weather warms up and tourist season peaks during ‘the crush’, that time in the late summer/early fall when all the wineries are harvesting grapes from the vines to start the actual winemaking process. Having lived in the valley […]

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Cork Bits: Ideas for your Napa Valley Weekend

To commemorate the first weekend of Spring, this edition of Cork Bits is dedicated to some of the Valley’s celebrations of the season as well as other fun events. Saturday, March 24: A Taste of Yountville showcases the town’s “gourmet roots”. This event, part of the annual Mustard Festival, features samplings of gourmet restaurant fare, […]

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Happy first day of Spring

As today’s the first day of Spring, the Spring Equinox as it’s formally known, we thought we’d put together a quick list of the top five things we like about Springtime in the Napa Valley. Here goes: 5) The price most locals (and even some visitors) pay for living in the blossoming valley during Springtime […]

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A review of the Duckhorn winetasting experience

Late last week, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Stacy Finz ran an article on Napa’s Duckhorn Vineyards. The story, which talks a bit about the history of the winery, is really a review of the wine tasting experience at one of Napa’s more esteemed locales. Overall, Finz gave the winery two stars (or a “good” rating) […]

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Giada DeLaurentiis comes to Napa

You may have noticed that posting has been spotty over the past few days…We’ve been a bit out of commission with a nasty illness that has proven to be quite difficult to shake, but rest assured, we’re slowly getting healthier and will be back in full swing shortly. As we spent a very low-key weekend […]

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Bud break in Napa!

Late this week we got a note from our friends at The Wine Consultant asking if we’d seen bud break in the Napa Valley as of yet. The answer? You bet! Many of the Chardonnay vines in the southern Napa Valley AVA of Carneros are showing signs of life as the weather has remained sunny […]

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Report: Napa’s Oakville Grocery to remain open

Just a quick post to follow-up on something we wrote about last week. Yesterday, the Napa Valley Register ran a story confirming that Oakville Grocery, the popular mid-valley grocer, was having financial troubles (could this be why, at the time of this post, the company’s website was down?) and is close to finalizing a sale. […]

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