April 2007

Five questions with Castello di Amorosa’s Daryl Sattui

Daryl Sattui, the man behind the popular Napa Valley winery, V. Sattui, recently opened a second winery in the valley, Castello di Amorosa. Located on the outskirts of Calistoga–the northern most town in the valley, the winery opened earlier this month after more than a decade of construction. For those who haven’t been regularly reading […]

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A very bad pairing: wine and spam

So this morning, we here at The Cork Board would like to echo the sentiments of A-list blogger Robert Scoble, who over the weekend said thank you to the Wordpress plugin Akismet, which seeks to make comment spam a non-issue.

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Michael Mondavi family opens new Napa Valley winery

Earlier this week the Michael Mondavi family announced the opening of the Folio Winemakers’ Studio in the Carneros region of the Napa Valley. The Mondavi family purchased the winery, formerly known as Carneors Creek Winery, in September 2006 from Francis and Kathleen Mahoney. The Folio Winemakers’ Studio (located at 1285 Dealy Lane in Napa), has […]

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Sneak peek: artist Eric Christensen’s latest watercolor painting

Grgich Hills winery will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Saturday, April 21, by unveiling artist Eric Christensen’s latest work, which is said to capture “the spirit and passion of Grgich Hills wines.” We got our hands on an advanced copy of the piece, which is entitled “Napa Valley Memories” (included below for your viewing pleasure). […]

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Cork Bits: Ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Happy almost weekend everyone! As always, we welcome any feedback on any of the events we’ve listed. Saturday, April 21 Bennett Lane Winery will be releasing its Maximus White Feasting Wine along with goodies that will make the wine shine! There will also be Hawaiian music and dancing to ensure a great time by all. […]

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Five questions with Frog’s Leap general manager Jonah Beer

The Cork Board could’t think of a better way to celebrate Earth Day (Sunday, April 22nd) than to raise a glass to a winery that practices “being green”. Frog’s Leap Winery, located in Rutherford, has taken a “grass roots” approach (pun intended) to winemaking. From installing photovoltaic panels as a means to convert sunlight into […]

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A review of the Castello di Amorosa experience

Here on The Cork Board we’ve covered Daryl Sattui’s brand-new castle winery, Castello di Amorosa, quite extensively–writing about it a couple times before it opened and providing a glimpse of what it looked like the day it officially opened to the public. Today, we’re bringing you multiple photos of the “castle of love” (the English […]

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