Lots going on in the world of wine, food and web 2.0…here’s a quick rundown.
Fume Bistro closed for remodel
One of our favorite low-key places to grab a bite to eat in the valley is Fume Bistro, which is neatly tucked away alongside Highway 29 near the John Muir Inn in Napa. Some of our favorites from the everyday menu include the flash-fried calamari, the duck confit spring rolls, the margherita pizza and the spicy baby back ribs.
The Bistro, which has been closed since Monday for renovations, is scheduled to re-open tomorrow (5/17). It’s unclear exactly what work is being done, but the space has always been a bit on the small side, particularly for a restaurant that’s become as popular as Fume. Anyone else out there remember when this space was occupied by a restaurant called The Flying Boar?
Pahlmeyer Winery appoints new president
Napa’s Pahlmeyer Winery, which recently added Pinot Noir wines to its arsenal, has named a new winery president. Ed Hogan, who has served as General Manager and Director of Sales and Marketing for Pahlmeyer since 1999, has been named President of the winery.
In a press release announcing the appointment, winery owner Jayson Pahlmeyer said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ed has shown terrific leadership and marketing acumen in his years here and this new set of responsibilities reflects our confidence in his expertise…Ã¢â‚¬Â
Cork’d sells out
Yesterday news broke that Cork’d, the free service for reviewing, sharing and discovering wine, had been acquired by a newly formed company led by Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV fame. You can read a first hand account of the news on Cork’d co-founder Dan Benjamin’s blog here. The guys over at the Calwineries blog also have details.