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May 2007

Napa Valley wins international naming battle

Word is spreading on the internet that the European Union has formally granted Napa Valley a ‘geographic indication‘ status, meaning that wine producers in the EU will be more restricted when it comes to using the words Napa or Napa Valley on wine labels if the grapes are not actually from the region. The move [...]

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Are you a mid-week slacker?

We absolutely HAD to share an article the San Francisco Chronicle featured yesterday that examined something we’ve often wondered about–who are all the people out-and-about relaxing during the week while the rest of us are slaving away at work? Not only that, but what do they do and how can we enjoy THAT lifestyle?! Not [...]

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Five questions with Bin to Bottle managing partner Marco DiGiulio

We recently mentioned a growing Napa Valley business, Bin to Bottle, in passing in one of our recent posts. Since then, we’ve been able to convince managing partner Marco DiGiulio to chat with us about what exactly a custom crush winery is and how business is going. Read on for the latest edition of our [...]

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More concerns around the 2007 Napa Valley wine harvest

Earlier this year we told you about concerns that the dreaded glass winged sharpshooter may have made its way into the Napa Valley. Now, reports are circulating about the light brown apple moth from Australia having made its way to the valley. Despite its name, the moth most certainly could target the valley’s grape crop–having [...]

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A quasi-celebrity sighting in Napa

Last night we were sitting in one of our favorite local dining establishments finishing up some Cabernet Sauvignon and appetizers when the restaurant started buzzing. Apparently a quasi-celebrity had just walked in and been seated for dinner. Upon further inspection, we learned that Carmen Policy, a legendary figure in Bay Area sports, was dining alone [...]

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Cork Bits: Ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Happy Thursday everyone, here’s this week’s edition of Cork Bits. Saturday, May 19 Robert Craig Winery will celebrate the debut of the Robert Craig 2004 Mt. Veeder Cabernet with an open house on Saturday. Wine and food pairings, live music, barrel tasting and older vintages will all be available at the winery’s downtown Napa tasting [...]

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Fume Bistro, Pahlmeyer and Cork’d

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 [...]

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