June 2007

Cork Board comments: June 2007

Wow, it was a busy month, in more ways than one. Here are a few of our favorite reader comments for the month of June. We wrote about how we weren’t so impressed with Wine Enthusiast magazine’s list of 55 ‘under-the-radar’ things to do in Napa and asked you for your thoughts. Helen Jane shared […]

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What do the Napa Valley Wine Train and Gary Vaynerchuk have in common?

It’s simple. They’re both included in our end-of-week round-up of wine-related stories that have recently caught our attention. Give us a break, it’s Friday, it’s been a long, long week and we’re feeling a bit tired… Everything you ever wanted to know about the Napa Valley Wine Train Today’s San Francisco Chronicle has a lengthy […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

It’s Thursday, we’re almost to the promised land…read on for your weekly listing of things to do in the Napa Valley this weekend… Saturday, June 30th Rubicon Estate is hosting its 2004 CASK Release Party. Guests will be greeted to a barrel tasting and cave tour with the soothing sounds of jazz music. Barbeque and […]

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Calling all Napa Valley wineries, where are your blogs?

This is a question that’s been on our mind for a long time. In fact, when we launched this blog we were amazed that no one appeared to be blogging on a regular basis about the Napa Valley itself! But with something like 400 wineries in the valley, how can it be that only a […]

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Silver Oak Cellars scales back upcoming Napa Valley Release Day event

One of the wineries most synonymous with Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (and one of our personal favorites), Silver Oak Cellars, has announced the date and details for the next installment of its twice-yearly Release Day. On August 4th, the winery will celebrate the release of its newest vintage, a 2003 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, with […]

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A review of the Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen dining experience

Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen is appropriately located on a street back off the main drag in St. Helena at 1327 Railroad Ave. Award-winning cookbook author and chef and owner of Mustards Grill, Cindy Pawlcyn opened Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen aiming to make the food “delicious and heartfelt”, the service “unpretentious and warm”, and the atmosphere “festive and […]

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Top five things we love about Summer in the Napa Valley

As yesterday was the Summer solstice, we thought we’d put together a quick list of the top five things we love about Summer in the Napa Valley. Here goes… 5) The near 9pm sunsets that close out hot, dry, sunny days. The long days make it perfect to play a little twilight golf in the […]

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