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June 2007

Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for Cork Bits… Friday, June 22nd Andretti Winery is giving racing fans a chance of a lifetime to meet Mario Andretti…just in time for this weekend’s NASCAR race at nearby Infineon Raceway! Light appetizers and wines will be served. Tickets must be purchased for this event and you [...]

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Golf course grapes

This past weekend we found ourselves enjoying 18 holes of golf at Chardonnay Golf Club under the foggy morning skies. While waiting for the group in front of us to tee off, we pulled out the old digital camera and snapped a couple photos of the ever-growing 2007 grape crop. Here they are for your [...]

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‘House of Mondavi’ already causing a stir in the valley?

As those of you regular Cork Board readers know, we’ve been quite excited about the release of Julia Flynn Siler’s new book, The House of Mondavi (officially out today). In fact, just yesterday we posted an interview with Siler and at the tail end of that post, we mentioned a planned book reading and signing [...]

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Five questions with Julia Flynn Siler, author of ‘The House of Mondavi’

A new book related to the Napa Valley is due to be released tomorrow called ‘The House of Mondavi‘. After conducting some 500+ hours of interviews for her book, we turned the tables on author Julia Flynn Siler and asked her a few questions about the potentially explosive book that looks at the rise and [...]

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Mondavi family drama to be explored in new book

You may have heard about a new book due out next week called “The House of Mondavi”, which is said to chronicle the dramatic rise and fall of the Mondavi family empire. Penned by Wall Street Journal contributing writer Julie Flynn Siler, the book is due to be released on Tuesday (6/19). On Friday, Siler [...]

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Last minute gift idea for that wine loving dad

Tomorrow is Father’s Day and if you’ve not yet figured out what to get dear old Dad, you may wanna check this out. CNET recently featured an infrared thermometer that can supposedly detect the temperature of your wine before you pop the cork. Now we admit, they caught our eye by using a Silver Oak [...]

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Two new original watercolors by artist Eric Christensen

We’ve written before about artist Eric Christensen and his amazing watercolor pieces–and now Yountville’s Gallery 1870 has two new originals. The first is entitled “Paradise Uncorked” and is said to utilize texture to bring out the orchids and pomegranates that surround a bottle of Caymus wine. Here’s a preview: The second piece showcases a bottle [...]

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