July 2007

Napa’s BarbersQ gets rave review from The San Francsico Chronicle

Over the weekend the San Francisco Chronicle published a review of the new BarbersQ restaurant in Napa, giving the BBQ joint solid scores across the board. We too recently visited the restaurant, only we opted for some mid-week takeout. The service was fast and friendly, the food (we opted for the half-rack of baby back […]

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Harry Potter actor to star in upcoming Napa Valley wine film ‘Bottle Shock’

It’s Friday, and details of yet another movie about the Napa Valley have emerged. ‘Bottle Shock’ is a “…drama about the birth of the Napa Valley wine industry” that is being put together by filmmaker Randall M. Miller. Details on the cast have just been released–the film will reportedly star Alan Rickman, who plays the […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

It’s that time again, and yes, we’re already thinking about the weekend! So here’s a quick round-up of what’s happening: Saturday, July 21st Enjoy a Tuscan BBQ and fabulous Andretti wine under the beautiful summer skies! The more, the merrier! Tickets and spaces are limited, so please RSVP. 1pm – 4pm at 4162 Big Ranch […]

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Cameron Hughes Lot 33 ’05 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon released

Last week we interviewed Cameron Hughes of Cameron Hughes Wine and mentioned a soon-to-be-released Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (aka Lot 33). Well, today word came that Lot 33 (as well as two additional lots) is available for purchase exclusively on the Cameron Hughes website and there were only 500 cases produced. The 2005 Lot 33 […]

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Do you collect wine corks? Instructional video on how not to lose one…

One of our favorite, non-wine related blogs is without a doubt Lifehacker. If you’re ever looking for super cool and easy tips on anything related to your computer, your tech gadgets or other randomness in your life, we highly recommend checking out Lifehacker–odds are you’ll find what you need there. Today, Lifehacker brings us this […]

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‘Napa barn meets San Francisco loft’ –new resort opens in Napa Valley

Late last week a swanky new resort opened on 25-acres in the Napa Valley town of Calistoga. Solage Calistoga has been under construction for some time, we’ve literally watched the 89-room development, which is located at 755 Silverado Trail, sprout up out of the ground from nothing over the past several months. The resort features […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Happy almost weekend everyone, here’s the line-up of fun and interesting events happening in the Napa Valley this weekend: Saturday, July 14th Sterling Silver Screen Series hosted by Sterling Vineyards is kicking off it’s 5th Annual outdoor summer screen series with the movie Design for Living. Screenings include wine tasting. BBQ dinners are also available […]

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