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August 2007

Cork Board comments: August 2007

August 2007 was quite an eventful month and we’ve got a lot of wonderful comments from you, our readers, to share this time around. On our way to grab some dinner one evening, we were stopped by the Napa Valley Wine Train and we snapped a few photos as it passed by. We asked if [...]

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Forget the wine, how to do Napa for the art

The Napa Valley is pretty much known for one thing, and one thing only: wine. Further, one could argue that Napa is synonymous with Cabernet Sauvignon. That being said, if you’re not into wine, there are plenty of other activities to chose from–spas, golf, biking, hiking and more. Another option is to check out the [...]

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Guest blog entry: a review of the Calistoga Massage Center experience

My husband and I were recently in the Napa area visiting family and at the last minute decided to book a massage. After calling the familiar spas in the area and finding they were all booked up, it was time to do a Google search and see what other options we might find. We came [...]

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Photos: changing colors of the Napa Valley vineyards

It’s been a while since our resident photographer walked the vineyards to capture how things currently look in the Napa Valley. With the ’07 harvest well underway and warm sunny days lending themselves to cooler, crisper nights, the vineyards they are a changin’. Have a look: [techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, vineyard, napa valley vineyards, vineyard [...]

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Guest blog entry: great Napa Valley golf, eats

I’d like thank The Cork Board for allowing the chance to guest-blog while they have more important matters to attend to. As a few words of introduction, let me first get out of the way the fact that I don’t live in the valley…in fact, I live in NH, some 3000 miles away. My wife’s [...]

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Everything you ever wanted to know about Mario and Anna Monticelli courtesy of the SF Chronicle

Friday’s San Francisco Chronicle has a nice article on Mario and Anna Monticelli, two young, up-and-coming winemakers looking to make a name for themselves in the Napa Valley. Both 29 years old (ah, to be young again), Anna is currently winemaker at Pina Napa Valley, while Mario is winemaker for Trinchero Winery’s Napa Reserve program. [...]

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Our new addition has arrived…

…and what can we say, he’s perfect (not that we’re biased or anything!) Everyone is doing well and now resting at home after a somewhat hectic few days. Little Aidan made his way into the world on Saturday, August 18th at about 11am–he was 7lbs, 7oz and 20 inches long with a nice bit of [...]

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