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August 2007

BV’s ’03 Georges de Latour to once again strut its stuff on the red carpet

Beaulieu Vineyard (or BV for short), the hundred-something-year-old Napa Valley winery, announced yesterday that its wines will once again be featured at the upcoming 59th Primetime Emmy Awards celebration. BV will be pouring its 2003 Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (suggested retail price is $100/ 750 ml bottle) at the Emmys for the [...]

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Wine Spectator reports on the potentially ‘fantastic’ 2007 wine harvest

Wine Spectator is out this afternoon with a nice round-up article on the latest prognostications for the 2007 wine harvest. Overall, it’s a good read, although at this point, haven’t we all come to expect the various winemakers to hype the annual harvest every year? Here’s one of the Napa Valley-related excerpts: In Napa Valley, [...]

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The newest addition to The Cork Board is almost here…

…please hang with us as posting will be super-light in the coming few days and weeks. Cheers! The Cork Board Team [techtags: Napa, Napa Valley]

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New touring and tasting map available from Carneros Wine Alliance

Earlier this week the Carneros Wine Alliance announced the availability of a new, free ‘touring and tasting’ map featuring information on each of the wineries (including winery listings, street addresses, phone numbers, websites, tasting hours and featured varietals, as well as tips on visiting the Carneros AVA) of the Carneros Wine Alliance. We’ve written before [...]

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Went to grab a bite for dinner and got stopped by this…

Over the weekend we headed up valley to grab a quick bite to eat. On the way back, we were stopped in St. Helena by the Napa Valley Wine Train as it made its way across Highway 29 right in front of us. Luckily, we don’t leave home without our camera, so we snapped a [...]

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Five ways you can tell the annual grape harvest is near

Since we’re nearing mid-August, we thought we’d share a few tips on how to tell if the annual winegrape harvest is near. Here they are, in no particular order: 1) When you call to book a room in the Napa Valley for late August – October only to find that every B&B, hotel and motel [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Here’s a quick, wine-focused rundown of things you may want to check-out if you’ll be in the Napa Valley this weekend. Saturday, August 11 – Sunday, August 12 For $7 per person this weekend, you can cruise on over to Merryvale Vineyards (1000 Main Street in St. Helena) to check-out their Syrah Barrel Tasting event. [...]

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