September 2007

Cork Board comments: September 2007

Here we are, another month has come and gone. Read on for a quick round-up of our favorite reader comments for the month of September… As part of an on-going theme, our posts around Daryl Sattui’s ‘castle of love’ (aka Castello di Amorosa), continue to elicit a wide range of comments. People seem to either […]

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Photos: Napa Valley vineyard leaves, late September ’07

In case you couldn’t already tell, we love the changing colors of the vineyards around here, so we thought we’d share a couple more photos we snapped recently during one of our vineyard walks. There’s still a lot of green out there, but it won’t be long before all the leaves start looking like this: […]

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Our morning Starbucks run was interrupted by this…

It’s always fun to be up early around here, you never know what you’re going to encounter. Check out what made us take a slight detour this morning during our Starbucks run… Happy Friday! [techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, hot air balloon, napa hot air balloon]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

It’s Thursday and the sun is shining…time to get ready for the best part of the week, the weekend! Here are a couple events that should showcase what the Napa Valley is known for: big, bold Cabernet Sauvignon! Saturday, September 29 Raymond Vineyards will celebrate thirty years of Cabernet Sauvignon with the release of its […]

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SOLD: Napa’s Chateau Potelle Winery

Change continues in the Napa Valley wine business with news today that Chateau Potelle Winery has been sold to Jess Jackson. According to Wine Enthusiast: The deal includes 30-plus acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Chardonnay, but not the Potelle brand or inventory, which will remain in the hands of the founders, Jean-Noel and Marketta […]

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Top five things we love about Fall in the Napa Valley

So we’re a little late this time around, we missed the Fall equinox by a couple days, but hey, you know what they say: better late than never. As with each changing season we’ve put together a quick list of the top five things we love about Fall in the Napa Valley. Here goes… 5) […]

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Guest blog entry: a quick refresher on some Mondavi family history

Bruce Allen is providing periodic guest blog entries while the Cork Board team continues to adjust to life with a newborn. When I first visited the Napa Valley in 2004, I was fairly ignorant about much of the history of the Valley. I knew many of the big names, but I didn’t know much beyond […]

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