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September 2007

2007 harvest report: Pina Napa Valley

Up next in our on-going series of 2007 harvest interviews with local winemakers is Anna Monticelli, winemaker at Pina Napa Valley. The Cork Board’s full 2007 harvest coverage can be found here. CB: How would you characterize the 2007 harvest thus far? We’re not looking for predictions on how things might turn out, but rather [...]

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A common sight up and down the Napa Valley

You can hardly drive anywhere in the valley right now without seeing these large hauling bins for the wine grapes either parked at the end of the rows and rows of vineyards or being pulled down the road by big trucks. It’s safe to say the crush is on! [techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, wine [...]

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An inside look at the Napa Valley grape harvest courtesy of the LA Times

Today’s Los Angeles Times has an extremely interesting article regarding the 2007 harvest and how certain political issues are impacting many Napa Valley wineries. At this time each year the valley sees an influx of seasonal workers who are absolutely pivotal to the annual harvest. The workers are hired to head out into the vineyards [...]

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Tips for doing the Napa Valley on the cheap

Today’s New York Post has a decent write-up on how to enjoy the Napa Valley without spending an arm-and-a-leg. Among the suggestions on places to wine, dine and stay, the article points out an often overlooked way to save a few bucks while in wine country: Free wine tastings are a thing of the past. [...]

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2007 harvest report: Swanson Vineyards

Continuing our series of interviews with local winemakers about the status of the 2007 harvest, here is winemaker Chris Phelps and the production team at Oakville’s Swanson Vineyards… CB: How would you characterize the 2007 harvest thus far? We’re not looking for predictions on how things might turn out, but rather what you’re truly seeing [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

It’s time to start thinking about the weekend again, so you know what that means…here are a couple items you may want to check out if you happen to be in the Napa Valley this weekend. Saturday, September 15 Tom Kennelly of Napa County Landmarks will lead a walking tour of the historic Fuller Park [...]

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A review of the Andretti Winery winetasting experience

Located so close to Cork Board world headquarters that it’s within walking distance, Andretti (yes, that one) Winery is located at 4162 Big Ranch Road, which lies right between Highway 29 and Silverado Trail. The tasting room, winery offices and residence make up a Tuscan-style Andretti Villa that is nestled just off this less-traveled Napa [...]

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