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November 2007

Video: watch the fermentation process happen right before your eyes

It’s a cold, frost Friday morning here in the Napa Valley and we’ve got just the perfect thing to warm your heart. The fine folks at Adopt a Grape are out with their latest video, this one a quick educational bit on the process of fermentation…boy does that juice look yummy! [techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Believe it or not this weekend marks the beginning of December (yep, that’s right, December!). Here are a few things happening in the Napa Valley that may be worth checking out. Saturday, December 1 The Napa Bed and Breakfast Inns will host its annual Holiday Bed and Breakfast tour and taste event from 2pm – [...]

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No shocker, Napa dominates Cab category in SF Chronicle’s list of Top 100 Wines

The San Francisco Chronicle is out today with its list of the Top 100 Wines from the West. Not surprisingly, Napa is well represented, particularly in the Cabernet Sauvignon category. A couple wines we’ve either recently tasted or view as a go-to option were included. We were particularly happy to see one of our favorites [...]

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Five questions with Palmaz Vineyards president Florencia Palmaz

About a year-and-a-half ago, we had the pleasure of visiting Palmaz Vineyards for a private tour and tasting and came away quite amazed at what we saw, heard and tasted. All told, we spent about three hours getting a personal tour from owner Amalia Palmaz–we learned about the history of the land, the intricate winemaking [...]

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No, it’s not a turkey coma that’s kept us from posting…

…although that could very well have been the case! It seems we’re having some technical issues–something to do with servers and PHP and stuff. We hope to have things working again soon and will resume our never-ending mission of bringing you the latest from inside the Napa Valley. Happy Cyber Monday! UPDATE: After all that, [...]

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A Thanksgiving Day winetasting guide for the Napa Valley

Over the weekend we brought you a quick rundown of some of the local restaurants that will be open and serving special menus on Thanksgiving. Well, we’ve also heard the question ‘what Napa wineries are open on Thanksgiving?’ quite a bit as well. So, today we thought we’d share a few of the wineries and [...]

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Photos: More than just wine grapes growing in Napa

It’s no secret the Napa Valley is fertile ground for growing wine grapes…but this time of year, there are other things growing in these parts as well. Regular Cork Board reader and guest contributor Bruce Allen was in the valley just a couple weeks ago and sent along some timely photos that he’s kindly allowed [...]

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