December 2007

Happy New Year!

Well, believe it or not, another year has come and gone. For us, 2007 was quite memorable and exhausting. It started with the launch of this here blog in late February and then saw a new addition to the Cork Board family in mid-August…but like all good things, the year must come to an end. […]

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Calistoga: ‘the last place in Napa where you can still find rednecks’

The Times of London recently published an extensive piece on the city of Calistoga, outlining many of the popular places to wine, dine and relax. Here’s an excerpt from the opening: Calistoga is the way Napa used to be 50 years ago, before big money poured in. There are no celebrity chefs here or designer […]

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The Cork Board’s top five Napa Valley wine tasting venues from 2007

When we launched this little ole blog in late February 2007, we thought it’d be something that could be fun, informative and would enable us to meet all kinds of interesting people. Turns out, every one of those things are true and have happened. We also thought it’d be fun to use the blog to […]

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Ceja Vineyards soon to open downtown Napa tasting room

A few days ago we were in downtown Napa when we came across some new construction that caught our eye. Yes, there’s a ton of new construction happening in the greater downtown area, but what grabbed our attention was the buildout of a new tasting room in the heart of downtown. Ceja Vineyards, an ultra […]

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Happy Holidays!

Just a quick post to wish all of our loyal readers a very Happy Holiday season! From team Cork Board to you and yours, have a safe, happy and relaxing holiday. Cheers! [techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, napa valley holiday]

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Top five things we love about winter in the Napa Valley

Believe it or not, today is the first day of Winter–the Winter solstice if you will. As has become our custom, we’ve come up with the top five things we love about the changing seasons around here. Here goes… 5) The bare vines that now seemingly sit idly by waiting for next year’s growing season. […]

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Mario Andretti on his Napa Valley winery, the aptly named Andretti Winery

Earlier this year we headed over to Andretti Winery on Big Ranch Road to give some of our neighbor’s wines a try. You’ll recall from our review, we thoroughly enjoyed the the 2006 Napa Valley Sangiovese ($33 per bottle) and the 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($38 per bottle). Today, AutoWeek, yes AutoWeek, has a […]

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