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January 2008

Napa Valley film ‘Bottle Shock’ not feelin’ the love

Last Summer we told you about the upcoming Napa Valley film ‘Bottle Shock’, which was being put together by filmmaker Randall M. Miller. The film tells the story of the early days of California winemaking and the monumental 1976 blind tasting in Paris. Well, here we are in January 2008 and the film has made [...]

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The Cork Board welcomes Napa’s August Briggs Winery to the blogosphere

We’ve written before about the severe lack of local wineries who’ve sought to tap into the power the blogosphere, so we write this post having seen a ray of hope. It seems that August Briggs Winery, which is located at 333 Silverado Trail in Calistoga, has just launched a blog. For now, the posts are [...]

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Sunrise on the outskirts of Calistoga

It’s Friday, and for most, it’s the beginning of a three day weekend. We were up early today and happened to be driving in the heart of the Napa Valley at sunrise, so we thought we’d share one of our favorite photos. This one, taken this morning, is a shot looking at the western Napa [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Today is one of those days when you wake up and thank your lucky stars you live in California–here in Napa the sun is shining bright and warm and temperatures are supposed to reach the low-to-mid 60′s…not too bad for mid January. We’re certainly no meteorologists, but it sounds like more of the same is [...]

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Michael Chiarello to open new Napa Valley restaurant this fall

Chef Michael Chiarello, he of NapaStyle, Chiarello Family Vineyards and founding chef of Tra Vigne restaurant in the Napa Valley, has announced plans to open another Napa Valley restaurant later this year. In a major boost for V Marketplace (formerly Vintage 1870), Chiarello unveiled plans to open a new restaurant within the V Marketplace complex [...]

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Early start for Napa Valley mustard

Granted, it’s now mid-January, but this year has seen an early start to the annual mustard growth in the Napa Valley. We started spotting it back around Christmas, and while out on one of our favorite Rutherford backroads on Monday we had to stop to snap a couple photos. As you’ll see, the mustard is [...]

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We told you about Facebook, now turn your wine blog into a Bebo app

A while back we wrote a post about how every one of you wine bloggers out there could quickly and easily turn your wine blog into a Facebook application. Now, if you’re like us, you’re probably thinking to yourself, who on Facebook would care to add my wine blog as an application? Well, we’re not [...]

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