February 2008

Happy leap day (or year)

Well, it’s Friday, February 29th–that’s right, in case you’ve been living under a rock, it’s a leap year. If you happen to be reading this sometime in the morning Pacific Time, then you can be sure we’re celebrating the extra day of February right here: The shot above is of the first tee box at […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

It’s that time of week again–here are a few events taking place this weekend in the Napa Valley. Friday, February 29th Downtown Napa’s Stave Wine Lounge will be providing free nibbles, $5 bubbly and 25% off all art to celebrate its two year anniversary. Drop by 1149 First Street in Napa starting at 5pm to […]

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Piña Napa Valley appoints new assistant winemaker

Piña Napa Valley, the single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon producer, has announced the appointment of a new assistant winemaker. Macario Montoya, who has served as Piña’s Cellar Master for the past year, has now assumed the role of assistant winemaker, where he will team with winemaker Anna Monticelli. A Bay Area native, Montoya has spent time […]

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Debate over the appropriate percentage of alcohol in your wine rages on

The AP has an interesting story examining the long-running debate over the appropriate amount of alcohol for wine. It’s no secret that California reds, particularly those from the Napa Valley, have seen the percentage of alcohol per bottle steadily increase over the past several years. In large part, this is due to the fact that […]

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It’s that time of year again: the Napa Valley Marathon

This time next week the 30th Annual Napa Valley Marathon will be underway. If you’ve driven around the valley at all in the past couple weeks you’ve surely noticed the hundreds of bright orange signs alerting you to the fact that the marathon is coming up. The race officially starts at 7am in Calistoga and […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Weekend, weekend, here we come! If you’ll be out in our neck of the woods, here are a couple items that may be worth a few minutes of your time. Saturday, February 23rd Downtown Napa’s Wineries of Napa Valley will host ‘Goosecross Cellars Night’ from 4pm – 6pm at 1285 Napa Town Center. Goosecross is […]

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The Cork Board turns one

Today is a special day here at The Cork Board because one year ago today we published our very first post (and yes, we’re still working on that community site, stay tuned). A lot has happened in that time–we’ve met (mostly virtually) some amazing people, we’ve learned all kinds of new things, we’ve had our […]

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