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February 2008

Losing our (wine club) virginity

Believe it or not, despite the fact that we were born and raised in the Napa Valley, we’ve never once been a part of any of the local wine clubs. Or any wine club for that matter. Until now. Due to an amazing Valentine’s Day gift from the Mrs., I’ll now be receiving two ‘rare [...]

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Just another Friday morning in Yountville

As we made our daily stop for coffee this morning we noticed, just across the road, that several hot air balloons were launching. As is customary in these parts, when the weather is nice, the early morning sky is lined with hot air balloons. As we sat there watching the balloons launch from right along [...]

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The Hess Collection launches new blog: ‘Rocks, Roots and Reds’ now online

As we were surfing the Internet last night (yes, we know it was Valentine’s Day/night, but we have three words for you: six month old) we stumbled onto one of our favorite local winery websites. The Hess Collection, which we’ve written about on numerous occasions before, always seems to produces some solid, reasonably priced reds–and [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Well, here we are checking in with a Valentine’s Day edition of Cork Bits. It’s supposed to be another gorgeous weekend here in the Napa Valley–here are a few things that may be worth checking out if you’ll be in town. Saturday, February 16 Beringer Vineyards will host a port and chocolate tasting event from [...]

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Jamie Davies passes, Amgen Tour of California coming through Napa

Well, it’s been one of those days, weeks really, where we’ve had very little time to write. That said, here’s a quick round-up of Napa-related news items that have recently caught our eye. RIP Jamie Davies The Napa Register has word today of the passing of Jamie Davies. Dubbed “the grande dame of American sparkling [...]

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Three common sights currently in Napa Valley

As we drove around the valley today enjoying the bright sun and temperatures in the low 70′s, we made a few observations about common sights at this particular time of year. First off, as we already told you, the mustard is out in full force and, as always, is quite beautiful. We certainly enjoy watching [...]

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Foto Friday: a mountainous week in Napa Valley

This past week we spent quite a bit of time visiting wineries that are more ‘off-the-beaten-path’. Early in the week we were up on Mount Veeder, which lies in the Mayacamas mountains in the southwest of the valley. Mount Veeder is home to several well-known wineries, including The Hess Collection, Mount Veeder Winery and Chateau [...]

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