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Napa Valley nominees for the 2008 James Beard Awards

by TrevR on March 27, 2008

Please hang with us as our posting is quite sporadic, but we’re absolutely buried at work (yes, we have day jobs) this week. We fully expect to resume a more regular posting schedule come this weekend (which can’t get here fast enough).

Michael Bauer, the SF Chronicle’s restaurant critic, had a blog post earlier this week regarding the Bay Area nominees for the 2008 James Beard Awards. Among the Napa Valley nominees, downtown Napa’s Ubuntu, which was a semifinalist in the “Best New Restaurant” category, did not make it to the finals.

St. Helena’s Terra, one of our personal favorites, is a finalist in the “Outstanding Service” category (and based on our experience, deservedly so!), and Julia Flynn Siler’s “House of Mondavi” is a finalist in the “Wine & Spirits” book category.

More details are here and here.

[techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, Ubuntu, James Beard Awards, Terra, St. Helena, Julia Flynn Siler, House of Mondavi]

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has written 716 posts on The Cork Board. He was born and aged in the Napa Valley and has a passion for wine, writing and social media, which led him to co-found this blog in early 2007. Follow him on Twitter @TrevR.

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