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April 2008

Napa Valley winetasting news for you to swirl around your palate

We’ve been meaning to share a couple random updates on things we’ve seen happening with regards to the Napa Valley winetasting scene and now is as good a time as any. Girard Winery to open Yountville tasting room The folks at Girard Winery, which is located up on Pritchard Hill on Sage Canyon Road in [...]

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Tom Wark vs. James Conaway and ‘the battle for Napa Valley’

Reading Tom Wark’s blog post (err, rant) today over at Fermentation about comments from author James Conaway gave us a bit of a chuckle. Tom decided to call into question several quotes from Conaway that appeared in the Napa Valley Register from a recent talk he gave at the California Preservation Foundation Conference. So why [...]

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Is cold weather putting the 2008 vintage in jeopardy?

The past couple days have seen overnight temperatures dip dangerously low as dawn approached in the Napa Valley. We say dangerous as we look through the the eyes of the young, budding shoots in the vineyards. The frost, if it sets in, can destroy the young crop and put a winery’s annual harvest (and potential [...]

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Robert Mondavi Winery soon to launch ‘Grape to Glass’ blog

Well, well, well. Perhaps some of our local wineries ARE indeed listening. Randomly, we happened to be on Robert Mondavi Winery’s website this afternoon and we moused over the “Winemaking” category at the top of the site. A drop down menu appeared with links for “Our Vineyards”, “Winegrowing”, “Winemakers” and….wait for it…. “Grape to Glass [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Just one item for you all this week, but it’s a good one. Saturday, April 19th and Sunday, April 20th The 21st annual April in Carneros takes place on both days this weekend from 10am – 4pm. The event is essentially an open house for some 20 participating wineries in the Carneros AVA. Each winery [...]

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Napa Valley tasting rooms take a beating online

A combination of things led us to this post. Last Friday afternoon, we were reading through some of the most recent comments on this here blog. It’s always interesting when comments appear on posts from several months ago, it makes us feel good, because it means that something we’ve written and forgotten about still resonates [...]

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Robert Mondavi Winery announces lineup for Summer Festival 2008

It’s that time of year again, with the temperatures rising and the days getting longer, Robert Mondavi Winery has unveiled the lineup for its annual Summer Festival (all concerts begin at 7pm). Among this year’s performers are Dave Koz, Pat Benatar and UB40, among others. The full lineup can be found here. [techtags: Napa, Napa [...]

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