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May 2008

Wine country parking

This is how ‘overflow’ parking is handled here in the Napa Valley. [techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, wine country]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Ah, the short week. Gotta love it. Well, the weekend is almost upon us, so here are a couple events taking place in-and-around the Napa Valley over the next couple days that sound intriguing (at least to us). Weather is supposed to be ideal, so get out there an enjoy. Saturday, May 31st From 12pm [...]

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Trinchero Family Estates ‘Wine 4 Chilling’ and ‘Wine 4 Grilling’

We’ve written before about some local wine producers experimenting with lower-end, alternatively packaged wine. That said, we were intrigued this past weekend as we happened into our local Cost Plus World Market. After browsing through the wine selection, we headed for the exit and got a bit sidetracked by a large display near the summer [...]

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Happy Memorial Day

Today we raise a glass in salute of all those who have given everything as they fought for our freedom. Happy Memorial Day! [techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, memorial day]

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New release: Baldacci Vineyards 2005 IV Sons Cabernet Sauvignon

Baldacci Family Vineyards is a small, family-run winery located at 6236 Silverado Trail in Napa. The winery has just announced the release of its 2005 IV Sons Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine, which retails for $35 per 750ml bottle and is 14.9% alcohol by volume, is made up of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc [...]

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Video: Napa Valley vineyards battle Mother Nature

We were just thinking to ourselves that it had been a while since we’ve had an update from our friends at Adopt-A-Grape, and lo and behold, the spring video arrived in our inbox. Fantesca Estate & Winery, who are the people behind the Adopt-A-Grape concept, had some exciting news recently in the appointment of winemaker [...]

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Top five most lucrative Napa Valley grape varietals for 2007

While the 2008 growing season is off to a wild start–late frost that caused quite a bit of damage and now 100+ degree temperatures while the vines attempt to flower–Napa County is finally out with it’s annual 2007 crop report (see our breakdown of last year’s report here). Without further adieu, the five most lucrative [...]

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