May 2008

Napa Valley loses a legend, Robert Mondavi passes

There’s a bit of an eerie feeling in the Napa Valley today as word continues to spread about the passing of Napa Valley legend Robert Mondavi. According to Wine Spectator, Mondavi, who was 94 years old, passed away “…at 9 a.m. today at home in Yountville, Calif.” We encourage you to go read the great […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Wow, it’s H-O-T out there and is fully expected to be that way this coming weekend. Luckily, we’ve got a couple activities that are sure to keep you cool and will enable you sip on some nice, cool summer wines. Enjoy! Saturday, May 17th and Sunday, May 18th This weekend is the Rutherford Pass Weekend, […]

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Boston Globe offers some good tips on downtown Napa dining

Today’s Boston Globe has an article on the downtown Napa ‘scene’, which just a few short years ago would have elicited all kinds of laughter and jokes about it being a ghost town. Granted, it’s far from a hustling, bustling metropolis, but there are certainly signs of life popping up all over the place. Somewhat […]

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Hess Collection May 2008 ‘Rare Reds’ club shipment

This past weekend we were up at The Hess Collection, where there was quite a bit going on. First, it was a Cellar Door Red weekend, meaning our half-gallon jug was refilled with 100% cabernet sauvignon (2005) from Mount Veeder. Second, the winery was having a warehouse sale, which we checked out but didn’t wind […]

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Michael Chiarello launches new blog

While he’s in the midst of building a new restaurant and NapaStyle store in the heart of downtown Yountville, famed chef Michael Chiarello also appears to have launched a new blog. The new restaurant is being built inside Yountville’s V Marketplace–you can check out a full slideshow of the area and the initial stages of […]

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Say it aint so: giant Zeppelin to shuttle people from Silicon Valley to Napa?

This one is unbelievable. In general, we’ve taken the stance that tourism and much of the growth and development in the Napa Valley is not the terrible, awful thing that many seem to believe it is. That being said, we DO have our limits…check this out. A couple articles published Friday note that a company […]

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Spice Girls, Tom Brady, Reese Witherspoon and the Napa Valley

It’s no secret the Napa Valley is seen as a desirable vacation spot for many, including high-profile business people and major celebrities. Between the wine, plethora of fine dining options, luxury resorts and top-notch spas, there’s apparently a lot to be desired in our little valley. By reading the press today related to the Napa […]

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