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June 2008

Some thoughts on the documentary “Merlove”

Last Friday night we made it out to the world premiere of Merlove, a documentary about Merlot. The premiere featured an hour-long Merlot tasting–with wines being poured by local vineyards–followed by a screening of Rudy McClain’s never-before seen documentary. We arrived at the tail end of the Merlot tasting–having had our limit of wine during [...]

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An interview with Rudy McClain, producer/director of the Merlot documentary Merlove

Last summer we told you about a local resident who was seeking funding for a documentary film on Merlot. Fast-forward to today and Rudy McClain is set to debut his film, dubbed “Merlove”, to a sold-out crowd at Copia this evening. Earlier this week we caught up with McClain and ran a few questions past [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

This weekend is shaping up to be another busy one for us. Tomorrow, we’ve got a FULL calendar–first, we’re headed to Cliff Lede Vineyards in Yountville for a private tour/tasting, which we’re really looking forward to (stay tuned for some write-ups and maybe even a video or two of our experience). After that, we’re headed [...]

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How we spent our weekend: fundraising at Flora Springs Winery

This past weekend, which was a hot and muggy one here in the Napa valley, we spent some time up at Flora Springs Winery. We were attending a truly Napa Valley event–a fundraiser for our little guy’s ‘school’ as we call it (in reality, it’s a daycare)–which was hosted by Flora Springs out on West [...]

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A couple random vineyard photos

Every now and again our resident photographer finds the time to walk the vineyards and snap a few shots. It just so happens this past weekend was one–she was testing out some new filters for her lenses. Below are two shots, the first showing an unfiltered view of some Oak Knoll District vines and grapes [...]

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An interesting sign from southern Silverado Trail in Napa

Everyone once in a while, you come across something that makes you stop and think for a moment. Late last week we were reading one of our favorite blogs and got a good chuckle out of one of the entries about a funny sign in Fremont. The Boing Boing post reminded us that we’ve never [...]

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AVA disputes continue in Napa Valley, Alpha Omega gets some love

It’s a hot, sweltering Friday afternoon and all we feel like doing is popping open a nice bottle of cool, crisp sauvignon blanc–if anyone has any suggestions, we’re all ears! In the meantime, here are a couple news items that caught our eye today. No AVA designation for east Napa, at least not yet Last [...]

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