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June 2008

Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

It’s that time again–Thursday afternoon and the countdown until the weekend begins is underway. As always, here are a couple local events that might be worth checking out. Saturday, June 21st The 11th Annual Calistoga “Art in the Park” benefit will take place from 11am – 5pm at Pioneer Park on Cedar St. The outdoor [...]

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JoLe opens in Calistoga, Yountville’s Brix becomes 25° Brix

In recent days there have been quite a number of new developments in Napa Valley’s restaurant scene. Here’s a quick recap for anyone scoring at home. JoLe opens in downtown Calistoga Several weeks back while cruising through downtown Calistoga we noticed a new sign. Within the Mount View Hotel, a new restaurant, JoLe, was nearly [...]

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Video: how to find water in a vineyard–the old fashioned way

Duane Hoff (of Fantesca Estate and Winery up on Spring Mountain) and the crew at Adopt-a-Grape are out with their latest video installment. This one has the team searching for a water source on the property with the special help of a long time Napa Valley resident. [techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, napa video, [...]

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Saturday vineyard views

We realize it has been a while since we’ve shown you what the vineyards here in the Napa Valley look like. Earlier today we made our way up to St. Helena to check out the BBQ and cellar sale at St. Clement Vineyards. Here’s a glimpse into what we saw. [techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, [...]

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Friday round-up: Calistoga AVA debate, some love for Cliff Lede Vineyards

It’s Friday afternoon, it’s hot and we (probably just like you) can’t wait for the weekend to get here. In the meantime, here are a few Napa Valley-related items that caught our eye in recent days. Tom Wark smells something from Napa and doesn’t like it Tom Wark, one of our favorite wine bloggers, has [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Well, we’re nearly half-way through the month of June (my how time flies), so you know what that means. Yep, in addition to sun and BBQ’s, it’s Father’s Day this weekend. Here are a few local events that may be of interest to all you dad’s out there (as well as everyone else!) Saturday, June [...]

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Napa Valley locals and visitors get a new website–Uncork29 is now live!

It’s been a long time coming, but we’re happy to formally announce today that Uncork29.com is now live and ready for you to check out. When we started The Cork Board a little over a year-and-a-half ago, we set out to cover all things Napa Valley–the news, issues, restaurants, hotels, B&B’s and of course, the [...]

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