July 2008

A recap and photos from Napa’s Relay for Life

Napans (including the Uncork29 Team) took to the track this past weekend to raise awareness and money as part of the American Cancer Society’s 12th Annual Relay for Life. The event spanned 24-hours and encouraged the near 1,000 attendees to have someone from each team on the track at all times–a symbolic way of showing […]

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Photos: In and around Yountville’s Cliff Lede Vineyards

We’ve published our video, written a follow-up post about some of our conversations from our visit to Cliff Lede Vineyards a few weeks back, so now it’s time to share some photos. We’ve included a couple shots below, but you can get the full experience here. Have you visited Cliff Lede Vineyards? If so, tell […]

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Chateau Montelena sold, downtown Napa, questions for Chiarello

Another busy week has come and is very nearly gone. There’s been lots of interesting Napa Valley news, check out the items below to see what’s caught our eye. Chateau Montelena sold to the French Early this week the wine world was abuzz as Robert Parker attempted to hype up one of the “biggest stories […]

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Veraison is underway in Napa Valley

As hard as it is to believe the summer is flying by and before we know it harvest will be upon us. We always judge the passing of time by the way the vineyards look…and while out on a walk about a week-and-a-half ago we noticed some significant changes happening in our local Oak Knoll […]

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What is the hidden impact of frost on the vineyards?

As you know we spent some time up at Cliff Lede Vineyards a couple weeks back–we were invited for a private tour and tasting and given the opportunity to walk the grounds with General Manager Jack Bittner (be sure to check out our video here). As we walked between the rows and rows of vineyards […]

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President coming to Napa, Ritz-Carlton not far behind

It’s been one of those weeks here for us–busy at work and a sick little guy to take care of, so apologies for the somewhat infrequent postings. Here are a couple quick items that caught our eye. Presidential visit There’s been lots of buzz around these parts about a planned visit today by the President […]

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Michael Chiarello’s NapaStyle in Yountville: scenes from the Grand Opening

This afternoon we braved a sea of tourists and checked out the official opening of Michael Chiarello’s NapaStyle store in Yountville. Our resident photographer worked her magic and we’ve got a ton of pictures (not just of Michael Chiarello either :)). Here’s a quick preview, see the link at the end of this post for […]

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