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August 2008

2008 Napa Valley harvest report: week one

The first installment of our behind-the-scenes harvest coverage has arrived! Again, each week we’ll be talking with the fine folks from Spring Mountain Vineyard up in St. Helena to get details about what’s happening both in the vineyard and at the winery throughout Harvest 2008. Our first installment finds the winery expecting its first fruit–the [...]

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Video: a sit down with Michael Chiarello

In the third and final portion of our video interview with Chef Michael Chiarello we discuss a wide range of topics, including details on Bottega, how he will compete with Thomas Keller and much, much more. The video is quite lengthy–some 17 minutes to be exact–but we think you’ll find the content compelling. Speaking of [...]

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Late August Napa Valley vineyard views

The last time we brought you some vineyard photos it was of the then green grapes just beginning the veraison process. Well, it’s been a few weeks and as you’ll see below the transformation is complete. The red grapes are now showing their beautiful purple hues and they just simply look yummy, dontcha think?! We’re [...]

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The Cork Board’s newest turns one

You’ll note that posting has been a bit light these past few days–and for good reason. You see, we’ve been busy preparing for a house full of people who came over this past weekend to celebrate our little guy’s first birthday. Yep, believe it or not, little Aidan is now officially working on year two [...]

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Video: veraison in the vineyards

Back in July we told you and showed you that veraison was underway here in the Napa Valley. Our friends at Adopt-a-Grape are out with their latest video showing the same thing–which means the countdown to harvest and the end of another growing season is officially on. Check it out: [techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, [...]

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A special harvest 2008 announcement

Those of you long time Cork Board readers will recall our harvest 2007 coverage including interviews with various local wineries–where we asked for general updates on how things were progressing, etc. With the 2008 harvest just underway, we’re gearing up for some similar activities, only this year we’re taking a slightly different approach. The Cork [...]

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The Cork Board’s palate pleasers for July 2008

We’ve been tasting quite a bit of wine of late…we know, we know, rough life, right? Between our own personal consumption and tasting at various local wineries and restaurants, we’ve come across a few gems that we thought we’d share. Surely many of you will be surprised by the fact that we’re only mentioning one [...]

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