October 2008

Some Halloween reading for a wet Friday afternoon

It’s Halloween, it’s raining and the smell of Fall is definitely in the air around these parts. Here are a few items we’ve been meaning to share and just haven’t gotten around to. New Napa Valley winery blog We’ve added a new link to our list of “Friends” over on the right-hand column here. Piña […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

It’s that time of the week again; time to think about the weekend, which around here promises to be a rainy one for the first time in a long time. Here are a few local events that promise to keep you entertained and dry… Saturday, November 1st Rubicon Estate in Rutherford will host a Victorian […]

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Bottega, French Laundry, Hess Collection, Paraduxx, Robert Mondavi Winery–Napa Valley brands examined

A couple weeks ago we wrote about brand ownership and looked at the phrase “Napa Valley”. As promised, today we’ve got a few more local brands to have a look at–namely, Bottega Ristorante, The French Laundry, The Hess Collection, Paraduxx and Robert Mondavi Winery. There are keyword clouds for each brand included below, along with […]

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A review of the documentary Merlove

Earlier this summer we spoke with Rudy McClain, the local filmmaker who was working on a documentary (dubbed Merlove) about the Merlot varietal. After attending the first-ever public screening of the film, we wrote the following: We really, really wanted to have at least one underlying ‘story’ carry us from start to finish. For us, […]

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A new wine tasting option in downtown Napa

Earlier this week we got word of a new downtown Napa wine tasting option that recently opened. Ted Osborne and Chuck Custodio have opened the new tasting room at 974 Franklin Street just on the heels of the closing of Stave Wine Lounge (guess it may be time for us to update our downtown Napa […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

As you’d expect, this week’s events are largely based around the Halloween theme and we’ve included a couple family-friendly options for those of you with little ones like us. Weather should be ideal, so get out there and enjoy! Saturday, October 25th The 4th annual Harvest Festival at Connolly Ranch in Napa (11am – 3pm) […]

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Scenes from the Napa Valley–October 2008

While we were out-and-about this weekend we snapped a couple photos to give you all a sense for what things currently look like in the Napa Valley. We took the little one to the Stanly Lane pumpkin patch to check things out and this was one of our favorite pictures. He had a blast climbing […]

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