November 2008

Chiarello’s Bottega restaurant to open December 5th

On Wednesday we noticed the blinders around Chef Michael Chiarello’s long-awaited Yountville restaurant, Bottega, had come down and there was a flurry of activity. Yesterday (Thanksgiving) was much quieter, but the activity level was once again quite high this morning–and for good reason. We’ve just learned that Bottega will officially open for business next Friday, […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a short note to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving from The Cork Board Team. Enjoy!

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COPIA is closed, many Napans want it replaced with a movie theater

We should have know something big was up when we took the little one out for a stroll over the weekend through Oxbow Public Market (partially to check out the new Hog Island Oyster Co. setup) and out over to COPIA. You see, the little guy loves the long flowing water fountain that leads the […]

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Where to taste wine on Thanksgiving Day in the Napa Valley

For those of you visiting the Napa Valley next week for the Thanksgiving holiday, or for those locals who may be looking to do a bit of tasting before your Thanksgiving feast, we’ve come up with five solid options for you. Many local wineries are closed on Thanksgiving Day, but most (if not all) will […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Well, the final weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday is upon us. Here are a couple Napa Valley events scheduled for this weekend that you may want to check out. Also, don’t forget to check out our events calendar for more upcoming activities or to submit your future event. Saturday, November 22nd The first winery at […]

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White House serves a pricey Napa Valley wine, CNN tries to stir up some controversy

Late last week CNN ran a story detailing the menu (food and drink) that was on tap for a White House dinner to kick-off the G-20 summit. As world leaders assembled to discuss the global economic situation, CNN reported they were due to enjoy a Shafer Vineyards Cabernet “Hillside Select” 2003, which can cost up […]

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Recent comings and goings from the Napa Valley

Call it the economy or call it whatever you like, but there have been so many recent changes in the Napa Valley wine/restaurant scene that it’s hard to keep track. New venues opening. Older venues closing. We’ve compiled a quick rundown on some of the changes–by no means is this meant to be an exhaustive […]

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