Most popular content on The Cork Board from Nov 2008

by admin on December 1, 2008

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In case you missed anything last month, here’s a quick rundown of our most popular stories:
  • New releases from Black Stallion Winery, Miner Family Vineyards
    Posted on Friday, November 14th, 2008 in Napa news – Views: (379)
    We’ve got a couple new releases to share with you this sunny and warm Friday afternoon. First up, the folks over at one of Napa’s newest wineries, Black Stallion Winery, have released their 2005 Merlot. At $42 per 750ml bottle, this is a 100% Merlot (made exclusively from fruit picked in the Oakville District) that was aged for 22 months in 100% French Oak. There were just under 600 cases produced and the wine checks-in at 14.3% alcohol by volume.
  • Where to taste wine on Thanksgiving Day in the Napa Valley
    Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2008 in Miscellaneous – Views: (301)
    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 be open again on Friday and over the Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend
    Posted on Thursday, November 13th, 2008 in Cork Bits – Views: (218)
    Despite the fact that it is mid-November, the weather is suppose to be absolutely spectacular this weekend here in the Napa Valley. Get out there and enjoy it while it lasts! Here are a couple events you may want to check out–as always, for more events or to add an upcoming event, visit the Uncork29 events calendar.Friday, November 14th and Saturday, November 15thThe Jarvis Conservatory in Napa will host the 12th Annual Puppet Festival & Workshop on Friday and Saturday.
  • Recent comings and goings from the Napa Valley
    Posted on Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 in Napa news – Views: (208)
    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 list, but rather just a few things we’ve taken note of over the past several weeks.
  • Yet another ‘off the beaten path’ Napa Valley itinerary
    Posted on Monday, November 10th, 2008 in Napa news – Views: (195)
    The folks over at Gannett News Service have published an ‘off the beaten path’ Napa Valley itinerary that left us wanting a bit more (don’t forget to check out our growing list of shared Napa Valley itineraries). Granted, they hedged a bit right at the beginning of the article by saying:None of these wineries is boutique or culty — indeed, all three are established Napa names — but they have in common lovely grounds (even by Napa Valley standards), casually elegant tasting rooms and a concern for quality not always associated with larger houses.
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