December 2008

A simple last minute Holiday cookie recipe featuring Cabernet Sauvignon

As we mentioned in our last post, we recently attended a Holiday cookie cooking class at Cakebread Cellars, where we made all kinds of yummy treats. Today, we’re going to share one of the recipes from the class–one we made personally–that was put together by master cookie chef Jennifer Contreras. If you’re like us, the […]

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Photos: Cakebread Cellars Holiday cookie cooking class

As mentioned this past Thursday, we spent the better part of Saturday at Cakebread Cellars in Rutherford attending the winery’s Holiday cookie cooking class (say that three times fast). We had an absolute blast making (and tasting) seven different types of cookies–everything from your basic sugar cookies to fig and date pinwheels and chocolate macaroons […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

The weekend is nearly here and it’s supposed to be a cold and wintery one here in the Napa Valley. We’ve got three winery-related events for you to consider this weekend. If anyone happens to be planning to attend the Cakebread Cellars Holiday Cookie class on Saturday morning, do grab us and say hello! Saturday, […]

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A recap of the Washington Square open house

This past weekend we once again made our way to Yountville to check out the Washington Square open house. The event, which also represented the grand opening of the Verismo Wines Tasting Lounge, included food, wine, live music and an appearance by Santa Claus for the kids. We were primarily there to check out the […]

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Bottega’s opening night menu revealed

On Friday night we made our way to Yountville for the grand opening of Chef Michael Chiarello’s new restaurant, Bottega. We arrived shortly after 9pm and the place was absolutely jam-packed. The dining room was full and the area around the bar was three or four people deep all the way around. …the desserts at […]

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Our new and improved Napa Valley widget gallery

We’ve made a few updates and additions to our Napa Valley widget gallery (see link at the top of the page) that we wanted to let you know about. First, and perhaps most importantly, we’ve added several new Napa Valley widgets to the gallery. That means you can quickly have access to more local voices […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

There are loads and loads of events taking place this weekend in the Napa Valley as many local businesses look to capitalize on the upcoming holidays. Here are a few we think are worth checking out if you’ll be in our neck of the woods. As always, feel free to browse the events calendar on […]

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