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January 2009

It’s that time of year again…the American Wine Blog Awards

As we get set to enter the second month of 2009 it is time to do a bit of reflection in the world of wine blogging. You see, the 2009 American Wine Blog Awards are here, which means we’ll be doing some hard thinking around which of our daily reads to nominate for the following [...]

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Photo Friday: A view from Rutherford

During this time of year you’d expect the Napa Valley to be filled with ‘naked’ grapevines and lots of mustard, which it is. That said, as we crossed the valley in Rutherford late this afternoon we were struck by the beauty of a large cluster of white flowers growing alongside the road. Here’s a glimpse [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Just in time for Super Bowl weekend we’ve got a boatload of local events for you. If you’re looking for ways to pass the time before the big game, then you’ve come to the right place. The weather should be absolutely beautiful and the mustard is now in full bloom, so get out there and [...]

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Merlove updates, Sequoia Grove’s Michael Trujillo profiled

It’s shaping up to be another gorgeous, sunny January day here in the Napa Valley and as usual, there’s no shortage of news. Here are a couple items that have caught our eye in the past 24hrs or so. Updates on Rudy McClain’s documentary ‘Merlove’ Local director/producer Rudy McClain, who we interviewed last summer, continues [...]

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Napa’s Bin to Bottle teams with San Francisco’s Crushpad to offer ‘winery in a box’

Today saw some interesting wine industry news as Napa’s Bin to Bottle and San Francisco’s Crushpad announced a ‘strategic partnership’ that aims to provide wine brands in the 500 to 5,000 case range with all the core business functions needed to develop a successful brand. For its part, Bin to Bottle provides custom crush services, [...]

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Yountville’s Bardessono to open next week

One week from today–on February 2nd–Yountville’s latest and greatest lodging option will officially open for business. Bardessono, which is located just behind Hurley’s and Bouchon Bakery on Yount Street, is a 62-room hotel, spa and 92-seat restaurant that claims to be “the greenest luxury hotel in America.” The hotel, which was put together by Phil [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

The rain is (finally) falling and the weekend is almost here. If you’ll be in town, here are a couple events worth looking into… January 24th St. Supery Vineyards and Winery will host a Cabernet tasting with hors d’oeuvres prepared by the winery chef. From 2pm – 3pm you’ll be able to taste the winery’s [...]

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