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Most popular content on The Cork Board from Dec 2008

by admin on January 1, 2009

In case you missed anything last month, here’s a quick rundown of our most popular stories:
  • Photos: Cakebread Cellars Holiday cookie cooking class
    Posted on Sunday, December 14th, 2008 in Miscellaneous – Views: (1000)
    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 (yum!). The wine was also flowing, of course, and we tasted the 2007 Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc (our favorite of the day), the 2007 Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley Chardonnay and the 2005 Cakebread Cellars Zinfandel.
  • Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend
    Posted on Thursday, December 18th, 2008 in Cork Bits – Views: (796)
    It’s cold and wet around here–heck, there’s even snow atop the mountains in and around St. Helena. It’s certainly starting to feel like winter in the Napa Valley now. This weekend we’ve got a couple events that should help you get further into the Holiday spirit…Saturday, December 20th and Sunday, December 21stDowntown Napa’s Wineries of Napa Valley will host a ‘smothered in chocolate’ event from 3pm – 5pm where you’ll be able to enjoy a pairing of boutique Napa wines with decadent chocolate-smothered treats.
  • A simple last minute Holiday cookie recipe featuring Cabernet Sauvignon
    Posted on Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 in Miscellaneous – Views: (736)
    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 next several days are chock full of Holiday parties with friends and family.
  • Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend
    Posted on Thursday, December 4th, 2008 in Cork Bits – Views: (685)
    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 our community site and don’t be shy about adding your upcoming Napa Valley events either!
  • Sights and observations from Yountville’s Festival of Lights
    Posted on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 in Miscellaneous – Views: (322)
    Last Friday, when many were out looking for amazing deals on Black Friday, we made our way up to Yountville for the kick-off of the annual Festival of Lights. Having not been in years past, we were not quite sure what to expect. We did know there would be plenty of food, wine and other festivities–and we were certainly not disappointed.
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