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January 2009

Wine tasting at Domaine Carneros, Alpha Omega Winery

Today one of the members of Team Corkboard celebrated a birthday. As you might expect, we used the occasion as an excuse to do a bit of wine tasting. As you’ll see from the slideshow included below, we started the day off at Domaine Carneros where we enjoyed a sparkling wine flight paired with tasty [...]

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Napa Valley mustard in full bloom

As we’ve mentioned, despite the unseasonably warm (and far too dry) weather we’ve seen around here lately, it is mustard season in the Napa Valley. Here are a couple quick shots to give you a sense for how things look in these parts at present. [techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, napa mustard, napa valley [...]

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Napa Valley itinerary: seven presidential wine stops

With the historic inauguration of Barack Obama nearly upon us, we thought we’d put together a quick Napa Valley itinerary worthy of a touring president over on our community site. This itinerary will enable you to taste wines produced by seven local wineries that have had their juice served at major White House events. You [...]

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Downtown Napa’s Ubuntu closing, SpringHill Suites opens

A couple interesting developments to pass along for a Sunday morning in mid-January. First off, we had the pleasure of dining at Ubuntu in downtown Napa last night. That’s where the good news ends. If you were looking forward to enjoying the local grits smoked with hickory, which we love, it looks like you’ll have [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Thursday is here again and that means only one thing–the weekend is just around the corner! We’ve got a couple events that may be worth checking out this weekend–the weather should be ideal. Saturday, January 17th St. Supéry Vineyards & Winery will host a cooking demonstration and tasting conducted by winery chef, Ron Barber. This [...]

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New release: Black Stallion Winery’s 2005 Oak Knoll Napa Valley Syrah

The folks at Napa’s Black Stallion Winery released their latest wine today, the 2005 Oak Knoll Napa Valley Syrah. This is a wine made from fruit grown very close to Cork Board world headquarters in the Oak Knoll District. In fact, the fruit comes from a small vineyard called Beau Terre Vineyard located on Big [...]

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2004 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

On Saturday, February 7, 2009 Oakville’s Silver Oak Cellars will host an event that will serve two purposes. First, the winery will host its annual Release Day, which this time around will feature the 2004 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Here are the tasting notes: The 2004 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a complex [...]

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