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February 2009

Kuleto Estate becomes latest victim of the economy, Yountville gets some ink

A bright, sunny Friday is upon us. As we get set to head into a relaxing weekend, here are a couple Napa Valley-related news items that have recently caught our eye… Kuleto Estate becomes latest victim of bad economy Yesterday news came out via Wine Spectator that William Foley of Foley Family Wines has purchased [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Well, the end of the month is nearly upon us. If you will be in and/or around the Napa Valley this coming weekend, here are a couple events you may want to look into. Enjoy! Saturday, February 28th Bouchaine Vineyards will host a ‘Gold & Pearl Tasting’ from 2pm – 3:30pm. For $40 per person [...]

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Cover crop conversation continues, 2006 Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon

Today, Dirk Hampson, who writes the fabulous Far Niente Winery blog, continued the cover crop meme we started a few weeks back. Here’s a short snippet from what he had to say: You may ask, why cover crops? Easy. It is all about soil health (which is all about vine health…which is all about fruit [...]

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Premiere Napa Valley raises $1.485 million, lowest total since 2005

This past weekend was a busy one here in the Napa Valley–with the major event being Premiere Napa Valley 2009. The signature event for many local wine producers, Premiere is a trade event hosted this time each year by the Napa Valley Vintners trade group that seeks to not only raise money for the NVV [...]

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Reflecting back on the past two years…

Today is a very special day for us. You see, two years ago today we published our very first post here on The Cork Board and now, just a handful shy of 500 posts, we’re doing a bit of reflection. Much has changed since then, in wine blogging, in our lives and in the world [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

The sun is shining and the weekend is almost here, which can only mean one thing…our weekly rundown of local events. Enjoy! Friday, February 20th Viader Winery in Deer Park will host an open house from 3pm – 6pm. The theme is “rocking the boat” and the event will feature a 2007 Petit Verdot that [...]

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Napa Angel by Montes, Symposium for Professional Wine Writers

Believe it or not, we here at Cork Board World Headquarters are indeed still alive and kicking. It’s been a rough week or so, with everyone on staff (including the one-and-a-half-year-old) falling victim to a pretty serious flu bug. Anyway, as we begin digging out of our hole, here are a couple interesting Napa Valley [...]

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