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February 2009

Watch out Gary Vaynerchuck? Judd’s Enormous Wine Show debuts

There’s an old saying that a little competition can be a good thing. Anyone who’s been paying any attention to the online wine world knows who Gary Vaynerchuck is and what he’s been able to accomplish with his Wine Library TV show (see appearances on The Today Show, Conan O’Brien, Ellen DeGeneres, etc. etc. etc.). [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

A big weekend is nearly upon us. Not only is it Valentine’s Day on Saturday, but it’s also a long weekend here in the U.S. as Monday is President’s Day. For those of you who will be in/around the Napa Valley, we’ve got a few events of note. There will obviously be no shortage of [...]

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An interview with Monticello Vineyards winemaker Chris Corley

One of our favorite local wineries is Monticello Vineyards, a small family owned and operated business located at 4242 Big Ranch Road. The winery was started by Jay Corley way back in 1969 and is now run entirely by members of the Corley family. We recently caught up with Chris Corley, Monticello Vineyards’ winemaker, to [...]

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A Valentine’s Day itinerary from Napa Valley author Autumn Millhouse

For those of you (ahem, guys) who may have forgotten, Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching. If you’re looking for something to get (or do) for that special someone, you’re in luck. Local author (and third generation Napan) Autumn Millhouse has a book out that provides recommendations around the most romantic Napa Valley stops. The 168-page [...]

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One thousand more vineyard acres for Napa Valley?

Been a busy day today, so this post will be relatively short. A couple Napa Valley items have caught our eye in the past few days. More vineyards coming soon to a hillside near you The Napa Register has word of several vintners looking to expand their Napa Valley real estate. Reportedly there are some [...]

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A few details emerge on Laura Cunningham’s plans for Vita, new Yountville restaurant

As we took a leisurely stroll through Yountville yesterday afternoon we grabbed a copy of the town newspaper, the Yountville Sun. The front page write-up and photos of this week’s Bardessono opening were what initially caught our eye, but it was a small story inside that we found to be of particular interest… Near the [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

This week’s edition of fun and interesting Napa Valley events to check out is, not surprisingly, mostly about the Cabernet Sauvignon. What else did you expect? Several local wineries will be hosting release parties this weekend, here’s a quick rundown… Saturday, February 7th Girard Winery will host a Cabernet release party where you’ll be able [...]

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