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March 2009

Downtown Napa’s Oxbow Public Market celebrates its first birthday

This past weekend we dropped by Oxbow Public Market in downtown Napa to check out the first birthday celebration they were having. The place was jam-packed and every vendor had special items for sale and many were doing fun giveaways. The market and surrounding area has certainly taken a hit with the closing of neighboring [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

A warm, sunny weekend is nearly upon us. Here are a couple events taking place in-and-around the Napa Valley that you’d do well to check out if you happen to be around. Saturday, March 28th Between 1pm – 5pm, downtown Napa’s Oxbow Public Market will be hosting a Birthday Party for itself. From 1pm – [...]

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Our thoughts and photos from A Taste of Yountville 2009

This past weekend we once again attended one of our favorite local events–A Taste of Yountville. This year’s event saw many of the usual suspects line the streets, including Hurley’s, Compadres, Redd, Robert Mondavi Winery, The Hess Collection and many more. This time around, we decided to indulge ourselves by trying a wide variety of [...]

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Budbreak is finally underway in the Napa Valley

Last night, as temperatures dipped into the upper 30′s here in the Napa Valley, the vineyard fans were humming. That’s because we have finally got some decent budbreak happening in the vineyards. The buds are sprouting a bit later this year as a result of many vintners intentionally pruning the early budbreak varietals (Chardonnay, Pinot [...]

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The view from Carneros this morning

It’s overcast here in the Napa Valley with rain due to hit later this afternoon. Here’s a quick shot of what things look like in the Carneros AVA this morning just before sunrise. We particularly liked this shot for the reflection of the mountains and mustard in the very calm water. [techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, [...]

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With Spring here, another Napa Valley restaurant goes to work on its patio scene

For the past several days we’ve seen lots of work taking place in-and-around the patio at one of our favorite local restaurants. This morning as we made our way past Rutherford Grill, which is owned by the Hillstone Restaurant Group, we saw a massive crane installing large new trees around the outdoor seating area. The [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

As we write this, the sun is shining, hot air balloons dot the sky and Spring is in the air. Hopefully the weather holds up for the weekend, but we may well be seeing a cold rainstorm. Regardless, here are a couple upcoming events that will be well worth your while should you be here [...]

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