March 2009

2005 Sequoia Grove Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon reviewed, Trinchero gets some ink

Like it or not, the week has pretty much gotten away from us. Fortunately, there are plenty of Napa Valley related stories out there… 2005 Sequoia Grove Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Earlier this week the Washington Times ran a review of the 2005 Sequoia Grove Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. While we’ve not tried this wine […]

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The Hess Collection’s March 2009 Red and White Club shipment

With the new year we decided to change up our wine club status slightly. Last year, as you longtime readers will know, we were part of the Hess Collection’s ‘Rare Reds’ club, which saw us get a bi-monthly shipment of two different red wines. This year, we’ve decided to go with Hess’ ‘Red and White’ […]

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New ‘Napa Valley Intensive’ class unveiled by Culinary Institue of America at Greystone

For those of you out there who consider yourselves relatively serious about wine and interested in what’s being done here in the Napa Valley in that regard, the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena has a new class just for you. Dubbed the ‘Napa Valley Intensive’ class, the session is a two-day […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

This weekend will be a busy one here in the Napa Valley as many local businesses will be hosting St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and events. Here are a few that should be worth your time and money if you’re around… Saturday, March 14th From 1pm – 4pm, Merryvale Vineyards in St. Helena will host its […]

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Yountville’s Redd working to add additional covering, heaters and a fireplace to outdoor patio

Some time ago Richard Reddington’s Redd restaurant in Yountville made it known that it would be doing a bit of remodeling on its outdoor patio. Well, this afternoon as we passed by the restaurant, that remodeling appears to be well underway. As you can see from the photo we snapped above, the remodel will include […]

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Another Napa Valley winery making adjustments due to the economy

In the latest sign of the times, news broke yesterday that Napa Valley-based Cosentino Signature Wines was taking various cost-cutting steps to help it better align with current economic conditions. In addition to reportedly negotiating with debt providers about reducing and controlling debt, the organization also shuffled around some local property. Here are a few […]

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New Napa tasting room and custom crush facility getting closer

For a couple months now we’ve been meaning to pull off the road to find out what exactly was being built near the intersection of Big Ranch Road and Trancas St. in Napa. Today, we finally stopped off and took a quick look around. It turns out the big structure being built back off the […]

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