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April 2009

Video: a sunny Sunday morning in the Napa Valley

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It always makes for an interesting morning when the hot air balloons are floating overhead. Here’s a quick video of what we saw early this morning shortly after sunrise. [techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, hot air balloon]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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Now that your taxes are (hopefully!) done and your refund (hopefully!) is in the mail, you can re-focus on the important things in life, like the weekend. According to our trusty weather people, we’re expecting summer-like conditions here in the Napa Valley this weekend (hello mid-80s), which should make the following events all the more [...]

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Report: 2008 Napa County winegrape crop down more than 15 percent in value

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Following a wild growing season in 2008 that saw frost and near drought conditions wreak havoc on local farmers, the County of Napa has released its annual crop report. Overall, the value of winegrapes grown in Napa County was found to have dropped by some 15.3 percent, from $472,606,600 in 2007 to $399,913,100 in 2008. [...]

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Happy Easter!

Here’s hoping you and yours have an egg-cellent Easter. Click the image for full-size–bonus points if you can tell us where this photo was taken… [singlepic id=78 w=550 h=450] Cheers! [techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, Easter]

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April showers bring beautiful vineyard visuals

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The old saying says April showers bring May flowers. Well, today was certainly a day of April showers here in the Napa Valley. One minute you’d be basking in the warm sunshine and the next you’d be caught in a massive downpour. While a bit difficult to navigate, today’s weather did provide some amazing visuals. [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Another week has come and nearly gone. As we gear up for a busy weekend that will conclude with taking the little one on his first-ever Easter Egg hunt, we’ve got a couple local events to highlight for you all. After a relatively wet, rainy week, the weekend is supposed to see lots of sun [...]

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A review of the Cosentino Winery winetasting experience

On a recent cool, rainy Spring afternoon we made our way up to Yountville to pay a visit to Cosentino Winery. Located at 7415 St. Helena Highway, the winery sits on the West side of Highway 29 right next door to Cindy Pawlcyn’s fabulous Mustards Grill. For more on the history of the winery, go [...]

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