May 2009

St. Supéry gets a new, old winemaker, Auction Napa Valley nearly upon us

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It’s Friday and despite the week being a short one, it sure hasn’t felt all too short for us. How about you? Anyway, here are a couple Napa Valley news items that have caught our eye to help take you into the weekend… St. Supéry appoints Michael Scholz winemaker, again Rutherford-based St. Supéry Vineyards and […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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Gotta love a short week. With the weekend nearly upon us, here are two events slated for this weekend that promise to keep your taste buds entertained while helping out a couple of good causes. Saturday, May 30th The 5th Annual Ultimate Blind Date will take place from 2pm – 5pm at Flora Springs Winery […]

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Photos: Napa Valley grape vines are flowering

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Over the long weekend we realized the last time we provided a glimpse into what the local vineyards look like was quite some time ago. Our last photos showed the very first signs of life in the vineyards following a long winter hibernation–also known as budbreak. Today, we’re bringing you a few photos that show […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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The long Memorial Day weekend is nearly upon us. For any of you out there who will be in or around the Napa Valley, here are a couple events that should be worth checking out. Enjoy! Saturday, May 23rd From 9:30am – 11:30am the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone will host a class focused […]

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Chef Michael Chiarello on all things Bottega

In the final installment of our recent video interview with Chef Michael Chiarello we asked him for his thoughts on all-things Bottega. Check out the video below to see if he’d do anything differently in terms of opening the restaurant, what he’s found different about his experience at Bottega vs. his time at Tra Vigne […]

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Recommendations for one ‘perfect’ Napa day; Casa Nuestra reviewed

Apologies for the somewhat infrequent posts of late–it’s been a busy couple of weeks…the good news is things promise to get back to some semblance of ‘normal’ following the upcoming Memorial Day holiday next week. As we try not to go out of our minds, here are a few interesting Napa Valley items we’ve been […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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It’s only mid-May, but a hint of Summer is in the air. The weather forecast is calling for warm–dare we say hot–temperatures for the weekend, so here are a couple events that should allow you to relax and soak up the sun. Saturday, May 16th From 11am – 3pm Alpha Omega Winery in St. Helena […]

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