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June 2009

A review of the dining experience at downtown Napa’s The Border

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A few weeks back we ate at one of downtown Napa’s newest restaurant installations, The Border. The restaurant is operated by Pablo and Erasto Jacinto, who rose through the ranks working for the likes of local chefs Michael Chiarello, Cindy Pawlcyn and Donna Scala. With that pedigree and the promise of some authentic Mexican food, [...]

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Photos: late June in Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll District

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This weekend, as temperatures topped 100 degrees in the Napa Valley, we ventured out to take a few photos of the vineyards. The last time we checked in with such photos the vineyards were just entering the flowering stage. As you can see below, the 2009 fruit is now well-established and growing nicely–what a difference [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Here were are, Thursday evening and we’re not sure about you, but our minds are already focused on the weekend. With summer in full-swing, there are certainly no shortage of events taking place in the Napa Valley…here are just a couple you may want to check out! Friday, June 26th and Saturday, June 27th Downtown [...]

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So just what is this blog all about anyway?

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It has been far too long–we promise, we’re doing our very best to find some kind of balance in our lives so that we can get back to a regular posting schedule. Thanks to everyone for hanging with us. As we’ve been immersed (literally) in examining hundreds upon hundreds of blogs as part of the [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

It’s Thursday again and the Father’s Day weekend is nearly here. The weather is finally starting to feel how it should in these parts–near 90 degree temperatures today in the valley and close to that throughout the weekend! Here are a few events that are sure to make all those Dad’s out there happy. Saturday, [...]

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Yountville’s Bardessono to host weekly happy hour event

Starting on June 24th (and every Wednesday thereafter), the folks at Bardessono in Yountville will host a bit of a happy hour (well, three happy hours to be exact) around their rooftop pool. From 6pm – 9pm there will be pool snacks and $8 drinks like the ‘Napa Sour’, which is made with Napa vodka, [...]

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Trinchero Family Estates updates ‘Wine4′ series with red and white ‘Wine4′ Sangria

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As I write this post, I’m sipping on a glass of Trinchero Family Estates’ 2007 California Red ‘ Wine4 Grillin’, which is a blend of Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. This particular wine, which comes in box form, was available at Cost Plus World Market’s throughout the country for the better part of the last [...]

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