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July 2009

Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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With the upcoming weekend comes a brand new month–can you believe it’ll be August in a couple days?! Soon the annual harvest will be underway and things will get even busier than they have been here in the Napa Valley. If you’re around this coming weekend, check out the following events… Saturday, August 1st From [...]

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2005 Dylan Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

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We’re always pleasantly surprised when we wander down the aisle at our neighborhood Whole Foods Market and come across a local wine we’ve not yet had the chance to taste. Such was the case this past weekend… We picked up a 750ml bottle of the 2005 Dylan Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc for $17. Produced and [...]

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An analysis of the 2009 Wine Bloggers’ Conference

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For those of you who are unaware, this weekend marked the 2nd Annual North American Wine Bloggers’ Conference. This year’s event was held in both Napa and Sonoma and was decidedly larger than last year’s inaugural event. While we were unable to attend (for a variety of reasons), that didn’t stop us from following along [...]

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Housekeeping: new ways to comment on The Cork Board

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It’s the weekend, so that means we’ve been futzing around with the old blog. While not totally obvious, we’ve made a pretty substantial change to the commenting system here on The Cork Board. For those of you with a Facebook or Twitter account, you can now sign-in using your credentials from either service to leave [...]

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Upcoming: Zin n’ Ribs party on August 9th

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It’s Friday and we’ve got a quick update to share with you this fine morning… On August 9th from 11am – 2pm at V Marketplace’s pavilion lawn (Yountville), Chef Michael Chiarello will host an afternoon mid-summer ‘Zin n’ Ribs’ celebration. The event, which will include barbequed honey espresso ribs, assorted treats and a variety of [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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A busy, busy weekend is nearly here. For us, this weekend marks the annual Relay For Life event, which we’ll be attending once again with a large team. For those looking for some wining and dining, here are a few events that should be good fun. Friday, July 24th From 5pm – 7pm Paradigm Winery [...]

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Recapping The Hess Collection’s annual member BBQ

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This past weekend we had the pleasure of heading up Mount Veeder to watch the sun set while enjoying some amazing wine, music and food at The Hess Collection’s annual member BBQ. Upon arrival we were greeted with two glasses of the winery’s newly released 2008 Hess Small Block Series Gewürztraminer, which provided a cool, [...]

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