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July 2009

Veraison comes to Napa Valley wine grapes

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Over the weekend we noted the wine grapes have started to enter the next phase in the annual march toward maturity and harvest. For those that would like a refresher, in March we saw budbreak, in May we saw flowering and in June the grapes were bright green. Veraison is the phase when the bright [...]

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A Tiramisu recipe and a party courtesy of V. Sattui Winery

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The folks at V. Sattui Winery got in touch to let us know about an upcoming party and to share an interesting Tiramisu recipe from Chef Gerardo Sainato. Next Saturday, July 25th, V. Sattui will host its 15th Annual Festa Italiana from 6:30pm – 9:30pm. For $75 per person ($65 per Cellar Club member), you’ll [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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It’s going to be another warm one this weekend, good thing there are some picnic/BBQ-related events taking place! As for us, we’ll be at the Hess Collection’s annual Member Appreciation BBQ out in the garden. If you’ll be there too, be sure to say hello! Saturday, July 18th From 12pm – 3pm Peju Province Winery [...]

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Folio Enoteca out of commission at Oxbow Public Market until August

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As we strolled through Oxbow Public Market last night after grabbing a quick bite at Taylor’s, we noted one of the market’s high-profile tenants was out of commission… According to a sign posted (and from what we gathered in peeking behind the screen), Folio Enoteca and Winery (as it used to be known), which is [...]

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How are local wineries dealing with a ‘reeling’ luxury wine market?

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The week is off to a flying start, which is in stark contrast to the Napa Valley luxury wine market if the Wall Street Journal is to be believed. We’re a few days late in posting about this, but last week the Wall Street Journal published an article on the current state of the luxury [...]

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Thomas Keller’s Bouchon to host Bastille Day celebration on 7/14

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Given all the French-inspired restaurants here in the valley, it should come as no surprise that there will be a few Bastille Day celebrations next week. Among them is a special event from Thomas Keller’s Bouchon… From 3pm – 9pm next Tuesday, July 14th, Bouchon will host an event featuring food, music and more. The [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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Today is Thursday–the weekend is on the horizon. To help get you in the proper mindset, here are a couple local events that should make for a good time. Friday, July 10th From 5:30pm – 8pm, the folks at Silverado Vineyards invite you to their gorgeous Terrace, with its amazing views of the Napa Valley, [...]

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