September 2009

Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Thursday is here again, which can only mean one thing. It’s time for our weekly round-up of local events and this is a special one. Not only is this week special because the Wine Train is celebrating its 20th Anniversary Birthday, but also because this is the 100th edition of our Cork Bits. Hard to […]

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2009 Napa Valley harvest: an already slow harvest delayed further by Mother Nature

This past week has been an interesting one from a weather standpoint. Following a few days of hot weather, the weekend brought us a bit of rain, a lot of clouds and an overall sense that Summer is rapidly giving way to Fall. Read on to learn what our three local wineries, Smith-Madrone, Swanson Vineyards […]

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Video: preparing for lift-off in Yountville

With a two-year old running around the house we’re always on the lookout for ‘little’ things that can keep him entertained. While not so little, he’s always been fond of watching these guys float over the house, land, take-off, you name it. Here’s what we saw a couple weekends ago in Yountville. [techtags: Napa, Napa […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

It’s Thursday evening, meaning the weekend is near. Horray! Gotta love a short week. There are certainly no shortage of harvest parties taking place at numerous wineries throughout the valley these days (’tis the season). Here are a couple (non-harvest party) events that should allow you to get out, enjoy the gorgeous weather and pick-up […]

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2009 Napa Valley harvest: white grape crop heavier than normal with very high acidity, still waiting on reds

Another week is already half-over, which means it’s time to check-in with our three local vintners to see how (or shall we say if?) the 2009 harvest is coming along (others in the valley are much further along). In the early mornings we’ve certainly noticed the sweet smell of fermenting grapes hanging in the air. […]

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Yountville: Laura Cunningham’s Vita closer to becoming a reality?

Way back in February we shared a few details on Laura Cunningham’s Vita, a 130-seat restaurant planned to occupy the space where PJ Steak previously stood on North Washington Street in Yountville. Buzz around Vita started in mid-2008, with a target initial opening floated for ‘mid 2009′. Having walked past the space just this past […]

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Food, wine and Napa Valley photos

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Call us a bit biased, but we think the photos that regularly appear on this here blog are pretty darn good. So good, in fact, that we feel the need to point you to our resident photographer’s personal showcase. Go check out her website to see a few samples of stunning food, wine and various […]

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