November 2009

Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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It is a gorgeous time of year in these parts, the vineyards are all shades of red, orange, yellow and green and the air is crisp and cool. This weekend there are a few events that should be worth your time to check out, particularly since none of them cost a dime to get into… […]

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Kirk Venge named winemaker at Tudal Winery, Swanson and a|k|a a Bistro team up

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In the midst of a busy week, we’ve got a couple Napa Valley winemaker-related news tidbits to share with you. Kirk Venge named winemaker for St. Helena’s Tudal Winery Thirty-three year-old Kirk Venge has been named winemaker for Tudal Winery, the St. Helena-based winery that produces around 2,000 cases per year of estate Cabernet Sauvignon. […]

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Sights and observations from PRIMAL Napa Valley

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This past weekend we made our way up to Chase Cellars in St. Helena for PRIMAL Napa Valley. As the name implies, PRIMAL was billed as a celebration of fire cooking, meat and the art of butchering and it did not disappoint. In addition to the large crowd, fire cooking area (which turned out to […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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The month of November is chugging right along and before you know it, Thanksgiving will be upon us. In the meantime, there’s no shortage of events taking place in the valley this weekend. Here are a few worth checking out. Saturday, November 7th From 11:30am – 3:30pm Hewitt Vineyard will host a barrel tasting event […]

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Mumm Napa Winery to kick-off photography and lecture series starting 11/7

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Those of you regular readers will know we’re big photography fans, which is one of the reasons we’re excited about an upcoming series of photo exhibits that will take place at Mumm Napa Winery in Rutherford. Starting this Saturday, November 7th, from 10:30am – 11:30am, sparkling wine producer Mumm Napa will host a series of […]

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