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December 2009

Happy New Year!

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Just a quick post to wish you all a very happy, safe and healthy New Year! Cheers! [techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, Happy New Year, NYE, New Year, 2010]

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New Napa Valley beginnings: Norman Rose Tavern opens, construction on Vita now in full swing

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With the year rapidly coming to a close a lot of us have our minds on new beginnings. Here in the Napa Valley, there are signs of such new beginnings all over the place. Laura Cunningham’s Vita restaurant under construction As we’ve been reporting for some time, Laura Cunningham is planning an Italian restaurant at [...]

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Itinerary: daytripping through the Oak Knoll District and Yountville

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In the past few days we’ve had visitors, which means we’ve been busy planning wine tasting and dining itineraries. Rather than have our hard work end now that our guests are gone, we’ve decided to recreate one of the itinerary’s we put together and share it with all of you. The objective of this one-day [...]

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2006 Palmaz Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

It’s that time of year again–harvest is behind us and many local wineries are starting to roll out their new releases. The folks over at Palmaz Vineyards have shared details on their latest release–the 2006 Palmaz Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2006 release is 100% estate-grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The fruit was aged [...]

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2009: The Year in Photos

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As 2009 comes to a close we’ve put together our annual ‘year in photos’ video for your viewing pleasure. From the opening of Bardessono in Yountville, to bud break, to the St. Supéry Blogger Day, to the Ad Hoc at Home book signing with Thomas Keller and everything in between, the video below provides a [...]

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Napa Valley Grille quietly exits Napa Valley, Calistoga gets AVA status

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It has been another busy and eventful week and to wrap it up, we’ve got a couple news items we’ve been meaning to share with you… Napa Valley Grille Closes Yountville Location With new competitors popping up seemingly by the day in the town of Yountville, Napa Valley Grille has shuttered its one and only [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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If you happen to be lucky enough not to be spending this final weekend before Christmas doing some last-minute shopping then you’ll likely be seeking some R&R. If that’s the case, you’re in luck as we’ve got a couple events on tap over the next few days here in the Napa Valley that should do [...]

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