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January 2010

Napa Valley photos: a foggy, soggy Sunday morning

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It’s a typical winter morning here in the Napa Valley. Cool and crisp, beautiful low-hanging fog and a bit of moisture on the ground and in the vineyards. We snapped a couple photos early this morning to share with you all, enjoy! [techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, vineyard, napa vineyards]

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Video: CNN examines the Napa Valley Wine Train and its potential link to stimulus funds

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In case you missed it, the Napa Valley finds itself in the middle of the national debate about how federal stimulus funds are being spent. At issue is the fact that U.S. Senators John McCain and Tom Coburn put the Napa Valley Wine Train at #11 on their list of ‘wasteful’ stimulus projects back in [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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Believe it or not, the final weekend of January is just a couple days away. There are some great events on tap (mustard, mustard, mustard) and the sun should be shining once again, so get out there and enjoy it! Friday, January 29th From 5pm – 8pm downtown Napa’s Back Room Wines will host Back [...]

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Foodies: Chef Michael Chiarello cooks up a new customized dining experience at Bottega

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Never one to rest on his laurels, Chef Michael Chiarello has cooked up an interesting twist for foodies planning to enjoy a meal at his Yountville restaurant, Bottega. Chiarello has just unveiled the ‘Chef’s Table’, a custom dining experience offering diners five courses of “the very best of what Napa Valley has to offer on [...]

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Upcoming: 11th Annual Young School Benefit, February 6th at Quintessa

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As you know, there are no shortage of events here in the Napa Valley. In a couple weeks, the annual ‘Forever Young’ benefit will take place at Quintessa in Rutherford. The 11th annual fundraiser will benefit The Young School, which is a private non-profit non-denominational Montessori-derived program for children ages 6 – 12 years old [...]

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Obama’s enjoy 2008 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc, Markham releases special Estate Cabernet Sauvignons

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Now that the weekend is in full swing we’ve got some time to catch-up on a few items we’ve been meaning to share with you. A couple local wineries are up to some fun and interesting things, read on… Obama’s enjoy 2008 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc This past week President Barack Obama surprised First Lady Michelle [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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After a week of torrential rains, high winds and thunder storms the skies are expected to clear just in time for the weekend. Here are a couple Napa Valley events that promise to make things even brighter. Friday, January 22nd From 5pm – 7pm at Whole Foods in Napa you’ll be able to taste wines [...]

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