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January 2010

2nd Annual COCHON 555 Slated for February 28th at Silverado Resort

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On February 28th Napa’s Silverado Resort will play host to the 2nd Annual Cochon 555 event, which will feature five chefs, five pigs and five winemakers in a friendly competition. In celebration of National Pig Day, the event will see each chef prepare a 125-pound heritage pig from head-to-toe for attendees. From there, guests and [...]

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C Casa to bring ‘innovative Mexican dishes’ to Oxbow Public Market this Spring

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As we strolled through Oxbow Public Market this past weekend we made note of the fact that, as announced late last year, Rotisario was closed. Work is already underway on the space, which is located at the North end of the market directly across from Hog Island Oyster Co., and a new establishment is expected [...]

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Under $20 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Yesterday’s San Francisco Chronicle had a solid round-up of Cabernet Sauvignon recommendations for under $20. Among those mentioned are two made from Napa Valley fruit. The 2007 Avalon Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Purple Wine Co. is one. Here’s what the Chronicle had to say about this $15 per 750ml wine: [Purple Wine Co.]…keeps defying [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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What’s that old saying? Better late than never? That seems to be the theme of the week for us here at Cork Board World Headquarters. We’re a day late with this post (our apologies), but here are a few (decidedly non-wine-related) events taking place in the Napa Valley this weekend that should be worth checking [...]

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Must see vineyard mustard is back

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It’s that time of year again, the rain to-date has been enough to help the beautiful yellow mustard rise between the vineyard rows here in the valley. Here are a couple shots from early this morning in Oakville. If you’re curious about the purpose of the mustard, check out our video from last year with [...]

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Can 2010 be the year the wine industry goes from following to leading in social media?

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Way back in the Fall of 2006 we thought it would be fun to launch a Napa Valley-focused blog. Surely there were already dozens of them out there we thought. However, after doing a bit of research, we were shocked (OK, maybe appalled is the better word) to find the number of such blogs could [...]

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