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March 2010

Bud Break: 2010 growing season underway in Napa Valley

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The week ahead promises Spring-like weather here in the Napa Valley with plenty of sunshine and temperatures expected to reach the 70s. As we made our way through the valley this weekend we noted the 2010 growing season is already underway in some parts. Bud break is clearly visible on many of the vines in [...]

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Friday round-up: Napa Valley winery foreclosures, moths invade and new items at Bouchon Bakery

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It’s Friday and the rain is falling. Given everything we’ve had going on this week, we’ve fallen behind on sharing some new and interesting Napa Valley items. So, here goes… Napa Valley winery foreclosures looming Earlier this week BusinessWeek/Bloomberg ran a story about the financial state of the California wine industry–a topic we’ve discussed here [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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Another weekend is nearly here and there are plenty of events taking place in the Napa Valley should you be looking to fill out your social calendar. Check out these events that are sure to entertain you and your taste buds… Friday, March 12th In the latest sign of the local wine industry throwing itself [...]

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Interview: St. Supéry’s Josh Anstey on the art of vineyard pruning

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On any given day over the past several months you could pass by a local vineyard and find large crews out working amongst the seemingly dormant vines. Just what were they doing? Vineyard pruning, while not perhaps the sexiest of topics, is an important part of the process. We recently caught up with St. Supéry’s [...]

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A quick analysis of the #SauvBlanc Twitter tasting event

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Just like we did for the #CaliCabs Twitter tasting event back in February, we’ve pulled together a super-quick analysis of last week’s #SauvBlanc tasting event. All told the #SauvBlanc tasting had significantly more participation than the previous month’s #CaliCabs tasting (~8,600 tweets sent vs. ~3,500 tweets), which also translated into a much broader reach (6 [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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Here we are, another Thursday and another rapidly approaching weekend. It’s gonna be a busy one here in the Napa Valley with the 32nd Annual Napa Valley Marathon taking place on Sunday, March 7th (race time is 7am). Here are a couple events that should make the weekend even more enjoyable. Saturday, March 6th From [...]

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Photos: Early March in the Napa Valley

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As expected, things are getting super crazy for us here and will only continue to be that way for much of March. We did, however, manage to escape for a few minutes to soak in the wonderful signs of Spring that are all around the valley at this point. Here are a couple photos we [...]

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