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April 2010

First Annual HALL Cabernet Cookoff, May 16, St. Helena

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The folks at HALL Napa Valley have a pretty cool sounding (and quite tasty) event coming up on May 16th at the winery in St. Helena. The First Annual HALL Cabernet Cookoff, which is an event to benefit various Napa Valley non-profits, will feature eight professional Chef team and nine amateur cook teams competing for [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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Another week and another month are coming to a close. The next several days are shaping up to be gorgeous weather-wise, so read on for what’s in store in the Napa Valley during the first weekend in May! Saturday, May 1st From 11am – 4pm various Calistoga wineries will host a Spring celebration where each [...]

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Numbers: 2009 Napa Valley wine grape crop detailed

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Each year the Napa County Department of Agriculture issues a crop report detailing the volume and value of the county’s various crops, including winegrapes. This is something we look forward to examining in order to get an assessment on the overall health of the industry and this week the report for calendar year 2009 came [...]

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2008 Whitehall Lane Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

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A couple weeks back when the weather was quite warm we decided to pop open something from a local producer to cool off. This time around, we tried the 2008 Whitehall Lane Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc. About Whitehall Lane Founded in 1979, Whitehall Lane is a small, family owned winery in the Rutherford appellation. The [...]

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Robert Mondavi Winery 2010 Summer Music Festival

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The line-up for one of the Summer’s more popular events is set and tickets are now available, so if you’ve been thinking about booking something, now is the time. Last week, details on Robert Mondavi Winery’s 2010 Summer Music Festival were released. Starting July 3rd, the Festival will include the Napa Valley Opera House this [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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A gorgeous weekend is nearly here and we’ve got a special edition of Cork Bits for you this time around. There are no shortage of events, so read on for a nugget that should make you happy to be a Cork Board reader! Friday, April 23rd For the third year in a row, William Hill [...]

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April 2010: scenes from the vineyard

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It’s been a while since we checked in with images from our local vineyards. In fact, our last such post was back in March around bud break when the vines were just beginning to show some signs of life. This past weekend we snapped a couple shots of a small Cabernet vineyard in Yountville. It’s [...]

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