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April 2010

Special dinner, wine tasting and book signing at Bottega on 4/22

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This Thursday, April 22nd Chef Michael Chiarello will welcome fellow chef and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich to his Yountville haunts for a special evening of food, wine and fun. Bastianich, who has restaurants in Manhattan, Pittsburgh and Kansas City, is also the host of Lidia’s Italy, a television cooking show on PBS we find ourselves watching [...]

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Vintners’ political commentary sparks Facebook boycott of his Napa Valley wineries

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Earlier this month Dario Sattui, owner of Napa Valley’s V. Sattui Winery and Castello di Amorosa, penned a letter to the editor of a local paper regarding the compensation and benefits of local firefighters. Whether intentionally or unintentionally, Sattui’s words have sparked outrage amongst both wine consumers and local firefighters, who have turned to Facebook [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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Hopefully your taxes are filed and that big refund is on its way. To celebrate, we’ve got several noteworthy events taking place in the Napa Valley this weekend. Check ‘em out! Saturday, April 17th From 12pm – 4pm, Turnbull Wine Cellars will host a Grand Opening event for its new exhibit “The Early Years of [...]

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Checking in on the Napa Riverfront Project: Tyler Florence Rotisserie and Wine

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Over the weekend we made our way past the riverfront development in downtown Napa to check in on how things are progressing. We were particularly interested to see if there was any visible signs of progress given the fact that several establishments are expected to open at some point late this Spring or early Summer. [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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It’s setting up to be a gorgeous Spring weekend here in the Napa Valley. Here are a couple events that look promising… Saturday, April 10th From 1pm – 4pm Clos Pegase Winery in Calistoga will host its sixth annual ‘Spring of the Muses’ event. The event will feature a student art display, music by David [...]

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An analysis of the #Wineblends Twitter tasting event

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Last week there was another online Twitter tasting event, this one focused on wine blends and aptly using the #Wineblends hashtag. As we’ve done in the past, we’ve pulled together an analysis around the overall impact. All told, our data from 3/15 – 4/4 indicated there were a total of 2,722 Tweets sent using the [...]

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2009 Decoy Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

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Here in the Napa Valley no Easter brunch is complete without a couple bottles of wine. This past weekend we had the chance to take a local Sauvignon Blanc (the 2009 Decoy Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc) for a spin alongside our Easter brunch consisting of fresh strawberries, pineapple and other fruit, homemade quiche and of [...]

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