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May 2010

Five Napa Valley wines for Memorial Day weekend

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It’s a long weekend, the sun is shining, temperatures are rising and many a grill is getting hot. Whether you’re looking for a cool, crisp Sauvignon Blanc to sip in the heat or pair with a nice salad or a big, hearty Cabernet Sauvignon to go along with your barbeque, here are five Napa Valley [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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Wow, the week certainly got away from us. The good news is it’s a long weekend here in the U.S. and we’re predicting some grilling and great wine in our future! If you’re planning to be in town for this busy holiday weekend, check out the following events–each of which have a bit of a [...]

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Franciscan 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Sometimes in life it’s the things closest to you that are the easiest to overlook. So it was for us with several of the recent vintages from Franciscan Estate in St. Helena. The winery’s Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was recently recognized as the most popular Cabernet in American restaurants according to Wine & Spirits Magazine’s [...]

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Sunset with the IV Sons, Mumm Napa at the White House, more

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Friday is here and we’re looking forward to enjoying some amazing local vino this weekend. We’ve got quite the stockpile that we need to start getting through–a rough life we know. Read on for details on upcoming events, special offers and news from the Napa Valley. Baldacci Family Vineyards to kick-off ‘Sunset with the IV [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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Believe it or not, the month of May is nearing an end–though you sure wouldn’t know it based on the weather we’ve been having here in the Napa Valley! Regardless, here are a couple events that promise to make your weekend a bit brighter… Saturday, May 22nd From 11am – 3pm Trefethen Winery in Napa [...]

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Photos: First Annual HALL Napa Valley Cabernet Cookoff

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This past weekend we made our way up to St. Helena to check out the first annual HALL Cabernet Cookoff. The event was a sort of Top Chef style cooking challenge pitting teams against one another in two categories: amateur and professional (with each team playing for a local charity). The challenge? Create a single [...]

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Quintessa hearts the iPhone, V. Sattui launches an app, more

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It’s Friday and we’re behind on quite a few things around here–hurry up weekend! We did want to share a few items with you, so here goes… Mondavi home for sale for just $25 million Last week the Wall Street Journal reported that the late Robert Mondavi’s 56-acre Napa Valley estate was on the market [...]

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