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

by TrevR on May 21, 2010

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 Sons’
The folks over at Baldacci Family Vineyards have announced a weekly event for the Summer that sounds like something we’ll be checking out. Every Thursday from 7pm – 8:30pm Baldacci will offer pairings of three of its Stags Leap Cabernets (IV Sons) with a platter of artisinal cheese for $20 per person. From there you’re welcome to hang out on the patio and soak up the amazing views along Silverado Trail and across the valley to the West. For more info, call 707-944-9261.

Mumm Napa served at the White House this week
Earlier this week President Barack Obama welcomed Felipe Calderon, president of Mexico, to the White House for a state dinner. The menu, which was put together by Top Chef Masters winner Rick Bayless, included wine pairings–one of which was Mumm Napa’s ‘Carlos Santana’ Brut cuvee. Check out the interesting pairing for it here. If you’re feeling Presidential, the wine is sold through the winery tasting room, and a portion of the sales go to Carlos Santana’s Milagro Foundation.

Memorial Day Weekend Special at Meadowood Napa Valley
Meadowood Napa Valley got in touch to share details on a special Memorial Day Weekend offer, which they’re calling ‘A Feast of Values’. Here’s the short of it. When you reserve a three-night stay for 5/28 – 5/30 your reservation will include lunch at the pool on Saturday and Sunday (and you’ll be able to choose table service at the Pool Terrace Café or have your meal brought to your lounge chair poolside), daily “country” breakfast in The Grill and cheeses with wine pairings to be enjoyed in The Restaurant Bar during one evening of your stay. Not too shabby! Call 800-458-8080 for more info or to make a reservation.

[techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, Mumm Napa, Baldacci Family Vineyards, IV Sons Cabernet Sauvignon, Meadowood Napa Valley]

About the Author

has written 716 posts on The Cork Board. He was born and aged in the Napa Valley and has a passion for wine, writing and social media, which led him to co-found this blog in early 2007. Follow him on Twitter @TrevR.

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