May 2010

Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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Time flies and yet another weekend is nearly here. As is always the case this time of year there are no shortage of events, so be sure to check out any of the following if you’ll be in town. Saturday, May 15th From 12pm – 6pm Girard Winery in Yountville will celebrate National Hamburger Month […]

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Call for applicants: Markham Vineyards’ 3rd Annual Mark of Distinction program

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Markham Vineyards, the Napa Valley winery distributed by Terlato Wines, recently announced its call for applications for the 3rd Annual Mark of Distinction program. As we noted last year, the Mark of Distinction program, which started in 2008, rewards two winners with $25,000 grants each to help them “make a lasting change in their communities.” […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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Mother’s Day and wine, that’s the theme of the upcoming weekend here in the Napa Valley. Check out these events, which are sure to appeal to both Moms and wine lovers alike. Saturday, May 8th From 11am – 2pm Alpha Omega Winery in Rutherford will host its 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon release party. For […]

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Napa Valley’s Black Stallion Winery sold to Delicato Family Vineyards

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Early Tuesday morning news broke of a Napa Valley winery being sold. Delicato Family Vineyards (DFV), a family-owned winery based in Manteca, California, agreed to purchase Napa’s Black Stallion Winery for an undisclosed sum. Following months of speculation around who would and would not survive the economic downturn here in the Valley, the sale of […]

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Napa Valley well represented among 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards winners

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Earlier this week the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards winners were announced. Not surprisingly, the Napa Valley was well represented. The James Beard Foundation Awards cover everything from chefs and restaurateurs to cookbook authors and food journalists to restaurant designers and more. Winning one of the coveted awards is seen as “the highest honors for […]

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C Casa to open May 10th at Oxbow Public Market

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Way back in January we told you a new taqueria was coming to Oxbow Public Market in downtown Napa. At the time C Casa had only announced plans to open this Spring. Now diners will soon be enjoying fresh tacos, salads, small plates and rotisserie food in just a few days. Late Sunday afternoon we […]

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Daisy shortbread cookies and dark chocolate lollipops now available at Yountville’s Bouchon Bakery

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Consider this your reminder: next weekend is Mother’s Day! As usual, Chef Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery in Yountville has cooked up a couple tasty treats in honor of all you Mom’s out there… Starting today you’ll be able to enjoy the following two special items: Daisy Shortbread Cookies (pictured above): a classic shortbread cookie festively […]

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