June 2010

Gott’s unveils new Summer menu items, Diageo sells off Napa operations and more

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There’s never a dull moment in these parts. Here are a few noteworthy items we felt we should pass along before you all head out for the weekend. Diageo sells off Napa operations News broke earlier this week that UK-based drinks giant Diageo had signed a sale and leaseback agreement for some of its Napa […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Believe it or not, the final weekend in June is upon us. Here’s what’s worth checking out if you’ll be in the Napa Valley this weekend… Saturday, June 26th Between 11am – 5pm the Calistoga Art in the Park event will take place at Pioneer Park in Calistoga. The event highlights artists and raises funds […]

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Franciscan 2008 Chardonnay Napa Valley

With Summer now officially upon us, we’ve taken to cooling off with some nice, chilled local white wines of late. While we admittedly tend to gravitate towards Sauvignon Blancs for some reason, our latest review is Franciscan’s 2008 Chardonnay Napa Valley. About Franciscan For some 35 years Franciscan Estate has focused on blending the best […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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Welcome to a Father’s Day edition of our weekly Napa Valley events round-up. If you plan to be here and are looking to do something fun with or for Dad, check out the following… Saturday, June 19th From 11am – 3pm Acacia Vineyard will host its 30th Anniversary Magnum Launch Party by cracking open a […]

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Bistro Sabor opens in downtown Napa

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The downtown Napa dining scene has a new entrant starting this evening. The space on First Street occupied by First Squeeze for years has been renovated and will re-open tonight as Bistro Sabor. Bistro Sabor, which is being run by Ariel Ceja of Ceja Vineyards, will serve up “Latino street food” and a sign at […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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A warm weekend is almost here. If you’re planning to be in our neck of the woods we’ve got three distinct events that should each be good fun in their own right. Check ‘em out… Saturday, June 12th From 9am – 1pm the 8th Annual Walk Through the Vineyards fundraiser will be put on by […]

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Ca’ Momi Wines coming to Oxbow Public Market in August

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Following the closure of Folio Enoteca earlier this Spring, a large space at the southern end of downtown Napa’s Oxbow Public Market sat vacant. As we passed through recently we learned the space will be occupied once again later this Summer. Ca’ Momi Wines, which to-date has operated without a formal winery and instead focused […]

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