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June 2010

Auction Napa Valley raises $8.5 million, sees strong social media buzz #AuctionNV

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This weekend the 30th annual Auction Napa Valley event took place here in the valley. Last year, in a down economy the event brought in some $5.7 million. This year a few changes were made–including moving the main auction from a dinner/late evening event to a lunchtime event–resulting in $8.5 million being raised for local [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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Welcome to Auction Napa Valley week–a crazy, busy time here in the valley. For those in town for the Auction, enjoy, for those planning a visit otherwise, here are a few non-Auction related events to check out. Saturday, June 5th From 4:30pm – 8:30pm Uncorked at Oxbow will celebrate its first birthday in its new [...]

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Bardessono rolls out new lunch menu, turkey spotted in downtown Napa

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A short week is flying by here in the Napa Valley. Here are a couple new developments we thought we’d share… Bardessono re-launches outdoor patio lunch with new menu Yountville’s Bardessono restaurant recently appointed James Allen to the post of General Manager. Allen, who has earned three Wine Spectator ‘Best Awards’ for his previous wine [...]

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Aquinas 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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It’s always fun when you stumble across a local wine you’ve not yet given a try. Such was the case for us a couple weeks back when we picked up a bottle of the Aquinas 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley to go along with our barbeque. About Aquinas Aquinas (pronounced ah-kwine-es) is a label under [...]

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