July 2010

Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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Believe it or not, the final weekend in July is upon us. The weather should be just about perfect around here so get out there and enjoy it along with a nice glass of vino! Saturday, July 31st From 6:30pm – 10pm there will be a Napa vs. Sonoma Chardonnay shootout at Falcor Winery in […]

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Franciscan 2008 Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

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Having already put two of Franciscan Estate’s signature wines, the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley and 2008 Chardonnay Napa Valley to the test, we decided it was high time to complete the trifecta with the 2008 Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley. About Franciscan For some 35 years Franciscan Estate has focused on blending the best from […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Few, what a week. The old day job had us in five states and seven cities over the past four days! Now it’s time to think about the weekend, read on for what’s going on here in the Napa Valley… Saturday, July 24th At 8pm at the newly renovated and re-opened Uptown Theatre in downtown […]

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Relay for Life coming up, Carpe Diem Wine Bar, Bottega Ristorante expanding

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Happy Friday everyone. Here are a few noteworthy stories from the Napa Valley to take you on into the weekend. Carpe Diem Wine Bar opens in downtown Napa Last weekend we were out for a walk in downtown Napa and noted a new (to us anyway) wine bar located in the space previously occupied by […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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A hot Summer weekend is just around the corner and we’ve got a whole bunch of BBQ-related events for you to check out. Read on… Saturday, July 17th From 11:30am – 1:30pm Peju Province Winery in Rutherord will host a BBQ event for current and future wine club members. For $50 per person ($40 per […]

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Napa Valley Vine Trail Volunteer Rally, Wednesday July 28, Yountville

The coalition seeking to build a county-wide walking and biking trail that would stretch from Calistoga to Napa (and beyond) is organizing a rally for July 28th in Yountville. The meeting, which will start at 5:30pm at the Yountville Community Center on Washington Street, is an attempt to gather and organize volunteers to support the […]

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Robert Mondavi Winery Summer Festival: Court Yard Hounds

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This past weekend we made our way to Oakville to visit the venerable Robert Mondavi Winery. While we’d been to the winery on several occasions to taste, we’d never made it to one of their Summer Festival concerts. Now in its 41st year, the Robert Mondavi Winery Summer Festival supports the arts in the valley. […]

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