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August 2010

Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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Another week has come and nearly gone. We’ve got a few fun events on the docket for the next several days, so read on to find out what we suggest you look into if you’ll be in town. Friday, August 6th From 5pm – 8pm in downtown Napa, Back Room Wines will host a summer [...]

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Véraison comes late to Napa Valley grapes [PHOTOS]

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Every Summer the wine grapes grown in the Napa Valley go through a process called véraison whereby the ‘berries’ go from a growth stage to a ripening stage. This year, veraison has come a bit later than usual due to the super mild Summer weather we’ve experienced. Mornings have seen us largely socked-in with fog [...]

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Napa Valley moms team up for 1st Annual ‘Battle of the Barrels’

It’s always fun to see people in our community coming together for the greater good. Such is the case with the 1st Annual Battle of the Barrels Food Drive, which is taking place now through August 8th. The concept is simple: Team Napa and Team UpValley will battle it out over the course of a [...]

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Recap: food and wine at Robert Mondavi Winery’s Summer Festival

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Back in mid-July we visited Robert Mondavi Winery to check out one of its Summer Festival concerts featuring the Court Yard Hounds. If you haven’t yet had the chance, go check out our photo gallery and initial take on the event. Our evening started off with a private food and wine reception inside the winery, [...]

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