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April 2011

Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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Believe it or not the end of April is here–as is the end of another week. The sun is shining and it should be a tremendous weekend here in the Napa Valley. If you’re in town, check out any of the following events and don’t forget about the Reach for the Stars and Cabernet Cook-Off [...]

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2nd Annual HALL Cabernet Cookoff, April 30th, St. Helena

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If you don’t already have plans this upcoming weekend have a look at the event the folks at HALL are putting on. The 2nd Annual HALL Cabernet Cookoff will take place on April 30th from 11am – 3pm at HALL Napa Valley in St. Helena. We attended last year’s inaugural event and came away quite [...]

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A recap of the Piña Napa Valley 2008 Howell Mountain Buckeye Vineyard Release Day

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A couple weeks back we made our way up Silverado Trail to Rutherford for a visit to Piña Napa Valley. The winery was hosting a release party for its 2008 Howell Mountain Buckeye Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. While there we were able to talk and taste with Ranndy Piña, meet winemaker Anna Monticelli, play with lovely [...]

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Photos, Tweets and more from Silver Oak Blogger Day

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We spent a part of our weekend in Oakville at Silver Oak Cellars as the winery invited several local bloggers for a tour, tasting and lunch. Rather than the standard recap we’ve decided to use a cool new tool called Storify to collect some of the photos, tweets and other content shared during the event [...]

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St. Clement, Cliff Lede feel the love, Napa Valley hikes detailed

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Another crazy week is finally calming down here in the Napa Valley. As usual there have been a couple interesting items about our little valley in the news recently. Read on for details. Cliff Lede, PlumpJack and St. Clement feel the WSJ love Lettie Teague of the Wall Street Journal visited the Napa Valley and [...]

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Out and About in the Napa Valley [PHOTOS]

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This past weekend we were able to play ‘tourist’ a bit in the Napa Valley (more on that in an upcoming post). It’s a beautiful time of year, with the valley coming alive with vibrant green colors and new growth everywhere you look. Here are a couple photos to give you a sense. [techtags: Napa, [...]

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Watch and Listen: The history of Napa County in less than two minutes

A good part of our day job involves keeping up on the latest and greatest developments in social media. Several weeks back we came across Qwiki, which is essentially a multimedia version of Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that anyone can edit. On Qwiki.com each entry contains an ‘Improve this Qwiki’ link just above the video [...]

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