May 2011

RouteStock Cellars 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon “Route 29″ Napa Valley

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The grilling season is here and that means it’s time to break out the Zinfandels and Cabernet Sauvignons. We did just that this weekend, cracking open a new to us Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from RouteStock Cellars. About RouteStock Cellars RouteStock Cellars crafts wines from the signature varietals grown along the wine routes one travels […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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A long weekend is nearly here, which means there will be a ton happening in these parts. Personally, we’ll be breaking out the grill as well as some red and white wines. If your travels will bring you to the Napa Valley, do yourself a favor and check out the following events. Friday, May 27th […]

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Summer concert series at Robert Mondavi Winery

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It’s almost June, which means the annual Summer concert series hosted by Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville has been unveiled and tickets are now on sale. Last year we attended the performance by the Court Yard Hounds and had a great time (see our photos and rundown on the food and wine). The 2011 Summer […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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This week’s edition of Napa Valley weekend happenings includes everything from geocaching, to cook-outs, BBQs and final release parties. The weather should be solid, so get out there and have some fun! Saturday, May 21st From 10am – 3pm Benessere Vineyards in St. Helena will host a unique event at the winery on Big Tree […]

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Coming soon to downtown Napa’s West End: Eiko’s Restaurant Napa Valley

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We’ve written several times over the past few years about the continued evolution of downtown Napa–something Wine Spectator has apparently just discovered. Downtown’s West End, which already includes Oenotri, Norman Rose Tavern, Avia and Avia Kitchen, John Anthony Wine Bar and several other establishments is about to get yet another new addition. In the space […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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We’re nearly half way through the month of May–where does the time go? If you’re lucky enough to be in the Napa Valley this weekend do yourself a favor and check out any or all of the following events. Saturday, May 14th From 10am – 12pm Napa County Landmarks will host a Riverfront & Mansion […]

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Local food trucks added to downtown Napa’s weekly Chef’s Market

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It’s that time of year again–the days are longer and warmer, which can only mean two things. First, we’re breaking out the Sauvignon Blanc and second, it’s just about time for the annual downtown Napa Chef’s Market to kick-off. This year’s weekly Chef’s Market starts next Thursday, May 19th, and will run every Thursday from […]

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