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June 2011

Eiko’s Restaurant Napa Valley opens, #SauvBlanc Day underway

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It’s Friday and the sun is shining–life is good. Here in the Napa Valley we’ve got a couple things going on that are worth calling out. Eiko’s Restaurant Napa Valley opens in downtown Napa Several weeks back we told you about the pending opening of downtown Napa’s newest Japanese restaurant, Eiko’s Napa Valley. Well, today [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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Another week has come and nearly gone and Summer is finally here! This weekend promises to be gorgeous and there are more than a few noteworthy events worth checking out. Saturday, June 25th From 12pm – 6pm Somerston Wine Co. will host a grand opening celebration for its ranch tasting room and winery. The event [...]

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What’s happening at the former home of La Toque in Rutherford?

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We were recently asked this very question and decided to do a quick investigation. As you’ll recall, Chef Ken Frank’s La Toque moved from its original home in Rutherford to downtown Napa back in 2008. At the time, Frank said that “…downtown Napa is going to become the destination in Napa Valley in the next [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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Father’s Day weekend is upon us. For those of you looking to celebrate dad wine country style, here are a few suggestions. Saturday, June 18th From 10am – 4pm there will be an open house at Harms Vineyards and Lavender Fields. This free event will feature Biodynamic tours of the ranch, guest speakers and demonstrations [...]

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Three Sub-$20 Napa Valley Cabernets for Summer Sipping

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With Summer nearly officially upon us we’ve been searching for some solid and reasonably priced local Cabernet Sauvignon. The following wines have been in our rotation for the past few weeks… 2009 Educated Guess Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Jammy, dark reds on the nose with hints of cinnamon. Somewhat firm tannins early, but overall very [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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The June gloom appears to be over (knock on wood). With the sun shining, birds chirping and summer just around the corner, it’s time to get your wine on. Here are a few events slated for this weekend that you won’t want to miss. Saturday, June 11th From 9am – 1pm the annual Walk Through [...]

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Auction Napa Valley raises $7.3 million for charity, reaches millions through social media #ANV11

This past weekend as the skies opened up and rain poured down, high-flying wine lovers followed suit–opening up their wallets to raise a total of $7.3 million for local charities. Auction Napa Valley, the valley’s annual wine auction, was held over the course of several days with bidders vying for numerous lots featuring (among many [...]

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