October 2011

Flavor! Napa Valley: ‘non stop wine and food goodness’

If you needed another reason to visit wine country, you’re in luck. In a couple weeks the Napa Valley will play host to the first ever Flavor! Napa Valley, which is described as a “four-day extravaganza” of food and wine. From the looks of the line-up, it won’t disappoint. From November 17th – November 20th, […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Happy Friday! If you’re coming to the valley over the next couple days, be prepared for a slew of Halloween-themed events. Here are a few that caught our eye… Saturday, October 29th From 10am – 4:30pm Trefethen Winery will host a ‘haunted winery’ event for adults and children. Adults will be able to taste “bloody […]

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2011 Napa Valley harvest videos from Caymus Vineyards, Silver Oak Cellars, Raymond Vineyards

It’s late October and harvest is in full swing. This morning across the valley floor temperatures dipped into the upper 30′s and we spotted numerous crews out in the vineyards picking well before dawn. For a glimpse into what goes on in the Napa Valley during harvest we’ve grabbed three recently produced videos from renown […]

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17 Napa Valley restaurants recognized in the 2012 Michelin Guide

It’s that time of year again–the 2012 Michelin Guide for the San Francisco Bay Area was announced this afternoon and officially goes on sale tomorrow. As always, the Napa Valley was well represented. Below is a rundown of the 17 Napa Valley restaurants that received the prestigious recognition. Of note, The French Laundry and Restaurant […]

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Siri: A personal sommelier in your pocket?

Time for a bit of Friday fun. We’ve talked before about how the world is going mobile–speaking of which, don’t forget to download The Cork Board App for your device. Last week, Apple released its newest iPhone, the 4S, which comes complete with something called Siri. Siri is billed as a “virtual personal assistant” that […]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

Another week is nearly in the books and a super busy weekend lies ahead. This week’s rundown of local events includes wine tasting opportunities, release parties, local festivals and more. The weather should be unbelievable–enjoy it! Friday, October 21st From 5pm – 8pm downtown Napa’s Back Room Wines will host a 2009 Red Burgundy night […]

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New restaurants pop up across Napa Valley, 2011 wine grape harvest goes ‘live’

Fall is in full swing and the valley is abuzz. Not only is the annual wine grape harvest finally in high gear, but there is plenty of news on the culinary front as well. Tune in to the 2011 Napa Valley Wine harvest on your computer During the 2010 wine grape harvest we told you […]

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