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November 2011

Spotlight Holiday Party and Tree Lighting at Robert Mondavi Winery December 3rd

If wine, cookies, horse and buggy rides through vineyards and a visit from Santa sound like a nice way to spend an afternoon, then you’re in luck. This Saturday, Robert Mondavi Winery will have all of the above and more as part of its annual holiday celebration. And the best part? Attendees are encouraged to [...]

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Napa Valley restaurants recognized, others reprimanded, Yao Ming releases Napa Valley Cabernet

We take off a few days for the Thanksgiving holiday and wind up missing out on a ton of Napa Valley news. Here’s a quick rundown on some of the recent items making headlines. Rotisserie & Wine, Mammarella’s Fail Health Inspections According to a report in the Napa Valley Register, two prominent local restaurants (owned [...]

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Late November photos from the Napa Valley

The grapes are long gone, but the rows upon rows of vineyards are now showing their spectacular Fall colors across the Napa Valley. Here are a couple photos showing what we see as we cruise around the valley.

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Photos from the Appellation Trail Grand Tasting at Flavor! Napa Valley

The first annual Flavor! Napa Valley took place this past weekend and we were on hand for the Grand Tasting event, also known as the Appellation Trail, which was held at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone on Friday evening. It was a star-studded event to be sure, we spotted Chef Richard Blais, Chef [...]

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Four Napa Valley experts share their Thanksgiving wine pairing tips

Thanksgiving is next week and the question on many minds is what wine to pair with the big feast. To help answer the question we spoke with a few local experts to get their advice. The following interviews were conducted a couple years ago, so the people may have since changed places, but the Thanksgiving [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

The final weekend before Thanksgiving is upon us. If you’ll be in town over the next few days here are a few events you may want to check out. Friday, November 18th From 5pm – 8pm downtown Napa’s Back Room Wines will host Back Room Blow Out XLIV. For $10 per person you’ll be able [...]

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Wining and dining: Updates from Brix, PRESS Restaurant and Brassica Mediterranean Kitchen

Several local restaurants are making news one again. This time, we’ve got updates from Yountville and St. Helena, including expanded wine programs, new menus and more. PRESS Restaurant expands all Napa Valley wine list Leslie Rudd, owner of St. Helena’s PRESS Restaurant, has long sought to make the restaurant a “repository for rare and older [...]

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