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Interviews

A video interview with Amelia Ceja of Ceja Vineyards

We recently caught up with Amelia Ceja, owner and president of Ceja Vineyards, at an event at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. Amelia had just returned from a visit to Hong Kong (not coincidentally, the topic of the event we were at), where she told us she found amazing world cuisine, which is [...]

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Bottega’s wine program–an update from Chef Michael Chiarello

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Anyone who’s had the pleasure of dining at Chef Michael Chiarello’s Bottega restaurant in Yountville can attest to the fact that the wine is very reasonably priced. This is, of course, very much by design. A bottle of ’07 Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc from Stag’s Leap? On the menu for $32. How about a bottle [...]

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Chef Michael Chiarello dishes on his future television endeavours

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We recently dined at Chef Michael Chiarello’s newest restaurant, Bottega, and were lucky enough to be able to sit down and chat with him for a few minutes following our meal. Given the recent buzz around his participation in the upcoming Bravo TV series “Top Chef Masters” , we asked Chiarello to share a few [...]

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Video: a walk through the vineyards with St. Supéry’s Josh Anstey

Over the weekend we shared a few of our photos from an event we attended that was put on by St. Supéry Vineyards and Winery in Rutherford. Today, we’re continuing the multimedia fun with a short video that provides a glimpse into what we saw and heard as we walked through St. Supéry’s vineyards with [...]

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An interview with Monticello Vineyards winemaker Chris Corley

One of our favorite local wineries is Monticello Vineyards, a small family owned and operated business located at 4242 Big Ranch Road. The winery was started by Jay Corley way back in 1969 and is now run entirely by members of the Corley family. We recently caught up with Chris Corley, Monticello Vineyards’ winemaker, to [...]

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Video: a sit down with Michael Chiarello

In the third and final portion of our video interview with Chef Michael Chiarello we discuss a wide range of topics, including details on Bottega, how he will compete with Thomas Keller and much, much more. The video is quite lengthy–some 17 minutes to be exact–but we think you’ll find the content compelling. Speaking of [...]

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The Uncork29 interview with Michael Chiarello

Last week the Uncork29 team paid a visit to NapaStyle in Yountville for a meeting with none other than Michael Chiarello. In addition to answering our questions about how he originally came to the Napa Valley, NapaStyle and of course his to-be-launched Bottega Ristorante in Yountville, Chiarello also answered a few fun questions for us. [...]

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