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Interviews

Talking Thanksgiving wine with Clos du Val winemaker John Clews

So far we’ve heard from a world-class chef and a top-notch sommelier regarding Thanksgiving wine. Now, on this Friday morning we’re bringing you a super-quick interview with a local winemaker–it’s a bit brief due to the fact he was just getting set to jet off on a business trip to Japan, but still fun and [...]

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Meadowood sommelier Rom Toulon shares his Thanksgiving wine thoughts

As many of you know we celebrated a recent special occasion with a nice dinner at The Restaurant at Meadowood, the newly minted two star Michelin Guide rated restaurant in the heart of the Napa Valley. What you probably don’t know is that we thoroughly enjoyed the wine pairings we had with our five course [...]

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Thanksgiving wine talk with Ken Frank of La Toque

With Thanksgiving just over one week away, we thought it high time we give you a post or two related to the holiday. Now, we’ve all asked ourselves what wine pairs best with turkey or with a good old fashioned Thanksgiving feast. Living here in the Napa Valley, so close to so many knowledgeable and [...]

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2007 harvest report: Luna Vineyards

The Cork Board’s series of 2007 harvest interviews with local winemakers continues today with Luna Vineyards’ winemaker, Mike Drash. Luna is well-known for its pinot grigio and sangiovese and also produces some amazing cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Read on for some insights from Drash regarding where things stand this second week of October. Our full [...]

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2007 harvest report: Pina Napa Valley

Up next in our on-going series of 2007 harvest interviews with local winemakers is Anna Monticelli, winemaker at Pina Napa Valley. The Cork Board’s full 2007 harvest coverage can be found here. CB: How would you characterize the 2007 harvest thus far? We’re not looking for predictions on how things might turn out, but rather [...]

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2007 harvest report: Swanson Vineyards

Continuing our series of interviews with local winemakers about the status of the 2007 harvest, here is winemaker Chris Phelps and the production team at Oakville’s Swanson Vineyards… CB: How would you characterize the 2007 harvest thus far? We’re not looking for predictions on how things might turn out, but rather what you’re truly seeing [...]

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2007 harvest report: Spring Mountain Vineyard

Seeing as we’re sitting here in the Napa Valley amongst some of the most prominent wineries and winemakers in the world, we thought we’d introduce a new little feature for the 2007 harvest season. We’re asking local vintners and winemakers three quick questions about the ’07 harvest and will bring you their answers, unedited, in [...]

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