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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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Spottswoode Late Summer Garden Party: an annual rite of passage

As Summer winds down and harvest get set to kick-in there are many things to look forward to. Cooler days, gorgeous fall colors emerging across the valley, unreal scents wafting through the air. The list goes on and on. For us, the end of Summer also marks an annual visit to Spottswoode Estate in St. [...]

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Photos: September sights from the Napa Valley

Harvest is officially underway in the Napa Valley and the long Labor Day weekend is now in the rear view mirror. As we head towards Fall, here are a few photos we’ve taken recently that capture the current state of the valley. [techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, harvest]

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Views from Napa Valley in August 2011

The sun is starting to set noticeably earlier, veraison is in full swing and the air already feels a bit crisper than usual. Here are a couple photos we snapped this weekend showing the beginning of the end of Summer here in the Napa Valley. [techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, veraison]

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Tasting notes from an international Sauvignon Blanc event at St. Supery

As we told you, June 24th was #SauvBlanc day. To commemorate the occasion we made our way up to St. Supery in Rutherford for an International Sauvignon Blanc tasting and winemaker panel. It was an enlightening experience to compare local expressions of Sauvignon Blanc with those from around the world. In all we tasted seven [...]

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Celebrity Chef Twitter Faceoff: Michael Chiarello vs. Tyler Florence [INFOGRAPHIC]

Time for a fun Friday exercise. Infographics are all the rage these days and a new tool launched earlier this week with the promise of taking complex data and automatically generating visually appealing graphics from it. Of course, we had to test it out with a Napa Valley twist. Below is a comparison of the [...]

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The Fume Blanc Concert featuring Colbie Caillat at Robert Mondavi Winery [PHOTOS]

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Robert Mondavi Winery’s Summer Concert Series is singing a different tune this year, which we told you about previously. With a commitment to booking talent that has released new material this year (or will be), the winery is seeking to attract slightly younger audience to the festival that originally started back in the late 1970s. [...]

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