Monthly Archives: July 2012

Napa Porchfest 2012: A little something for everyone

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This past Sunday a small slice of Americana overtook several neighborhoods in downtown Napa as “Porchfest” was held for the second consecutive year. Sponsored by Napa County Landmarks and, this 3-hour event featured approximately 80 bands/musical acts performing on … Continue reading

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A Taste of Sonoma at Ram’s Gate

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Several months ago I ran across an article in the San Francisco Chronicle about a new winery in Sonoma called Ram’s Gate. The article caught my eye in particular because I had just recently driven across the Golden Gate Bridge … Continue reading

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Wicker Wine Dinner at the Farmstead

  Astute readers will recall that we met Ron and Lisa Wicker a year ago, shortly after moving to Napa. Ron’s wine had been recommended to us by a fellow winemaker we met at a winemaker dinner at the Farmstead … Continue reading

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The (perceived) transformation of the Robert Mondavi Winery

When I was a boy growing up in Portola Valley, California, I was first exposed to wine through my parents. In the late 1960’s and early 70’s (I was born in 1958) I have vivid memories of Mom and Dad … Continue reading

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The first year of wine-country life is in the books!

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a full year since we moved to Napa. While the entries on this blog only recount the first six months of our tenure, the last six months have not been without experience … Continue reading

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