Michael Baldacci of Baldacci Family Vineyards shares some favorite #PNV13 lots

Premiere Napa Valley week is finally here! The Napa Valley has come alive with excitement and anticipation of this year’s auction. Three lots that I am looking forward to tasting on Saturday are Reynolds Family Winery, Cakebread Cellars, and the Ghost Block/Markham Vineyards joint lot…and of course, I must include…

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100% Napa Valley By The Glass for PNV Week

In celebration of Premiere Napa Valley week, and to showcase the best our wine region has to offer to the many trade and media who will be in town, the following local restaurants are offering 100% Napa Valley by-the-glass wine lists this week: Three cheers for our local restaurants supporting Napa Valley…

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“Prep your paddles!” J. Brewner from Judd’s Hill reporting for #PNV13

Premiere Napa Valley 2013 is all about stellar wines! This is truly the event of the season for any restauranteur or hotelier to get their hands on extremely limited lots of Napa Valley’s finest wines. Four of my personal favorites up for auction are Acacia’s Pinot Noir, Casa Nuestra’s Oakville…

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Freemark Abbey – Old School Napa

Freemark Abbey’s history began in 1886, when Josephine Tychson established the original winery along Route 29 in St. Helena, becoming one of the area’s first woman winegrowers. Although its name might indicate otherwise, the winery was never a monastery, nor was it ever inhabited by monks. Instead, the current winery…

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“Giddy as a School Kid” – A Vintner Perspective on Premiere Napa Valley (#PNV13)

Selling wine on the road to restaurants and retailers can be a tough gig from time to time. That said, there is no better time of year to work for a Napa Valley winery than just ahead of Premiere Napa Valley. There is an instant rapport when I walk into…

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Paso Robles Wine Festival Tickets Now On Sale

February 15, 2013 (Paso Robles, CA) – Tickets for the 31st Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival in the Downtown City Park are now on sale at www.pasowine.com. This three day celebration in Paso Robles Wine Country is the perfect opportunity for wine enthusiasts to enjoy what Paso Robles is all…

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Winter Morning in Alexander Valley, Sonoma County

It is time to start talking about the 2013 vintage here in Sonoma County, as pruning takes place throughout our 15 AVAs to prepare the dormant vines for the coming year. Photographer George Rose shared these photos of morning in Alexander Valley with us, complete with a beautiful shot of…

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2012 World of Pinot Noir – It’s The People

As with most wine events, it often comes down to the people – the producers and those behind the scenes – that make attending an event like the World of Pinot Noir both fun and interesting. And, while it’s always nice to taste the wines from artisan producers, it can…

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Bacon & Wine

Join us as we celebrate one of our favorite foods in the world-BACON. Enjoy the savory sweetness as we indulge in artisanal bacon and charcuterie from the finest producers paired with our current releases. Fed By: Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance Upcoming Events

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Crush & Roll West

For the 5th year in a row, cigar connoisseurs and wine enthusiasts will gather in Paso Robles for the Central California Coast’s premiere festival, Crush & Roll West. Fed By: Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance Upcoming Events

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