Posts From July 2009
July 24, 2009
Krupp Brothers at Stagecoach Vineyard Fires up the Grill With Inaugural Atlas Peak Excursion and Barbecue
When the winemaker's an Aussie musician who's honed his cellar skills with Michel Rolland (among others), the vintner is a doctor with a serious green thumb and the chef is a hunter/angler/gardener/former line cook who cures his own wild boar and has a James Beard Award nomination under his belt, well, everything just tastes better.
The unparalleled vineyard views surrounding Stagecoach Vineyard’s uncovered pavilion don’t hurt either.
July 19, 2009 ushered in Krupp Brothers Winery's inaugural summer barbecue. It was an intimate yet casual gathering of Krupp Brothers wine club members and some of the valley's most esteemed wine and food professionals. While Honest-Food blogger and chef Hank Shaw added thick vine cuttings from Krupp Brothers' own Stagecoach Vineyard to the grill, guests from as far away as Austin, Texas nibbled on smoked shad rillettes topped with herring caviar (a pun only the true angler could appreciate, as shad also belongs to the herring family) and sipped on a beautifully chilled Rhone-inspired wine from the Krupp Brothers Black Bart label, called "The Bride." An aromatic blend of marsanne and viognier, winemaker Nigel Kinsman added a hit of vhardonnay to increase acidity and lighten the texture in this straw-colored white wine. One of Krupp Brothers' many unsung gems, “The Bride” is a honeysuckle and orange zest scented wine little understood outside the wine geek crowd - that is, until it's tasted, as was evidenced by the day’s thirsty crowd. Every bottle cracked was instantly, and happily, drained.
July 10, 2009
Get Fresh and Fishy at Bounty Hunter
Located at 975 First Street, near Main, in downtown Napa, Bounty Hunter serves lunch and dinner 7 days a week. The Wine Bar opens every day at 11 a.m., serving food all day through 10 p.m. The restaurant, wine bar and retail shop stocks 400 carefully selected wines of the world for consumption on premise or to be purchased and taken away. Some 40 wines are offered in flights and by the glass from the restaurant wine list. To see more of the Daily Specials and other menu and wine details, visit: www.bountyhunterwinebar.com