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Monthly Archives: November 2013

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Napa Truffle Festival – January 17-20, 2014

by on November 12, 2013

Truffles have long been prized for their rarity, and for the rich, earthy flavors and aromas they lend to dishes. The 4th Annual Napa Truffle Festival celebrates this esteemed fungus January 17 – 20, 2014, with seminars, wine and food pairings with Michelin star chefs, cooking demos and a Truffle Festival Marketplace.

One of the exciting events in the lineup is a pairing lunch at Nickel & Nickel, with Executive Chef Trevor Eliason and Michelin star guest chef Carrie Nahabedian of Chicago’s NAHA. To receive your 20% discount for the Nickel & Nickel Winery Truffle Lunch, simply click on the festival’s tickets page, select the lunch, then scroll down to ‘Enter promotional code’ and enter the following code:  nickel-lunch.

Additionally, if you would like to attend any of the Napa Truffle Festival programs throughout the weekend, January 18-19, you will receive a 10% discount. The same instructions apply for the following code: nickel.

 These special offers expire December 22, 2013.

For more information about the Napa Truffle Festival, visit: www.napatrufflefestival.com.

Truffle & Pasta

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Fall-Time Splendor: Pumpkins

by on November 11, 2013

Each season in Napa Valley is beautiful, but there is something extra special about the fall: the smell of fermentation in the air, the colors, the golden light. This year, as you may have read in a previous blog post, one of our industrious gardeners planted a pumpkin patch at the winery—and not just any pumpkin patch, a giant pumpkin patch, which produced two huge pumpkins.

Nickel & Nickel Pumpkin

We wanted to see how this fall-time staple featured in your lives and put a call out for your pumpkin pics. Here are a few of our favorites:

Karen and her family selecting pumpkins at Maisie Jane’s Pumpkin Patch:

Karen

An artistic study in black and white from Istagram user @reil86:

bwpumpkins

Bella-Hops (that’s her name!) shows off pumpkin costume—with sparkles, of course:

 BellaHops

We hope you enjoy the fall wherever you are, and if you don’t already, follow us on Instagram @nickelandnickelwinery.

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