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FINE Winter 2009

Winter wonders: fresh packed pages, digital winds of change, all the sizzle of the season, an extra helping of FINE wine.

A New Year Sampler Of FINE New Things.


Feeling Guilty

Going to Le Club at 3 a.m. with the European beautiful people, or just want to feel like you did? Guilty Brotherhood’s award-winning new site inspires the couture in all of us, transforming “chic” into “work it” for that “Ooh la la” feeling.


Another Stag’s Leap Forward

The “shot heard round the world” began with a cork and continues with a collector’s corner, estate wine library, and interactive map in famed Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars’ new website ready for its next tasting at


On The Trail of Silverado

This Napa icon gets a brand site worthy of its name, with an interactive map and photo galleries designed to lure you toward the Napa Valley and the golden sun you’ll find on the terrace at Silverado Vineyards.


Save Your Bacon With Norton

It sizzles, it snaps, it saves your hard drive. Norton Online Backup got a new forum where bacon-lovers can share their stories of meltdowns averted for a chance to win big. Enjoy your bacon. While supplies last.


Trinchero Past, Present, Future

A venerable Napa name relaunches their signature brand with a cinematic site that celebrates their storied history and a state-of-the-art future. Soak it in at Trinchero Napa Valley.


The Grapes of Erath

From out of Oregon’s Dundee Hills rolls a new web presence for its founding winery, where the "Art of Pinot" combines with the winemaker’s science to trample out the vintage at


Torn Ranch Turns Up

Jet lag gets a silver and gold lining with the new Flash-based site for Torn Ranch Hospitality. For fun, pretend you’re a hotelier assembling an assortment of artisan confections rich enough to make guests travel just for the turndowns.


2010: The Wait Is Over

Your number is up - 2010 is the year to do those things you've been waiting to do. Submit your wait list, and see what others will do with their turn, at

FINE Updates

  • We’ve moved! FINE SF followed the migration of wild parrots to Telegraph Hill.
  • FINE Share won the AIGA ’09 Cause/Affect People’s Choice award.
  • CommArts chose Flad Architects and Trinchero Napa Valley as sites of the day. Hooray!
  • Chateau Ste Michelle and FINE Share won Creativity Annual awards.
  • Chateau Ste Michelle won Gold in the Davey Awards
  • Norton Today’s Relaunch received Gold from the W3 Awards.
  • Silver Oak Cellars and Chateau Ste Michelle both got praise in Smashing Magazine’s discussion of wine and spirits sites.
  • Welcome Newbies: Krista, Sonia, Peter, Brooke and Christie.
  • If you know someone who wants to be on this list, send them here to sign up.

Coming Soon

  • Hornblower’s True Buoyancy
  • EA Finds Itself
  • a FINE reboot
  • Quoth the Raven
  • Feast eyes on Blackstone
  • A Complete Continuum
  • Architecting SSALandscapes

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