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  |   Wine Tasting

Winning at wine tasting

Wine clubs and competitive wine tasting Not everyone realizes that wine tasting is actually a competitive sport. This year, the world was surprised when a Chinese team achieved a perfect score, identifying twelve French wines by taste alone. The team described wine tasting as “fifty percent...

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26 October
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  |   Cabernet Sauvignon

The Cab is hardy, but high-quality

A quality grape that grows anywhere Cabernet Sauvignon, a crossbreed of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon blanc grapes, is one of the world’s most successful varieties of wine grape. Cab grapes are small and thick-skinned, which means the tannins and other flavors that come from grapeskin are...

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25 October
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  |   Napa Wineries

Napa wineries worth a tour

Touring best Napa wineries The first step in planning a trip to Napa Valley is to find a place in the area where you can stay. There are lots of little bed-and-breakfasts in Napa Valley, most of which started out as vintage homes. At most of...

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19 October
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  |   Cave Tours

Going on cave tours in Napa Valley

Look for a wine club that offers cave tours If you’re trying to decide which wine club to join, pick one that offers a cave tour. Caves are the perfect places to store and age barrels of wine. Well out of the sun, they maintain an...

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18 October
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  |   Napa Valley Wines

Napa Valley wines go back a long time

Napa Valley wines and wine clubs About this time, a tradition well over a century old is being continued, as vineyard workers harvest the grapes that Napa Valley wines are made from. The first wine grapes in Napa Valley were Mission grapes, descended from Spanish grapes...

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05 October
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  |   Wine Tasting

Wine tasting as an art

Wine tastings are common wine club events If you’re a member of a Napa Valley wine club (and why not?) you may be invited to a wine tasting. If it’s outdoors, plan for the weather, especially this time of year. Dress well but comfortably. There’s an art...

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29 September
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  |   Wine Clubs

Wine clubs easy to join

Joining a California wine club If you’re a big fan of California wines, you should definitely join a wine club. You join one by agreeing to buy a certain number of bottles every year, and the club delivers them to you. They may also send information...

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28 September
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  |   Napa Wineries

Harvest time at Napa wineries and vineyards

Wine clubs learn about the harvest Grape harvest season in Napa Valley is upon us. Already, the winemakers have tested the first few grapes to see if they’re ripe. Sometimes the grapes are harvested mechanically, but other times they’re harvested by hand. This latter approach is...

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23 September
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  |   Wine tours

Going on a wine tour

Wine tours of Napa Valley In Napa Valley, the grape harvest season is upon us. If you want to see the wineries at their busiest, this is the time. If you’d rather have the chance to actually talk with the winemakers and not be underfoot while...

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15 September
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  |   Wine Tasting

Understanding wine descriptions

Things you hear at a wine club’s wine tasting A lot of the wine tastings language you hear if you’re a member of a wine club and you’ve been invited to a tasting is easy to understand. If you’re familiar with the smell and taste of...

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14 September
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  |   Winemaker experience

The winemaker experience

Learning about the winemaker experience at wine clubs Joining a wine club means getting the chance to talk to real winemakers about their work. The winemaker experience is not quite like any other. The process of growing grapes may have a lot of similarities to growing,...

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08 September
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  |   Best wineries Napa

The best wineries Napa

The best wineries Napa and their wine clubs The best wineries Napa out of the 400 wineries in the area match the right variety of grape to the terroir (soil and climate) of their vineyard, tend the vines lovingly and harvest the grapes at the perfect...

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01 September
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  |   Best wines

Characteristics of the best wines

Join a wine club to discover the best wines Deciding which are the best wines in Napa or any other wine-growing region is very much a matter of personal taste. Some people like red wines, while others prefer white. Some people prefer greater fruitiness, greater acidity...

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26 August
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