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Harvest time at Napa wineries and vineyards

September 23rd, 2016 by

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…

Cabernet Sauvignon ages well and goes with everything

September 22nd, 2016 by

Cabernet Sauvignon a famous California wine It’s that time of year again. Throughout Napa Valley, the grapes are being harvested for Cabernet Sauvignons that won’t be sold for a few years yet. It’s been a dry year in California, but the Cab grape is famous…

Going on a wine tour

September 15th, 2016 by

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…

Understanding wine descriptions

September 14th, 2016 by

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…

The winemaker experience

September 8th, 2016 by

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…

Estate Cabernet an expression of the art of winemaking

September 7th, 2016 by

Wine clubs and estate wines One good reason to join a wine club affiliated with a winery is to try an Estate Cabernet Sauvignon or other estate wine. An estate wine is a wine produced and sold where the grapes are grown. It is the…

The best wineries Napa

September 1st, 2016 by

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…

Cabernet Sauvignon, perfect for cookouts

August 31st, 2016 by

Cabernet at a cookout With summer coming to an end, there is still time for a last few barbecues before the weather starts getting colder — especially in California, where the outdoor weather should be pleasant, and if anything at less risk of being too…

Characteristics of the best wines

August 26th, 2016 by

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…

How the best vineyards Napa work

August 25th, 2016 by

Napa vineyards and how they work The best vineyards Napa match the grape to the terroir. In the coolest parts of the valley, winemakers grow Pinot Noir and Merlot grapes. The hardy Cabernet Sauvignon grapes can grow anywhere in the valley, but yield better wines…

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