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The Winemaker Experience

September 8, 2016 10:29 am Published 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 growing, say, tomatoes, but being a winemaker means knowing your produce will be judged more exactingly, and delighted in more thoroughly, than that of any tomato grower. The winemaker learns the terroir of his or her vineyard — the precise microclimate of the area, the levels of sunlight and moisture that prevail at various points... View Article

Estate Cabernet an Expression of the Art of Winemaking

September 7, 2016 10:19 am Published 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 type of wine in which the winemaker has the most control over the process, and in making it, the winemaker has the greatest opportunity to display the full extent of his or her skill. History of an Estate Cabernet Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards makes its Estate Cabernet Sauvignon from a blend of clonal varieties of... View Article

The Best Wineries Napa

September 1, 2016 2:05 pm Published 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 perfect moment. A lot of them have wine caves — in Napa, usually a result of engineering rather than nature, but just as effective at keeping the wine barrels in a cool and humid environment. Many of the best wineries Napa have wine clubs. If you join these clubs, you’ll be invited to wine tastings... View Article

Cabernet Sauvignon – Perfect for Cookouts

August 31, 2016 1:53 pm Published 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 hot. The perfect wine to serve at a cookout is a Cabernet Sauvignon. A world-famous red wine with notes of blackcurrant and tannins that stand out, the Cabernet Sauvignon goes well with wild fowl, red cabbage, honey-roasted carrots and such fine dishes as aged cheeses or truffles. Most of all, it’s perfect for serving with... View Article

Characteristics of the Best Wines

Characteristics of the Best Wines

August 26, 2016 4:34 am Published 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 acidity or more tannins. Still, there are certain general rules most people agree on. The best wines are complex and intense, with connoisseurs able to detect a variety of aromas in the nose and flavors in the taste and finish. Fruit flavors tend to predominate, but spices, flowers, chocolate, tobacco and even leather, earth and... View Article