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How the Best Vineyards Napa Work

August 25, 2016 4:23 am Published 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 in some areas than in others. The best vineyards Napa use pruning to hold the canopy at an even height, allowing for plenty of photosynthesis without letting the vine invest too much nourishment in growing the central stock. They thin the crop at the beginning of veraison, sacrificing a few of the grapes to make... View Article

Finding the Best California Wines

August 17, 2016 9:21 pm Published by

Best California wines Precisely which wines are the best California wines depend on personal taste and what you’re in the mood for. Here are some varieties of wine from which some of the most highly praised California wines have come: Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic red wine which usually has cassis notes and strong tannins. It goes well with any sort of red meat, and grows in a variety of climates. Pinot Noir is a red wine grape usually grown in cooler areas, and is much harder to cultivate than the Cab. It has an aroma of cherries, raspberries and... View Article

Barrel Tasting a Wine-Lover’s Delight

August 16, 2016 8:07 pm Published by

Barrel tasting One of the events that every true wine enthusiast wants to get a ticket to is a barrel tasting at a Napa Valley winery. A barrel tasting is a lot like other wine tastings, with the difference that all the wines come straight from the barrel. Here you can taste the results of last year’s grape harvest at its earliest stage and try to make a guess as to how good the wine will be when it’s judged ready to be sold. Barrel tastings are usually held in the spring or summer, when the weather is good and... View Article

Napa Wineries Produce Wines Worth Collecting

August 11, 2016 3:22 pm Published by

Napa wineries and wine clubs Starting a wine collection takes money and time. You need a place to keep your wine where it will stay at a constant temperature of 55 degrees with 75 percent relative humidity, but you don’t want this to lead to a mold problem elsewhere in your home. It might be more cost-effective to put your wines in a wine storage facility. Once you start collecting your wines, you may be interested in having a theme for your collection, such as wines from best Napa wineries. Napa Valley produces some of the best wines in the... View Article

Cabernet Sauvignon Deserves the Right Treatment

August 10, 2016 2:55 pm Published by

Wine clubs and wine collections If you want to start a wine collection on a budget, plan ahead. You’ll need a space that stays at a temperature in the 50-60 degree range — if you’re planning to use your basement or a closet in the northeast corner, check to make sure the temperature there stays more or less constant and isn’t too dry. Some people rent wine storage lockers. And then, of course, you’ll need the wines themselves. You may want to specialize in a wine that isn’t too expensive and stores well, such as the Cabernet Sauvignons of California.... View Article