Categories for Barrel Tasting

Find Next Year’s Best Wine at a Barrel Tasting

October 11, 2016 1:22 pm Published by

Barrel tasting with a wine club Many wine clubs hold barrel tastings, which are an opportunity for wine connoisseurs to try the most recent vintages and guess how good the wine will be in years to come. At these tastings, you can also meet connoisseurs and learn from them. You may also be able to buy wine futures at a discount, if you find something that’s likely to be particularly good in a few years. How wine is born and grows older It may help to understand the process of wine fermentation and aging. The fermentation itself takes place during... 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

Time Running out for a Barrel Tasting

August 3, 2016 3:20 pm Published by

Wine club barrel tastings Wine clubs like the Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards wine club sometimes hold barrel tastings — usually in the spring or summer, when the weather is good and long before the vineyard is busy with this year’s harvest. There aren’t many more weeks left of summer this year, so if you want to go to one, start planning now. The difference between a St. Helena barrel tasting and other wine tastings is that the wines all come straight from the barrel. Here you can try last year’s Cab at its earliest stage, long before it’s ready for... View Article

Going to a Barrel Tasting

June 29, 2016 6:26 am Published by

The aging of wines We think of wine as something that needs to age. This is because while it’s estimated that 90 percent of wine is made to be drunk within a year, the most famous and highly regarded wines (with a few exceptions, such as Nouveau wines) need at least a few years in the barrel. The wine itself changes with age, and the oak from which the barrels are made secretes tannins and vanillin into it, making it more mellow and complex. Red wines rich in acidity and tannins, and white wines with high acidity, are the most... View Article

Barrel Tastings of St. Helena

June 1, 2016 10:24 am Published by

Wine Club One event that wine clubs like the Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards wine club are known for is the barrel tasting. A barrel tasting is a lot like other wine tastings, except that all the wines come straight from the barrel. At these events, you can taste last year’s wines at their earliest stage and try to make a guess as to how good it will be when it’s judged ready to be sold. When you’re going to a barrel tasting, the usual rules of wine-tasting functions apply. Don’t wear strong-smelling perfume or cologne, don’t act like you’re in... View Article