Wine is a drink which is fantasized by many, now have you ever wondered how this mesmerizing drink is made. This article will explain you how this mouth watering drink is prepared.
The steps through which wine is made can be summarized as follows:
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The vineyards Rutherford Ranch is a picturesque property and the wines crafted here, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel, are of such excellent quality and that is the reason why the Napa Valley and the unique Rutherford appellation are world renowned. The Rutherford Ranch Vineyards and Winery are no doubt centrally located in the world famous Rutherford appellation, in the heart of the beautiful
At Rutherford Ranch wineries have been making ultra-premium wines for almost thirty years, constantly striving to offer wine lovers exceptional quality at reasonable prices. Winery visitors are always warmly greeted to taste an array of award-winning wines and their hospitality is truly heart-warming. Their specialists are only too eager to share their vast wine making knowledge. In the shade of old-growth oaks and 100-year old olive trees guests are asked to sit with a glass of wine or to stroll along the creek while enjoying beautiful vineyard vistas.
Each Rutherford Ranch wine is made in one of the
It is no exaggeration to say that wines from Rutherford reflect the true essence of
Rutherford Ranch began in the late 1970s and was earlier known as Round Hill Winery. Today the winery is part of the Rutherford Wine Company group that includes Rutherford Ranch, Rutherford Ranch Reserve, Round Hill and Grand Pacific brands. Added to these, ASV Wineries, located in
The scenic beauty of the wineries is something unique, featuring many trees, walkways, rock gardens, brightly colored umbrellas and a pond. The modern, attractive winery building is a fascinating mix of glass, concrete and natural wood. The tasting room has the right ambience and one sees bright fall colors highlighted by heavy wood beams supporting the ceiling. The petite tasting counter provides a wide range of wines including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, a sweet Moscato, White Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. A new wine is their proprietary red blend Rhiannon, made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Syrah, Syrah and Zinfandel. There is a separate VIP tasting room as those desiring a quiet personal experience seek advance reservations.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Surprisingly, a glass of wine a day is capable to cut your odds of non-alcoholic oily liver disease in half, according to the University of California, San Diego. For unidentified reasons, this disease is rising and by now affected more than 40 million American adults!
It's not wine's drink that is defensive. One conjecture is that dark red wines like merlot, cabernet sauvignon and other kind of Shiraz has antioxidants, comprising resveratrol, exposed in studies to assist fight many diseases. Research displays that, actually, red wine is your great choice if you desire to get the health advantages related with reasonable alcohol consumption.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
The tour shuttle ride over V. Sattui to Andretti Winery is vastly different from all other Napa Valley Tours from
Domaine Chandon - is located on an expansive landscaped property featuring spring-fed ponds in the heart of the
Picnic Lunch - have an exciting picnic lunch in
Rutherford Ranch Winery - situated on the fabled Silverado Trail on the quiet side of the
You will enjoy this invariably small and intimate group shuttle tour consisting of not more than 40 persons including your guide. You will have ample time to relax and leisurely get to know your fellow passengers if you wish. The Tour Guides are indeed knowledgeable and keep informing about the various wineries and their special features, answering your doubts, providing feedback and generally entertaining you. Enjoy complimentary bottled-water throughout your Napa Valley Wine Tour. On this tour you will take the Bay Link Vallejo Ferry cruise from
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Napa Valley Wineries have come into limelight from dim obscurity in less than forty years. The region has witnessed
One of the most famous wine regions is Carneros which is home to several excellent Napa Valley Wineries.
The other best-known Oak Knoll wine region is located north. In 2004, after a decade of Herculean effort, the Trefethen Family successfully gained AVA (American Viticulture Areas) status for this region.
Very close on the eastern side lies the Coombsville wine region, also known as Tulocay. Although not yet declared an AVA, the wine region boasts of many excellent Napa Valley Wineries like Farella Vineyards.
The Yountville AVA has grown phenomenally in the past two decades. The climate in this region is still relatively cool by
The Stage Leap AVA is somewhat isolated from the
Situated at a higher altitude in the hills,
The Mount Veeder AVA has all along been renowned for its rare and superior quality grape production. Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Syrah are extensively grown on these sunny mountain slopes. The Napa Valley Wineries from these regions are noted for cult Cabernet Sauvignon that is otherwise made in extremely low quantities.
Kongsgaard is one of the widely acclaimed Chardonnay producers in the
The Judge gets rave reviews with every passing year, but it is not made in large quantities and thus many people have never tasted it.
2004 Napa Valley Chardonnay of the Hess Collection also found a place on the Top 100 list. The Hess Collection is set to acquire a historic property located high in the Mount Veeder AVA. The property is renowned because Brother Timothy of the Christian Brothers used to make wine here.
Yae another winery located in the Oak Knoll AVA is Lewis Cellars. They buy from several premium
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
In Napa Valley County, it is now time to assemble the fruits of a season's labor. The harvest has started and it follows a tricky growing season, which might, or might not, be a sign of more to appear.
Napa grapes may look like smaller, but they are of course tastier. But they do not come easy. In fact, Last spring was the coldest in more than three decades. After that spring frostiness, the area had heavy rains right in the middle of blossoming season. Then, there were three odd heat waves before mid July, followed by chill temperatures till now. No one has sufficient long-term data to blame a altering climate, but the thought is out there. So as the 2008 crop comes in, another crop turns up to reflect another growing season. If the era has a sure memorable strength, the people who grew it, earned it.
Friday, August 8, 2008
A 50 year study has revealed that Americans are now drinking less alcohol, but health issues associated to alcohol consumption yet do not decline. Framingham Heart Study is a reading concerning 8000 participants born among 1900 and 1959. Researchers occasionally questioned participants once in four years among 1948 until 2003. All contributors were cautiously looked at for health and drinking history.
Researchers reviewed the data, which was collected in 50 year period and established that drinking levels are considerably declining. People are now drinking less beer and more wine, but hard liquor consumption rates continue the same.
Friday, August 1, 2008
With many wine country tour spot across California, it often happens that visitors miss out on some amazing trees. Touring form one huge name place to another the roving wine taster usually passes wonderfully by discovered gems, which could actually offer them richer experience
One such superb gem is Geyserville, a tiny; discreetly silence town placed on the banks of the Russian River and shoehorned amid the Dry Creek and Alexander valleys. That it occurs to exist in one of the huge American appellations (Alexander Valley) is a plus not just for the wine makers who settle the area, but as well for the wine aficionado that desires a calmer pace with his first-rate tasting experience. Geyserville is yet a small town, the type of place, which would make you feel right at home.