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Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Incase you are a person who does not consume alcohol then in the wine country tour shuttle there are a wide range of other things which will ensure that you have a memorable trip. As we think about the different varieties of wine we almost forget the non alcoholic wines which provide a good social option for everyone irrespective of the fact whether they are drivers, pregnant women and people on medication who are not advised to drink. They serve as a good option for the people who cannot get over from alcohol.
Non- alcoholic wines give a rejoicing and a good social experience. There are many varieties of non alcoholic wines available with a range of flavors like the Brut sparkling, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The non alcoholic wines are affordable as well as economical. They are available at many places irrespective of the fact that majority of the people consume alcoholic wines. Further non alcoholic wine is the best way in which you can experience the taste and ritual of wine without alcohol. It also provides an opportunity to the people on situations where they do not want the others to know about the non consumption of alcohol.
Monday, January 19, 2009
A wine country is a place where different kinds of wine are made. To taste and enjoy the real taste of wine one must visit the wine country in order to experience the best of wines. Wineries are located at such beautiful landscapes which have eye catching scenes. The taste of wine just gets richer when it is tasted where it is made; the tasting also allows us to feel the taste of rare wines. The wine country provides us a splendid effort to have the knowledge as well as the tasting pleasure. A trip is must for the wine lovers as well as for the beginners who will just fall in love with the wine countries beautifulness and a unique experience of tasting wine.
It is indeed an experience to sip wine on a sunny terrace in Napa valley. Napa Valley is famous for its wineries and wines. Visiting all the vineyards and tasting the different types of wines available is in itself a pleasurable experience. The conditions necessary for producing good wine are available in Napa Valley, as it has the right type of soil and climate for growing Bordeaux grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Saugivnon Blanc.
Many varieties of grapes are grown in Napa Valley. Some of the famous wines are Merlot, Zinfandel, Riesling, Petite Serah, Chenin Blanc, Gamay Beaujolais, Semillion, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, Grignolio and Dolcetto.
There are many winery tours which offer the best of services. These tours have a pick up and drop service from the hotels in San Francisco. The tours take you in a limo to the famous vineyards. The time there can be spent reclining and sipping any type of wine you want. The chauffeurs of the limos will take you safely wherever you want and will also be able to give you many anecdotes about the vineyards and the wines.
Some of the famous wineries at Napa Valley are Beringer, Domain Chandon and Niebaum Coppola.
Some of the famous white wines are that are excellent for sipping are:
Chardonnay is variety of white wine grape and gives a medium to a full bodied wine. The taste is said to be apple, buttery, nutty with a tinge of a tropical fruit like melon. It should be served chilled but not cold.
Chenin Blanc is used for making dry to sweet wines. It should also be served chilled but not cold.
Pinot Blanc gives us wine that has a taste that is more like that of Chardonnay. It is used in sparkling wines and also in blended varieties. This should be served just above the refrigerator temperature. It is great for sipping and enjoying food along with it.
Riesling produces wines that are light to medium bodied. This has a fruit flavor with a honeyed taste. This type of wine gets better with age. Riesling, when this is harvested late, it gives a rich dessert wine. Dry Riesling goes well with Thai or Chinese cuisine. It should be served just above refrigerator temperature.
Semillion is a white grape which gives us a full bodied wine. Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay can be blended with Semillion. This is great for sipping and it should be served chilled but not cold.
Some of the red wines are:
Cabernet Franc is a red wine that has a raspberry taste. It is mainly used in blending with other wines like Bordeaux but, it is also used alone. It should be served at cellar temperature.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the most famous of the red grapes variety. It gives a full bodied, deep red, dry wine. It has the taste of all black fruits and the smell of cedar. It is used for blending with other wines. It is best served at temperature just above cellar temperature. It is a type of wine that goes well with big meals.
Merlot is a medium bodied red wine. It has a fruity flavor and a soft texture. It is generally blended with Cabernet Sauvignon. The taste depends on the ripeness of the grapes and the use of oak. It should be served just above cellar temperature and goes well with red meats.
Petite Sirah is a fruity flavored, dark colored red wine that is full bodied. It is a rich wine which goes well with spicy and heavy food. It should be served just above cellar temperature.
Zinfandel is a red wine with a spicy and complex taste. Light pink Zinfandel is called white wine. This is found in various types from dry claret type to thick red wine, high in alcohol content. It goes well with pizza and red meat. It should be served just above cellar temperature.
All these varieties are great to have. It is indeed a pleasure to enjoy so many different types of wines at Napa Valley. The best method would be take a tour and relish the experience sipping wine.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Wine is one of the few things in the world for which people are just crazy. But wine offers many health benefits to people. Out of the research studies it has been proven that the Europeans who have more wine than the Americans have a stronger heart than the Americans.
Studies have shown a stronger relationship between wine consumption and a lower incidence of coronary heart disease. Studies have shown that the consumption of alcohol along with high fat meals has led to the creation of smooth muscle cells in the arteries. Actually these smooth muscles increase the risk of heart attack. This reduction in the generation of the smooth muscle cells reduces the risk of heart attack.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Wine country's tour unveils the surprised truths of the wines. The process by which wine is made and how its taste is made so rich. Wine country is a place where different wineries are located, each producing unique taste of wine. The wines actual taste can be experienced much more at the wineries where we come to learn the hidden truths about wines. This tour is just not about enjoyment but a good way of getting a handy knowledge. These tours involve visiting of wineries, having a special lunch at wineries prepared by expert chefs, tasting of rare wines are included at an extra cost. The tour of wine country will certainly be a rich kind of experience for the wine lovers. A person who visits such wineries is pursued to visit it again.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Wine country tour is not just the experience of tasting wines but also knowing the unknown truths of the great wines. It is a great opportunity to visit the exclusive wineries. The wineries are outstanding as they provide a good knowledge about how the wines are made, protected, processed and their rich taste is maintained. The wine tasted there has a rich experience as it is tasted in the winery surroundings.
A round of the wine country includes visiting of great wineries, which has produced over the years the great wines. The winery presents the beautiful view of the wine yards. It allows us to feel the amazing taste of kinds of wines. A ride of this place makes a necessity for the next visit. It's a must visit place for the wine lovers.