Author: Napa Reserva

Easy way to identify flavors, aromas and bouquet in wine

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailAlthough they have been used interchangeably but there are actually differences between Aromas and Bouquet of Wine.  Flavors in wines can be associated with fruits while their bouquet resembles more wood, spice and herb.  These flavors...

Industry Tasting at Elementary Cellars, Napa Valley California.

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailElementary Cellars Volume I Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Napa Valley Early in 2015, a gorgeous sun-blessed day in Napa Valley Wine country set up for some pleasurable wine tasting; quite a few outstanding wines on the list...

Industry tasting at Zephaniah Farm Vineyard, Leesburg Virginia Wine Country.

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailZephaniah vineyard locates in Leesburg, one of Virginia’s many viticulture areas.  Loose-gravel windy road eventually leads to the vineyard and its historic tasting room, not too long ago it was a farmhouse.  It couldn’t get any...

Industry Tasting at Palmaz Vineyards & Cave Winery Napa Valley, California

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailPalmaz Vineyards, this place is very new to Napa Valley but already making giant leap.  Beautiful estate with an impressive cave winery.  The entire production takes place inside a massive cave, 4-story high winery eliminates the...

Wines of Champagne, France

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailGeography & Climate Champagne is the most northerly wine region in France, about 90miles Northeast of Paris.  The climate here is extreme; bone-chilling cold in winter with damaging frost but hot, humid in the summer.  Once...

Understanding Wine Classification of Burgundy (Bourgogne) France

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailUnlike wines for Bordeaux, where each district such as St. Julien and Pauillac could have different regulation and exception to their overall Classification.  Other than the confusion between village names and the names Grand Cru vineyard,...

Classic pairings: Pulpo a’ feira with Albarino, Verdejo or even better with Rioja Joven

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailSeems like a foreign land, isolated from the rest of Spain, Galicia tucks away in the Northwest corner of Spain.  With over 1000 miles of breath-taking coastline chiseled away in deep low valleys, in which water...