Author: Napa Reserva

Wines get better with age, is that true?

Younger wines were more expensive Couple of hundreds of years ago, before the age of glass bottles and corks, lack of technology and understanding of oxidation, wine never had good shelf-life and most were made to be drunk...

Wines of Rias Baixas, Spain

Locates in the far northwest corner of Spain, Galicia seems to be world away from the rest of the Country.  Surrounded by water, the coastlines of Galicia are jagged with low valleys, breath-taking cliffs and untouched nature, much...

What are wine growing appellations and Terroir ?

Appellation is a specific geographic area designated for wine growing and wine making.  Each country has different sets of rules for each of their appellations.  Old World countries (Europe) have much stricter rules compared to those from New...

Wines are like delicate fruits!

You have to admit that there are so many aspects of wine. From buying it, storing it, enjoying it, pairing it with food, etc… That sometime feels overwhelming and quite possibly taking the joy out of enjoying wine...

Wine pairings with Asian food

When ingredients from the same region come together in a meal, including the wine grapes, it is wine and food pairings at its best. Historically, wine grapes had never been cultivated in Asia; thus Asian food naturally aren’t...

Wines of Mosel, Germany

Taking its name from the river Mosel, the most famous wine region of Germany is also the third one in terms of production, and probably the most visited of all German wine provinces. Marked by Mosel’s tributaries, Saar...

Wines of Madeira, Portugal

Situated north of Tenerife, in the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira Island is Part of the Madeira archipelago. The province enjoys the status of an Outermost Region of the European Union, as an autonomous region of Portugal.  Blessed with a...

Wines of California

If one region could best represent wines of the world, it would be California boasting the most diverse wine growing and producing region. In its beginning, California has long been known for large quantity low quality wines, only...