Author: Napa Reserva

There’s more to Oak than just barrels

Sunlight, climate, water, soils and air all together nurture vines and their grapes.  Their combination of flavors is unique to specific region because of the terroir they were grown in.  The wine-makers simply converting grapes into drinking wine. ...

Oak and Wine, match made in heaven

Oak and Wine Asking Picasso to paint with his arms tied is wine-making without Oak.  What Oak does to wine has never been successfully replicated, regardless of any advancement in technology.   Wine simply will not be wine without...

New World vs Old World Wines

If you have been around wine enough, you probably have run cross two phrases “New World” and “Old World” wine (or region).  “New World” and “Old World” are indeed geographic terminologies used to describe two major ecozones on...

Wine and Food Pairing 101

First off, Should a wine be matched up to a dish? or should a dish be made just to pair up with the wine? Well, that all depends.  If your best friend is getting a promotion at work...

Which wines will actually get better with age?

As we learned from the previous article that not all wines will get better with age, only a small number of them will. And when someone talks about aging wines, it isn’t 3 or 4 years they’re talking...

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...