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You make it to wine country, pick up a few bottles, and plan to store some at home for the long year. While there is nothing wrong with a bottle or two in the pantry, Napa wines are better served up not too long after they are purchased.

Reasons to Indulge Now and Not Store it for Later

Instead of storing your Napa wines, here are a few reasons to drink them now rather than later:

  • Temperature Control and Storage: At home, it is unlikely that you have a wine cellar or a perfectly controlled storage room for those bottles of wine. The longer they sit in a temperature that is unsuitable, the more likely they are to lose that robust flavor. In additions, you will find that the tannins release and become too acidic, and the signature flavors lose their gusto. The same goes for Wines need absolute control when it comes to humidity, or the dampness can force the cork to expand and seal so that oxygen does not properly flow.
  • Wine Gets Moved Around Too Much: From the trip home to be p

You make it to wine country, pick up a few bottles, and plan to store some at home for the long year. While there is nothing wrong with a bottle or two in the pantry, Napa wines are better served up not too long after they are purchased.

Reasons to Indulge Now and Not Store it for Later

Instead of storing your Napa wines, here are a few reasons to drink them now rather than later:

  • Temperature Control and Storage: At home, it is unlikely that you have a wine cellar or a perfectly controlle
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wine and food pairing

Pairing wine is like learning a foreign language. Not only do you need to know the various types of wines and grapes out there, but you also need to understand their flavor undertones, regions, and what foods they work best with.

While it takes years to become a true sommelier (including a formal education), here are a few beginner-friendly tips so that you can pick up great bottles of wine and bring them home for your taste fest:

  • Chardonnay: Chardonnays are dry wines, but some have a vanilla undertone. Use these white varieties to go along with chicken, halibut, salmon, and even mild cheese dishes.
  • Sauvignon Blanc: Another white wine, the Sauvignon Blanc is lighter, crisp, and has herbal notes along with fruity tastes. It works best with poultry and is excellent for shellfish.
  • Champagne: Champagne can be dry, and because it is often a blend of a few wines, it works better with seafood, eggs, and oysters. If you have sweeter champagne, use it with fruit and cheese platter

Pairing wine is like learning a foreign language. Not only do you need to know the various types of wines and grapes out there, but you also need to understand their flavor undertones, regions, and what foods they work best with.

While it takes years to become a true sommelier (including a formal education), here are a few beginner-friendly tips so that you can pick up great bottles of wine and bring them home for your taste fest:

  • Chardonnay: Chardonnays are dry wines, but some have a va
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Napa Valley Hotel & Suites
is located in Downtown Napa, CA

853 Coombs Street
Napa, CA 94158
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