Experience World-Class Napa Wines Virtually: Sip and Swirl from the Comfort of your Home
After months of shutdowns and shelter-in-place orders to slow the spread of COVID-19, cities across California are now in various stages of reopening. Napa’s wineries, businesses, and retail establishments have also recently opened their doors to visitors. It’s possible that you and your loved ones want to be cautious and wait a bit longer before planning a summer getaway. However, not visiting a Napa winery does not mean you have to miss out on that glass of a splendid red or a lumi...
May and June are the start of Napa Valley’s peak season, so it’s great to hear that restaurants and wineries have the green light to open. In 2018, an average of 3.8 million people visited the area and spent more than $2.23 billion. Sadly, the Wine Institute projects the U.S. wine industry will lose $6 billion due to the pandemic. But, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Just last week, Napa Valley restaurants received approval to begin offering indoor dinin...
Visiting Napa’s Sub-Appellations? What You Need to Know
Wine enthusiasts know that the taste of the grape reflects the climate and weather of the area where vines grow. When temperatures are too cool, grapes are tart. If temperatures rise, grapes can overripen or dry out. Too much rain can dilute the flavor and change the sugar/acid balance of the fruit. Too little moisture reduces the yield of grapes, which means less wine!
Fortunately, the U.S. is home to Napa Valley and its sub-appellations, where conditions for winemaking are optimal. An ap...
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