By now you should be fairly accustomed with the local food local wine pairing rule of thumb. While it’s true that local cuisine will work 99% of the time, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best possible pairing available. In the case of Italian food, a much better idea is to pair it with Californian wine. I’ll talk about why pairing Italian food with Californian wine is better in a [ Read More ]
California Wines Articles
California wines have only recently came into the spotlight but are serious competition for the established worldwide wine makers. The famous Napa Valley is the birthplace of some of the finest quality wines in California.
Today the world of wine revolves around two major types of producers. First you have the Old World which consists of France, Italy, Germany and the like. Then you have the New World with New Zealand, South Africa and California. All are among the best in the world. California is a state that has had a troubled past regarding red and white wine making. A series of vine diseases that [ Read More ]
California wines have long ago made a statement in the wine world as being able to deliver unique aromas and textures; I would say that they are wines with soul. Mendocino is the northernmost region of the state and is separated into two climates by the Mendocino range. It is known as a region that embraces the green culture at a level never seen in other areas. It is sometimes [ Read More ]
After what you’ve read about Napa Valley you would imagine that all of California’s wine regions are all about being the most modern and luxurious. Well, Sonoma is a place that hasn’t been corrupted by the corporate high-end investing non-sense. With some exceptions, Sonoma’s winemakers are rustic. Laid-back people that simply enjoy making wine, having passed this trait from generation to generation. Their experience is one of the greatest because [ Read More ]
Napa Valley is a perfect region for growing wine grapes. The Mediterranean nuances are indicative to the quality wine grapes we can expect from here. Napa Valley originally established itself as a wine region in 1981. Premium wine production dates back as far as the 1960s, but Napa Valley has been producing wine since 1858 when John Patchett established it’s first commercial vineyard. However things didn’t go so well for Napa [ Read More ]
For a wine making district California is one very large state. It can be divided in more than one way, so we’ll only talk about the most famous regions. The fact that it is such a large state makes it the 4th producer in the world. Despite all that the californians believe quality is not an anathema of profit, so they decided to make some of the best wines in [ Read More ]