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Bottle Shock: Fact vs. Fiction

by WINECOUNTRY STAFF on MAY 3, 2016

Bottle Shock, released in 2008, has become a favorite film for many wine lovers. It tells the story about how a Chardonnay crafted by a Napa Valley winery beat every French competitor in the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976, a feat that was unthinkable at the time.

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A Perfect 2 Days Exploring Wineries Near American Canyon

by WINECOUNTRY STAFF on JANUARY 8, 2016

Just 11 miles south of downtown Napa, American Canyon itself is quickly becoming a wine destination, with its tasting rooms in the Crusher Wine District and vineyards just outside of town. Tasting rooms include sleek, contemporary bars and French-inspired chateaus that provide tasting experience that are just starting to hit the radar.

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A Guide to Napa Valley Cult Wineries

by WINECOUNTRY STAFF on DECEMBER 22, 2015

A “cult” wine is a strange kind of wine that you hear all about but never get to taste. Made in small quantities and sold for high prices, these wines often earn high scores from the Grand Poobahs of wine criticism, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and Wine Spectator.

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Tasting Rutherford Wineries in 2 Days

by WINECOUNTRY STAFF on DECEMBER 8, 2015

Dusty and earthy aren’t common words used to describe wine, but the Rutherford wines located in northern Napa Valley are the exception. The area’s rich red wines are known for their elegant and full bodied flavors such as black-currant, cedar, cassis, black licorice, spice box, and cherry which have made the Cabernet Sauvignon famous. If you’re traveling to this premiere grape growing area, we’ve compiled a list of wineries you should definitely check out.

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Explore Howell Mountain Wineries in 2 Days

by WINECOUNTRY STAFF on SEPTEMBER 28, 2015

Rising over 2,000 feet above the floor of the Napa Valley, Howell Mountain has become a legend in the wine world. It’s porous, rocky, iron rich soil lends itself to the making of spicy, bold, fine red wines. Additionally, microclimates abound across the hillsides allowing for a variety of grapes to grow. The vineyards tend to be smaller, more intimate than their cousins found on the valley floor. A two-day tour of the mountain allows wine enthusiasts to visit, taste the wines and view some of the most beautiful vineyards in the region.

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Winery Spotlight: Newton Vineyard

by WINECOUNTRY STAFF on AUGUST 27, 2015

Newton Vineyard stands out in Napa Valley as one of the premier wineries of the region. They were one of the first to establish themselves on Spring Mountain, which is west of St. Helena. Their style of winemaking could be described as meticulous; the grapes are hand-picked in small batches and each part of a …

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