A Quick Guide to Wine Aging

© Chappellet Vineyard By Megan Krigbaum Posted September 18, 2015 Not every wine gets better as it ages, but the ones that do undergo a miraculous metamorphosis. F&W’s Megan Krigbaum explains the transformation and reveals a few bottles that stand the test of...

Inside One of the Best Wine Caves in Napa

Wine caves date back to the 1800s, when European immigrants brought their wine expertise to the Napa Valley region. These cool and damp underground constructions were ideal for the aging and storage of wine. Additionally, wine caves meant that more of Napa’s valuable...

When in Napa, Stop and Smell the Roses

  Wine Country is marked by its beautiful rolling rows of grapevines. At some vineyards, you may notice rows ending with colorful, blooming rose bushes. According to tradition, rose bushes weren’t planted for just aesthetics. Winemakers discovered over time that...

Meet Some of Napa’s Beloved Wine Dogs!

They say dogs are man’s best friends, and in Napa, that is the rule, not the exception. Whether they’re assisting winemakers, entertaining guests or providing solace, you’ll find that these are not your average canines. Here are some of our favorite wine dogs—giving...

Why Are There Palm Trees in Napa?

In Napa, you may notice a single palm tree planted at the front entrance of a locale. Some say that they are a welcome symbol for visitors, but legend has it that the trees were planted for an entirely different reason. In the 1920s, Prohibition shook the nation and...

WineryCritic Tasting Room Tips

Tasting Room Tips: To spit, or not to spit? The Wall Street Journal’s wine reporter Lettie Teague recently let us in on a few pointers about what to do, and not to do when in tasting rooms in her article “A Winery Tasting Room Guide to Sipping and Spitting”. After...