I had my first glass of wine on my 23rd birthday, and it had the aroma of being at a farm surrounded by cows. I didn’t know what kind of red wine at the time ! At first, I thought all wines would taste similar. I was hugely uneducated about the varieties of wines. I started learning about the winemakers a few years later once I started meeting people at NakedWines who would enjoy a glass.
What is Wine?
Wine is fermented grapes alcoholic beverage with flavors and acidity depending on the winemaker’s goal of creating a particular taste using specific spices, fruits, and more. There are thousands of different grapes grown once a year. Table grapes are different varieties not used in wines. They are smaller, sweeter, contain seeds, and have thicker skins. The different climates where grapes are grown affect how sweet (or tart) the resulting wine tastes. There are several different wine types, including Red, White, Rose, Sparkling, Dessert and Fortified, and more. The experience to tell the difference between cheap and expensive wine presents a lot of practice. I even notice tasting different unique flavors from each bottle. I learned how the winemakers select the environments to grow their produce to capture a unique flavor to their wines. So, knowing the history shown on the bottle labels can tell you about the wine.
California is a leading export state in the U.S., but its unique commodities diversity genuinely makes it an agricultural giant. For example, California farm operators supply most of our country’s grapes for the 2020 crop year, estimated at $4.48 billion by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).
What’s going on with Grapes?
The top everyday wines can be white or red wines, which use different grapes. We can grow grapes or buy grapes from the vineyard, and soil is of the highest importance to produce quality grapes. So, the environment’s dependence on water resources can affect the taste and flavors. Health benefits, cultural traditions, and how different regions make wines.
The idea originated for this site from a single blog post I made about buying wine from small family stores and other reliable sources with unique, high-end wines delivered to your door. Since networking with California Farmers, Ranchers, and Winemakers became a stepping stone to new open doors. It was resourceful to connect how our food is collected and possibly sold at multiple Commercial and Certified Farmers Markets throughout the state. I seek to build a community to interact and recommend how local raw commodities such as good red and white wines can produce their brand and sell.
I’m not a trained wine expert, but I continue to contact and meet winemakers at NakedWines and wine store owners. I didn’t know much about wines, but I made it a point to buy and share them with friends to expand our knowledge. So, I hope my interest in learning how local produce can influence readers to buy wine to start a conversation about wine from small wine shops to commercially produced wine. Plus, a little perk to get through the day from work or taking care of my dog Wheaten Terrier named Benjamin after 4-mile walks. Drinking alcohol takes must be wisely consumed, mainly if it contains sulfites of more than 10ppm (parts per million). For comparison, a can of soda contains 350 ppm.
How to Identify a Wine of High Quality
Wine is like discovering the history of the process of aged wines. Therefore, any discussion of wine quality begins with a distinction between commodity wines and premium or fine wines. Commodity wines usually sell for under $15, although the “commercial premium” sector is overgrowing, and pricier wines will increasingly fall into this category. A quality commodity wine is reliable and familiar, with minimal flaws, easy to drink, and designed for immediate consumption.
Three unpredictable factors that continue to impact California agriculture production significantly are labor shortages, required quantities of freshwater, and crop loss during wildfires or climate change.
I’m not a trained wine expert, but I’ve learned a lot about meeting new people. It’s compelled me to write a couple of blogs and wine maps. In addition, I made it a point to buy wines I didn’t know much about to expand my knowledge and receive the option to exchange wines I didn’t like.
I think enjoying wine is the trip of a lifetime. I hope this site helps you move forward on your journey.
There are many reasons why this is a great place to buy wine, and there are a few reasons why I decided to purchase wine from smaller cellars by trusted winemakers.
Are wine bottles expensive?
It depends where the wine was made, like how expensive was the land to grow grapes? If a winemaker grows a vineyard on costly real estate, the wine can be pricey compared to similar bottles. The best approach is to drink a few glasses for special occasions; drinking expensive wines as a daily dose is something you can buy at any grocery or drug store. It is my recommendation to drink wine. I try to add meals with my wines to bring the flavors out. The quality of finding a wine to meet a person’s tastes at a great price is the experience it requires. In reality, a winemaker seeks to provide the wine that could fit the community’s enjoyment.
Try New Things. It is just a general piece of advice. With that, thanks for supporting winemakers visiting NakedWines. I hope it’s helped you, and I hope we can keep this thing going for years to come.