|Napa Valley's combination of climate, geology|
and geography make it capable of producing some
of the best wine in the world. California produces
89% of the wine in the US. The US ranks
fourth in world wine production, behind Italy,
France and Spain.
|A small town, Calistoga has a population of 5,000.|
Only two lane roads wind through the vineyards,
and fast food franchises are banned by law.
Giddy up, ladies, there is wine to be tasted!
|To quote Sarah, "We were in Napa helping them|
take care of a serious and tragic surplus of Cabernet.
It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it."
|Part of our extensive wine education: The red band|
around the barrels comes from the process of topping
them off during fermentation. Some of the wine
is lost due to evaporation through the barrel.
Vintners call this the "angel's share".
|Corkscrews are an English invention, first|
patented in 1795, by the very Reverend Henshall.