Winery Visit: Cakebread Cellars – 9.2 – James Melendez

I have many fond memories of Cakebread Cellars; it is one of my first wineries I visited in Napa several years ago.  And I always think or at least my nose remembers the lovely barrel room—the wondrous scent of oak that is both at once reassuring and thrilling.  I have been to Cakebread Cellars.  Though I have done the tours several times I look forward to a food event here.  Cakebread Cellars has a long tradition of bringing the experience of food and wine together.  I have also enjoyed a group cooking event here paired with their wines—a very good experience.  Their staff is knowledgeable and welcoming.  Cakebread Cellars produces a compelling suite of wines; there is a wine for everyone here.

Call and make a reservation.  Walk the grounds and discover the herb and vegetable garden in the back.  Don’t just drink and dash; take some time to enjoy this venerable Napa Valley winery.

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Winery: http://www.cakebread.com/

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II love wine and business. I am obsessed with the subject, the art, the history, the sciences, organization management, and making things less complex I have been a former national wine marketing manager for a large off-premise food and wine retailer (280+ retail locations in 30 US States); the love for wine taught me the good practice of using the best methodologies to right side a business which unto itself is complex. Further complexity is wine. Wine simple to enjoy and yet profoundly complex because of many factors: Many grape varieties States of wine: sparkling, still and fortified wines Vintage Blends Regions/AVAs/DOCs etc. Many producer styles Many producers Limited supply Limited and often restricted distribution My experience is still a lot of intimidation with respect to wine. Wine means many things to many people; status, fear, success, ‘you’ve arrived’, enjoyment, good times, tradition and even ceremony. I have consulted with wine producers and association. I have spoken on Wine and Social Media, Wine and Video and The Business of Wine in conferences in the United States and Europe. Beer and spirits do have the same dynamics–there are many producers but compared to wine there is no other consumer product like it. I have been writing about since November 2006 on my site and I have over 2,890 wine videos on my YouTube channel talking about general wine subject matter as well as specific educational topics on wine and reviews. I have been a wine judge and have traveled to many wine countries in the new and old world. Wine has taken me to great places. Life is tough for most of us and it is nice to celebrate life with those near and even far. What wine is really about is sitting around a table with family and friends raising your wine glass and saying—to life! I love to write about travel, food, technology and business–please subscribe! Salute, *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews:jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2020, 2018, 2017, 2010 James P. Melendez – All Rights Reserved.
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