Answer to the question (100 marks)
Napa Valley wine and food matching. International and regional perspectives.
1. Analyse and summarize the main concepts of Napa Valley wines and food matching using concrete examples of Napa Valley wines produced there & local dishes (from the area described as well as different wine styles from all over California, critically discuss the main reason why an understanding of matching and exclusion of a Napa Valley wine with a particular dishes is essential. Napa Valley is becoming a very up-and-coming region in many renowned wine programs. Discover classic wine producing styles as well as modernist, how those styles affect the flavour of the wine produced and its pairing with food. Illustrate your answers with specific examples. Main pairing rules and cultural rules, as well as Asian, Indian (any kind of ethnic) food and different wine styles pairings are good to be mentioned.
(max. 1500 words)
Main points to talk:
Introduction of Napa Valley as a region and styles of wines produced over there, here you can mention history of winemaking and winemaking styles produced in the region, as well as statement of a famous chefs related to Napa Valley wines, wine experts working with and focusing on Napa Valley wines, any relevant statements regarding the current state of the wines in the region and its place in international gastronomic arena, pairings in restaurants around the globe.
Introduction of Napa Valley | Californian food native, traditional for the area and localities around it: styles, traditional dishes, history, chefs, reworked traditional American foods, flavours, ingredients, components, demonstration of understanding of the concept “what grows together – goes together”.
Wine production and main production sub regions which reflect various wine styles, flavor characteristics of the wine styles / types.
Main pairing rules and cultural rules, as well as any ethnic food and different wine styles pairings are good to be mentioned.
Classification & requirements (AVA-s term introduction) of Napa Valley wines focus on various aging systems/vintage variations plus different Napa Valley wine styles. Concrete examples of food and various foods pairings.