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Destinations Travel MagazinePublished in the May issue of Destinations Travel Magazine: Discovering the Birthplace of Wine link

Trending on Wine Trail Traveler on July 16th
1. Are there Qveveri Makers in the United States? blog
2. California Wine Appellation Specialist Course blog
3. Make your own wine at Vint Hill Craft Winery blog
4. Two Petite Sirahs blog
5. Websites for Champagne and the International Wine Tourism Conference blog

What's New on Wine Trail Traveler – July
Kathy and Terry returned from Santa Barbara County, California where they visited 25 wineries/vineyards. Watch for the articles by mid-July. One highlights of the visit was a wine tasting of 48 Santa Barbara County wines with wine legend Steven Spurrier. Spurrier organized the 1976 Judgement of Paris that included wines from California and wines from some of France's prestigious houses. A California Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon took the first place awards shocking the world and putting the Napa Valley on the world wine map.

Top Ten articles or blogs for June 2014
1. Are there Qveveri Makers in the United States? blog
2. Make your own wine at Vint Hill Craft Winery blog
3. Brunello di Montalcino 2009 DOCG from Piccini blog
4. A Nice Afternoon Aperitif blog
5. International Wine Tourism Conference blog
6. Tasting Room Etiquett article
7. Opening Our Qvevri Wine blog
8. Celebrating the New Year with Champagne or Sparkling Wine Includes an Excise Tax blog
9. An Ohio Book Talk about Georgia, Sakartvelo: the Birthplace of Wine blog
10. Viognier Harvest at Catoctin Breeze Vineyard blog

Terry and Kathy SullivanNovember 2013 article about Terry and Kathy in the Baltimore Sun

An article about Terry and Kathy was in the Howard section of the Baltimore Sun on Sunday, November 10th. Janene Holzberg wrote "Teaching couple shares an education in fine wine". You can view the article online. Photos by Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun.

Georgia, Sakartvelo: the Birthplace of WineMarch 2014 Publication of Georgia, Sakartvelo: the Birthplace of Wine

Terry & Kathy announced that their third book, Georgia, Sakartvelo: the Birthplace of Wine is at the publisher and soon will be printed. The book explores the orgins of wine growing and winemaking. Wine has been continously made south of the Caucusus Mountains for 8,000 years. That is thousands of years longer than in Greece, Italy and France. The book also explores the ancient art of qvevri making and qvevri winemaking. In September 2013, Terry and Kathy traveled to Georgia. While there they helped harvest Rkatsiteli grapes, clean and sanitize a qvevri and fill the qvevri with the Rkatsiteli grapes. During 2014, they will return to Georgia to see how their wine turned out.

Many people are surprised that wine has been made for 8,000 years and had its orgin in what is now the country Georgia. Explore this fascinating country and learn about the exciting wine tourism industry in Georgia, Sakartvelo: the Birthplace of Wine.

 

 

We added a store on our website that you can use to purchase our books directly from us. If you would like a signed copy visit our book store page.

A Wine Tourist's Guide: Visiting Tasting RoomsA Wine Tourist's Guide: Visiting Tasting Rooms

A Wine Tourist's Guide: Visiting Tasting Rooms was published in September 2013. Terry & Kathy Sullivan, owners of Wine Trail Traveler, have been busy setting up book signings both informal and formal. Check the book's website for book signing calendar. This book is ideal for any wine enthusiast who wants to visit winery/vineyard tasting rooms. You will learn about the expectations for a visit as well as the etiquette. Learn the structured tasting of wines and become familiar with ten international grapes that you will experience over and over. The book also presents many misconceptions that people have about wine when visiting tasting rooms.
Check out the book's website.

A Wine Journey

A Wine JourneyA Wine Journey was published in November 2012. Terry & Kathy Sullivan, owners of Wine Trail Traveler, have been busy setting up book signings both informal and formal. Their first book signing event took place on December 15th at Pearmund Cellars in Broad Run, Virginia. Many more book signing events will take place.
Check out the book's website.

 

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Food siteFood.WineTrailTraveler.com
Winemaking siteWinemaking.WineTrailTraveler.com
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Companion Website on Winemaking
With the the fall 2009 harvest, Wine Trail Traveler made two barrels of wine at two local wineries. One barrel was made at Vint Hill Craft Winery in Vint Hill, Virginia while another barrel was at Tin Lizzie Wineworks in Clarksville, Maryland. Both barrels hold Cabernet Sauvignon however the winemaking techniques differed. You can follow the process on the companion website.

Companion Website on Lodging
Wine Trail traveler created a new companion website on lodging facilities on or near wineries. This website offers lodging reviews, recipes (that do not have wine as an ingredient) and destinations. The destinations list wineries, attractions, restaurants and lodging in different areas. You can use the destinations section of the website to help plan a vacation. New lodging reviews, recipes and destinations will be added to the site on a regular basis. Lodging site


 

 

 

 


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