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Monthly Archives: April 2009

Your Own Barrel of Wine at Vint Hill Craft Winery

Discover the fun, enjoy the satisfaction and learn winemaking at Vint Hill Craft Winery. Vint Hill Craft Winery offers the opportunity for wine lovers to craft their very own barrel of wine. Vint Hill Craft Winery is the creation of Chris Pearmund, owner and executive winemaker of Pearmund Cellars and business executive Ray Summerell. Here on […]

A Riesling 2008 at Temecula Valley

  The other day we opened a bottle of Riesling that was full of aroma and flavor. Maurice Carrie Winery in Temecula Valley, California produces a 2008 Riesling that is delightfully aromatic and with a taste to match. The summer fruit nuances reminded me of peaches and pears. With an aroma of floral and fruit […]

Missouri Wine Trail Features the Norton Grape

Norton is the Missouri state grape. The Hermann Norton Wine Trail in Missouri will be featuring the Norton grape May 2 and 3. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information, visit the Hermann Norton Wine Trail website. People either love the Norton grape or believe that it shouldn’t be a wine. Sometimes tasters […]

Grapes With the Apes event

Just imagine going to the Smithsonian National Park for this event: Grapes with the Apes! On April 16 from 6 to 9 pm., ticket holders will have the opportunity to support the Zoo and taste wines. General admission tickets are still available. The Smithsonian National Zoological Park website says, “Sample wines from a variety of […]

Discovering Old Wine Bottles

To some, cleaning up decades of saved items in an old house is a chore that many would rather put off. To others, it can be a step back in history. Some may find excitement in a treasure or what they believe may be a treasure. Last week we were in a situation of going […]

Is There a Cure for Corked Wine?

While not many wines are corked, occasionally we come across one that has that odor of old damp cardboard lurking in some dark crawl space. Yuck! There are different levels of the cork taint. Some wines at the beginning stages of cork taint are so negligible that many consumers may not notice it or more […]

Balistreri 2007 Colorado Zinfandel

The easy to drink Zinfandel explodes with ripe juicy blackberry flavor. The red translucent color is a bit deceiving because this wine packs a punch that you may not notice. It has a delightful aroma of blackberries and spices. The velvet mouth feel gives way to a very fruity taste. The finish is crisp and […]

Wine Festivals

After a visit to New York State, we returned home where our ornamental pear tree is blossoming and our grapevines are weeping. It seems as if spring has been struggling to reach the East Coast but maybe it’s finally here after all. In the mail, I received a reminder of a festival in York, Pennsylvania […]

Wine for Easter Dinner

With Easter only a week away, consider what wine you will be serving with dinner. Of course, you’re favorite wine store or winery tasting room should be able to help you with what pairs well with your dinner. If you don’t care for their suggestions, choose a wine that you like. For Easter dinner, our […]

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