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Monthly Archives: May 2009

Pennsylvania Wine & Music Festival

2nd Annual Taste of Pennsylvania Wine & Music Festival May 30 and 31, 2009 Time: 11 am to 6 pm Location: York Fairgrounds, York, PA With a baker’s dozen of Pennsylvania wineries, music, and numerous vendors this offers to be a delightful weekend to enjoy discovering Pennsylvania wines. You can check it out at their website. […]

Wine Review of Wild Cañon Harvest 2007

We had the opportunity to enjoy a glass of Wild Cañon Harvest 2007 produced by The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey in Colorado. Bottled in a clear wine bottle with a cross as part of the label, the rosé wine color is an enticing light red. The aroma and taste are fruit forward. As Terry […]

Retiring to Wine Country

As baby boomers look toward retirement, many begin thinking about downsizing their homes. After all, how many bedrooms do “empty nesters” need? People with a passion for wine may want to think about moving to wine country. Whether you are looking for  a quiet, friendly region or a dynamic, friendly region you are bound to […]

Summer Wines

Memorial Day is the traditional start of summer and it’s time to think about what summer wines to drink. With hot, sunny days here again, there will be lots of eating outdoors, picnics, hiking and more outdoor activities. For a wine lover, what kind of wine is good for hot, summer days? Think about purchasing a […]

FTC and Blogs

In a blog this week, Reign of Terroir discusses changes the FTC may put in effect this summer. The FTC is leaning towards requiring bloggers, who blog about wines and wineries, to clearly disclose if the wine was a gift from the winery. If a blogger writes about a visit to a winery, he or […]

Miracle Valley Vineyard Celebrates Memorial Day Weekend!

Today and tomorrow, Miracle Valley Vineyard is providing grilled hot dogs for $1 with the purchase of wine. Miracle Valley is located in Virginia countryside and is a delightful experience. We continue to recall their hospitality and wonderful experience of sitting on their patio and enjoying a glass of Miracle Valley wine. When we visited […]

Memorial Day Weekend Picnics

With Memorial Day Weekend here, have you made your plans? Picnics are popular but how can you make yours special? Add a bottle of wine to your picnic basket. Since picnics are casual and sometimes spontaneous events, this could be the day to experiment with a new grape varietal, a new winery or wine region. […]

Balistreri Vineyards – Colorado Syrah 2006

Located in Denver, Balistreri Vineyards is a family-owned winery. Yesterday we enjoyed a Syrah wine from their winery. Colorado Syrah 2006 is unfiltered and the color is a deep, opaque purple. Handcrafted and with 16.5 percent alcohol, this Syrah wine is spicy and fruity overall. The aroma was spicy and sweet. With a zero percent […]

Have You Considered this Wine Analogy?

This week we opened another bottle of the Cabernet Sauvignon that we made with a wine kit last summer. If you have followed along, you may remember that we were not particularly impressed with the wine a month after we bottled it. That’s okay. We knew we should really wait longer before drinking it, but hey […]

Recession Proof your Wine

This cooler than average spring is coming on the heels of a cooler than average winter in the Baltimore area of Maryland. This provides ideal temperature growing conditions for the potatoes I planted the first week of April. Assuming that I get a modest two pounds per hill, with the fifty hills of potatoes I […]

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