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Monthly Archives: July 2009

Vint Hill Craft Winery Grand Opening

Vint Hill Craft Winery is celebrating its Grand Opening of the Teaching and Tasting Balcony beginning this weekend. Located in Vint Hill, Virginia the winery is located near Warrenton, VA a suburb of the Washington, DC.  Wine Trail Traveler visited the winery yesterday to observe the winery in its finished form. Located in a renovated […]

Ohio Winery Releases Gold Winning Cabernet Franc

Located in Geneva, Ohio, Laurello Vineyards announced that they have released the Laurello Cabernet Franc 2007. At the Best of Appellation Wine Competition, this Cabernet Franc won a gold medal. The judges noted plum, spice and lilac aromas. Other notes from the competition judges noted red currants, cherry, vanilla and silky tannins. They also noted […]

Wine Diaper “Pamper your wine” Review

Have you heard of the Wine Diaper? It is an interesting concept especially for those who like to carry their wine in their luggage. Does anyone really know what happens to his or her luggage after dropping it off at a check in counter? The Wine Diaper was designed to protect clothing and other valuables […]

Michigan Event Celebrates Wine, Beer and Art

Yesterday I learned that there will be a wonderful event at the Forest Dunes Golf Club in Roscommon, MI on August 8, 2009. The 2nd Annual Art de Vin is from 5pm to 9pm, rain or shine. This is an opportunity to celebrate what Michigan has to offer. Features will include Michigan art, wine, beer […]

Connecticut Wine Trail Passport

With 28 wineries throughout the state, Connecticut has one wine trail that is divided into two sections. In 2009, twenty-six of these wineries are participating in a Passport program. While visiting a minimum of 14 of these wineries, participants receive a stamp in the Passport book. People who return the Passport by November 8, 2009 […]

Italian Restaurants in the US

When we spent two weeks in Tuscany, we enjoyed our visits to wineries. Since we do not speak Italian, we chose to visit Italian wineries whose websites were also in English. Our lodging was at a winery where we had a small kitchen and so chose to cook many of our meals attempting to stay […]

Beer for Fruit Wine Lovers

Yesterday I had the opportunity to taste a raspberry flavored beer. Now I’m usually not into beer tastings. However I did have the opportunity to have a bottle of Raspberry Hefeweizen with 4.8% ABV. It is UFO, Harpoon’s Unfiltered Offering. This unfiltered wheat beer offered a raspberry aroma and even more raspberry on the taste. […]

Return Visits to Wineries and Buying Wine

As much as we encourage people to visit new wineries, if you find a winery you like for the experience and the wine, remember to support that winery by returning for events and wine. Recommend the winery or wine to your friends. Also visit new wineries when they open or when you travel. There are […]

A Wine from Portugal

Last night I purchased a bottle of wine produced in Portugal at Caves Sao Joao. The red wine, Porta dos Cavaleiros Dao 2006, had a very dark purple color with ruby around the rim. It was a blend of  (40%) Touriga Nacional, (25%) Alfrocheiro, (25%) Aragones, and 10% Jaen. The result was a full-bodied wine with […]

Hell’s Kitchen and an Australian Winery

Do you watch Hell’s Kitchen with Chef Gordon Ramsay? Do you enjoy wine? If you answer yes to both questions you’ll be happy to know that Gordon Ramsay and Rosemount Estates in Australia are working together. Just visit the Rosemount Estates website and discover several of Ramsay’s recipes with suggested wine pairings. In addition, Ramsay […]

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