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Monthly Archives: September 2009

Wine Trail Traveler Quarterly

The owners of Wine Trail Traveler have just released their first Quarterly ezine. Readers can find the fall Quarterly as a pdf. This first addition includes articles about drinking local wines, a sommeliers conference in Texas, a love of wine, and wine and religion. In addition four new recipes and a listing of a number […]

October 10th Weekend Wine Events

There are wine events scheduled for October 10th weekend. If you have time, check out the following events. On the east coast, consider attending the New York City Wine & Food Festival with events scheduled from October 8-11, 2009. In California consider one of these festivals to attend. Auburn Wine and Food Festival October 10, […]

A New Winery in Wisconsin Opens its Doors

Last Friday  Joseph and Dorinda Wynimko opened a winery in Bloomer, Wisconsin. Joseph began winemaking as a hobby from a kit. He went on to making wines that are a bit on the unusual side, as he prefers making wine that does not have grapes in it. As I read an article about the winery, […]

Fall Foliage Trips and Wineries

As we drove back from visiting wineries in Kentucky, we noticed that the leaves are beginning to change. They were particularly striking in West Virginia. I imagine that the fall colors will abound in Pennsylvania in the coming weeks. If you are looking for a day trip that may include beautiful foliage views and also […]

Wine and Bourbon

What do wineries and distilleries have in common? Located near Lexington, Kentucky is the world’s only Bourbon Trail. Known as the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, the trail has eight distilleries on it. Visitors are welcome to visit any of the distilleries. While wine enthusiasts will enjoy learning about the bourbon industry from a historical perspective to […]

Kentucky Grape Harvest

Weather can make a big difference in the quality of wine produced each particular year. For the wineries around Lexington, Kentucky, the 2008 harvest was excellent. The summer of 2008 was hot and perhaps too dry but the resulting grapes have produced quality wines. The summer of 2009 has been cooler than usual and this […]

Kentucky Wine

Visiting wineries around Lexington, Kentucky is a great experience. Visualize driving through the countryside with luscious green fields and beautiful blue skies. Enjoy meeting people where a handshake is a word of honor and as powerful as a contract. Last but not least meet the winemakers who want to create their wines from Kentucky fruit. […]

Travel to the Finger Lakes, North Carolina or California

Terry wrote a great article about terroir in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. The article, “In search of terroir: Finger Lakes Riesling” can be viewed on the Examiner website. Check it out before you visit the wineries in the Finger Lakes region. Below are a couple of links to festivals for the […]

A Bottle of Wine from Italy

Last night we enjoyed the evening with one of our daughters, who purchased a bottle of Italian wine to go with the dinner. She created a delicious dinner of homemade lasagna, fresh green salad and homemade apple pie. Our daughter knows we enjoy wine with food, so she had purchased the Italian wine at one […]

Harvest 2009 – Too Many Great Grapes?

For a while now, I keep reading how good the California harvest is for 2009. It has been suggested that 2009 may be one of those years that will be talked about and read about for years. That’s good news for wine enthusiasts. The bad news is that due to the economy high priced wines […]

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