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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Penn Shore Extra Dry Champagne

Over the long Thanksgiving weekend, we had the opportunity to enjoy a non-vintage Penn Shore Champagne.  The aroma offered apple nuances and the taste was dry and mild. This Champagne with 12% alcohol made a delightful addition to dinner. The Champagne cleansed the palate and offered the opportunity to taste the various flavors of the […]

Gift Suggestion: Wine Calendars

If you are looking for a colorful, useful and good price gift, consider a wall calendar with a wine theme. Just a quick look on the Internet will give you some good options. Several wine calendars for 2010 are available. These include Wine Country by Susan Winget Lang 2010 Vertical Wall Calendar, Wine Country by […]

Simply Pink, a Wine at St. Julian Winery

Last night, I enjoyed a glass of Simply Pink, a wine produced by St. Julian Winery in Michigan.  It is a blend of Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Seyval Blanc. Simply Pink has a lot of summertime fruit nuances both on the aroma and taste.  The wine is labeled as semi-dry… but […]

Recipe with Dry Wine and Turkey Meat

Are you looking for ways to use leftover turkey from Thanksgiving? There is a recipe in the fall issue of the Wine Trail Traveler Quarterly that uses turkey – dark and light turkey meat, cut into 1 by 3 inch chunks. Tacchino Toscano (Tuscan Style Turkey) also calls for one cup of dry red or […]

Enjoy Black Friday at a Winery

I’ve decided that despite tomorrow being Black Friday, I’m staying home away from the maddening crowds of shoppers. Who wants to stand in lines for hours and then maybe find out the items you want are sold out. That’s poor way to start the holidays. Then again maybe I won’t stay home after all a […]

Mulled Wine Recipes

It’s been cool (cold?) and rainy for the last three days. Even yesterday I started thinking about making a mulled wine in the crockpot. The wine warmed with spices would taste good. It would also warm me up and the aroma throughout the house would be wonderful. Why didn’t I make it yesterday? I thought […]

Shopping for Decanters

Gift shopping for the holidays has already begun. For the wine aficionado there are many gifts to consider and they are in a range of prices. There is an excellent suggestion about decanters at Examiner.com. Check it out. It also has links to several sites where decanters can be purchased. Of course, your favorite local […]

Thanksgiving Day Help for the Cooks

No matter how many Thanksgiving dinners you have prepared in the past, you may have a question about what wine to serve or about preparing this holiday dinner for your family and friends. John Griffin has come to your rescue. In an online article at SavorSA, “Websites and Hotlines Offer Holiday Help,” Griffin has taken […]

Thanksgiving Recipe Suggestions

Thanksgiving Day is almost here! If you haven’t decided on all of the dishes to be served, check out the recipe suggestions at http://winetrailtraveler.com/recipes/thanksgiving1.php. The recipes use wine as one of the ingredients. These recipes are used with permission from the mentioned wineries. If you know of a recipe we should add, please contact us […]

20 Wine Things to Do

Somehow at the beginning of 2009, I missed the Wall Street Journal checklist about 20 things to do with wine. Today they published an update and it makes for an entertaining article as well as provides some ideas about the fun nature of wine. Check out the article Wine Notes: Doing Some of the ’20 […]

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