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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Wine Events to Travel to

The next two to three weeks will be busy ones for those already in the planning stages for Thanksgiving travel and meal planning. However, if you want to add a little more excitement to November’s schedule check out the events below. Cheers! Kathy Missouri Hermann Wine Trail Event: Holiday Fare Wine Trail Dates: November 21-22, […]

Taste of Nova Scotia – Wine and Food

I received a press release today and decided to check out the website, Taste of Nova Scotia, and I’m happy I did. This is a website devoted to local food including wine, beer, fruits and vegetables.  Some of the businesses involved in the website  include wineries, farm markets, breweries and restaurants. The website also provides […]

Wine and Technology

Just how much manipulation of grapes into wine should take place? After all, wine has been in existence for thousands of years. While there is considerable debate over who and how the wine first came to be, who are we to say that the wine was good or not? Today the wine industry has changed. […]

Clos de los Siete, Argentina 2007

Last night we enjoyed a wine at a fabulous restaurant in Grosse Pointe, MI. The wine was agreed upon by three of our party one of whom is a fan of Malbec. This particular wine Clos de los Siete, Argentina 2007 was a blend of 48 percent Malbec, 28 percent Merlot, 12 percent Cabernet Sauvignon […]

Petite Sirah from Bella Vista

Petite Sirah 2003 Reserve Last night was a good night for a Petite Sirah from Temecula Valley. We had spent the day before and several hours yesterday installing laminate floor for a family member. Let me say that while some laminate flooring may be  easy to install this type definitely was not easy. Yes, we […]

November Wine Events

I have discovered several wine events during the early part of November. Included below is a link so that you can get the information you need to make plans. Enjoy discovering a wine event you can attend! Oregon November 14 Northwest Food & Wine Festival Information: http://www.nwfoodandwinefestival.com/ Washington November 14 Toasts for Tails Information: http://www.concernforanimals.org/ Texas […]

Cabernet Sauvignon from Wooden Valley Winery & Vineyards

Last night we shared a bottle of wine and dinner with good friends. The wine was a Lanza Family 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon from Wooden Valley Winery & Vineyards. The aroma and taste were fruity with nuances of dark fruit. The mouth feel was smooth and pleasant. While there were tannins, the tannins were not bold […]

Food Bites, The Science of the Foods We Eat

I recently discovered, Food Bites, The Science of the Foods We Eat by Richard W. Hartel and Annakate Hartel. Chapter three, only two pages long, is titled “Vintage Wines and Chocolates.” In only two pages they discuss the cocoa bean and grape. Both are affected by the growing conditions. This affects the finished product. There […]

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