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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Julia’s Garden – Charitable Wine Event

The Julia Cekala Charitable Foundation is sponsoring their 3rd annual wine event on Friday, March 12th from 7 to 11pm.  The event will be at Christina’s in Foxborough (Foxboro), Massachusetts. The event includes wine tasting, food, music, dancing, raffles and a silent auction. Tickets are $45 per person. The Julia Cekala Charitable Foundation was created […]

Recipe Link for St. Julian Red Wine Dressing

If you are looking for the recipe for St. Julian Red Wine Dressing mentioned in the earlier blog, use this link to the recipe on Wine Trail Traveler. Cheers!

Recipe from St. Julian Winery, Michigan

St. Julian Winery is the oldest winery in Michigan. They have four additional tasting rooms in the state. Be sure to include enough time during your visit to enjoy the winery tour where you will discover a large collection of “antique” wine making equipment. We visited St. Julian in 2009. St. Julian provided the recipe for […]

Pinot Noir and Salmon Pairing

This week we enjoyed dinner and wine with good friends, whom we do not have the opportunity to see as frequently as we would like due to family and work obligations. It’s amazing how the time can fly by when catching up on what’s been happening in each of our families. We enjoyed a delicious […]

Winery Events for February 27 or 28

This weekend, plan a trip to your neighborhood winery and discover a new wine or new release. Ask questions about how the wine was made, where the grapes were sourced from, about pruning and bud break. Enjoy tasting wines and perhaps purchase a bottle to take home with you to enjoy with dinner during the […]

Oak Barrels for Wine

How do you prefer your wine oaked or unoaked? If you like a wine with oak nuances, are you concerned with where the oak was grown? For wine aged in oak, do you prefer French oak, Hungarian oak or American oak? As we visit numerous wineries, we ask what type of oak is used and […]

Olive Oil Expo in Italy

There are many similarities between wine and olive oil. Grapevines and olive trees need the same basic culture. Tastings are smaller but similar with an emphasis on aroma and taste nuances. While visiting Italy in 2007, we visited several wineries and were privileged to see and photograph workers harvesting olives and the process of producing […]

Making a Difference

Last week I wrote a lengthy article on how wineries can get on the Twitter bandwagon. I learned today that Tin Lizzie Wineworks in Clarksville, Maryland read the article and created a Twitter account. They are now tweeting. It is always nice to know that if your write something, it may help others. It is […]

The Charity Wineshop

Yesterday I discovered an Australian charity program, The Charity Wineshop, that connects the purchase of wine with a charity. The idea is to purchase a case of Australian wine and a portion of the price will go to the charity of your choice. The 19 Australian charities include Epilepsy Action, Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis, […]

Cooking With Wine This Weekend

Have you decided what to prepare for tomorrow’s dinner? How about  including a Mushroom Merlot Soup? The main ingredients include celery, onion, heavy cream, Merlot, mushrooms and a beef broth. Check it out on the Wine Trail Traveler website. For dessert, consider the Peaches and Cake recipe. This recipe also includes directions for a “No-Fail […]

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