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Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Piedmont Wine Trail Goes Local this Weekend

The Piedmont Wine Trail in Maryland’s Baltimore and Harford counties is featuring a wine trail event this weekend. The event ,The Piedmont Wine Trail Goes Local, takes place July 31 and August 1 from 1-4pm. Enjoy tasting Maryland wines and local food and crafts. Depending on the winery, visitors will have the opportunity enjoy arugula, […]

Weekend Winery Events at WTT Featured Partners

Enjoy a weekend event at one of these wineries this weekend! Cheers! Kathy Chateau Chantal Traverse City, Michigan Friday, July 30, Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1 Tapas Tours Details at http://www.chateauchantal.com/winery_tasting_room/escal/calendar_of_events.php Chateau Chantal Traverse City, Michigan Saturday, July 31 Winemaker’s Dinner Details at http://www.chateauchantal.com/winery_tasting_room/escal/calendar_of_events.php Lorimar Winery Temecula, California Saturday, July 31 Deek & […]

What Do Wineries Have to Hide?

Wine blogger Hunter Kangas raised the question on Twitter of why aren’t wineries upfront about where they source their grapes. He then asks, “What do they have to hide?” First, I’d like to pose the argument that many consumers are not that concerned about where the grapes are sourced. They are concerned about whether they […]

Arniston Bay Chenin Blanc/Chardonnay

On a flight back from Seattle, Washington we enjoyed a wine served on Continental Airlines. The flight to Houston featured a grilled chicken salad so I decided to go with a white wine. They were serving Arniston Bay 2008 Chenin Blanc/Chardonnay. Arniston Bay is a South African winery. Grapes were sourced from the Western Cape. […]

Wine Festivals: Weekend of August 7 – 8

Below are a few wine festivals for the weekend of August 7 and 8. Check out the details at the links provided and think about making plans to attend one of them. Looking for a smaller wine event check with your neighborhood winery and discover what events they may be planning. I included one music […]

Semillon 2009 from Amavi Cellars

Saturday night we enjoyed a white wine paired with a shrimp and rice pilaf. The shrimp and rice pilaf was excellent. We were visiting family in Oregon after spending a week visiting wineries in Walla Walla, Washington. The white wine from Amavi Cellars paired well with the meal. While at Amavi we purchased a bottle […]

Domaine Berrien Cellars 6th Annual Festival and Recipe

Domaine Berrien Cellars is located along Lake Michigan Shore. This boutique winery offers a good selection of wines to taste and purchase. Their specialties are red wines. They are estate grown and bottled wines. They also sell grapes to other wineries. Recently learned that Domain Berrien Cellars will be holding its 6th Annual Art, Wine […]

Walla Walla Limited Amount of Rain – Wheat and Grapes Thrive

Walla Walla, Washington is located in an area where wheat and grapes thrive. Despite the fact that Walla Walla’s average rainfall varies between 12 to 20 inches annually, both wheat and wine grapes do well. This lack of rainfall does not seem to be a problem for the residents of Walla Walla. They talk about […]

Winery Events for July 23-25

This week’s special wine and winery events are from Wine Trail Traveler’s  featured winery partners.If you will be in the area of one of these wineries, check out these events for this weekend. Thornton Winery Temecula, California July 25th; 5:00 pm Brian Culbertson with Special Guest General Admission $65.00; Gourmet Supper Package 3 Course Meal […]

Dedication Four – A Cougar Crest Estate Wine

Yesterday, we enjoyed a wine called, Dedication Four 2007 produced by Cougar Crest Estate Winery in Walla Walla, Washington. Dedication Four was a blend of Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The aroma had nuances of fruit with hints of plum. The fruity finish was crisp with mild tannins. Suggested pairings included grilled chicken, grilled […]

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