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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Brancott Sauvignon Blanc Was a Hit at the Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

The beverages available at Brittany’s and Kevin’s wedding rehearsal dinner included: ice-tea, water, fruit punch, Coke, beer, the Brancott Sauvignon Blanc and a Fox Horn Vineyards Merlot. The New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc was the most popular wine outpacing the Australian Merlot by a four to one ratio. It also held its own in popularity compared […]

Events at Wineries this Weekend

Winery events to think about attending this weekend are listed below.The events are from some of Wine Trail Traveler’s winery partners. Check the event details online. Have a wonderful weekend! Cheers! Kathy Tesoro Winery, Temecula, California Friday, August 20th – 7-10 p.m. Hot Summer Nights in Old Town – Kenny Marquez Info: Tesoro Winery Thornton […]

Romance in the Vineyard

Why are vineyards romantic? I can certainly understand that wine is probably the most romantic beverage/food. But why are vineyards chosen as a sight for proposals, wedding pictures and anniversaries? In this photo, Kevin Sullivan and Brittany Powers pose a few weeks prior to their August wedding. The backdrop is Niagara grapes that were transplanted […]

35th Annual Virginia Wine Festival

Have you attended the Annual Virginia Wine Festival at Bull Run Park before? This year on September 18 and 19th, the 35th Annual Virginia Wine Festival will take place at Bull Run Park’s Special Events Center. This annual festival features the best of Virginia with about 50 Virginia wineries attending and offering samples of their […]

How Do You Research Wineries/Vineyards to Visit?

Heading to any destination, you wonder if there are wineries in the area to visit. How do you research to find wineries or vineyards in the area? There are some simple quick ways to find wineries/vineyards. Use Google maps and type the city and state or country your travels will take you to. For example, […]

Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc

As the father of the groom, it seems my role in my son’s upcoming wedding is to write checks. Other than that I don’t have many decisions to make. However I did find a nice spot for the rehearsal dinner. They have a preset wine list for a rehearsal diner that includes a Chardonnay, White […]

Humanitas: Profits Donated to Charity

Humanitas is a winery that is dedicated to producing wines and using the profits to donate to charity. The donations focus on ways to solve hunger, housing and illiteracy in local communities throughout the US. Wine enthusiasts can choose between different wine clubs. These include  ‘CHARITY CASE’! Wine club, ‘PHILANTRHOPIC 6-PACK’ Wine club and ‘CARE […]

Laurello Vineyards this Weekend

Laurello Vineyards is a delightfully, friendly winery to visit with friends and family. Food, music and wine all play a large part of the visitor’s experience. The tasting room is also part of a bistro type facility with menu available. This summer they are offering a new appetizer, Lucy’s Caponata. The recipe includes eggplant, celery, […]

Winery Events for the Weekend of August 13-15

Winery events this weekend from Wine Trail Traveler’s featured partner wineries are listed below. Be sure to check a winery website for changes and additional information. Lorimar Winery  and Vineyards, Temecula Californi John Foltz Key Board August 14th, 28th; 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Live @ Lorimar Live @ Lorimar- offers an intimate and fun location […]

Rationale for Drinking Wine

I’m often amused by rationale that people develop to drink wine. Bruning’s Clock and Home Accent Store in Beavercreek, Ohio offer one of the best reasons for wine drinking. In addition to clocks, the store also sells wine racks and wine cabinets. Twice a week they hold wine tastings. Bruning’s offers the following rationale for […]

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