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Monthly Archives: September 2010

“Outside the Box” Winery Activities, Part 1

There are wineries that can put as much creativity and work into their event schedules as they do in making quality wines. One such place is Pearmund Cellars located just outside Washington, DC in Broad Run, Virginia. On September 26, Pearmund Cellars will be holding its 1st Annual Pearmund Picnic Basket Competition. This first time […]

Wine Festivals for the First Weekend of October

Last week as we drove in northern Michigan in some areas we began to notice trees beginning to turn those wonderful fall colors of red, orange and yellow. While you are traveling to wineries and wine festivals in the next few weeks, have a camera handy for some wonderful photos of autumn. You may also […]

HR 5034 Bill is Still Alive

HR 5034, a US bill, is sponsored by well over 100 legislators. The bill first became known last spring and we have been following its progress or lack of in the House. At first it was like a powerful steamroller but thankfully enough wineries and wine enthusiasts became aware of its potentially threatening aspects to […]

Champagne for the Bride and Groom

This post comes under the “Chicken Soup for the Wine Lover’s Soul” category. We have visited family in Michigan the last couple of weeks. My brother likes to eat out and order or take wine. Dinners are great with wine, food and family. Last night we were eating at Mr. Paul’s Chophouse in Roseville, Michigan. […]

A Recipe for Chicken in a Wine Sauce

We visited Cherry Republic Winery this week. Located in Glen Arbor, Michigan this is a unique winery. The wines are made with cherries. Several wines are a blend of cherries and grape varieties. If there is a product that can be made with cherries you will likely find it here. There is a separate building […]

Leelanau Peninsula Riesling

I keep asking Kathy if these Rieslings are better than the New York Rieslings. She doesn’t answer. However she usually doesn’t dump the tasting in a dump bucket. So I’ll take this as a sign of a good Riesling. Bel Lago’s Riesling was a light yellow color. The aroma had mineral and floral hints. the […]

Leelanau Peninsula Vineyards

The weather this week has been unusual on Leelanau Peninsula. We were not sure what to expect so had brought a variety of layered clothing. The only thing we forgot was an umbrella that would have come in handy yesterday. Today is still a question mark. What’s really interesting is the attitude of the winemakers […]

Local Wines in Restaurants- Why Not?

This week we stopped for dinner at a restaurant in Suttons Bay, Michigan. Suttons Bay appears to be a thriving small town on the edge of Grand Traverse Bay. There are numerous wineries on the Leelanau Peninsula and all are within driving distance of Suttons Bay. Since we had been visiting and tasting wines in […]

Tasting Room Wine Notes

What kind of tasting room notes do you like? Most if not all winery tasting rooms offer visitors a tasting guide of the wines they have available for tasting. Some wineries offer as much information as possible on a list. The font can get very small to include all these details. Information frequently includes what […]

2006 Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG

Had an opportunity to taste a 2006 Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG from Di Filippo Winery in Cannara, Italy. I was searching for a wine with outrageous tannins. My scale of tannins range from zero tannins, to mild tannins, medium tannins, bold tannins and then outrageous tannins. There are also harsh tannins that are a bit […]

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