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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Wine for Halloween

Miles Wine Cellars along Seneca Lake in New York’s Finger Lakes’ wine region has a ghostly story to tell. The white table wine is in a silk screened bottle. The transparent image of a young married woman (the ghost) is on the front of the bottle. One can see through the image to the image […]

Taste of the Beach, a Charity Event

An event, Taste of the Beach, sponsored by the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation will take place November 4-7. Thursday, November 4, Taste of the Destin Harbor Friday, November 5, “Taste of Bay” Food & Wine Experience Friday, November 5, AL Fresco Reserve Tasting Saturday, November 6, See Red Wine Festival Saturday, November 6, “Winemaker […]

Spotlight on Arizona: Arizona Wine Week

On Monday, Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer will proclaim this week to be Arizona Wine Week. Today there will be a 5K race in the Great Arizona Grape Stomp series. During the week wine lovers visiting the Phoenix Public Market will discover wine tastings and area restaurants will provide the opportunity to pair wine with menu […]

Port Wine Sauce Recipe

Need something to make that dish of ice cream special? The recipe below for Port Wine Sauce can also be used for topping cheesecake and pound cake. This recipe is from the historic Galleano Winery in Cucamonga Valley, California. If you don’t have Port you can substitute a sweet wine. Enjoy. Cheers! Kathy Port Wine […]

Two More Weekend Winery Events

In Temecula, California Thornton Winery is celebrating Halloween with a mystery dinner on Saturday, October 30. The Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner will include three gourmet courses each paired with a different Thornton wine. Prizes will be awarded for the Best Costume, Funniest, Most Original and Scariest. Reservations can be made at 951-699-0099. More information is available on […]

Halloween and Other Winery Events for this Weekend

There are lots of Halloween and regular winery events this weekend! This list also includes winery events for the weekend that may not be related to Halloween but may be just what you are looking for. Check them out to verify the event and time. If you’re not able to visit one of these wineries, […]

The Taste of Wine this Past Weekend

We enjoyed a bottle of wine over the weekend that our daughter Erin’s boyfriend gave to us. It was a Chateau Mio La Foret Bordeaux Superieur 2007. This wine offered ripe dark fruit with a hint of leather on the nose. The wine was full bodied; as it sat in the wineglass it softened and […]

Table Wines Sales Soar

According to Wines & Vines the sales of table wines has increased this summer despite the recession. Looking at data from the three major summerish holidays (Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day) one sees increases in the sales of table wines. On each of these holidays there has been increased sales for the past […]

Wine Festivals this Halloween Weekend

Check out these wine related activities for this Halloween weekend! You can go to the links provided to get the detailed information you need. Enjoy a great weekend at a wine festival! Cheers! Kathy 8th Annual Tucson Culinary Festival October 28 – 31, 2010 Tucson, Arizona http://www.tucsonculinaryfestival.com/ Food, Wine and all that Jazz October 29, 2010 […]

Wineries in San Diego County

While in California we had an opportunity to visit a couple of San Diego County’s wineries with Linda Kissam of Kissam Consulting. We enjoyed our visit and the wines we tasted at wineries including Fallbrook Winery and Orfila Vineyards & Winery. So I was interested in reading an editorial by the Union-Tribune Editorial Board posted […]

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