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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Wineries: Haiti Needs Your Help to Fight Cholera

Cholera has now hit the people of Haiti who have already suffered so much because of the devastating earthquake earlier this year. Wineries you can help again. Yesterday it was reported that over 200 people had died. This morning the quickly moving cholera has spread and now may have reached Port-au-Prince where many are living […]

Chicken Recipe with Red Wine Ingredient

As autumn begins to bring cooler temperatures, keep this recipe on hand to consider creating. This recipe uses Sangiovese or suggests using a similar type red wine. There will be wine left over, so serve it with dinner. Many thanks to Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association for use of this recipe! If you’re traveling to a […]

Summerfield 2009 Chardonnay

This is the first time I had this Chardonnay on a Continental flight. It was a pale yellow color and had a citrus and tropical fruit aroma and taste. The crisp finish was fruity and had apple and pear nuances on the aftertaste. The wine was paired with a shrimp salad  (six shrimp and salad […]

At Laurello Vineyards this Weekend

Check out Laurello Vineyards for their winery activities this weekend. Laurello Vineyards is located in Geneva, Ohio. Music will be provided by vocalist Kelly Ransom tonight and Uncharted Course will entertain on Saturday. Pizza with spinch, Alfredo sauce, mushrooms, artichokes, olives and cheese will be available. Suggested pair is Chardonnay. What can be better than […]

Visiting Southern California Wine Country

We enjoyed our visit to southern California where we visited numerous wineries in Temecula. In addition our trip included wineries in San Diego County and in the Cucamonga Valley. For the most part we stayed at in Temecula with a couple of special nights at Pechanga Resort & Casino that claims to be the largest […]

New Jersey Wine Law May be Changing for the Better

A few states around the country have been known to uphold and promote Prohibition-style legislation however the New Jersey legislature is considering a bill that will allow wine shipping to consumers. This month New Jersey state senate has passed Senate Bill S-766. Wine drinkers will be closely watching to see how the New Jersey State […]

Temecula’s Wine Country Offers Wine, Wineries and So Much More

The wine industry in Temecula is growing quickly. Since we visited the area in February 2008, more wineries and vineyards are being added to the landscape. The area is now home to more than 30 wineries. Whether you are looking for small boutique wineries or large estate wineries, you will discover more than one that […]

WINEormous in Temecula, California

On Sunday morning, Tom Plant from WINEormous picked us up at the Hampton Inn in Temecula, California. Tom and his wife, Laura, provide visitors with the tours of wineries. Using a large van that seats two to six passengers, there is plenty of room. Tom knows his way around Temecula wine country and is able […]

Thornton Winery Events, Temecula

Thornton Winery, in Temecula, California has a wonderful concert series each year called the Champagne Jazz Series.  Last night we were able to attend the last concert for this year that featured two groups. The first group was with Chris Standring.  Chris, a classically trained guitarist was the lead guitarist. Several other instruments accompanied Chris […]

Braised Short Ribs Recipe that Uses Red Wine

Check out this recipe for short ribs that uses red wine as one of the ingredients. Seems like a perfect recipe to prepare for a cool fall day! Many thanks to Executive Chef Greg Stillman at Ponte Family Estate in Temecula, California who provided this recipe. Cheers! Kathy Braised Short Ribs with Polenta Ingredients 4-12 […]

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