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Monthly Archives: November 2010

“Save Our Food” Holiday Festival – Local Wine & Food

Travel to Doswell, Virginia and participate in the Save Our Food Holiday Festival on December 11. The event takes place at 13111 Dawn Blvd ?Doswell, Va. According to the website, “Every year, 104,000 acres of Virginia farmland disappear forever.” Enjoy a day of local wine and food. More information is available at the Save Our […]

New Zealand Wineries

We returned home last night at about 12:30am after a wonderful trip to New Zealand where we were with the Washington State University winery tour group. Our trek began in the middle of November. After we landed in Auckland, Terry and I went to visit two boutique wineries on Waiheke Island. After that we visited […]

Lookout Ridge Winery Donates Wheelchairs

In January 2009 I wrote about Lookout Ridge Winery, a California winery that focuses on supplying wheelchairs to those in need. Since I was very impressed with what was happening at the Lookout Ridge Winery, I decided to check it out once again. Owner, Gordon Holmes, has a deep interest in helping to provide wheelchairs […]

Tohu Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling

While in the Air New Zealand lounge at Christchurch airport we had the chance to taste wines from Tohu. Tohu is the first Maori owned wine company and began in 1998. The Koru symbol is predominant on the front label. This spiral symbolises growth, life and the natural world in Maori culture. It also parallels […]

Holiday Cookie Recipe with Sherry

After a wonderful Thanksgiving, it’s already time to be thinking of Christmas baking to be done. If you are looking for a new cookie recipe check this one out for Almond Sherry Cookies from Galleano Winery in California! Cheers! Kathy Almond Sherry Cookies Ingredients ½ c butter 1/3 c granulated sugar 2 egg yolks, unbeaten […]

Holiday Gift Ideas at ApresVin

AprèsVin, a unique business, located in Washington State has some delightful items that may be perfect for a holiday or Christmas gift.  I’ve mentioned AprèsVin before and how delightful their infused grape seed oils are to use in the kitchen. In addition they also produce four varietal grape seed flours. The AprèsVin website now has […]

Impressions of New Zealand Wineries

I’ve been asking our group for their impressions of the New Zealand wine industry and several asked me what I thought. It’s a good thing that we visited a couple of boutique wineries last week on our day of arrival. Since then everything has been big, bigger, biggest. We have seen the 2,000 case production […]

Winery Events for Black Friday Weekend

Are you wondering what to do after Thanksgiving? Consider a visit to one of these winery activities! Cheers! Kathy Fri, Nov 26 Pearmund Cellars, Virginia Event: Relax & Thank God It’s Friday (TGIF) Web Info Three Fox Vineyards, Virginia Events: Turkey Trot Vineyard Treasure Hunt Wine Crafts Demonstration Claude Thibaut, French Winemaker, Pours His Sparkling […]

1st Weekend of December Wine Festivals

If you will be in the Washington, DC area for the weekend of December 4 and 5, be sure to check out DC’s Holiday Wine Mall! It is at the Dulles Expo Center. This event features over 200 wines. Visitors can shop for artisan wines, gourmet foods, art as well as unusual gift items. More […]

Lou Foppiano, 100 on November 25!

Lou Foppiano, renowned for his role in the Sonoma wine history, will turn 100 on November 25. According to the PressDemocrat.com, Lou Foppiano celebrated his 100th birthday on Sunday in Healdsburg. In the article, Lou Foppiano turns 100, celebrates in Healdsburg, the author, Sam Scott, writes about the contributions that Lou Foppiano made to the […]

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