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Monthly Archives: December 2010

How to Keep More Bubbles in Your Champagne

Just in time for celebrating the New Year with Champagne or sparkling wine. Have you ever wondered as you poured a flute of the sparkling Champagne if you were pouring it correctly? Were you wishing there might be more bubbles or that they might last a little longer? Some studies have been done that show […]

Start the New Year with this Dessert Recipe

Why not begin the New Year with a new dessert recipe? Check this pear dessert out! Cheers! Kathy Roasted California Bartlett Pears with Cinnamon and Wine Ingredients 6 fresh California Bartlett pears, cut in quarters and cored 1/4 c honey 1/4 c light brown sugar 1/4 c dry red wine 1 t ground cinnamon Glazed […]

Stuffed Mushroom Appetizer for New Year’s!

Do You Need to Prepare an Appetizer for celebrating the New Year? Small appetizers are a wonderful addition to celebrating New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day dinner. Appetizers are usually petite-size and provide an excellent wine friendly experience and can be as formal or as informal as you want. Appetizers are perfect for almost […]

Events at Wineries to Celebrate the New Year

Do you have plans for celebrating New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day? Why not check with your neighborhood winery to discover if they have special activities to celebrate the New Year? Of course, some wineries plan to be closed for New Year’s Eve and Day, so be sure to check in advance before driving to […]

Wineries Unlimited Early Bird Special Ends Soon!

The Wineries Unlimited Trade Show & Conference’s early bird discount ends before the start of 2011. Changed from its previous location outside of Philadelphia, the Wineries Unlimited Trade Show and Conference will take place in the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Virginia. This conference is one of the largest wine-related conferences in the United States. […]

Gewürztraminer for Christmas

Since we missed a traditional turkey dinner for Thanksgiving, we decided to go with turkey for Christmas. Our Thanksgiving Day was spent in the Marlborough wine region in New Zealand. We had fish and chips and a bottle of Delegat’s Sauvignon Blanc. For Christmas we had a fresh turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy ad […]

Why Would People Visit Virginia Wineries?

Recently we had family from Virginia over for dinner. Both couples enjoy visiting wineries in Virginia. After sharing photos of our New Zealand wine trip, I was asked why people might want to visit Virginia wineries. My first response was that Virginia is beautiful and historic, many in the state have figured out what wine […]

Need a Last Minute Christmas Gift?

If you need a last minute gift for Christmas and wine isn’t an option, check out Brookstone. Yesterday as I was doing last minute shopping, I decided to walk through the local Brookstone to look for some ideas. This particular Brookstone store had numerous items available for wine lovers. The selection included Automatic Electric Wine […]

Good News for Direct Wine Shipping Supporters

Earlier this year Maryland enacted SB858 Maryland Winery Modernization Act of 2010. This required the Office of the Comptroller to study and report on the status of direct wine shipping in the 37 states that make it available for consumers. The report was released yesterday several days early. According to Kevin Atticks, executive director of […]

A Fun and Unusual Wine Related Gift Discovered

My daughter and her boyfriend invited us to join them in a one-day visit to Washington, D.C. We visited the National Christmas tree and a special exhibit at the Smithsonian. Afterwards we took the subway to a delightful restaurant, Good Stuff Eatery. It’s located in the Capitol Hill area. They serve delicious fresh handmade burgers, […]

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