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Monthly Archives: January 2011

February 1st Launch of Texas Twitter Tuesday

I just searched my wine cellar for a bottle of wine produced in Texas. My last Texan wine is a 2002 Paulo, a classic Bordeaux blend from Messina Hof Winery in Bryan. I’ll open it today and have it while viewing Twitter from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm CST. Bobby Champion, TDA (Texas Department of […]

Traveling to London? Enjoy Valentine’s Day at Vinopolis!

Vinopolis, a wine center, is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a special wine tour. The wine center is located near London’s Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Vinopolis is a delightful place to visit any time of the year but for Valentine’s Day this year, the wine center is going all out. Details for Valentine’s Day include a special […]

22nd Annual Dream Gala “All Aboard for a Cure” Includes More Than 40 Wineries

Make plans to travel to Seattle, Washington for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s 22nd Dream Gala event to be held on March 5, 2011. More than 40 wineries are participating in this “All Aboard for a Cure” event. According to the JDRF Seattle Guild, “Owners and vintners will be sharing their passion and wine knowledge […]

Spicy Chicken Recipe

Are you looking for a spicy chicken recipe that uses wine? Check out the following recipe from the historic Galleano Winery in California. More poultry recipes using wine are available on the Wine Trail Traveler website. Enjoy! Cheers! Kathy Spicy Chicken Ingredients 2-3 T olive 3 lbs chicken, cut into pieces ½ c onion, minced […]

Tarara Winery’s “Support Snow” Charity

Located in Leesburg, Virginia, Tarara Winery has developed a unique idea for wine enthusiasts. Usually I write about wineries that support charities on Sundays but this is just so good and really can’t wait as it has to deal with snow. According to Tarara Winery, each time it snows the Support Snow page will be […]

Winery Events for the Last Weekend of January!

The last weekend of January 2011 offers a variety of winery events. Check out some of these fun wine events offered by our featured winery partners. All of our partners can be found on the Wine Trail Traveler Partners page. When you have a moment check them out! Cheers! Kathy Friday, January 28 Pearmund Cellars, […]

2006 Zinfandel by Chiarito Vineyard

Thinking about a wine to pair with last night’s lasagna, I decided on a Zinfandel. At first I was going to select one of my accidental Zins, however since I had only two bottles left, I opted for a 2006 Zinfandel from Chiarito Vineyard. Someone gave us a bottle of this wine on our writing […]

Fess Parker Wine Country Inn & Spa on Wheel of Fortune

Last night while watching Wheel of Fortune, the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn & Spa came up. Growing up watching Fess Parker’s roles as Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone, I decided to Google the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn. It’s really interesting to see an actor from the 1950’s and 1960’s now involved in Santa […]

Portland Seafood & Wine Festival, February 4 and 5

Plan a trip to Portland, Oregon at the beginning of February. The Portland Seafood & Wine Festival will be held on February 4 and 5 at the Oregon Convention Center. Be sure to check out the festival website for more information. Fifty wineries have already signed up to be at the festival. These include Cathedral […]

Are there too Many Rules for Wineries Who Want to Pour Wine at Charity Events?

Rules and regulations are sometimes too onerous. Shouldn’t rules be helpful? An example is an article I read in the North Bay Business Journal about California rules. In the article Guest Contributors: Regulators outline rules for pouring wine at charity events, the authors write “Specifically, wineries are allowed to pour wine at charitable events only […]

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