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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Wine Spectator Focuses its Attention on Corkage Laws

It’s nice to see that Wine Spectator has focused its attention on corkage laws and points out the situation in Maryland and Virginia. Why shouldn’t a restaurant allow people to bring in a bottle of wine to have with their meal? Overall the authors, Ben O’Donnell and Robert Taylor, in “Is It Time to Open […]

A Difference Between Tasting and Drinking Wines

It is personally interesting to discover something about yourself when it comes to wine. I’ve learned that I can switch between tasting wines and drinking wines. Kathy and I visit over a hundred wineries and taste over a thousand wines a year. At wineries and tasting events, I use a mode of discovery. I describe […]

Attend a Winery Event This Weekend! February 18-20

Wine lovers, wine enthusiasts and travelers can enjoy visiting tasting rooms anytime. Attending winery events can offer a special time also. Wineries offer a variety of events from chili nights to cooking classes to wine trail events. Check out the wineries below for their special events this weekend. Cheers, Kathy Friday, Feb 18 Winery at […]

Do Consumers Choose Wine by Brand or Other Factors?

Wilson Drinks Report has released a press release about the habits of UK adults who purchase wine. The PR was entitled “Scared shoppers choose wine by colour before special offers or price But only 3% choose the brand first, and grape variety is more important than country of origin.” The research study was based on […]

Travel to A Wine Festival/Event on February’s Last Weekend

The last weekend of February offers an assortment of large wine events to attend. Celebrate as the end of winter is in sight and good weather is on the horizon! Cheers Kathy Winefest Calgary, Canada February 24-26, 2011 Website Information South Beach Wine & Food Festival South Beach, Florida February 24-27, 2011 Website Information The […]

Retweeting to millions?

Twitter is a great social media tool that has several benefits when it comes to the wine world. It also has a few drawbacks. I’ve taken part in worldwide tastings of different wines. For example at a designated time on a designated day, people taste a particular wine and tweet about it. Twitter is a […]

WHO Encourages Action to Reduce Harmful Alcohol Use

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a press release last week entitled, “Action needed to reduce health impact of harmful alcohol use.” Looking quickly at the headline one might think that the press release was a statement implying that all alcohol use is harmful. In fact the first paragraph notes that 2.5 million deaths each […]

Sauerbraten with Red Wine Recipe

This recipe for Sauerbraten was created by Traudl Huber of  Huber Vineyards and Cellars, Lompoc California. Read the entire recipe before beginning as the beef must marinate in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. Cheers! Kathy Sauerbraten Sauerbraten is prepared in an entirely different way then regular beef. Vinegar & red wine marinade 1½ cups […]

What do Olive Oil Consumers Want Their Olive Oil to Taste Like?

While olive oil tastings are becoming more available for consumers, there are not many opportunities to taste olive oil. Olive oil tastings are similar to wine tastings. The typical olive oil tasting begins with a very small amount of olive oil placed in a petite-size plastic cup. The taster warms the cup in their hand […]

Valentine’s Day Weekend Winery Events!

This weekend many wineries will be offering Valentine’s Day events and fun. The events below include Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14th. Be sure to consider visiting a winery for a fun and romantic way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Cheers! Kathy Friday, February 11 Ferrante Winery & Ristorante, Ohio Event: Ferrante Winery Teams Up […]

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