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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Wineries Unlimited Conference is Next Week!

It’s not too late to decide to attend the Wineries Unlimited Conference in Richmond, Virginia. If you are interested or involved in any part of the wine industry, this is the Conference to attend on the East Coast this year! The Trade Show will have 300 exhibitors showing a variety of wine industry quality items […]

Discover New Zealand Soon

Flying to Auckland, New Zealand during late November took us about 22 hours from the East Coast of the United States. For those able to travel first class and sleep somewhat comfortably, they may be able start touring Auckland as soon as they drop off their bags at a hotel. If time allows take a […]

Do You Remember Congressional Bill H.R. 5034 Affecting Wine Distribution? Now it’s H.R. 1161!

A recent article at Wine Spectator, “U.S. Congressman Introduces New Act Threatening Direct Shipping,” by Robert Taylor and Ben O’Donnell, talks about a very similar bill that has been introduced for this year. “The new CARE Act, if passed, could end direct shipping of wine and other forms of alcohol in the United States, or […]

Wineries Supporting Japanese During Devastation from Earthquake and Tsunami

Wineries are known for helping those in need and now help for the Japanese is taking place. To that end wineries are providing help in different ways. Japan needs help and wineries are seeking to help the Japanese in their dire situation. I’ve learned that some wineries are donating their tasting fees for this weekend […]

3rd Annual Drink Local Wine Conference

The Drink Local Wine Conference for 2011 is scheduled for April 2 and April 3 in Missouri. There is still time to purchase tickets and make travel arrangements. April 2 is devoted to presentations that include We don’t need no stinkin’ vinifera: The grapes of Missouri, Creating a buzz: How regional wine can grab the […]

Celebrate the First Day of Spring – Visit a Winery Event This Weekend

This weekend why not celebrate the first day of spring (March 20) by visiting a winery. Numerous wineries have events and entertainment for visitors. If you are planning on traveling far to visit a winery, consider carpooling to the winery. If any of the events below are not convenient than visit a winery in “your […]

Destiny Bay Wines in New Zealand Helps Laser Sailor with Goal of 2012 Olympics

Destiny Bay Wines is a small, boutique winery in New Zealand. The winery and vineyards are located on a small island, Waiheke Island, a short ferry ride from Auckland. Destiny Bay Wines is supporting laser sailor, Miranda Powrie, as she strives to compete for the 2012 Olympics in London. Travel and training for laser sailing […]

Wine Festivals and Special Events the Last Weekend of March

The last weekend of March offers a variety of wine festivals and special events around the country. Some of the events support charities. If you enjoy volunteering, check out the websites below to see if they need help. Certainly, you can always check with the wineries in your region to see if they need volunteers […]

Irish Soda Bread Recipe Paired with Fume Blanc from Briar Rose Winery

Check out this Irish bread recipe for St. Patrick’s Day or any day of the year! The wine pairing suggested is from Briar Rose Winery, an enchanting winery to visit in Temecula, California. View an article about Briar Rose. Cheers! Kathy Irish Soda Bread 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 […]

Celebrate Daylight Savings Time at Tarara Winery!

Tarara Winery in Leesburg, Virginia offers a delightful venue to visit. With trees lining the way to the winery tasting room and park-like areas surround the winery, Tarara is a great place to visit and get away from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan Washington, DC. Add to that the ambiance of the tasting rooms […]

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