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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Proscuitto and Green Pea Risotto Recipe Uses Dry White Wine

If you enjoy Risotto, check out this recipe for Proscuitto and Green Pea Risotto. You may already have most of the ingredients available in your kitchen. Since it only calls for a half cup of dry white wine, enjoy the rest of  the wine with dinner. Cheers, Kathy Proscuitto And Green Pea Risotto Servings: 6 […]

Visiting a Wine Festival? Buy a Bottle or Two of Wine

Shortly before Easter we traveled to several Charlottesville wineries. We were there to visit the Discover Virginia Festival. As we travel to regions we attempt to visit wineries. We had already visited and written about numerous wineries in this area of Virginia, but there were some new ones to visit. We spent a few days […]

Enjoy visiting a Winery this Weekend-Check Out these Winery Events

Celebrate spring this weekend by visiting a winery. Just stop by a winery for a glass of wine or a wine tasting. Below is a list of winery events and entertainment. What winery do you plan on visiting this weekend? Cheers! Kathy Friday, April 29 Ferrante Winery & Ristorante, Ohio Entertainment: Yesterday & Today Website […]

Another Winery and Trade Show Conference Emerges on the East Coast

The East Coast is becoming more recognized as a growing and vibrant winery and vineyard region. Data shows that several East Coast states have over a hundred wineries including New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina. Other states with wineries in the east include New Jersey, Georgia, Delaware, Florida and New England states. A recent […]

Celebrate Mother’s Day by Attending a Wine Festival

May 7 and 8 is Mother’s Day weekend. If your mother, grandmother or stepmother enjoys wine and food, consider inviting her to one of these events. Most of the wine festivals below are on May 7. Attending a festival with someone special in your life can be a memorable event for everyone involved. Take time […]

Jess Jackson’s Impact on the Wine Industry

Jess Jackson, a wine visionary leader, passed away last week at the age of 81.  Many tributes have already been accorded Jess Jackson. As founder of Kendall-Jackson Winery, Jackson played a large role in the wine industry. He has also been involved with many other careers including longshoreman, police officer, attorney, thoroughbred racing and breeding. […]

Easter, Family, Friends, Recipes and Wine

Easter Weekend is special a special time for people and friends to gather. Any time family and friends are together, is a great time to enjoy food and beverages, including wine. If you are looking for special foods and recipes, you will want to check out recipes, that use wine as an ingredient, on the […]

Sour Wine, Hyssop, and Jesus’ Crucifixion

During the cold of this past winter, we did get out to go to our church to read aloud and discuss a few of the books in the Bible. One thing that struck me was the many references to vineyards and wine in Revelation, Ecclesiastes and Esther. Today many celebrate Good Friday when Jesus was […]

Earth Day Festival at BARRA of Mendocino, “A Toast to Mother Earth”

BARRA of Mendocino is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 23 at their winery and tasting room. Wine enthusiasts will want to note that the BARRA wines are certified organic. Local artisans will be featured. Included in the festival will be food and wine pairings. Food will include Martha Barra’s vegetarian stew and Shamrock Artisan […]

Two Special Winery Events on Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is almost here! Have you decided what your plans will be for the day? While many wineries will be closed, a few will be open so check the winery schedules for this weekend. While many wineries have good websites, numerous wineries fall back on website updates so you may want to call ahead […]

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