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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Maryland Homebrew Moves to Larger Site

Home brewers and winemakers can shop for supplies at Maryland Homebrew in Columbia, Maryland. On Sunday the store closed its doors and moved to a new location during a visit by Hurricane Irene. The new location is just six doors away from the former location. Owner, Tom Brenton, was delighted about the new location. The […]

Tomorrow is #CabernetDay and #TempranilloDay

It seems September 1 is becoming red wine day with the 2nd Annual #CabernetDay and the First Annual International #TempranilloDay vying for recognition on the same day. Wine enthusiasts can choose between tweeting and blogging about Cabernet or Tempranillo. It’s unfortunate the same day has been chosen to celebrate two different wine varieties. If you […]

Skirt Steak Recipe with Tempranillo

Thursday, September 1 is Tempranillo Day. Tempranillo is a red Spanish wine. Tempranillo is found in the Rioja region of Spain, Argentina and California. Consider setting aside a cup of your Rioja wine and using it as a marinade in the following recipe. Alternatively, pair the Tempranillo with your dinner! Cheers! Kathy   Grilled Skirt […]

Gearing Up for Winery Visits

Late August to late October is the high tourist months for many North American wineries and vineyards that have tasting rooms. It is at this time of the year that wine enthusiasts can observe the most activity in the vineyards and wineries. Although grapes have already been harvested in some wine regions, others still hang […]

Labor Day Weekend Wine Festivals

Enjoy this Labor Day weekend by visiting a wine festival. If you are looking for a smaller wine event checkout your neighborhood winery. With more than 6,000 wineries established in the US, there is likely to be a winery somewhat nearby. Check the festivals below and discover one that interests you. Website links are provided […]

First Winemaking, Next Cheesemaking

For me, the most I learned about wine was from making it. Kathy and I made wine at home from kits, juice and grapes. We made a barrel of a Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot co-fermented and aged 9 months in American oak at Tin Lizzie Wineworks. We made a barrel of 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 plus […]

Mother Nature, Grape Growers and Farmers

Last week we visited wineries on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and two wineries in Delaware. Reports of the hurricane (Irene) and tropical storm potential was a concern at some of the wineries. At one winery on Thursday they were about to pick their white grapes which had ripened early; the winemaker was in no hurry to […]

Sweet Whisper Peach Wine Marinated Pear Tart Recipe

The main ingredients for this recipe include peach wine, pears, cream cheese and ricotta cheese. The next time you have the supplies try this recipe! The recipe was provided by DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards a delightful Tennessee winery with a beautiful one of a kind event room. View an article about a visit to DelMonaco […]

California, Give the East Coast a Break

So Californians have had their share of fun with the East Coast’s 5.8 earthquake. Comments such as, “We use a 5.8 earthquake to stir the milk in our coffee” were common. However, let me point out that many California earthquakes at and above 5.8 are not followed by a hurricane. So California, give the East […]

We discovered some lovely wines and wineries on Maryland’s Eastern Shore this week. Over the next few days we will  write descriptions of the wineries. For this weekend consider enjoying one of the following wine events. (Check the links provided for details and any changes.) Cheers! Kathy Thursday, August 25 Cava Winery & Vineyard Event: […]

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