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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Wine Events from August 25 – 29

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: […]

A little Bling for Cancer in Prince Edward County, Ontario

On August 27 from 12 to 4pm, Del-Gatto Estates in Picton, Ontario will be hosting a special event in their boutique tasting room. The support for the local Breast Cancer Centre are by Silpada Designs Jewelry and Del-Gatto Estates Winery. Purchase sterling silver jewelry for yourself or a loved one and taste wines. All of […]

A Variety of Wine Festivals this Weekend

This weekend there are a variety of festivals to end the month of August. Below are several wine festivals with links for more information. A festival can provide a wonderful, fun experience. What a great way to bring summer to a close. Be sure to check details on the attached links. Cheers! Kathy Columbus Wine […]

Maryland Wine Festival 28th Anniversary

Save the date – September 17-18, 2011 for the 28th Maryland Wine Festival. This festival takes place at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster, Maryland. The festival includes food vendors, crafts, wine education, entertainment and amateur wine competition. More than 35 Maryland wineries will participate in the festival. More than 30 food vendors will […]

Celebrate Organic Pioneer Charlie Barra at Slow Food San Francisco

Slow Food San Francisco is celebrating Charlie Barra as an organic grape growing pioneer. On Sunday, August 28 at Masa’s Restaurant in San Francisco, Chef Gregory Short will pair a four course dinner with several of BARRA of Mendocino’s organically grown wines. BARRA wines available will include Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese and Muscat […]

Recipe for Shrimp and Honeydew Salad with Warm Rioja Dressing

Enjoy the recipe below from “At Home with Rioja.” Vibrant Rioja was giving these booklets out at the Wine Bloggers Conference in Charlottesville, Virginia this year. Note this recipe calls for grilling. What better way to celebrate summer! Cheers! Kathy Shrimp and Honeydew Salad with Warm Rioja Dressing Serves: 6 Ingredients 1 lb shrimp shell-off, […]

25th Annual Grapefest Festival in Texas

Plan to travel to Texas in September so you can enjoy the 25th Annual Grapefest in Historic Downtown Grapevine, Texas. The dates are September 15, 16, 17, and 18, 2011. According to the online information, this is “the largest wine festival in the Southwest.” Events include entertainment, wine tasting, a culinary pavilion, GrapeFest Golf Classic, […]

Pinot Noir Smack Down, Part 2

Dinner time on the East coast so I checked on my supply of Pinot Noirs. I selected a 2006 Husch Anderson Valley Pinot Noir from the Knoll Vineyard. The grapes came from the estate from 40 plus year old vines. To get the real Pinot experience I poured the wine in Riedel Pinot Noir glasses. […]

Pinot Noir Smack Down

The Pinot Noir Smackdown is an interesting challenge for me. Although I can enjoy a Pinot Noir, it’s not my usual red wine choice. I like a red wine that has a color from dark ruby to black and you can’t read text through the wine. This eliminates many Pinot Noirs. I also like a […]

Several Winery Events Beginning Today!

Spend time at a winery this weekend! Below are several winery events between Thursday, August 18 and Monday, August 22. If you prefer a quieter time at a winery visit during the week if possible or early in the day. Cheers! Kathy Thursday, August 18 Cava Winery & Vineyard, New Jersey Event: Thirsty Thursday Web […]

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