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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Travel to Ohio’s Northeast Region for Tannenbaum Wine Trail Weekends!

Make plans to visit wineries in the northeast region of Ohio in December and enjoy Tannenbaum Wine Trail Weekends. On the first three weekends of December, 15 Ohio wineries are celebrating Christmas and holidays with a Tannenbaum Wine Trail. Tickets are only $45 per couple or $35 per person and good for more than one […]

Holiday Gifts: Wine Stemware

Many different types of stemware are available for the wine enthusiast. When looking for stemware for someone who is new to wine or already an experienced wine drinker, the wine glass does make a difference. Think of it like a cup of coffee, does the same coffee taste as good in a paper, Styrofoam cup, […]

A Recipe for Biscotti with Cognac, a December Treat

December is almost here with all the holidays that people celebrate! During this time I will focus on events at wineries, charities and gift ideas and special recipes that may just be what you need for the holidays! Check out this recipe for Biscotti. The name and list of ingredients alone make this treat mouthwatering. […]

A Search for the Oldest Charles Krug Wine Bottle

Charles Krug is celebrating its 150th birthday. Charles Krug now owned by the Mondavi family is searching for the oldest bottle from the winery. Charles Krug started in 1861, so there should be plenty of wine bottles around. If you have an old Charles Krug wine bottle contact the Charles Krug winery in Napa Valley, […]

“Day of Giving” at Old Mission Peninsula Wineries

Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula in Michigan (WOMP) consists of seven member wineries. The members include 2 Lads Winery, Black Star Farms, Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, Chateau Chantal, Chateau Grand Traverse, and Peninsula Cellars. On December 10, WOMP members are hosting a Day of Giving. On Dec 10, each member winery […]

Peking Duck Recipe from Cakebread Cellars

Yesterday we had a delightful visit to Cakebread Cellars in Napa Valley. The winery emphasizes fine wines and food. Enjoy the recipe below from Cakebread Cellars. Cheers! Kathy Duck with White Wine, Garlic and Picholine Olives  Serves 4 Ingredients 4 Peking duck legs 1/2 yellow onion, minced 1 carrot, minced 1 stalk celery, minced 3 […]

November Vineyards Color Spectacular

We have been enjoying the autumn show of vineyard colors for some time now. Last week in the Lake Erie North Shore wine region of Ontario, the last colors of vineyards were beginning to fade. This week in Sonoma and Napa counties in California, the vineyards are putting on their show. Although we spotted a […]

Customer Service

Dixie Huey, of Trellis Wine Consulting  and Allan Wright, of Zephyr Adventures, teamed together to present the top ten customer service suggestions. These items were general enough to apply to tasting rooms, touring companies, travel organizations as well as writers. The presenters started with number 10 which was to know your ethos. This includes your […]

Buy Your Wine for Thanksgiving and Enjoy a Winery Event

Taste some wines at a winery this weekend and decide which ones you want to have on your Thanksgiving table! If you are looking for a weekend winery event check out these below! Check with the wineries in advance for any changes Cheers! Kathy Friday, November 18 Ferrante Winery & Ristorante, Ohio Entertainment: Larry Smith […]

Michael Mondavi Driving Wine Tourism

In a presentation at the Wine Tourism Conference today, Michael Mondavi told the story of how he literally drove wine tourism to the Robert Mondavi Winery. In the winery’s early years, travelers from San Francisco would drive past the winery on their way to Clear Lake. They would also pass the winery on their way […]

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