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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Love by the Glass: Virginia Wine & Dine Month

The wine and food of Virginia can be as much to talk about as the weather in March. During March the East Coast of the United States is subject to warm and cold spells, winds, snow, sun or rain. And while you are talking about the weather you may as well explore and enjoy the […]

Wine Facts or Wine Opinions?

This blog entry is just a little Sunday reading, a rave or preaching. You can take your pick. While in Las Vegas for the International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association Conference, we have met several sommeliers. Kathy asked one about the Pahrump wineries. The sommelier had visited the Pahrump Valley Winery several years ago. […]

Double Helix at the Palazzo, Friday Night Wine Tasting

We ventured out to check the Double Helix Boutique and their Wine and Whisky Bar. On Friday evenings between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm there is a $5 wine tasting in the Boutique. Three wines were available for tasting. The first was a white wine from Greece. The 2008 Moschofilero was from the Mantinia AOC […]

Half of Nevada’s Wineries Are in Pahrump

The 2012 International Food, Wine and Travel Writers’ Association did not have any organized familiarization trips planned prior to or after the conference. We decided to travel to Las Vegas, site of the conference, a few days early and blaze our own trails. I recall the first thing my Intermediate WSET instructor said about wine. […]

Wine Dinner Weekend in Virginia!

The following blog about the Wine Dinner Weekend in Virginia is printed with permission from The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm. Cheer, Kathy Wine Dinner Weekend! March 2nd and 3rd Folks around the Hollow are getting excited about our annual Wine Dinner Weekend March 2nd and 3rd. This year’s Wine Dinner Weekend should be the […]

First IFWTWA Conference

This is our first participation at the International Food, Wine and Travel Writing Association Conference. As such, we have expectations and hope to come home with ideas that we can immediately act on. This conference schedule though, is a stretch from what we are use to in conferences we attend. Generally we attend wine conferences. […]

24th Annual Napa Valley Academy Awards® Telecast Viewing Party Fundraiser

The Robert Mondavi Winery will host the 24th Annual Napa Valley Academy Awards® Telecast Viewing Party on February 26th. More than 20 local restaurants will provide the food while the Robert Mondavi wines will be enjoyed. The evening includes a Silent Auction. The Gala emcee is Bob Sarlatte who is recognized as an announcer for the […]

The Accidental Wine Tourist: IWINETC Seminar

“The Accidental Wine Tourist” was presented by William R. Eyer at the International and Wine Tourism Conference 2012 in Italy. Below is a brief summary of the presentation by William Eyer, from Cuvee Corner Wine Blog. In his presentation he noted he had become a wine fan several years ago. William has traveled to Italy three times […]

Nearing Doppel Level of Wine Century Club

We download the free application for the Wine Century Club years ago and added it to our wine journey. This club is designed for novice wine drinkers to career sommeliers that enjoy the wine journey. Taste 100 different varietal grapes, send in your application and you’ll receive a certificate (suitable to frame) and membership in […]

Fat Tuesday at the Memphis Tennessee Botanic Garden

Fat Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras, is the day before Ash Wednesday. On Fat Tuesday many take the opportunity to enjoy all sorts of foods which they may deprive themselves of during Lent. While New Orleans is the renowned city for celebrating Mardi Gras, celebrations also take place in many other cities. The Memphis […]

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