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Monthly Archives: October 2013

101 Objects that Made America Includes Wine

A little twist on the words “made in America” can become “made America.” The Smithsonian Institution has 137,000,000 artifacts held by 19 of the museums that make up the Smithsonian. In an article on smithsonian.com, also in the Smithsonian Magazine, 101 objects were identified that made America. Artifacts include the Star Spangled Banner that flew […]

Wine Related Holiday Gift Ideas: Part 1

It is the last few days of October and I am hearing advertisements for Black Friday. Not only Friday, but this year we are going to have a Black Thursday. So I guess that it isn’t too soon to start thinking of holiday gifts. Of course wine is a great gift for wine enthusiasts. For […]

1,000 Wineries/Vineyards: Book Connections

In yesterday’s post I mentioned that it took seven years to visit and write about 1,000 wineries and vineyards. We started writing in 2007.

Knowledge Gained from Visiting Wineries and Vineyards

You are at a vineyard and notice the rather messy ground. Tall grasses and weeds fill the rows between the vines and many weeds are under the vines. You then visit another vineyard that is very clean. No weeds grow under the vines or between the rows. Impressions without knowing why may lead one to […]

Wine Books Signing Today

Book signing today at the Howard County Library Miller Branch from 1:30 – 4:30. Terry and Kathy will have their two books A Wine Journey and A Wine Tourist’s Guide: Visiting Tasting Rooms available for sales and signings. Come and meet the authors who have visited and written about more than 1,000 wineries in North […]

Postage Stamps for Wine Enthusiasts

Wine enthusiasts and philatelists will enjoy the series of stamps designed in Austria emphasizing Austria’s wine regions. The first stamp in the series began with the Weinviertel wine region.

Halloween and More Wine Events Coming Up!

The calendar of wine events on the Wine Trail Traveler website was recently updated. With Halloween quickly approaching, be sure to check out the special Halloween wine activities.

Four Wines from the O’Neill Vintners Portfolio

In September we received four wine samples from California to write about for the coming holidays. Included in the samples were Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

The annual Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Canada begins November 1 and finishes November 10. The fair includes animal shows and competitions, culinary demonstrations, food and wine, a mixologist competition and a Pub Crawl.

Harvest Ridge Winery Opens with a Grand Dinner

Last night we had a delightful time at Harvest Ridge Winery’s grand opening dinner, a five-course dinner paired with Harvest Ridge wines. The new winery is located about 20 minutes from Dover, Delaware.

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