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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Celebrating the New Year with Champagne or Sparkling Wine Includes an Excise Tax

Tonight as you celebrate the New Year with a glass of Champagne, Prosecco, Cava or any sparkling wine, your enjoyment may be with one of the last purchases of 2013 with an excise tax.

Pondering Favorite Wine Travel Experience

As 2013 comes to a close, I find myself thinking about our wine travel experiences during 2013. Which was my favorite? We did travel to wineries on Long Island, New York as well as Istria region of Croatia. While on the trip to the International Wine Tourism Conference in Zagreb, Croatia, we also visited wineries […]

Maryland Chapter of the Tasters’ Guild December Event

On Sunday we joined about 40 other members of the Tasters’ Guild in Maryland at the Elkridge Furnace Inn in Elkridge. The atmosphere was festive and the one Tasters’ Guild event that most people dressed up. We had four wines paired with a four course brunch. Executive Chef and Owner Daniel Wecker wowed the members […]

Holiday Fondue Recipe

The holidays can be a great time for people to enjoy time together. Here is one holiday idea. Pull out your old fondue pot and create the recipe below.

Discovered Wines from the Country of Georgia in Elkridge, Maryland

Today I went to the Perfect Pour in Elkridge, Maryland …. In the end I purchased two Georgian wines, made with Rkatsiteli and Tsolikouri grape varieties.

Crushed Wine: A Fun and Free iTunes App

A few days ago we downloaded a new free app available on Itunes. The app, a social media wine app, can be downloaded on an iPhone, iPad and iPod.

Qvevri Winemaking an Intangible Heritage of Humanity

The the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added the ancient Georgian winemaking process to their world heritage list according to Georgian News TV and decanter.com. We traveled to Georgia in September and had an opportunity to harvest Rkatsiteli grapes and make a wine in a qvevri. The process requires cleaning and […]

Upcoming Wine Events including Charity

With all of the excitement of Christmas and the many other holiday celebrations, take time to include a visit or two to wineries in your own backyard. Every US state has a winery. Below some events at wineries this week.

Marietta Wine Market Supports Charities

The Marietta Wine Market is putting the state of Georgia on the map with its charity fundraising.

Wines on the Delta flight to Minneapolis and onto Baltimore

We had several excellent wines while visiting family in Portland, Oregon. Our return to Baltimore was during the afternoon and evening. This was an opportunity to taste the wines offered on the Delta flights. Our first leg was from Portland to Minneapolis. This was an afternoon flight leaving PDX at 1:00 pm. The first wine […]

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