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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Pasta Salad with Red Wine Braised Mushrooms, Arugula, and Parmesan Cheese

Below is a handy pasta recipe to have on hand. According to the note at the end of the recipe, everything can be made a few days in advance and mixed together the day you need it.

Pearmund Cellars Memorable Dining in the Vineyards Event

On June 7, Pearmund Cellars in Northern Virginia is providing a special experience for wine enthusiasts – dinner in the vineyards, “Dine in the Vines: An Evening of Rustic Elegance.”

I Magredi 2011 Refosco

We opened a 2011 Refosco from I Magredi to pair with our dinner last evening. This red wine from the Friuli region of Italy was made from the Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso grape. This is the most widely planted variant of the Refoschi family of grapes in Northern Italy. The dal Peduncolo Rosso refers to […]

St. Francis Winery’s Lobster Bisque Recipe

Try this recipe for Lobster Bisque with Bay Shrimp from St. Francis Winery & Vineyards in the beautiful Sonoma County.

Discover Vintage North Jersey

New Jersey offers wine enthusiasts several wine trails. Today I’ll take a look at the Vintage North Jersey, which has the tag “Old World Wine Making…with a Modern Twist.”

Georgian Independence Day and Memorial Day: May 26

As we celebrate Memorial Day here in the United States, I am also thinking of the country Georgia that each year celebrates Independence Day on May 26.

GeorgianDC Celebrates with Picnic

Yesterday was the 1st GeorgianDC picnic. The day was perfect along the Potomac River with a light breeze, sporadic fluffy clouds and warm temperatures.

Cune Winery features Eduardo Chillida Exhibit

Wine offers a connection to many fields including the world of art. Many wineries use the art work of local artists as a draw for visitors. Sometimes the art is available for sale.

Unionville Vineyards 2012 Pheasant Hill Chardonnay

This estate wine is from Unionville’s Pheasant Hill Vineyards. These vineyards are in America’s Colonial Crescent area of New Jersey. The 18 year-old vines are planted in granite and limestone soil. The wine was fermented and aged for six months in neutral French oak barrels. The yellow colored Chardonnay offered citrus on the aroma. There […]

Chardonnay Day: the International Grape

Chardonnay is one of many international grapes grown throughout the world. Even our trip to the country Georgia, that has strong ties to indigenous vitas vinifera, we found some vineyards growing Chardonnay. We have walked in Chardonnay vineyards in Europe, North America and Oceania. Here are some photos of the grape during the growing season. […]

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