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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Wine Trail Traveler 2014 Year in Review

Wine Trail Traveler’s 2014 was a very busy year, even though we visited fewer wineries than other years. Our winter was spent preparing for the March publication of our third book, Georgia, Sakartvelo: the Birthplace of Wine. The book was published in March, just in time for us to take copies to Georgia for the […]

Good to Know: December is National Pear Month

The USDA declared the month of December to be National Pear Month. Pears are one of the fresh fruits available during December. No wonder gift baskets often contain pears. This year we received a delightful gift basket by Harry and David that featured numerous tasty items including 10-12pears. With only a couple days remaining in December, […]

Preparing for Christmas Dinner

While out shopping this weekend, remember to pick up your favorite food and beverage items for Christmas. If you are planning to visit a winery before Christmas look for wines that you like and will complement Christmas Eve dinner or Christmas Day brunch and dinner. While looking for wine, consider having red and white wines […]

First Major Wine Tasting Event of the Year Takes Place in a Railroad Museum

The Maryland Winery Association will help Marylanders and wine enthusiasts escape the winter blues by hosting Winter Wine at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore on January 8th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. At first glance, why would one hold a wine tasting in a railroad museum? Perhaps it is because consumers have a […]

Sokol Blosser Sparkling Wines for the Holidays

Recently Sokol Blosser, located in Oregon, sent us a package of wines and goodies to sample and write about. We visited Sokol Blosser a few years ago and after our visit we wrote an article about the winery, vineyards and wines. The article is available online. “Sokol Blosser is a green winery with a sustainable vineyard. Solar […]

Host a Home Party with a Difference

Why not try a new approach to home parties? Be a Host for an Author Talk: the Birthplace of Wine.

Tasters Guild Maryland

Tasters Guild Maryland chapter members are enthusiastic about still wines and sparkling wines.

Make Your Own Holiday Gift Baskets with Flair

I love getting a gift basket! Gift baskets are delightfully decorated and appear to be so cheerful. Gift baskets can be ideal gifts for everyone. Gift baskets are also great for the person who has “everything.” Below are some ideas to get you started on creating your own special gift baskets.

Support the Lyric Opera of Chicago with SONG™ and Wine Auction 2015

The Lyric Opera of Chicago provides different ways for opera lovers to support their efforts. Two upcoming ways to support the Lyric Opera is through purchasing a magnum of SONG™ and participating in Wine Auction 2015.

Mulled Wines for the Holidays!

Walk into many winery tasting rooms during the holidays, and you will immediately notice a holiday aroma including cinnamon and cloves. Frequently the winery you are visiting has a crockpot of warm/hot mulled wine behind the counter awaiting visitors.

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