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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Umbrian Sagrantino

Kathy and I attended an Internet presentation of Umbrian wines. We received six samples from Umbria. Umbria an a region in Italy that borders Toscana. It is not part of Toscana.  The wine samples all included the grape Sagrantino. Sagrantino is not Sangiovese. It is a completely different grape and one of my favorite grapes. […]

Sagrantino, One of my Favorite Varieties

Years ago, I discovered the varietal grape Sagrantino while visiting Firelands Winery in Sandusky, Ohio. The owner of the winery, Claudio Salvador also owns an import company. His wife and brother both own wineries in Italy. When Claudio learned that I enjoy very bold tannins, he presented a Sagrantino from the Umbria region of Italy. […]

Two Wine Marinade Recipes

If you enjoy cooking or are just delving into cooking, you will want to check out the two recipes below for marinades that use wine.

Aldo Adige Wine Haikus

A Twitter wine tasting last evening comprised of eight wines that we received samples. The wines were from the Alto Adige area of Northern Italy. For two hours, people from across the United Sates tweeted about the wines on a constant stream of tweets. Wine author Karen MacNeil chimed in with her comments and replies […]

Cheese & Wine Pairing in Berks County

  Plan to visit Pennsylvania’s Berks County Wine Trail on the weekend of October 3 and 4 for their Artisan Cheese & Wine Pairing Event Weekend. Each day for five hours  nine wineries on the wine trail will be offering a delightful assortment of cheeses paired with wines. At each winery participants can enjoy a […]

Sip with Karen

I met Karen MacNeil at the 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference in Corning, New York last month. Prior to the conference, I wrote a post of an online interview with Karen, America’s leading wine author. We were invited to participate in a wine tasting on Twitter led by Karen MacNeil. The Twitter tasting is sponsored by […]

IRONMAN Event Supports Save the Children

An IRONMAN event is scheduled on Maryland’s Eastern Shore for October 3rd. This special event supports the Save the Children organization.

Gruumbier Suupe Recipe with Wine

Whether we want it or not cooler weather is on it’s way. Why not start planning your autumn and winter lunches and dinners now? Below is another recipe generously shared by Shade Mountain Vineyards in Pennsylvania.

Celebrate National Braai Day: September 24

Celebrate National Braai Day on September 24 by gathering with friends and family around a fire with South African-style foods and wines from South Africa.

Maryland Wine Festival, Sept 19-20

The annual Maryland Wine Festival takes place this weekend, September 19-20 at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster, Maryland.

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