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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Discover Petit Verdot

During the past few weeks, while visiting wineries we are coming across additional wines produced with Petit Verdot grapes. So, what is significant about Petit Verdot?
Petit Verdot is one of the grape varieties that can be used in crafting Bordeaux blends.

Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival

Tired of the winter blues? Now is the time to plan your trip to the Savor Cannon Beach festival. The Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival will focus on wines from the Northwest and regional culinary delights.

Pruning Grapevines at Rocklands Farm Winery & Market

Our visit to Rocklands Farm Market & Winery in Montgomery County, Maryland included a special grapevine pruning event attended by several members of the Church of the Advent in Columbia Heights, Washington D.C.

Spaghetti & Meatballs All “Americana” Recipe

Check out the recipe below for spaghetti and meatballs from Long Point Winery in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Some of my favorite ingredients are in it including wine and bacon. On cool or cold winter days, what’s better than using your culinary skills in the kitchen?

George Belden Crane, 1800s Wine Pioneer

Some wine names are well-known among wine enthusiasts, for example Robert Mondavi. Decades earlier Dr. George Belden Crane was pioneering planting grapevines in Napa Valley.

Solaro Estate 2012 Barbera

In November of 2016, the Wine Tourism Conference will take place in the Texas Hill Country. This conference will bring world-wide recognition to this wine region of Texas. For those interested in traveling to the charming town of Fredericksburg, one easy option is to fly into Austin and drive the one and a half hours […]

Showdown of Virginia Sparkling Wines

We had another opportunity this year to judge Virginia sparkling wines. All the nine entrants were blanc de blancs. The judging was blind and we did not know until after the judging the wineries involved. Eight judges scored the wines and then ranked the wines from favorite to least favorite. The event was hosted by […]

Recipes with Cherries for Presidents Day

Perhaps one of my favorite recipes for Presidents Day is the Handmade Cherry Pie. The recipe, using a little red wine…

Pruning Grapevines is a Necessity

This week I received an email about pruning from Lis Neris, a winery in the Friuli region of Italy.

Wine Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

For Valentine’s Day if you really don’t fancy spending time in the kitchen creating a creative meal, you may rather just visit a winery with special events.

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