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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Wine’s Birth, Part 2

After a long winter’s rest and at times a covering of several feet of snow, the time for opening the qvevri is at hand. Our late winter in central Maryland was a roller coaster of temperatures. Some cold and a few days later quite hot for this time of year. The ground is still cool […]

Wine’s Birth

As the last days of March tick away, I am reminded of the qvevri that we brought from the country Georgia. It is buried near the side of the house and has had a wine in it for the past six months. During the autumn, we kept the opening to the qvevri open during fermentation. […]

A Bonny Doon Wine for Cherry Blossoms

Last night we enjoyed a delightful rosé wine from Bonny Doon Vineyard in California. The 2015 Il Ciliegiolo Rosato Mt. OSO Vineyards Tracy Hills was 12.4% alcohol and paired well with our dinner. The cherry and crispness was wonderful with outdoor grilled hamburgers and veggies.

Wine Events for Easter Weekend

While a number of wineries will be open this Easter weekend and some will have events, it is a good idea to check ahead to see if your favorite winery is open on Easter Sunday. Check out these events.

Orange Ricotta Cake for Easter

If you are looking for a special cake for Easter or any special occasion, read on…. The recipe below for Orange Ricotta Cake calls for J Ratafia, a dessert wine from J Vineyards & Winery.

Sweet and Sour Pork Kabobs

The recipe for Sweet and Sour Pork Kabobs is from Put Pork on Your Fork website. In addition to many pork recipes, the website offers a lot of information about pork including the benefits of enjoying pork.

Schedule Your Next Wine Tasting Event

Wine Trail Traveler owners, Terry and Kathy Sullivan, are now offering entertaining wine events. Each event consists of a 45 to 90 minute presentation about wine. Wines relevant to the topic of the presentation will be available for tasting. Topics include: Georgia, Sakartvelo, the Birthplace of Wine, The World of Cava, Myths and Misconceptions about Wine and many more to choose from.

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Over the years I have written about different recipes and ideas for St. Patrick’s Day. Also check out the recipe for Leprechaun Punch.

Interview: Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon

A few weeks ago, after learning about an unusual winemaking technique I contacted Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard in California. In addition to a photo of the technique he used for producing Vin Gris Tuilé, he kindly responded to interview questions via email.

9th Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine

The Pebble Beach Food & Wine event takes place March 31 thru April 3. More than 200 wineries from around the world are participating. Will you be there?

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