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Local Wines in Restaurants- Why Not?

This week we stopped for dinner at a restaurant in Suttons Bay, Michigan. Suttons Bay appears to be a thriving small town on the edge of Grand Traverse Bay. There are numerous wineries on the Leelanau Peninsula and all are within driving distance of Suttons Bay. Since we had been visiting and tasting wines in […]

Local Wines in Restaurants

What restaurants have you visited and discovered local wines? Eat and drink local is very popular especially at this time of year with fresh produce becoming available around the country. Kudos to all restaurants who focus on local fresh produce. In addition, praise to all restaurants who offer visitors a choice of local wines. Restaurant […]

Wines from the Neighborhood

On an April 20th post I commented on the Front Royal, Virginia Applebee’s display of local wineries’ wines and stock of different local wines. On a recent trip to the North East Ohio wine country we discovered an Applebee’s in Ashtabula. It had a local wine list in addition to the chain wine list. Six […]

Promoting Local Wines

I am a fan of restaurants serving local wine. At the same time, they should also have an assortment of other wines. For those who are visiting the area and want to taste wine from that terroir, the local wines provide a reason for stopping at that particular restaurant. For instance, if you are visiting […]

Local Wines at Front Royal Applebee’s

On a recent visit to wineries along Route 66 in Virginia, we stopped for a late lunch at Applebee’s in Front Royal. This is a new-style Applebee’s, recently opened, and immediately one notices that it is open, bright and airy. Gone are the walls that divide areas. The restaurant was clean and modern looking. Glass […]

Enjoy Local Wines When Traveling

Grapes are influenced by the areas in which they grow, sometimes referred to as terroir. All of this takes on much more importance when you travel. When undertaking a journey, be sure to choose restaurants that serve local wines. Do you want to remember your journey to Virginia with California wines, your visit to Italy with French wines […]

Should Restaurants Support Their Local Wineries?

Recently I was in a well-known restaurant. Taking a look at the two pages of wine offerings were some unique listings. Selections included wines from France, Italy, California and more. I was pleasantly surprised by the addition of wines from local wineries.  When tourists visit an area where wineries and vineyards are established, it certainly adds […]

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