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October is Wine Month in Texas, Virginia and NY

Wine friendly states like to have a certain month designated as Wine Month. Earlier this year the governor of California designated September as wine month. At least three states have designated October as Wine Month: Virginia, Texas and New York. So what’s a wine lover to do?  Below are just a few ideas to consider. […]

October 9-10 Wine Festivals

October – with so many events and so little time. If you’re looking for a wine festival or winery event for the weekend of October 9-10, you will find one. In addition to wine festivals there are numerous harvest festivals celebrating all kinds of foods. Do your research and you’ll be sure to find a […]

Wineries, Itineraries and Labor Day Weekend

Tuesdays are known as traveltuesday for a group interested in travel on Twitter. Just use the hashtag #traveltuesday after your tweet about travel. Today (Tuesday) is the perfect day to suggest that those who enjoy tasting wine at wineries check out the itineraries on the Wine Trail Traveler website. If you will be traveling for […]

Travel to a Wine Festival August 14-15

Greetings! If you are traveling to one of these states: New York, Connecticut, Colorado, California or New Jersey the weekend of August 14 and 15 check out these wine festivals. Enjoy! America’s Grape Country Wine Festival Chautauqua County Fairgrounds Dunkirk, New York August 14 & 15, 2010 Web Info: http://www.agcwinefestival.com/ Finger Lakes Riesling Festival Canandaigua, […]

Wine Festivals: Weekend of August 7 – 8

Below are a few wine festivals for the weekend of August 7 and 8. Check out the details at the links provided and think about making plans to attend one of them. Looking for a smaller wine event check with your neighborhood winery and discover what events they may be planning. I included one music […]

Easy Pasta Salad Recipe with Vidal

On the East Coast some of us are getting relief from the drought and heat the past summer days have brought. This morning we woke to a delightfully soft rainfall that is hopefully soaking the soil and giving relief to gardens and vineyards. During the warm and hot summer days, cold and easy summer recipes […]

Wine Festivals for Traveltuesday

This is TravelTuesday, as Twitters like to call it, so here are some wine festival/events to consider traveling to in the U.S. Enjoy planning a trip to a wine festival. Many wine festivals offer an array of other activities including live music, arts & crafts to browse and perhaps buy, food to enjoy, short wine […]

Consider A Visit to a Wine Region for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day weekend quickly approaching consider a trip to a wine region for Mom. If a particular wine region visit is not possible, enjoy a picnic lunch with Mom at a winery in your own backyard. A few of the wine regions we have visited that would make ideal spots to celebrate with your […]

Brotherhood, America’s Oldest Winery Cabernet Sauvignon

Last night we enjoyed a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from a New York State winery, Brotherhood, America’s Oldest Winery. This 2005 vintage Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in oak for six months was delightfully fruit forward with a very smooth taste and finish. Dark fruit berry nuances followed from the aroma through to the finish. It’s a […]

Riesling Styles – Michigan or New York

Terry and I have an ongoing debate. He prefers the Riesling wines that we discovered on Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas in Michigan, while I favor Rieslings from around Seneca and Cayuga Lakes in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The Riesling wines from Michigan tend to have a hint of minerality on them. […]

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