Category Archives: Miscellaneous

  • Wine Trends for 2022 

    Over the past couple of years more people have been drinking wine at home. It was the glass we poured to sip after we turned off the computer for work, to make late lunches and dinners at home feel special and to virtually celebrate births, weddings and anniversaries. Through the changes over the past couple of years wine has been the drink of choice to help us celebrate the little and the big things in life. Let’s look at some of the trends that we will see in 2022. Continue reading

  • Wine Advent Calendars – Happy Holidays!!

    This holiday season don’t struggle to find a holiday gift for the hard to shop for relatives or friends, the popular wine advent calendar is the perfect gift. These aren’t the Advent Calendars from your childhood with chocolate goodies behind each door. These calendars have grown up and behind each door you will find a lovely little bottle of wine. A perfect way to relax after a long hard day of holiday shopping. Read further to discover 7 delightful advent calendars for the kid at heart in your life. Continue reading

  • Seasonal food and wine pairings

    Fall is here and with it all of the wonderful produce that we’ve been waiting for all year. Pumpkins, squash, apples and pears appear on grocery shelves and end up in our carts. You may be wondering what wine you should be pairing with all of the lovely savory and sweet dishes that will be showing up on your dinner table. Below we will review 3 of the most popular fall foods bursting with flavors and offer wine suggestions to serve with the savory and sweet dishes made with your fall bounty.  Continue reading

  • Portugal is home to some of the best wines you’ve never tasted

    If asked to name the best countries for wine, you could easily  one up with Italy, France, Spain and the US. If you venture no further than these tried and true wine countries you would be missing out because there is a new kid in town – Portugal. Portugal has, in fact, been making wine for thousands of years. We have all had, on special occasions, the wine Portugal is best known for – Port. The reason for Portugal’s late arrival to the table is that Portugal’s wines are created with the indigenous grapes of the region of which there are 250 varieties. For those who are willing to venture away from the tried and true grape varietals, Portugal is home to some exceptional and quite affordable wines that you really need to try.  Continue reading

  • Wine and Winding Roads: Day 3

    The accommodations were suitable enough for a decent night’s sleep, but sleep was hard to come by between the hours of 2AM and 3AM. I’m not a hard sleeper, but thunderstorms don’t wake me often. There are, of course, always exceptions to the rule. I was jolted awake by a rather violent storm with constant lightning and loud thunder that rolled and sounded as if a 2×4 was cracked just above my head, which persisted for an abnormally long time for a storm of that severity. Continue reading

  • Wine and Winding Roads: Day 2

    I’ve always been a relatively early riser and I feel as though I’ve wasted time if I’ve slept past 8:00 AM, so it’s no surprise I was up by 06:00 AM. I checked out of the hotel and was on the road less than an hour later. Destination: Fort Valley, in the northernmost portion of the Massanutten mountain range. Continue reading