Why We Promote Local Wine?

It's not just a tag line when we say our hobby has turned into an obsession. We so enjoy visiting local and regional vineyards with each other and with our great friends, that we feel inspired to promote the local wine industry as a way to ensure their success and longevity! Bluntly stated, it's personal.... Continue Reading →

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Bitchin Blackberry – Douglas Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Bitchin Blackberry from Douglas Vineyards in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Grape wine with natural and artificial blackberry flavor. Not sure of the base. I'd guess Chardonnay. The nose is reminiscent of blackberry Kool-aid. Sweet on the tongue. Bursting with blackberry flavor on the tongue, just like a hot blackberry cobbler right... Continue Reading →

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The Moments We Celebrate!

We all go through those periods of time in our lives, where life is fast and uber emotional. For us, July 2019 certainly fit that mold. The month starts off with big Independence Day celebrations, plus Jenni and I both have birthdays in July. We celebrated our birthdays with great friends visiting incredibly fun vineyards... Continue Reading →

Zinfandel Blanc de Noir – Biltmore Estate

Our wine tonight is the Zinfandel Blanc de Noir from Biltmore Estate Winery. Vintage 2018 Vibrant color of pink grapefruit. Tropical fruit aromas of rambutan, kiwano, and jackfruit. Crisp, semi-sweet. Flavor notes of strawberries, raspberries, cranberries, and pear. Finishing with lingering notes true to a Zinfandel. 11% ABV. $12 a bottle. Considering this wine is... Continue Reading →

Versailles “DI” – Divine Llama Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Versailles "Si" from Divine Llama Vineyards in North Carolina's Yadkin Valley AVA. Blend of 90% Traminette and 10% Peach juice. Light straw in color. Non-vintage. Aromatic floral and fruity nose of honeysuckle, lily, fresh thyme, peach, kiwi, and lime. Light bodied and crisp. Sweet notes on the tongue of peach,... Continue Reading →

Oaked Black Cherry – Wandering Bard Meadery

Our wine tonight is the Oaked Black Cherry Mead From Wandering Bard Meadery In Mauldin, South Carolina. We enjoyed on our back patio taking in the neighborhood fireworks show. Silver medal winner in the 2019 Palmetto Wine Competition. Light cherry in color. Still, not sparkling. Nose of traditional wildflower honey. Semi-Sweet. Flavor notes of black... Continue Reading →

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