North Carolina MCF Wine Competition!

It’s time for a HUGE announcement! We are thrilled to formally announce our newest wine competition. The first North Carolina Mead-Cider-Fruit Wine Competition is scheduled for May 24th, 2021. The North Carolina MCF will seek to generate increased awareness of all North Carolina commercially licensed producers of Mead, Cider, and Fruit Wines! Jenni and I... Continue Reading →

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Winery Escapades Store

Open for Business! Our Winery Escapades Store is open for business! WooHoo🍷🍷 Stocked with fun practical wine themed products, you can browse the entire store at the below link. Click Here to Enter the Store Winery Escapades Whimsical Store. ....or check out some of our favorites below! 🍷🍷🥂 You’re find 12 oz Insulated Tumblers like... Continue Reading →

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Press Release: 2020 Palmetto Wine Competition Awards Announcement

The 3rd annual Palmetto Wine Competition was held August 18th at Carter’s Steak and Seafood restaurant located near Lake Bowman in Inman, South Carolina. The competition featured 68 entries of wine, mead, and cider produced from 11 different South Carolina wineries.
Organizers Dennis and Jenni Turner of WineryEscapades.Com stated, “with the Palmetto Wine Competition, we seek to promote awareness of the twenty plus commercially licensed wine, mead, and cider producers of South Carolina.”

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Where We’ve Wined Local Lately – Jan-Feb 2021

Covid took our New Years Eve celebration, however we still managed a few visits to several local establishments. Warmth and wine are the theme of our January escapades! January 2 - we start the year off right and take advantage of the mountain top open air tasting room at Point Lookout Vineyards in Hendersonville. Doesn’t... Continue Reading →

Omen Red Blend 2017

Omen Red Blend. Sierra Foothills. Vintage 2017. Zinfandel 50% Barbera 25% Syrah 15% Petit Sirah 10% Aged in French Oak - 30% New 70% Decanted 60 minutes. Medium ruby in color. Medium intensity nose of blackberry, blueberry, black plum, black licorice, and pepper. Off dry with a full body and medium acidity, complemented with medium-high... Continue Reading →

Chappellet 2018 Mountain CuvĂ©e

California Boudreaux blend. Chappellet is located in the Napa Valley’s Pritchard Hill. This Proprietor’s Blend used grape from both the Napa Valley and from Sonoma. Vintage 2018. Cabernet Sauvignon 44% Merlot 33% Malbec 10% Petit Verdot 8% Cabernet Franc 5% Decanted 60 minutes. Deep Ruby in color. Almost inky. Pronounced aromas of blackberry, black cherry,... Continue Reading →

Merlot – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Merlot from Parker-Binns Vineyard Estate grown Merlot. Tryon Foothills wine region of North Carolina. Non-vintage newly released in February, 2021. Decanted 30 minutes. Medium ruby in color with a bright garnet rim. Medium intense nose of red plum, cranberry, Bing cherry, red licorice, and freshly cut grass. Medium bodied, and dry on the palate with... Continue Reading →

Alfred Graf 2016 Riesling Spätlese Mosel

Following are my tasting notes from WSET Level 2 study exercise. Alfred Graf Erdener Treppchen Mosel 2016 Spätlese Riesling Appearance: Pale Lemon Nose: Light, aromas of lemon, grapefruit, pear, and green apple. Palate: Sweetness: MediumAcidity: HighAlcohol: LowBody: Light Light, with flavors of green apple, pear, lemon, grapefruit, and wildflower honey.  Finish: short Conclusion: Good Quality... Continue Reading →

Pikes Clare Valley 2018 Riesling

Following are my tasting notes from WSET Level 2 study exercise. Pikes Clare Valley 2018 (Hills & Valleys) Riesling  Appearance: Pale Lemon Nose: Medium-Pronounced, aromas of lemon, lime, green apple, peach, petrol, honeysuckle, and daffodil. Palate: Sweetness: DryAcidity: HighAlcohol: MediumBody: Light Medium-Pronounced flavors of lemon, lime, green apple, peach, nectarine, petrol, honeysuckle, and dried dill... Continue Reading →

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