The Great Jen-Nis Weekend Winery Escapades

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Baby Doll Legs from The Cottage Vineyard and Winery in Cleveland, Georgia. Rosé of Blanc du Bois Blanc du Bois is a Hybrid grape cultivar developed at the University of Florida.  Blanc du Bois wines can be difficult to achieve a commercially acceptable clarity and is therefore often used in blends. We suspect this wine …

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PRESS RELEASEFor Immediate ReleaseMay 27, 2021   Flat Rock, North Carolina— JenNis Beverage Marketing organized the inaugural North Carolina Mead-Cider-Fruit Wine Competition. The competition announces twenty-seven medals, three people’s choice winners, and a Best in Show each in Mead, Cider, and Fruit Wine. A panel of nine highly qualified judges evaluated the entries by blind …

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Our wine tonight is the Carolina Crisp from Chatham Cider Works in Pittsboro, North Carolina. We originally published this review in 2019 on http://www.ourwinetonight.com Straw in color, perhaps unpolished gold. Label describes as effervescent, though it’s certainly bubbly! Off-dry Nose and taste are spot on with notes of freshly picked green apple. True to it’s …

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14 Hands Winery Hot to Trot Vintage 2016 Columbia Valley Smooth Red Blend Predominantly Merlot and Syrah, with much smaller percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Mourvèdre, and Grenache. Medium purple in color. Medium nose of black plum, blackcurrant, chocolate covered cherries, blackberry jam, and lavender, and vanilla. Medium bodied, …

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Strawberry Vanilla from Honeygirl Meadery in Durham. Honey Strawberry Mead with natural flavors. Style of Melomel.  Melomel is mead fermented with fruit for added flavors.  Metheglin style mead is made with spices to enhance the flavor.  Light amber in color.  Nose of wildflower honey, yet as the mead opens up more of the strawberry aromas …

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Vintage 2013 Merlot – Mountain Brook Vineyards Wines in North Carolina are typically produced for immediate consumption. Though we certainly know some will cellar well for up to 8-10 years! So with this 8 year old Merlot, there was naturally some concern. Well rest assured, this wine has held up remarkably well. Amazingly, this Merlot …

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Chardonnay what? “Um, I do drink red wine,” says David. “But I also drink white wine. And I’ve been known to sample the occasional rosé. And a couple summers back, I tried a Merlot that used to be a Chardonnay, which got a bit complicated… I like the wine and not the label. Does that …

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As I formulate this writing in my mind, I feel it’s important to stress that I intend not to isolate, call out, nor pick on any one individual. Though as I listened to the recap of the NC Wine Guys zoom presentation of Open That Bottle to kick-off NC Wine Month, this one thought continued …

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Tyku Sake Tasting two – Cucumber sake and Coconut sake. Produced at famed Umenoyado Brewery in Nara, Japan. The Coconut is a Nigori (unfiltered) sake. The Cucumber is Junmai (filtered) sake. The coconut has structured body, sweet with pronounced flavors of coconut and lingering hints of vanilla. The cucumber is lighter in body, crisp and …

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Cabernet Sauvignon A naturally occurring cross varietal of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. Black grape varietal originating from the South of France, notably the Left Bank of Bordeaux. Notable for pronounced black fruit and herbaceous aromas and flavors. Can produce outstanding wines that will age in the bottle for many, many years. Requires moderate to …

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