Finding Common Ground In a Glass

The differences between our members at our small Episcopal church has me thinking a lot lately. Our small church is extremely active in our community, and despite our many differences we function much like a large family. It has dawned on me, our experiences at local wineries have likewise bought us closer to so many... Continue Reading →

Our Wine Tonight – 2015 Tenshen Red

Our wine tonight is the 2015 Santa Barbara County Red Wine. Deep purple in color. Opens nicely with 60 minutes of decanting. Bursting of fruit on the nose, black cherry, black plum, wild blackberry, and eucalyptus. Same fruit flavors on the tongue, plum, black cherry, blackberry, spiced rum and coke, fading to a lingering finish... Continue Reading →

Farm to Table Wining…..

Farm to Table Dining. It's all the latest rage. Every city boast chic restaurants promoting farm-to-table dining. A social movement focusing on food sourced directly from local farms. Sounds great right? However, as the key criteria is locally sourced, wouldn't you agree locally produced wines should also be offered? We think so. Who wouldn't want... Continue Reading →

Rock & Rail – Jones von Drehle Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the 2012 Rock & Rail from Jones von Drehle Vineyards and Winery in North Carolina's Yadkin Valley. A Boudreaux styled estate blended table wine Floral nose, medium bodied, lingering flavor notes of black cherry. AVA: Yadkin Valley Winery Escapade scoring on the American Wine Society twenty point scale. Appearance: 3 Aroma:... Continue Reading →

Villa Rosa – Burntshirt Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Villa Rosa from Burntshirt Vineyards in Hendersonville, North Carolina. A sweet red blend table wine. Soft nose of plum and jam Ripe blueberries on the tongue Lingering finish of coffee and chocolate Personal scoring on the American Wine Society twenty point scale. Appearance: 2.5 Aroma: 4.5 Taste: 5.5 Aftertaste: 3... Continue Reading →

Winery Escapade – Weekend 46 of 2018

We started our weekend off with the first ever wine club pickup party at Parker-Binns Vineyard and Winery. The party was held in the barrel room of the newly constructed production facility and featured live music, light hor d'oeuvres, and a glass of wine of your choice. Justin, the winemaker, spoke about making of the... Continue Reading →

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