Meet the Judges: 2020 Palmetto Wine Competition

The Palmetto Wine Competition seeks to promote awareness of the twenty plus commercially licensed wine, mead, and cider producers of South Carolina. This year the competition is to be held at Carter's Steak and Seafood Restaurant in Inman, South Carolina.  The 2020 panel consist of eight highly qualified judges from many different sectors of the... Continue Reading →

Recap: Open That Bottle of Mead!

We were thrilled to host a livestream of Open That Bottle of Mead night! The first ever #OTBM night lasted about one hour on Tuesday evening June 30th, 2020. Joining Dennis and Jenni of Winery Escapades on the livestream was Dathan and Jen with Triangle Around Town, Mike with Bee Town Mead and Cider in... Continue Reading →

Island Winery HHI Give Away

It’s give-away Time! WooHoo! This is a big one too! Giveaway is now live! In celebration of Island Winery opening their brand new tasting room mid-July, we are giving away a $30 gift certificate! That’s right! $30! Sorry this one is not valid! The gift certificate will only be redeemable in person at the new... Continue Reading →

Winery Escapades in Pictures Volume III

Burntshirt Vineyards Hendersonville Fat Ass Heifer Cidery Cheers @ Wandering Bard Meadery Taking in the view @ Marked Tree Vineyard Picture Perfect Postcard Views @ Marked Tree Vineyard Wine on the Terrace @ Red Horse Inn Rosé all Day @ Mountain Brook Vineyards Pinot the Pig @ CityScape Winery Mini-Bottle Wine Tasting @Old Rock Quarry... Continue Reading →

Palmetto Signature Wines 2019

As we gear up once again our planning for the 2020 Palmetto Wine Competition, I was looking over the results from 2019. The Palmetto Signature Wines make up a half case of the highest scoring wines produced entirely from South Carolina fruit and honestly these six were an exceptional collection. Six Palmetto Signature Wines awarded... Continue Reading →

Carolina Rosé Sangria

Anytime is Sangria Time! Ingredients: 1 bottle (750 ml) semi-dry or semi-sweet rosé wine. We recommend CityScape Winery Raspberry White Zin or Parker-Binns Loco Lulu Rosé! 1/4 cup Red Bordner’s Barrell Buddies Groovy Rum. 2 quarts Orange Juice. 2 tablespoons sugar 3/4 cup farm local raspberries (or juice) 3/4 cup farm local blueberries. 1 1/2... Continue Reading →

Palmetto Chocolate Mudslide

Mixing and Ingredients: Add 1 oz. Dixie Southern Vodka (adjust to taste) from Grain and Barrel Spirits in North Charleston. Add 2-3 oz. Chocolate Thunder Moonshine by Copperhead Mountain Distillery in Travelers Rest. (Adjust to taste) Then Stir gently! Add 2 oz. Carolina Cream from Six and Twenty Distillery in Piedmont. Don’t skimp here!! If... Continue Reading →

Missing Our Winery Escapades!

This is not political! This is simply how we’re feeling right now in the moment. We greatly miss our wine outings, meeting our friends, and attending the many fun social events at our favorite wineries. We’re dreaming of our next trip to North Georgia and the Dahlonega Plateau AVA. Anxiously awaiting new wine club pick-up... Continue Reading →

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