In these troubling times, our local wineries are also struggling. We strongly encourage your support of these small family owned businesses by purchasing a few bottles of South Carolina produced wine to enjoy in the comforts of your home. Your support is greatly needed to help these small businesses survive. We encourage your support and... Continue Reading →
Tonight we celebrate Cabernet Franc day with one of our favorites. Our wine tonight is the Cabernet Franc from Parker-Binns Vineyard in the Tryon Foothills of North Carolina. Vintage 2016 Blend of 77% Cabernet Franc and 23% Chambourcin. Dark ruby color with a gorgeous garnet rim. Aromatic nose of cocoa, coffee, lavender, cranberry, and graphite.... Continue Reading →
Dennis and Jenni Turner of WineryEscapades.Com announce the organization of two new wine competitions for 2020.
Cheese! Wine and cheese! It's certainly no secret wine pairs well with cheese, so we recommend taking any available opportunity to attend a wine and cheese pairing. Couple that with the chance to pair with local wines and you've got the makings of a very special experience. Wellborn Wine in the Woods located in beautiful... Continue Reading →
A local guide online recommended we visited City Vineyard on Pier 26. In New York for a long weekend, we thought it a destination we didn't want to miss. Waterfront on Pier 26 in lower Manhattan, this urban winery sets a standard for chic. We enjoyed a bottle of the Riesling, fermented of grape sourced... Continue Reading →
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 →
This blog is part of a series in which we will take an in depth look at the regional wine industry. Sunday's at Parker-Binns Vineyard in the Tryon area are known as Sunday Funday. You'll likely find families with kids and old friends with dogs, and certainly a lot of regulars all enjoying a fun... Continue Reading →
Our wine tonight is the 2017 Riesling with the Fish Hippie branding of Old North State Winery. Read more about the Fish Hippie brand. 100% Riesling grown in North Carolina's Yadkin Valley AVA. Light straw in color. A delicate floral nose with hints of apricot and lemon zest. Off dry. Flavor notes of tart green... Continue Reading →