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Just a Taste – Five Wineries to Whet Your Palette in South Africa

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 20:28:30 +0000

by Ripley Daniels

It’s time to put South Africa on your bucket list of world wine regions. While South Africa’s wine industry may seem like a relatively new player on the world stage, it has a long and storied past dating back more than 350 years. Like so many things in South Africa, apartheid greatly reduced [...]

RV Camping to New Mexico Wineries

Wed, 03 Nov 2010 09:00:15 +0000

By Joe Laing, El Monte RV Rentals

When you consider there are more than four dozen wineries in New Mexico, as well as great RV campgrounds throughout the state, RV camping to New Mexico wineries may just be your most delightful vacation yet!

No matter which region of New Mexico you enjoy most, there are vintages waiting [...]

November 2010 Wine Events

Mon, 01 Nov 2010 12:32:21 +0000

Heading into the holiday season things start to slow down a bit on the wine festival / wine event front. There are only a couple of multi-day events on tap for November:

Nov 12 – Nov 14: Great Wine Escape Weekend – Monterey, CA Nov 17 – Nov 21: The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival [...]

Boston Globe Tastes Wines for $12 and Under

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:10:17 +0000

I am a big believer in inexpensive value wines. I purposely put in the word inexpensive. While I understand that a truly great, once-in-a-lifetime, wine might be a tremendous value at $100, most of us do not drink expensive wine. Most Americans live and drink in the $20 and down range, and truth be told, [...]

Excellent Box Wine Merlot from Italy – Poderi Zanusso

Fri, 15 Oct 2010 12:53:31 +0000

It has been a while since I cam across a new good box wine. I was very pleased to stumble upon the Poderi Zanusso Sant’Andrat Venezia Giulia Rosso (NV). I actually first had it by the glass in an Italian restaurant. It was only after I tasted it and indicated that I liked it that [...]

October 2010 Wine Events

Wed, 06 Oct 2010 12:53:07 +0000

The Fall is always a big time for wine events. This October is no exception. The weekend of October 15 – 17 is particularly busy with numerous events around the United states, including:

Harvest Wine Weekend – Paso Robles Shenandoah Valley Hot Air Balloon & Wine Festival – Millwood, VA Miami International Wine Fair – Miami, FL Martha’s Vineyard [...]

Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers are Getting into the Wine Festival Biz

Wed, 06 Oct 2010 12:46:37 +0000

The Santa Cruz Mountain Wine Growers will be host their first Half Moon Bay Food & Wine Fare on November 13, 2010. The festival will feature:

Wine by the taste, glass, or bottle from over 20 Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries. Food from Half Moon Bay restaurants

The event will run from noon to 4:00 PM at the Oceano [...]

The New Wine List at Zephrus

Thu, 30 Sep 2010 13:50:13 +0000

Zephrus Restaurant is located in the Mansion House at 9 Main Street in Vineyard Haven. As with most Vineyard Haven restaurants, Zephrus has a new wine list for the first time ever. I finally got the opportunity to get over to Zephrus to check it out. So here is the rundown of their wine list:

There [...]

Looking for a Wine Festival In Virginia?

Thu, 23 Sep 2010 12:18:36 +0000

If you are looking for a wine festival in Virginia this fall you are in luck. There are almost too many to list. Fortunately Virginia Wine Tastings Guide: Savor the Season on (September 23, 2010) gives a nice listing of upcoming Virginia wine festivals for the end of September and October.

How About Combining a Hot Air Balloon Festival with a Wine and Music Festival?

Fri, 17 Sep 2010 12:28:24 +0000

Well you can do just that in Alamogordo, New Mexico this weekend. Alamogordo will be home to the 19th White Sands Hot Air Balloon Invitational as well as the 4th Tularosa Basin Wine and Music Fest this weekend (September 18-19, 2010).

The Balloon Festival begins right at sunrise and lasts until the balloons come down, usually [...]