VinoWine App Partners with Virginia Wine Pass

Our friends at The VinoWine App recently announced a partnership with the Virginia Wine Pass. Mike and Mike of The VinoWine App have also opened the Reserve Tasting Room in Lynchburg. Lynchburg’s first farm winery tasting room. VinoWine App of course is our most favored wine app, useful for locating wineries nearby no matter where... Continue Reading →

JOLO Wins Jefferson Cup!

JOLO Winery and Vineyards celebrated winning gold at the 2021 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition. JOLO won three gold medals, one double gold, four silver, one bronze, plus a highly-coveted Jefferson Cup! The second year in a row JOLO has won a Jefferson Cup! JOLO posted the big announcement on Facebook! Of the 750 wines... Continue Reading →

Wandering Bard Meadery Wins Big

Wandering Bard Meadery in Greenville, South Carolina recently took to social media to announce winning four medals in the prestigious Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition! The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition promotes American produced wine in seventeen states along the East Coast. Wandering Bard Meadery is no newcomer to the world of award-winning meads, having wine multiple... Continue Reading →

Riesling – Mountain Brook Vineyards

Vintage 2020 Riesling Mountain Brook Vineyards Tryon Foothills, North Carolina Riesling Beautiful yellow gold in color. Excellent clarity. Vibrant tropical bouquet of pineapple, kiwi, mango, and lime, with hints of pear and a delicate floral note of jasmine. Hints of sweetness on the tongue…medium acidity with a medium-light body. Complex tropical notes on the tongue,... Continue Reading →

Zinfandel – Eagle Mountain

Vintner’s Reserve Zinfandel. Soaring Eagle Collection. Eagle Mountain Vineyards and Winery. Eagle Mountain is in Travelers Rest, South Carolina and proudly offers a California wine experience. Eagle Mountain wines are produced under the expertise of distinguished winemaker George Bursick. This Zinfandel fruit was sourced from vineyards around the Mokelumne River in Lodi, California. The wine... Continue Reading →

Pending as Perfected: Tryon Foothills AVA

A new listing recently showed up on the TTB’s List of Pending American Viticultural Area Petitions. The list which is regularly updated, consist of only those AVA petitions accepted as “perfected.” The term perfected in this use, precisely means the petition meets the requirements to be designated as an American Viticultural Area. While several regulatory... Continue Reading →

Sémillon – Biltmore Estate

Sémillon Limited Release. Vintage 2020. Biltmore Estate Winery, Asheville, North Carolina Sémillon is not a grape grown in North Carolina, so this fruit was sourced from Northern California. Sémillon Pale yellow in color. Moderate intensity nose of pear, apricot, apple pie, lemon, brie, and honey. Dry on the palate, medium-light acidity with a full structured... Continue Reading →

Commuter Cuvée – Grochau Cellars

Commuter Cuvée Grochau Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Vintage 2019 Medium-pale ruby in color. Medium-prominent nose of cherry, strawberry, cranberry, pomegranate, vanilla, and spice. Dry, light bodied, moderate tannins with high acidity. Layered flavors of strawberry, cranberry, cherry, cola, toasted oak, vanilla, and smoke. The finish is lingering, slightly spicy which is throwing us. Could... Continue Reading →

James Suckling Scores NC Wine

The esteemed and decade long tenured James Suckling is world-famous for his wine reviews and wine scores. Jame Suckling rated the 2012 Midnight Run Grand Reserve at an astonishing 93 points! Windsor Run Cellars in Hamptonville, North Carolina lies along the Western boundary of the Yadkin Valley AVA. Windsor Run Cellars posted the news online!... Continue Reading →

Strange Encounter (Cider) – Twisted Vine Winery

Strange Encounter! How awesome is that name! Hard Cider with natural pineapple flavor. Twisted Vine Winery, Lenoir, North Carolina. Strange Encounter The nose is expressive of apple and pineapple. Sweet and crisp, with very little carbonation. The flavor profile is layered with apple and pineapple. The initial flavor is sweet yet the finish is refreshingly... Continue Reading →

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