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 →

Summer in a Bottle – Locklear

Summer in a Bottle. Charlie T. Locklear Vineyard and Winery. Maxton, North Carolina. Locklear is a muscadine vineyard with six acres under vine. The winery focuses on fruit infused muscadine blends and fruit wines. Love in a a bottle is a blend of 50% blueberry wine and 50% peach wine. Gorgeous orange pinkish in color.... Continue Reading →

Bourbon Barrel Select Hard Cider

Bourbon Barrel Select. Kick Ass Hard Cider. Aged 6 months in bourbon barrels. Parker-Binns Vineyard and Winery. Tryon Foothills, North Carolina. Light gold, very clear and brilliant in color. Moderate carbonation with tiny tight bubbles. Complex notes of apple, vanilla, caramel, and coconut on the nose. Semi-dry with moderate mouthfeel and balanced tannins and acidity.... Continue Reading →

Show Us Your Grapes #NCWine

Harvest coming in grand for North Carolina wineries! Show us that beautiful fruit! Parker-Binns Vineyard and Winery starts this show with Savannah harvesting the Petit Manseng. Her husband Lance, assist Justin with the winemaking. Petit Manseng Linville Falls Winery makes a cameo with some beautiful Seyval Blanc! Seyval Blanc Locklear Vineyard and Winery mechanically harvested... Continue Reading →

Cityscape Winery – Expansion Update

We recently stopped by CityScape Winery to check on the construction progress of their new 10,000+ sq. ft. tasting room and production facility. With an expected finish date in December, 2021, it’s very exciting to see the building really coming along. I took the first two pictures below on our recent visit. Side View View... Continue Reading →

Carolina’s Harvest 2021

2021 harvest at North and South Carolina vineyards is winding down. We thought it’d be fun to take a look at harvest pictures from around the Carolina’s Cartersville Country Winery in Timmonsville, SC harvests the muscadine with an automatic harvester. The coolest winery in the Carolina’s was showing off their beautiful bountiful harvest of Cabernet... Continue Reading →

Awards Announcement – 2021 American Sangria Challenge

PRESS RELEASEFor Immediate ReleaseSeptember 3, 2021 American Sangria Challenge Wine Competition Jasper Winery Wins Best-in-Show in American Sangria Challenge Tryon, North Carolina – The inaugural American Sangria Challenge Wine Competition announces nineteen medal winning sangria entries. The competition was organized by JenNis Beverage Marketing, a Carolina based group focused on marketing the craft beverage industry.... Continue Reading →

Lullaby – Rusty Nail Winery

Lullaby Rusty Nail Winery. Martinsburg, West Virginia. Lullaby is fermented of Pink Catawba juice sourced from Upstate New York. Color of rust orange. Nose of Welches grape juice, watermelon jolly rancher, orange slice candy, and fruit punch. Sweet on the palate, light body, with medium acidity Flavor profile of watermelon, fruit punch, cranberry, orange marmalade,... Continue Reading →

Vouvray – La Vigne Des Sablons

Vouvray. La Vigne Des Sablons Vintage 2018 Produced by Foucher-Lebrun Alligny-Cosne Product of France 🇫🇷 Loire Valley. Appellation Vouvray Contrôlée 100% Chenin Blanc fruit. 🍇 Pale lemon in color. Moderately prominent nose of apricot, pear, banana’s foster, lemon, with white lily floral notes. Light bodied with high acidity balancing moderately high alcohol. Semi-sweet (demi-sec) on... Continue Reading →

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