Biltmore Christmas Wines – Past Four Year Ratings

Each Year End for the Holiday season Biltmore Estate Winery releases a Christmas Red and Christmas White. As Biltmore wine club members, we’ve been fortunate to taste a bottle of both each of the past four seasons. We thought it’d be interesting to look back and see just how we rated each release. Each release... Continue Reading →

Turner Family Eggnog 2021

This year’s traditional eggnog was blended in quart batches. We couldn’t locate our favorite Southern Comfort brand eggnog. So this year we blended with Sealtest Light Eggnog. A really solid second choice! We also added a new special ingredient this Christmas Day. Two shots of Santa’s Little Helper Liqueur from Twelve 33 Distillery in Little,... Continue Reading →

Snapped – Elevation 966 Winery

Snapped Elevation 966 Winery. Greenville, South Carolina. We celebrate Christmas with one of our favorite Holiday wines. Snapped Snapped is a Riesling base infused with flavors of gingerbread and Winter spices. Beautiful light gold in color. The nose is of fresh gingerbread cookies, vanilla, allspice, and Bananas Foster. Sweet and creamy on the palate with... Continue Reading →

Snapped – Elevation 966 Winery

Snapped is a Holiday wine offering from Elevation 966 Winery in Greenville, South Carolina. Grape wine with natural flavors. We would guess a Riesling base. Deep lemon in color. Sweet with nicely balanced acidity. Pronounced nose of cinnamon and nutmeg, with notes reminiscent of holiday spiked eggnog. Flavor notes of freshly baked gingerbread cookies, prominent... Continue Reading →

Christmas Red – Biltmore Wine

Our Christmas night wine is the Biltmore Christmas Red. 2020 Christmas Red Vintage 2020 Blend of California grown Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. Dark ruby in color with long cascading legs. Nose of plum, blackberry jam, pepper, and nutmeg. Medium bodied with soft tannins and balanced acidity. Semi-sweet with notes of fresh fig, cherry cola,... Continue Reading →

Winery Escapade – Weekend 46 of 2018

We started our weekend off with the first ever wine club pickup party at Parker-Binns Vineyard and Winery. The party was held in the barrel room of the newly constructed production facility and featured live music, light hor d'oeuvres, and a glass of wine of your choice. Justin, the winemaker, spoke about making of the... Continue Reading →

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