Where We’ve Wined Local Lately – April-July 2021

Got’a stop and check progress of the major expansion at Cityscape Winery in Pelzer. Picked up Wine Club selections at Marked Tree Vineyard in Flat Rock! The sunlight is playing tricks on my camera! You know you’ll find us at Parker-Binns Vineyard and Winery. Love our friends at Wandering Bard Meadery in Greenville. Always fun... Continue Reading →

Electric Pelican – Hinnant

Electric Pelican from Hinnant Family Vineyards. We last tasted this muscadine wine in 2019. Then, it was light salmon in color, as you can see on the right above. This year, the wine is light orange in color as seen on the left in above picture. Blend of estate grown Norton (Muscadine) and Blanc du... Continue Reading →

Masala – World’s Edge Meadery

Masala - World’s Edge Meadery. Hendersonville, North Carolina Mead infused with natural Chai Tea flavor. Color of polished gold, very clear. Prominent nose of chai tea with notes of wildflower honey, almonds, and vanilla. Flavor notes of sweet honey, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, nutmeg, cumin, and vanilla. Medium finish with notes of honey and baking spices.... Continue Reading →

Révant – Biltmore Estate

Révant Biltmore Estate Winery White wine blend. Pale lemon in color. Nose of white peach, honeysuckle, lemon, banana, lychee, and cream cheese. Light bodied with medium-high acidity. Labeled as off-dry but drinks more semi-sweet. Flavor profile prominent of white peach, persimmon, banana, paw paw, lemon custard, and cream. The finish is short but pleasant. An... Continue Reading →

Apple Pie Spiced Wine – Carolina Heritage

A perfect Fall wine!  Spiced Apple Wine!  Fermented of North Carolina grown apples with raisins, almonds, and spices added. Vintage 2017.  Medium yellow in color. Smells like apple pie…. Nose is pronounced of spices, expressive of cinnamon and steeping of nutmeg. Sweet with low-medium acidity and light bodied. Pronounce flavor intensity showing green apple, nutmeg,... Continue Reading →

Dry Rosé – Biltmore

Dry Rosé The Winery at Biltmore Estate. Vintage 2019 Medium pink-orange in color. Medium bouquet of strawberries , cranberries, fresh sliced watermelon, honeysuckle, white peaches, and rose petals. Mildly prominent legs, medium acidity, and nice mouthfeel for a rosé. It’s dry on the tongue though does lend some slight residual sugar. Medium flavor profile of... Continue Reading →

Chocolate Strawberry – Twisted Vine Winery

Chocolate Strawberry. Twisted Vine Winery, Lenoir, North Carolina. Real Strawberry Fruit Wine with natural chocolate flavor. Beautiful color of light orange. it can be difficult to good good color from a real strawberry wine. This on has a very nice color! Medium intensity nose with blended notes of strawberries and chocolate. Sweet, a light body... Continue Reading →

Sangiovese – Mountain Brook Vineyards

Sangiovese North Carolina grown. Mountain Brook Vineyards in Tryon, North Carolina. Vintage 2019. Decanted for 30 minutes. Medium ruby in color. Medium pronounced aromas of cranberries , dried cherries, cocoa, lilac, and black tea. Medium high body with high acidity and high tannins. Medium pronounced flavor notes of cherries, cranberries, red plums, dried figs, cedar,... Continue Reading →

Dry Riesling – Biltmore

Dry Riesling. The Winery at Biltmore Estate. Vintage 2020. Limited Release. Serve chilled. Medium Lemon in color. Beautiful, just shimmers! Medium-high intensity aromas of grapefruit, lemon tart, mango, peach, pear, cantaloupe, apricot, mint, and dried herbs. Off-dry with medium-high acidity and medium-light body. Complex flavor profile with notes of lemon, grapefruit, pear preserves, apricot, sliced... Continue Reading →

Press Release: NC MCF Awards

PRESS RELEASEFor Immediate ReleaseMay 27, 2021   Flat Rock, North Carolina— JenNis Beverage Marketing organized the inaugural North Carolina Mead-Cider-Fruit Wine Competition. The competition announces twenty-seven medals, three people’s choice winners, and a Best in Show each in Mead, Cider, and Fruit Wine. A panel of nine highly qualified judges evaluated the entries by blind... Continue Reading →

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