JenNis Beverage Marketing

Who is JenNis Beverage Marketing? We are Dennis and Jenni Turner. Dennis is certified at WSET Level 2 and a BJCP certified Hard Cider judge. Jenni is a full-time marketing professional! We both are members of the French Broad Vignerons and both are experienced wine competition judges. Together having judged the Asheville Wine Competition andContinue reading “JenNis Beverage Marketing”

Weekend April 22-24

It was a full weekend for sure. Friday evening we dined at the CARO-Mi Dining Room in Tryon and afterwards enjoyed an amazing Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir at Bodega Noir in Landrum. Bodega Noir is quickly becoming one of favorite hangouts! Saturday we enjoyed the Pig Pickin celebration at Parker-Binns Vineyard and Winery and afterwardContinue reading “Weekend April 22-24”

Watershed Dry Red – Marked Tree Vineyards

WINE: Watershed Dry Red Wine Winery: Marked Tree Vineyards Vintage: 2019 Region: Crest of the Blue Ridge, Henderson County AVA Decanted: 30 minutes Color: Medium Purple Nose: black cherry, black plum, cranberry, lilac, and charred wood. Palate: dry, bone dry, and silky on the tongue, medium-high tannins with high acidity and medium flavor notes of blackContinue reading “Watershed Dry Red – Marked Tree Vineyards”

Raptor Red Reserve – Brandon Hills Vineyard

WINE: Raptor Red Reserve – Exclusive Blend – Brandon Hills Vineyard Vintage: 2019 Region: Yadkin Valley AVA Decanted: 30 minutes Color: Medium Ruby with a youthful light rim. Nose: cherry, plum, blueberry, cocoa, and vanilla. Palate: dry and silky on the tongue, medium tannins with balanced acidity and medium flavor notes of plum preserves, blackContinue reading “Raptor Red Reserve – Brandon Hills Vineyard”

Vineyard Snow Pics – Jan 16, 2022

It’s a winter wonderland here in the Deep South! A few of our favorite vineyards shared some snow pics! Meanwhile… ….and Josh and Deb @ Cityscape Winery in Pelzer, SC share a snow pic of the brand-new soon to be opened Tasting Room! Cheers 🍷🍷

Cabernet Sauvignon – Vanderbilt Reserve

Biltmore Winery Vanderbilt Reserve Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage 2018 Decanted 30 minutes. Really opens up with time. Dark ruby in color. Beautiful long slow cascading legs. Medium prominent nose layered with aromas of black cherry, black currant, black plum, black licorice, dark roast coffee, cedar, and vanilla. Dry and medium-full bodied, high tanninsContinue reading “Cabernet Sauvignon – Vanderbilt Reserve”

Riesling – Mountain Brook Vineyards

Vintage 2020 Riesling Mountain Brook Vineyards Tryon Foothills, North Carolina 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, pineapple,Continue reading “Riesling – Mountain Brook Vineyards”

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 regulatoryContinue reading “Pending as Perfected: Tryon Foothills AVA”

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 “James Suckling Scores NC Wine”

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. 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 tart. 5.2%Continue reading “Strange Encounter (Cider) – Twisted Vine Winery”