Rosato – Piccoine Vineyards

Rosato from Piccione Vineyards. Vintage 2021 Rosé of 100% Estate grown Sagrantino. Swan Creek AVA, a sub-appellation of North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley AVA. Beautiful light cranberry-ish almost crimson hue. Nose of pineapple, blood orange, lemon, over-ripe banana, and cherry, Dry on the palate, crisp acidity. Tropical Flavors of blood orange, lemon, cherry, red plum, cranberry,Continue reading “Rosato – Piccoine Vineyards”

Quick Trip to the Yadkin Valley

Impromptu Labor Day trip to the Yadkin Valley AVA in North Carolina. Knew of a couple of wineries in the AVA which we hadn’t yet enjoyed a visit. So with intent we traveled! First stop at Golden Road Vineyards. We rated our experience at Golden Road Vineyards very favorably and highly recommended. Give it anContinue reading “Quick Trip to the Yadkin Valley”

Wine Competition Process

I decided back in July to try and gain a better understanding of what drives our views on our blog. 🍷🍷 This September we will try the formula of consistent content. I hope we can……lol!! Tonight’s content could be construed as a bitch session….but maybe it’ll be insightful to some! August 29th we held theContinue reading “Wine Competition Process”

North Carolina Mead-Cider-Fruit Wine Competition

With the 2022 North Carolina MCF in full preparation mode, we’d thought it be great to look back on the 2021 NCMCF! If you’ll looking for the entry form for the 2022 North Carolina Mead-Cider-Fruit Wine Competition please click below. https://jennisbeveragemarketing.com/north-carolina-mead-cider-fruit-wine-competition/ Check out this video of the 2021 North Carolina Mead-Cider-Fruit Wine Competition judging andContinue reading “North Carolina Mead-Cider-Fruit Wine Competition”

Mead Day 2022

Celebrating Mead Day on Saturday August 6th, 2022! To celebrate, we opened up the Amarena from Keeper’s Cut Meadery in Marion, North Carolina. With the North Carolina Mead-Cider-Fruit Wine Competition being judged on August 29th in Flat Rock, North Carolina, we’d thought it be fun to look back to our 2021 medal presentations! We deliveredContinue reading “Mead Day 2022”

Western North Carolina Regional Wine Competition

The French Broad Vignerons are set to host the annual Western North Carolina Regional Wine Competition the weekend of September, 17 and 18. This competition invites commercial and amateur entries. The first day of the competition with judge vinifera and hybrid wines, with muscadine and fruit wines judged on the following day. Members of theContinue reading “Western North Carolina Regional Wine Competition”

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”