Mead with Wild Blueberry – Bee-Town Mead and Cider

Mead with Wild Blueberry Bee-Town Mead and Cider in Bluffton, South Carolina. Best in Show award winner in the 2020 Palmetto Wine Competition. Beautiful color of violet. Nose pronounced of wild blueberry. Sweet with a full body and perfectly balanced acidity. Prominent blueberry notes on the tongue with a sweet wildflower honey finish. The isContinue reading “Mead with Wild Blueberry – Bee-Town Mead and Cider”

Local Vineyard and Winery Tidbits, Notes, and News!

We’ll keep this pinned toward the top of our page and do our best to keep it updated as we hear interesting industry tidbits. E-mail tidbits to WineryEscapades@gmail.com or text Dennis @ 864-357-1435 Let’s get going!!! Jones Von Drehle is constructing an amphitheater near the vineyards. Rumor is it’ll seat up to 2,000 people. MyContinue reading “Local Vineyard and Winery Tidbits, Notes, and News!”

Where We’ve Wined Local Lately – Jan-Feb 2021

Covid took our New Years Eve celebration, however we still managed a few visits to several local establishments. Warmth and wine are the theme of our January escapades! January 2 – we start the year off right and take advantage of the mountain top open air tasting room at Point Lookout Vineyards in Hendersonville. Doesn’tContinue reading “Where We’ve Wined Local Lately – Jan-Feb 2021”

Mead Tasting Class – Ciders, Cysers, and Sessions – Wandering Bard Meadery

Wandering Bard Meadery in Greenville, South Carolina hosted the tasting class led by meadmaker Brian Daughhetee. Purpose of the class was to gain a greater appreciation for Mead, to understand the evaluation process of Mead, all while sampling a variety of different Meads, and a discussion of what foods will pair with Mead. Traditional MeadContinue reading “Mead Tasting Class – Ciders, Cysers, and Sessions – Wandering Bard Meadery”

Hardscoop Chocolate Ice Cream and Sorbet

We promised our review of the Hardscoop Ice Cream and Sorbet.  We first saw the product advertised on Facebook.  We purchased the Chocolate Ice Cream and the Strawberry Sorbet. Price each $9.95 per 375mm plastic tub.  Strawberry Sorbet 9.0 % ABV. The Strawberry Sorbet had pronounced intense strawberry flavor. Made with real strawberries. I feelContinue reading “Hardscoop Chocolate Ice Cream and Sorbet”

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, prominentContinue reading “Snapped – Elevation 966 Winery”

The “Mini” Wine Tasting Gift Bag – Old Rock Quarry Winery

Some ideas are just plain better than others, such as the gift bag mini bottle tasting from Old Rock Quarry Winery in Enoree, South Carolina  Packaged in a fuchsia colored mesh gift bag, comes six different wines in 50ml mini bottles all for $20. Available in a dry or sweet selection, we’re enjoying the sweet miniContinue reading “The “Mini” Wine Tasting Gift Bag – Old Rock Quarry Winery”

2020 in Our Rearview Mirror!

What could we say about 2020 that hasn’t been said? It’s just time now to put 2020 in our rearview mirror. To do that, let us take one final look back. In prepping for this blog, I arranged 100+ pictures. Well that’s not happening! lol. So we’ll just hit a few highlights! The year startedContinue reading “2020 in Our Rearview Mirror!”

Turner Family Traditional Egg Nog Recipe

Christmas Day egg nog is a long tradition in my family and I excitedly, and stubbornly continue this tradition every year. In honor of said tradition, here I share our simple yet delectable single serving recipe. Egg Nog can be purchased at your local grocery store. We recommend Southern Comfort brand. What is egg nog?Continue reading “Turner Family Traditional Egg Nog Recipe”

Where We’ve Wined Local Lately! December 2020

I started thinking that we haven’t shared much lately regarding our local winery escapades. So just where have we wined local lately? We recently stopped by to visit with our friends at Wellborn Winery in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. Tony and Debbie opened Wellborn Winery in the Woods back in 2018 and have been wellContinue reading “Where We’ve Wined Local Lately! December 2020”