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 blindContinue reading “Press Release: NC MCF Awards”

Strawberry Vanilla Mead

Strawberry Vanilla from Honeygirl Meadery in Durham. Honey Strawberry Mead with natural flavors. Style of Melomel.  Melomel is mead fermented with fruit for added flavors.  Metheglin style mead is made with spices to enhance the flavor.  Light amber in color.  Nose of wildflower honey, yet as the mead opens up more of the strawberry aromasContinue reading “Strawberry Vanilla Mead”

Open for Entry: North Carolina Mead-Cider-Fruit Wine Competition

The inaugural North Carolina Mead-Cider-Fruit Wine Competition was held May 24 at The Lodge at Flat Rock! Judging is completed! Final results have been posted by Triangle Around Town! Click here to view awards announcement. ➡️ https://www.trianglearoundtown.com/trianglearoundtown/mead-cider-fruit-wine-mcf We have pick-up available in the following, Western North Carolina, Charlotte/Lake Norman area, Raleigh/Triangle area. Contact Dennis viaContinue reading “Open for Entry: North Carolina Mead-Cider-Fruit Wine Competition”

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!”

Petite Sirah – CityScape Winery

Our wine tonight is the Petite Sirah from CityScape Winery in Pelzer (Greenville County), South Carolina. Winemaker’s Reserve Double Gold medal award winner in 2020 Palmetto Wine Competition. Deep purple in color with a bright garnet rim. We decanted for one hour and it opened up expressively on the nose. Nose exhibits blueberries, red currants,Continue reading “Petite Sirah – CityScape Winery”

Reserve Merlot – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Reserve Merlot from Parker-Binns Vineyard in Tryon, North Carolina. Estate grown Merlot. Decanted 30 minutes. Deep maroon in color with a short purple rim.  Aromatic bouquet of red plum, bing cherry, fresh blueberry, vanilla extract, black tea, and mocha.  Dry, medium-plus bodied, pleasantly sultry with long cascading legs.  Fruit forwardContinue reading “Reserve Merlot – Parker-Binns Vineyard”

North Carolina MCF Wine Competition!

It’s time for a HUGE announcement! We are thrilled to formally announce our newest wine competition. The first North Carolina Mead-Cider-Fruit Wine Competition is scheduled for May 24th, 2021. The inaugural North Carolina MCF Wine Competition will be held at The Lodge at Flat Rock. The North Carolina MCF will seek to generate increased awarenessContinue reading “North Carolina MCF Wine Competition!”

Vidal Blanc – Burntshirt Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Vidal Blanc from Burntshirt Vineyards. Non-Vintage Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County AVA Color of light straw., almost golden. Nose of pear, honeysuckle, and lemon zest. Semi-sweet Notes of Bosc pears, Granny Smith apples, pink grapefruit, mint, and almonds. 12% ABV AWARDS Double Gold – 2018 Dixie Classic BestContinue reading “Vidal Blanc – Burntshirt Vineyards”

Press Release: 2020 Palmetto Wine Competition Awards Announcement

The 3rd annual Palmetto Wine Competition was held August 18th at Carter’s Steak and Seafood restaurant located near Lake Bowman in Inman, South Carolina. The competition featured 68 entries of wine, mead, and cider produced from 11 different South Carolina wineries.
Organizers Dennis and Jenni Turner of WineryEscapades.Com stated, “with the Palmetto Wine Competition, we seek to promote awareness of the twenty plus commercially licensed wine, mead, and cider producers of South Carolina.”