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 regulatory... Continue Reading →

Show Us Your Grapes #NCWine

Harvest coming in grand for North Carolina wineries! Show us that beautiful fruit! Parker-Binns Vineyard and Winery starts this show with Savannah harvesting the Petit Manseng. Her husband Lance, assist Justin with the winemaking. Petit Manseng Linville Falls Winery makes a cameo with some beautiful Seyval Blanc! Seyval Blanc Locklear Vineyard and Winery mechanically harvested... Continue Reading →

Carolina’s Harvest 2021

2021 harvest at North and South Carolina vineyards is winding down. We thought it’d be fun to take a look at harvest pictures from around the Carolina’s Cartersville Country Winery in Timmonsville, SC harvests the muscadine with an automatic harvester. The coolest winery in the Carolina’s was showing off their beautiful bountiful harvest of Cabernet... Continue Reading →

Awards Announcement – 2021 American Sangria Challenge

PRESS RELEASEFor Immediate ReleaseSeptember 3, 2021 American Sangria Challenge Wine Competition Jasper Winery Wins Best-in-Show in American Sangria Challenge Tryon, North Carolina – The inaugural American Sangria Challenge Wine Competition announces nineteen medal winning sangria entries. The competition was organized by JenNis Beverage Marketing, a Carolina based group focused on marketing the craft beverage industry.... Continue Reading →

Vouvray – La Vigne Des Sablons

Vouvray. La Vigne Des Sablons Vintage 2018 Produced by Foucher-Lebrun Alligny-Cosne Product of France 🇫🇷 Loire Valley. Appellation Vouvray Contrôlée 100% Chenin Blanc fruit. 🍇 Pale lemon in color. Moderately prominent nose of apricot, pear, banana’s foster, lemon, with white lily floral notes. Light bodied with high acidity balancing moderately high alcohol. Semi-sweet (demi-sec) on... Continue Reading →

Mead – Door Peninsula Winery

A couple of really awesome friends brought us this bottle back from a recent trip. Mead from Door Peninsula Winery. Located in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Sweet Honey Wine from 100% Wisconsin Wildflower Honey. Beautiful glimmering color of honey, The nose is exactly what a traditional mead should be, prominent honey with a complex bouquet of... Continue Reading →

Green Tea Wine – Native Vines

What in the world of oenology is tea wine? Green Tea Wine. Native Vines Winery in Lexington, North Carolina. It’s most likely not what you think! No grape juice, no fruit juice! Just water, yeast, sugar, and tea leaves! 12.5% ABV! That’s not a typo. This is not some light bodied delicate table wine! Pale... Continue Reading →

Howell Mountain Hindsight Cabernet Sauvignon

Hindsight. Vintage 2015. Single vineyard. Bella Vetta Vineyard, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley. Howell Mountain is one of Napa Valley’s most prestigious AVA’s. Vibrant deep purple in color. Will benefit from decanting. Nose of blackberry, dark cherry, mocha, cedar, and cigar box. Dry on the palate, full bodied with robust tannins but smooth as opposed to... Continue Reading →

Cuvée Richeaume – Domaine Richeaume

Cuvée Richeaume from Domaine Richeaume in France. Vintage 2016 Dark ruby in color with a purple rim. Red Provence wine. Expressive nose of cedar, damp forest leaves, tobacco, black tea, black licorice, and earthy spices. Blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Syrah, 8% Merlot, 3% Carignan. Richeaume Vineyard on the red flanks of Cézanne’s beloved... Continue Reading →

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