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! Caro-Mi Bodega Nior Saturday we enjoyed the Pig Pickin celebration at Parker-Binns Vineyard and... Continue Reading →

Saveurs du Temps Pinot Noir

The Wine: Saveurs du Temps Vintage 2020 100% Pinot Noir Indication Géographique Protégée Pays d’Oc 13% ABV Medium ruby in color Nose: Medium intensity of red fruit with red cherry, redcurrant, red cranberry, mushrooms and spice. Would definitely benefit from decanting 60 minutes or longer. Taste: Youthful yet rounded tannins showing red cherry, dried red... Continue Reading →

Paolo Bea Cerrete Sagrantino

WINE: Paolo Bea, Cerrete, Montefalco, Umbria, Sagrantino VINTAGE: 2015 COLOR: Medium Ruby NOSE: Amazing! Needs to open 30 to 60 minutes. Alcohol is present, licorice, toasted almonds, and leather until it opens up with very expressive layers of red currant, red cherry, and very ripe red plums. TASTE: Dry with polished tannins and harmonious layers.... Continue Reading →

Firesteed Pinot Noir

Firesteed Cellars Pinot Noir Vintage 2020 Wine is youthful as shown in it’s light delicate ruby red color. Decanted 30 minutes. The nose moderately shows aromas of red cherry, red plum, vanilla, smoke, cedar, and spice. On the tongue is moderate notes of red cherry, red plum, cranberry, pomegranate, vanilla, oak, spice, cedar, and smoke.... Continue Reading →

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! Alan was holding down the fort @ St. Paul in Hendersonville, NC Meanwhile… CeNita Winery share an majestic view of the vineyard covered in snow Haze Gray Vineyards in Dobson, NC got a nice dusting The... Continue Reading →

Wine Competitions 2022

It was a busy 2021, we were fortunate to organize two wine competitions in spite of Covid. The first North Carolina Mead-Cider-Fruit Wine Competition with judging held in Flat Rock and the first ever American Sangria Challenge held in Tryon. For 2022, we’re planning our two state competitions. May of 2022, will be judging for... Continue Reading →

2013 Speri Amarone della Valpocella

Vintage 2013. Speri Amarone della Valpocella Appellation: Amarone della Valpolicella Classico! Veneto, Italy. Blend of 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 5% Corvinone. The fruit is dried via the appassimento process. Decanted 60 minutes. Deep ruby in color. Intense enticing bouquet of black currant, black plum, blackberry jam, black cherry, fig, prune, star anise, violets, tobacco, and... Continue Reading →

Random 2021 Photo Drop!

Point Lookout Vineyard, Hendersonville, NC St.Paul Winery and Vineyard, Hendersonville, NC Marked Tree Vineyard, Flat Rock, North Carolina Fat Ass Heifer Cidery, Campobello, SC Vineyard at the Old Place, Peachland, NC Enoree River Winery, Newberry, SC Hilton Head Island, SC Starlight Mead, Pittsboro, NC Twisted Vine Winery, Lenoir, NC Honeygirl Meadery, Durham, NC My Sweet... Continue Reading →

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