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 “Firesteed Pinot Noir”

Winning Wines of Note at San Francisco Wine Competition

The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the largest in North America. It is also one of the most influential for American wines. In 2022, over 4800 wines were judged over the three day event. As one would expect, a majority of the wines entered are from West Coast wineries. However, several East Coast winesContinue reading “Winning Wines of Note at San Francisco Wine Competition”

NC Wineries Win at San Francisco Wine Competition!

More that 5,800 wines were evaluated by 48 judges over three days. The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the largest in North America and one of the most influential commercial competitions of American wine. Several North Carolina wineries won medals in the 2022 competition. The list of winners include JOLO Winery and Vineyards, BiltmoreContinue reading “NC Wineries Win at San Francisco Wine Competition!”

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! Meanwhile… ….and Josh and Deb @ Cityscape Winery in Pelzer, SC share a snow pic of the brand-new soon to be opened Tasting Room! Cheers 🍷🍷

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 forContinue reading “Wine Competitions 2022”

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, andContinue reading “2013 Speri Amarone della Valpocella”

Georgia Wine Highway

The Georgia Wine Highway is back in 2022! The event is scheduled for March of 2022. Open Georgia Wine posted the below. The Georgia Wine Highway features a passport which normally cost $75, and provides for a tasting at each participating winery. Last year approximately 40 wineries and several wine tasting rooms participated. A majorityContinue reading “Georgia Wine Highway”

VinoWine App Partners with Virginia Wine Pass

Our friends at The VinoWine App recently announced a partnership with the Virginia Wine Pass. Mike and Mike of The VinoWine App have also opened the Reserve Tasting Room in Lynchburg. Lynchburg’s first farm winery tasting room. VinoWine App of course is our most favored wine app, useful for locating wineries nearby no matter whereContinue reading “VinoWine App Partners with Virginia Wine Pass”

Riesling – Mountain Brook Vineyards

Vintage 2020 Riesling Mountain Brook Vineyards Tryon Foothills, North Carolina Beautiful yellow gold in color. Excellent clarity. Vibrant tropical bouquet of pineapple, kiwi, mango, and lime, with hints of pear and a delicate floral note of jasmine. Hints of sweetness on the tongue…medium acidity with a medium-light body. Complex tropical notes on the tongue, pineapple,Continue reading “Riesling – Mountain Brook Vineyards”