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! Saturday we enjoyed the Pig Pickin celebration at Parker-Binns Vineyard and Winery and afterwardContinue reading “Weekend April 22-24”

Cider, Wine, and Dine Hendersonville, NC

Hendersonville, North Carolina is set to host the annual Cider, Wine, and Dine celebration during the weekend of April 22nd through the 24th. The three day celebration invites visitors to the vineyards and orchards to sample the many artisan craft beverages produced in Henderson County. The winery and orchards around Hendersonville offer amazingly spectacular mountainContinue reading “Cider, Wine, and Dine Hendersonville, NC”

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 redContinue reading “Saveurs du Temps Pinot Noir”

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 “Paolo Bea Cerrete Sagrantino”

Watershed Dry Red – Marked Tree Vineyards

WINE: Watershed Dry Red Wine Winery: Marked Tree Vineyards Vintage: 2019 Region: Crest of the Blue Ridge, Henderson County AVA Decanted: 30 minutes Color: Medium Purple Nose: black cherry, black plum, cranberry, lilac, and charred wood. Palate: dry, bone dry, and silky on the tongue, medium-high tannins with high acidity and medium flavor notes of blackContinue reading “Watershed Dry Red – Marked Tree Vineyards”

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!”

Palmetto Wine Competition 2022

JenNis Beverage Marketing is excited to announce the 2022 Palmetto Wine Competition will be held May 7th at The Belmont Inn downtown historic Abbeville, South Carolina. It is with great excitement that we return South Carolina’s wine competition to its rightful home! The goal of the Palmetto Wine Competition remains to promote and give positiveContinue reading “Palmetto Wine Competition 2022”

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”

Biltmore Christmas Wines – Past Four Year Ratings

Each Year End for the Holiday season Biltmore Estate Winery releases a Christmas Red and Christmas White. As Biltmore wine club members, we’ve been fortunate to taste a bottle of both each of the past four seasons. We thought it’d be interesting to look back and see just how we rated each release. Each releaseContinue reading “Biltmore Christmas Wines – Past Four Year Ratings”