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”

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”

Zinfandel – Eagle Mountain

Vintner’s Reserve Zinfandel. Soaring Eagle Collection. Eagle Mountain Vineyards and Winery. Eagle Mountain is in Travelers Rest, South Carolina and proudly offers a California wine experience. Eagle Mountain wines are produced under the expertise of distinguished winemaker George Bursick. This Zinfandel fruit was sourced from vineyards around the Mokelumne River in Lodi, California. The wineContinue reading “Zinfandel – Eagle Mountain”

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 regulatoryContinue reading “Pending as Perfected: Tryon Foothills AVA”

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. Linville Falls Winery makes a cameo with some beautiful Seyval Blanc! Locklear Vineyard and Winery mechanically harvested a bountiful yield ofContinue reading “Show Us Your Grapes #NCWine”

Cityscape Winery – Expansion Update

We recently stopped by CityScape Winery to check on the construction progress of their new 10,000+ sq. ft. tasting room and production facility. With an expected finish date in December, 2021, it’s very exciting to see the building really coming along. I took the first two pictures below on our recent visit. Co-owner and winemakerContinue reading “Cityscape Winery – Expansion Update”