Riesling Hour

I had the opportunity to participate in the Finger Lakes 2012 Vintage Riesling Launch this past weekend, courtesy of the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance. Riesling Hour is a virtual annual event where participants gather across the globe to taste (and discuss) the current Riesling vintage. The event hashtag, #FLXwine, was the #2 trending topic on twitter that evening.Read more

TasteNY with Hudson-Chatham Winery

My timing is terrible these days. Almost a month has passed since I had the opportunity to participate in the TasteNY event with Hudson-Chatham Winery. I’ll blame it on the abundance of great local wine I’ve had of late that has managed to divert my attention from writing this recap. In one sentence, TasteNY isRead more

Discover Monticello

When I received the invite for the “Discover Monticello” wine tasting event, I thought it would be an opportune time to invite a few wine newbies. Not only would I take the opportunity to introduce everyone to Virginia wine, but also educate my friends about the different varieties and styles of wine helping put VirginiaRead more

Mountfair Vineyards 2008 Wooloomooloo

Wooloomooloo [wu’ lu mu’ lu] noun – a mythical spirit that roams the Blue Ridge Mountains. The wine, a Bordeaux-style red blend from Mountfair Vineyards, was recently featured in a Twitter virtual release event last month, coordinated and hosted by fellow blogger and friend Frank Morgan, from Drink What You Like. Not only was thisRead more

TasteNY

I rarely get the chance to enjoy New York wines. Blame it on distribution or the simple fact I live in Florida, New York wines usually don’t find their way to the shelves of my local wine shops. So when I received word that TasteNY was coming back for a second year in a row,Read more

Taste Texas and Mandola Estate Winery

I recently sipped and tweeted along with other local wine fans for the Taste Texas event hosted by friend and fellow wine blogger Ben Simons of Vinotology. Ben focuses on his home state’s wines and is helping to spread the word about the quality of Texas wines. I’ve highlighted some of the states offerings inRead more

East of the West Coast

Last month I had the opportunity to participate in my second TasteLive event coordinated and hosted by friend and fellow wine blogger Lenn Thompson of the New York Cork Report in conjunction with the Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association. I had a great time tasting through the Finger Lakes Pinot Noirs a fewRead more