Elk Creek Vineyards

Tonight’s wine hails from Kentucky’s largest winery, Elk Creek Vineyards. Nestled among the rolling hills in Owenton, Kentucky, the winery was established in 2003, and offers a spectacular setting for wine tasting. Producing an assortment of award-winning wines, Elk Creek is committed to making the finest wines Kentucky soil has to offer. I guarantee mostRead more

An Idaho Food and Wine Pairing

I’ll be honest, other than at a restaurant or paired alongside the casual fruit and cheese platter, I was never a food and wine kind of guy. That’s all changed in 2010. More and more, I’m finding myself pouring through the pages of Food & Wine or Wine Spectator hoping to find the perfect pairing.Read more

Sweet Wine Alabama

Tonight’s wine comes to us from Ozan Vineyards & Cellars, located in Shelby County, Alabama. A state typically known for their sweet Muscadine wines, the French Hybrid and Norton grapes have begun to take root. With ten operating wineries across the state, Alabama is a relative newcomer to the wine world. Recently passed legislation andRead more

A Perfect Pairing

For the record, I’m not a big fan of PB&Js (a.k.a. peanut butter and jelly sandwich). I enjoy peanut butter cookies, fudge, and candy bars, but usually not between two slices of bread with jelly. In my thirty years, I can probably count the number of times I’ve had a PB&J on one hand. SoRead more

A Georgia Malbec

In celebration of Spring and the fourth annual Georgia Wine Highway Weekend, I finally had an excuse to open the Tiger Mountain Vineyards 2007 Malbec (a special thank you to Martha Ezzard, co-owner of Tiger Mountain Vineyards, who sent me a sample). I’ve shared my excitement for Georgia wines in the past, and especially TigerRead more

Sawtooth Winery

Today’s stop across the other 46 states is Sawtooth Winery, located in Nampa, Idaho, in the Snake River Valley AVA. Idaho is that other state located in the Pacific Northwest, well suited for growing many different Vinifera varieties. With 38 wineries to date and counting, the industry is thriving more than ever. Typically known forRead more