Quality Over Quantity

I had the opportunity to meet Rob Beecham, COO of Beecham Builders, and also part of the leadership team at Montaluce Winery and Estates late last year in Orlando. Down visiting Disney World, I welcomed the chance to meet up and discuss Montaluce and their first vintage. Montaluce is the first of its kind inRead more

Persimmon Creek Vineyards

I recently had the opportunity to taste the 2007 Persimmon Creek Vineyards Seyval Blanc, received as a sample from owner Mary Ann Hardman. A gem of a winery located in Clayton on the Georgia Wine Highway, the 110-acre estate in the Northeast Georgia mountains is excelling at Riesling, Merlot, Cabernet Franc (see my earlier post),Read more


In continuation of the blind tasting events held two weekends ago (see my earlier post), the finale included one of my favorite red grape varieties, Cabernet Franc. An up and coming variety, especially on the East Coast, Cabernet Franc continues to receive praise from wine writers and awards at competitions. In similar fashion to theRead more

A Quick Sip

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to taste the 2007 Persimmon Creek Vineyards Cabernet Franc. Persimmon Creek is located in Clayton, Georgia, situated along the vineyard’s namesake Persimmon Creek. A small boutique winery, 22 acres are planted to Riesling, Seyval Blanc, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Fortunately, I arrived just in time to have aRead more

A Viognier Blind Tasting

I hosted my first blind tastings over the weekend, Viognier and Cabernet Franc. A fan of the blind format, I was excited to put my palate to the test and hear the feedback from friends and family. A quick disclaimer, blind tastings are ADDICTIVE! From wine newbies to dedicated oenophiles, the format provides for greatRead 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

Tiger Mountain Vineyards

My sister and husband visited recently from Atlanta and brought along some favorite Georgia wines from my previous visits. Their local Whole Foods carries a nice selection of local wineries year round, saving them a trip to North Georgia. The three bottles that made the trip were a Tiger Mountain Tannat, Tiger Mountain Cabernet FrancRead more