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

A Bottle of Red, A Bottle of White

Whatever kind of mood you’re in tonight. Hopefully everyone is familiar with Billy Joel’s, Scenes From An Italian Restaurant. Tonight I feature two wines (a red and a white) from Pend d’Oreille Winery, located near the shores of Lake Pend Oreille in Sandpoint, Idaho. Winemaker, Steve Meyer, uses traditional French methods with grapes sourced fromRead more

Ballet of Angels

How many wines can lay claim to having their own website? One in particular, Ballet of Angels, arrived at my house last month from Sharpe Hill Vineyards. Located in Pomfret, Connecticut, Sharpe Hill Vineyards has put Connecticut on the wine map with their award-winning Ballet of Angels. The wine has taken home more than 80Read more

Blood Into Wine

To say I’m excited about the upcoming documentary on Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan and vineyard partner Eric Glomski in their mission to bring credibility to Arizona’s burgeoning wine industry is an understatement. Being a huge fan of local wine and Maynard, I can’t imagine a more perfect pairing (read my review of his 2006Read more

DrinkLocalWine.com: Spotlight on Virginia

DrinkLocalWine.com this week announced it will hold its second annual conference April 24-26, 2010, in Loudoun County, Virginia.  The event, presented by the Virginia Wine Board, will focus on the diversity and quality of the 157 wineries in The Old Dominion. “The Virginia Wine Board is pleased to sponsor the second annual Drink Local WineRead more