Author archives: Brian Kirby

A locavore who is passionate about local wine and the growing wine industry in the other 46 states.

St. Ambrose Cellars 2011 Cabernet Franc

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St. Ambrose Cellars 2011 Cabernet Franc
Although Benzie County's St. Ambrose Cellars primary focus is on honey-based meads, they also produce a line of grape wines that can't be ignored. One in particular, the St. Ambrose Cellars 2011 Cabernet Franc, is a delicious, varietal-correct wine, made from grapes grown in the Lake Michigan Shore Appellation. Earthy and rich, the medium-bodied...

Three Sisters Vineyards 2008 Cynthiana

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Three Sisters Vineyards 2008 Cynthiana
Cynthiana, also known as Norton, is the oldest native North American variety in commercial cultivation today. Popular in the mid-Atlantic and southern states, Cynthiana has found a home in Georgia, and especially at Three Sisters Vineyards. Established in 1996 and bonded in 2000, Three Sisters Vineyards is Lumpkin County's first vineyard...