Mediterranean Cellars – “Diamonds, Wine and Tradition; What More Can You Ask For!”

  “The wine doesn’t start in the barrel; it starts in the vineyard.” — Louis Papadopoulos (Southern Living, October 2006) This quote describes perfectly the experience my husband and I had at Mediterranean Cellars. The memorable moment began in the parking lot of the vineyard. Immediately, we were welcomed by a beautifully spirited (yes, feltContinue reading “Mediterranean Cellars – “Diamonds, Wine and Tradition; What More Can You Ask For!””

Stone Tower Winery – Wine with a Taste of Interior Design

  Even though, it has been awhile since our last visit, Stone Tower Winery is still worth writing about. From the decor that makes you wonder if you walked into a home decor shop to wines that may you question if you are in Virginia. THE ARRIVAL Upon arriving to tasting counter, I had toContinue reading “Stone Tower Winery – Wine with a Taste of Interior Design”

Distasteful Wine = Wine Slushies

  I do not like talking bad about a wine, so I decided to use the term “I’m not able to appreciate the wine at this moment”. However, there comes a time when a wine is not good. It is not about not being able to appreciate a wine or your pallet is not matureContinue reading “Distasteful Wine = Wine Slushies”

“Rose of Sharon” – Sparkly Delicious!

  I’m hesitate in drinking Willowcroft’s 2014 “Rose of Sharon” rose. Since, I’m out of everyday drinking wine, I have no other options. Plus, I’m too lazy to drive 45 minutes to a vineyard or drive to a wine shop. Bottom line I’m just being plain lazy. Therefore, this Saturday afternoon, “Rose of Sharon” willContinue reading ““Rose of Sharon” – Sparkly Delicious!”

“The Computer Ate My Paper” – New Jersey 2013 Harvest Wine Festival

New Jersey 2013 Harvest Wine Festival Hilton, Short Hills, NJ Weeks of searching for this wine review and still MIA. This is why I prefer handwriting my reviews before typing.  Handwriting feeds my obsession with hard back journals and stationary. Writing is exhilarating: seeing your thoughts on paper, hurried penmanship from words spilling out andContinue reading ““The Computer Ate My Paper” – New Jersey 2013 Harvest Wine Festival”

Paradise Springs Winery – “Refugees Unite!”

Goodness, this place is “hopping”.  Confusedly, I ask, “Are they having a festival?” clearly another well-liked Virginia vineyard in the beautiful Clifton, VA.  The tasting room is large with leather lounge chairs, a beautiful glass barrel room and outdoor sitting area with a large stone fireplace where patrons are entertained with live music on theContinue reading “Paradise Springs Winery – “Refugees Unite!””

What, Mexico Produces Wine?!?

It is time to clear out those old Food and Wine, Saveur, Bon Appétit magazines and folders of articles that I saved over the years.  During de-cluttering, I discovered an advertisement on visiting Mexico.  The heading reads: “So Delicious it was banned?” Mexico produces wine? Intrigued, I read on…In the 16th century, Mexico produced wine. The wines were soContinue reading “What, Mexico Produces Wine?!?”

BREAUX VINEYARDS! Deliciously Amazing!

If you live in Virginia, visited Virginia wine country or read about Virginia wines, you heard of Breaux Vineyards.  So, when “The Professional” informed that he has never been to Breaux, a trip was quickly plan. Today is a beautiful day for a drive in the Virginia countryside.  The fall colors are amazing, resembling landscapeContinue reading “BREAUX VINEYARDS! Deliciously Amazing!”