Tag: wine

Wine stewards toast  to Germany

Bernadette Fideli Ein Prosit! (A toast) to Germany. Germany has been producing wine since 250 BC and is the eighth largest producer of wine in the world. To celebrate her German heritage, Kathy Ferguson Perry treated the wine stewards to an early Oktoberfest dinner that showcased a variety of German wines alongside home-cooked family recipes. A…

Wine Knots enchanted by New Mexico wines

Hosts Scott and Vicki Baker presented wines of New Mexico.

Vicki Baker Nine years after the Pilgrims set foot on Plymouth Rock, New Mexico was already in wine-making mode. With the longest history of wine production in the U.S., the very first grapes were planted by Franciscan friars nearly 400 years ago in 1629, and American viticulture was born. Originally born out of necessity, the…

La Dolce Vino Wine Club cooks out with beer

Mala Bowdouris The La Dolce Vino Wine Club is one of the most senior clubs, having its inception around 2005. Although the membership has changed slightly from year to year, it basically has remained the same. Its goal is to experience the world of wine while having fun with friends. This month’s favorite beers were…

Bottle or can; can you tell the difference?

Bernadette Fideli Ditch the corkscrew and grab a can of wine. Canned wine is not just a passing summer fad; it is a $45 million dollar rapidly-growing business thanks to millennial drinkers. Refusing to be upstaged by the younger crowd, David and Susan Parker hosted the Wine Stewards to a Bottle vs Can Challenge. Four…

May the luck of the Irish be with you

Nancy Toppan St. Patrick’s Day, on March 17, remembers one of Ireland’s patron saints, St. Patrick. It largely celebrates Irish-American culture in the United States. Heard It Through The Grapevine celebrated St. Patrick’s Day at the home of Terry and Mike Gilberti. In carrying out the leprechaun folklore of little bearded men, wearing a coat…

Wine Knots celebrate “Love is in the air”

Tom Zumann Wine Knots wine group met on February 22, at the home of Kathy and Tom Zumann and featured two champagnes. The first selection was a Spanish Brut produced by Freixenet and the second was a California Blanc de Noir produced by the Gloria Ferrer Winery. Both champagnes were rich, fruity and greatly enjoyed.…

Corks and Caps celebrate the holidays

Susan Hebert The Christmas season came and the Corks and Caps wine group decided that December would be a wonderful time to get together for good cheer, good food and good friendship and that is just what happened on a Saturday night at the home of Susan Hebert. There was plenty of food and wine…

Wine Knots head fer them hills

Vicki Baker Tarred of all them fancy wines they’d been drinkin’, the Wine Knots headed fer them hills to git some of that good ole Tennessee moonshine. Most famous for being brewed in the woods during Prohibition, it was once considered a downscale liquor. It’s now making a higher-end comeback with tastin’ rooms all over…

Mulling over the holidays

The Wine Stewards kicked off the holiday season with a glass of warm mulled wine and a dinner of simple elegance. Mulled wine is a very popular and traditional holiday beverage in the European countries. It is a red wine blended with spices of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger, and a touch of vanilla. Wine…