Tag: wine

Italy vs. California—Game On!

Italy is called the “Land of Wines.” The name comes from the fact that there are more native Italian grapes in Italy than France, Greece, and Spain put together. Italy is the world’s largest producer of wine and is ahead of France and Spain in global production. Their native grapes comprise roughly 25% of the…

Cellar Dwellers Celebrate the Season

On Dec. 21 the Dwellers celebrated the coming of Christmas by eating fine cuisine and drinking the very best fruit of the vine at Bill and Shirley Revering’s home. Oh my! Their beautifully decorated casa looked like something out of the North Pole. Even Macie the dog was decorated for the occasion! No doubt, if…

Wine and Dine: Wine Knots Sample Local Artisan Wines

Wine Knot hosts, Vicki and Scott Baker, showcasing local artisan wines

Vicki Baker In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic hit causing widespread economic hardship for small businesses. While many unknowns remain about the full impact the virus will have, one thing is clear—we must rally around these businesses to keep them alive and vibrant. Wine Knots, during their April gathering, showed their support for one small…

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…