Remember the old song “Our Day Will Come“. For American wine lovers, our day has come. February 18 is National Drink Wine Day, so celebrate and enjoy!
Many of us are still staying home, avoiding crowds and social distancing, but the beauty of this day is you can do all that and still salute the day. It doesn’t require travel or crowds—just wine!
For just a moment forget the weather, the pandemic, politics, and all your worries, pour a glass of your favorite wine and commemorate National Wine Day! Salud!by admin
Happy Valentine’s Day! My favorite way to celebrate a day of love is a special someone, a special dinner, and a special wine.
The special someone is always the same; Mike and I have shared many special days for over 50 years. The special dinner has been Lasagna for many years. The special wine has changed but is almost always a favorite dry red wine. This year we will be sharing a dinner of Lasagna Supreme and a bottle of Nebbiolo from Barboursville Vineyards and Winery.
Hope you and your special someone have a great day! Celebrate your love in your own special way!by admin
We’re still not traveling, but Eagle Creek Vineyard is just a short drive down the river from Northern Kentucky, we visited last week for an afternoon. Located on Main Street in Warsaw just a few doors away from the well-known Jewells on Main, Eagle Creek Vineyard was a nice diversion on a dreary, rainy day in February. Owners Dave and Beth Lynn have created a nice place to visit that’s made even nicer because they have good wine. Their wine list includes many of the sweeter wines such as Concord, Niagara, and Catawba, native grapes that are well known to most Kentucky wine drinkers. Purchasing juice mostly from New York, the winery also feature dry reds such as Shiraz, Malbec, and Dornfelder as well as dry whites like Sauvignon Blanc and Vignoles. Sauvignon Blanc and Dornfelder were our favorites.
My favorite dry white is Sauvignon Blanc and I’m always excited to find new offerings especially in Kentucky, this was a pleasing find. The wine offers the crisp, acidic, tart apple flavors with the herbal aromas that lovers of this wine expect. Dornfelder, a German grapes, is not often found in Kentucky. We were pleased to see the wine on their list prior to visiting, but their offering on their wine list was sweet. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived and found they had a dry Dornfelder. For those unfamiliar with this grape, the wines have a dark fruit taste with dark spicy overtones and made for lovers of a nice dry red wine.
The weather was somewhat dreary and wet, so photos of the outside were not possible, but here’s a glimpse of the tasting room which provides a cozy welcoming place to enjoy some good Kentucky wine. A visit to Eagle Creek Vineyard is a nice way to spend an afternoon.