Finally, a holiday we can all get behind. February 18th is National Drink Wine Day. I hope all of you wine lovers out there are ready. It’s even conveniently on the weekend this year.
So shop, if you need to, or choose your favorite bottle from your wine rack. Be prepared to celebrate.
This might be my new favorite holiday. Cheers!by admin
“I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas, But If The White Runs Out, I’ll Drink the Red, or I’m dreaming of a wine Christmas.” For a wine lover, either will do. When I think of my list for Santa, wine is definitely on the list. I have heard that even Santa and Mrs. Clause can’t resist a glass to celebrate the holiday.
As a Kentucky wine lover, I want Santa to visit Kentucky’s wineries for my gifts.
Cabernet Franc from Lovers Leap Vineyard and Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon from Brianza Gardens and Winery, Norton Reserve from Chrisman Mill Vineyard and Winery, Lemberger from Prodigy Vineyard and Winery, Gewurztraminer from Elk Creek Vineyard and Winery, Burley from Smith-Berry Vineyard and Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon from Forest Edge Winery, Dry Traminette from Prodigy Vineyard and Winery, Norton from Wight-Meyer Vineyard and Winery, and last but not least Apple Wine from Rose Hill Vineyards.
Of course, as a wine lover, I understand Santa might have to substitute a few bottles from somewhere else, so here’s some alternates.
Sauvignon Blanc from Oliver Winery in Indiana, Sangiovese from Barboursville Vineyards and Winery in Virginia, Montepulciano from Raffaldini Vineyards in North Carolina, or McMahan American Red from Chateau Ross Vineyards and Winery in Tennessee will be great, too.by admin
This month I’ve been writing a lot, but not on my blog. The news is that work on the cookbook, Vineyard to Table – Cooking with Kentucky Wine, is going great. Denise and I met with a publisher last week and they are very interested in our book. We will be going through the peer reading and editorial board approval, but things are looking up.
Here’s a preview of what the book is like. We start with a bit of information about the history of wine, Kentucky wine, and the relationship between wine and food. Then we include the benefits of wine, cooking tips, and advice on how to choose wines. But most of the book is recipes. We have chosen eight wine varieties that are regionally grown and have ten recipes for each one.
We are really pleased with the way the book is coming along. I’ll let you know how things are proceeding and when to expect a finished book.by admin
The farm, therapy, exercises, and catching up with things that had been neglected since my accident has kept us busy this summer, but we were able to get out and visit a few wineries. Now its time to get caught up with writing and organizing some photos. Hard to believe that fall is just a few weeks away; time has certainly flown by. Let’s look at some news that Kentucky wine lovers might be interested in learning.
The Kentucky Wineries Association will be hosting its 5th Annual Wine Fest on September 9 and 10, 4 to 10, on the 9th and Noon to 10, on the 10th. The fest will be at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds. For just $25, visitors will get a wine glass and 12 tastes. Look for information at http://bestkywineries.com Look for the wineries that are on the Best Kentucky Wineries Wine Trail to be there pouring their wines.
The Northern Kentucky Wine Festival and MainStrasse Village will be October 15, from 3 to 10. Kentucky wines, artisans, food, and entertainment will delight visiting wine lovers. I will post more information as it’s available, or you can check the website of the MainStrasse Village at http://www.mainstrasse.org/
Verona Vineyards is now open on Thursdays, as well as the weekend. Wine lovers can taste some of their favorite wines and enjoy some food and events. A Taste of Behle Street by Sheli at Verona Vineyards is available at a food truck at the winery. Special events from a Thursday steak night to Sunday brunch are enjoyed by those visiting. Check their website for reservations and other events at http://www.veronavineyards.com/
Denise and I are still “cooking with wine” and have made some decisions that we think readers will be interested in. Our planned title is Vineyard to Table – Cooking with Kentucky Wines. As more news is available, we’ll let you know.
Hope your summer has been a good one and that you have been enjoying some Kentucky wine.
Wine lovers take note. February 18, 2016 is National Drink Wine Day. Enjoy a glass today.by admin
Valentine’s Day means romance, chocolate and wine. Wineries all over Kentucky are hosting events just perfect for celebrating. From chocolate and wine pairings, to Valentine dinners, to special wines, a wine lover looking for a way to celebrate will find choices at their favorite winery. Here are a few of the many choices.
Valentine Dinners, at wineries, such as, Verona Vineyards, Prodigy Vineyards, Horseshoe Bend Winery, MillaNova Winery, and Atwood Hill Winery, are on Saturday, February 13. Elk Creek is offering a Valentine Day Dinner Package on February 14. Reservations are required, so check their websites. You can also try my link to the Kentucky wine site for a link to all the wineries in the state.
Brianza Winery is hosting a Wine and Chocolate Pairing, while you can try Painting, Wine, and Truffles at Chrisman Mill Vineyards.
A special bottle of wine to toast that special someone from any of Kentucky’s wineries will be the perfect way to find romance on Valentine’s Day. Hope you have a wonderful day!by admin
Mike and I wish you, your families, and your friends a wonderful holiday. We’ll be snuggling in front of a roaring fire, enjoying the tree, and having some excellent Kentucky wine. Pour a glass of your favorite and lift a glass – here’s to a great season with loved ones and peace on earth!
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Have a bottle of your favorite wine, whether a red or a white, and enjoy the company and the food.
Thanksgiving is a good time to relax and reflect on all those who make life so special. Have a great day!by admin
Visitors to the KentuckyWineLover know about the new book I’ve been working on for the last few months. The last couple of months have been hectic with lots of experimentation and cooking with wine. Denise Nelson and I have been working on the book and trying out recipes and making decisions about what we want to include. Hopefully, we’ll have some news soon about what’s included and when you can expect a release.by admin
March was both a busy and a distracting month for this wine lover. Between illness, weather, classes, and basketball, I’ve been remiss in keeping up. So let’s talk about some wine.
My husband and I have had the opportunity to enjoy some great wines, with visits to French Lick Winery in Indiana, Chrisman Mill Winery, and Forest Edge Winery in Kentucky. We’ve also been using Kentucky wines to salute the Kentucky Wildcats victories.
This month I’ve been trying a lot of different recipes for the cooking with wine book. Denise Nelson and I have spent some time cooking together. The two of us have some great new ideas for some special dishes. In the next few months, I will be letting you know about the progress.
I’m really looking forward to spring and the opportunity to get out and about to visit wineries and try new wines.