Hello, my name is Faye. I am a Kentucky Wine Lover. Welcome to The Kentucky Wine Lover Blog!
For many years, I’ve enjoyed wines and the wineries in states we visited. When wineries started popping up around Kentucky, I was hooked. In 2010, my enjoyment turned to research when I decided to write a book about the wineries in the state. Research took my husband and I across the state. In 2012, A Wine Lover’s Odyssey Across Kentucky was released. The book discussed the history and development of Kentucky’s wine industry, as well as a pictorial review of the thirty-two wineries that had tasting rooms open for visiting.
This blog, which started in 2011, grew from my interest and research. For many years, friends had asked my advice about wine — what I’d recommend and why. “I’m not a wine professional, but I play one on the internet.” Well, I’m not a trained wine professional, but am a very dedicated amateur. I hope you will enjoy the fruits of my labors as much as I have.
Kentucky’s number of wineries is growing. For someone who loves wine and loves her state, this is good news. The Kentucky Wine Lover is dedicated to the discussion of the wineries, wines, and wine news in Kentucky and neighboring states.
Like many wine drinkers, my tastes have changed over the years. From starting out drinking Boone’s Farm, moving to the German Liebfraumilch, today my favorites are drys. My favorite wines are the big, full-bodied reds; such as, Brianza’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Chrisman Mill’s Old Vine Zinfandel, Forest Edge’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Lovers Leap’s Cabernet Franc, and Brook’s Hill’s Estate Reserve. When I’m in the mood for a white wine, Brianza’s Vignoles and Vidal Blanc or Forest Edge’s Sauvignon Blanc, or Smith-Berry’s Doré are very appealing. Sometimes when I want a really good fruit wine my choices are Chrisman Mill’s Blackberry, Prodigy’s Blueberry, or Smith-Berry’s Strawberry. They are excellent.
In 2013, I decided that I wanted to do a cookbook with all of the recipes using Kentucky wine, and started planning for one with Denise Nelson, owner and Chef at Chrisman Mill. But life happens, many events seemed to slow down our planning. Last year, during the pandemic, I decided that I wanted to finally finish the cookbook. With some help with recipes and advice from Lee Ann Rose, Assistant Chef at Chrisman Mill, the book was finally finished in November. Thanks to my former publisher, Carol Butler at Butler Books, my editor Sarah Jane Herbener, and designer Scott Stortz, Vineyard to Table Cooking with Kentucky Wine is due out in August.
Thanks for reading! I hope you will continue to enjoy my adventures in wine!by admin