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
Faye – this looks great! I can’t wait to read more about your visits to KY wineries! Thanks for sharing this with me! Amy
Fantastic! This is so cool.
I love your new blog and this is a great addition to our KY wine network. I want to get the word out about this so more winery visitors can read and share experiences about our KY wineries. The BestKYWineries wine trail now has a Facebook page that connects literally hundreds of winery visitors across the state. I will publish a link to your blog and hopefully you will go on our page and “Like Us” so more people will learn about this. Good luck and great job!
Looking forward to more about KY wineries on your blog, and your book.
I Love it!! will let everyone know about this web site. Thanks Faye
I’m so impressed.
What a way from Boone’s Farm !
I’ll be following this.
Just ran into your blog. very interesting. I look forward to getting your book. sorry to hear about your storm damage.
Hi Faye! I waited on you and your husband a few weeks ago at Elk Creek in Crestview Hills Towne Center! Thank you for sharing your card with me! I’ve enjoyed reading your blogs!! Especially the one about Elk Creek! 😉 Enjoy and we hope to see you again!
Hey Faye. Hope you and Mike are staying sober drinking all that wine. Sounds like you are very busy. Congrats on your book. Nell and I plan on attending the book signing. She loves wine, especially Shiraz, I drink beer and bourbon. Glad you are doing well. I am subbing a lot at Boone County just to keep busy once I close down all my pools. Great to hear from you. Looking forward to seeing you.
Dwight and I enjoyed traveling 5 houses down from ours to join you & Mike at The Homestead at The Atwood Hill Winery. Civilization has finally arrived.
I suppose if you are reading this, I found your blog.
I am a Norton groupie. Wight- Meyer winery and Rising Sons winery make the best Nortons in Ky. I travel back to Virgina at least yearly to visit my daughter and stock up even more amazing Nortons
I have to agree with you on the Norton grape. Wight-Meyer’s is great, but I’ve not tried Rising Son’s. What do you enjoy in Virginia?