June 2008 Blog Posts (5)

How Does Wine Trail Traveler Choose Wineries to Visit

Yesterday my wife received an email from a winery in New Mexico asking why we haven't visited any wineries in New Mexico. Since we live in Maryland, it has been more economical to visit wineries on the East Coast. Many of the 225 wineries visited have been in the Finger Lakes region of New York. This was due to family matters. Treks to California, Oregon and Washington were attempts to visit wineries in the states that produce large amounts of wine. Trips to the United Kingdom and Italy were in… Continue

Added by Terry Sullivan on June 26, 2008 at 7:59am — No Comments

The Romance of Food, the Food of Romance...

I am starting to dream of food, or to be more specific vegetables. I've always dreamed of cake and freshly baked sweet things, dreamed of finding that perfect little sweet shop (of which are popping up all over places like Silverlake in L.A., and exist in New York and San Francisco but alas *sigh* we don't seem to have here in Long Beach) with scrumptious layer cakes and fruit tarts, but now I'm dreaming of things that are good for me - like asparagus. Last night I dreamed I bought a beautiful… Continue

Added by Melissa Balmer on June 8, 2008 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Wine Tasting Groups Locally

I would love to organize a local food and wine tasting group here in Willamette Valley, where we would meet once a month, sharing costs and experience. Or even become a member of an already existing group.

Added by Tammy Barganier on June 6, 2008 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Spreading the love - WineCountry Contributions

Hello to all my dear Wine and Hospitality Network friends. I think most of you would agree that South Africa is among some of the top wine producing countries in the world. Our own infrastructure, antiquated approaches, government and selfish telecomms company make it hard for us to bring our fantastic wines to the world, though.

WineCountry aims to remedy that. The WineCountry Blog loves bringing news from wine regions all across… Continue

Added by Henre on June 6, 2008 at 2:58am — No Comments

Wine by the Glass...Does size matter?

Wine by the Glass...Does size matter?

When on-premise operators ask for service and marketing ideas to help them maximise wine by the glass sales, one of the first things we strongly recommended is that they offer a variety of serving sizes. Selected from the following:

* Tastes (75mls)(2.5 oz.)

* Small Measure – predominantly fine wine (125mls)(4oz.)

* Standard Glass (175mls)(6oz.)

* Large Glass (250mls)(8oz.)

* Carafes

* Half Bottle… Continue

Added by WineBum on June 3, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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