November 2008 Blog Posts (7)

American Rum Distillers

While viewing the results of the 2008 International Rum Competition, sponsored by Polished Palate, I was quite surprised to notice that several American companies were awarded medals. I was under the misguided, but probably common belief, that rum wasn’t produced in North America. Upon further research I learned that in fact, there are over a dozen micro-distilleries in the United States crafting several styles of rum from sugar… Continue

Added by Todd Godbout on November 24, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Walla Walla's Fabulous Five

The adventure began as the five of us piled in the car and headed North. Even though we weren’t exactly sure what was in store for us that evening, it didn’t seem to matter as laughter and ongoing chatter filled the car. You know how it is when a group of gals get together. It was our monthly ‘Girls Night’ that we all looked forward to immensely.



We arrived at the Manila Bay Cafe in Dayton for dinner. We were seated at a round table in the… Continue

Added by WineCellar on November 19, 2008 at 8:08pm — No Comments

Miranda Lambert and LouViney Winery

A year or so after country singer Miranda Lambert launched her music career with her debut album -… Continue

Added by Todd Godbout on November 19, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Black Ankle Vineyards

We have been receiving reports lately about the Grand Opening of Black Ankle Vineyards, but really took interest when we learned that the winery was awarded the Maryland Governor's Cup in their first vintage. The winery was founded by Ed Boyce and Sarah… Continue

Added by Todd Godbout on November 16, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Virginia Wine Lover Magazine

The Virginia Wine Lover Magazine published our article on Virginia Meaderies in their November newsletter. We also received our copy of the Winter issue of the quarterly magazine. There are nice articles on the Shenandoah Valley and Corks - plus a dinner with Thomas… Continue

Added by Todd Godbout on November 14, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Malbec: Old Vines vs. New Vines

Malbec, known as one of the six red grapes allowed in a bottle of Bordeaux, has been found mostly in the Cahors region of Southwestern France. This dark and inky juiced grape was later introduced to Argentina in 1868. Often referred to as Côt in France, lost it's popularity in the 1950's when a frost devastated about 75% of the vineyards. However, Malbec remained the premier grape in Argentina and eventually found it's way to California and Washington and especially in Walla Walla,… Continue

Added by Walla Walla Wine Woman on November 13, 2008 at 11:51am — No Comments

Augusta Winery - 2001 Norton

For our semi-weekly Norton tasting we opened a bottle of 2001 Norton from Augusta Winery. The winery was established twenty years ago by Tony Kooyumjian and is noted for their Norton and Vignoles. Their appellation is significant since… Continue

Added by Todd Godbout on November 11, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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