Rappahannock Cellars

I have been stalking Rappahannock Cellars for quite some time. I was attracted to this winery because they have a great variety of wine and good reviews. Our anniversary seemed like a great time to visit. They are located at the cusp on the Shenandoah Valley and the mountain views are awesome. They are changing…

Is That Traminette? Why, Yes It Is!

Traminette is a sweet wine, right? I always thought it was until now. This Traminette right here has the notes of this varietal but not the sweet taste. It is different. How so you ask? This was fermented with the skin. So this wine from Doukenie is something new. Doukenie had a growing of Traminette…

Chambourcin 2010

Yesterday my wife and I went to one of our favorite places to sip and savor, Zephaniah Winery in Leesburg Va. A place we always have fun and get a chance to talk to Bill and Bonnie, the owners. The reason for this post is to let the world know that they make great wine….

Our Visit to Zephaniah Farm Vineyard

What a great winery! We lucked up and had Bonnie and Bill, the owners, help us. They are such nice people. Zephaniah Farm Vineyard is a little different from other wineries in that instead of ponying up to the tasting bar, you choose one of 3 rooms to sit in and they bring the wine…

Thanksgiving Cocktail

This year, we hosted Kelley’s family for Thanksgiving. We thought it would be fun to have a cocktail and Half Baked Harvest came to the rescue. We decided to try her Grapefruit Margarita sans the spice and made a big batch.  The first step was to hit Costco for the tequila. You cannot beat $20 for a large bottle…

Groupon is Your Friend 

A few weeks ago, I was on Groupon and saw a deal for Running Hare Winery that we could not pass up. Normally the Groupon’s for this winery run $22 but on this day they were $5 off plus an additional $10 so we paid $7 at the end of the day for 2 wine glasses and a bottle…

Frederick Wine Festival 

​We won tickets from Jen over at Love and Wine Blog to attend the Frederick Wine Festival. Thanks Jenn!! First off, it was hot as hell when we went and because I was on vacation and hadn’t been to the grocery store, we hit up Costco for the Caesar salad and chicken sandwich combo for $6.99. Yay…

A Sweet Sunday Afternoon

I particated in a wine tasting event with an organization I belong to one beautiful Sunday afternoon at Romano Winery. Our tasting was led by Joann Romano, the co-owner of Romano Winery, which is located in Brandywine, MD. I ended up at what I dub the “sweet table.” All but one of my table mates…

Kung Fu Girl Reisling

I was cruising Trader Joe’s and ran across this wine. A few years ago another blogger blogged about it and I always remembered it so decided to give it a try. At my local Trader Joe’s, this wine was $11.99. In my book, Reisling can be a hit or a miss because they are either…

Cabernet Franc Ala Great Shoals

It’s Monday and a rainy day in May. It’s cool outside and you are having grilled cheese & fries for dinner–pure comfort. So, what do you pair with that combo? Cabernet Franc from Great Shoals, of course! It’s bold, but not overpowering. It’s not dry and not sweet but robust and full bodied making it…