Notes From The Vineyard

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How many of you have thought to yourself that owning a winery or a vineyard would be an awesome opportunity? I know I thought...

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Is anyone else sick and tired of winter yet? Spring officially sprang this week but unfortunately I think the Cleveland area missed that memo,...

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I know many of you are sick and tired of seeing the snow, the gray clouds and having to deal with the colder temperatures....

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It’s the season of flowers, fancy dinners and, of course, lots of hearts. Although if your Valentine’s Day is anything like ours the night...

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Even though January brings in our “winter hours” (Friday and Saturdays from 3pm – 9pm) we are quite busy working behind the scenes at...

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Happy 2013! Tis the season for making new promises and new goals for the new year. Along with my regular New Year’s resolutions (losing...

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Last week I gave you 5 of my favorite wine gifts for this year. And while I could probably have this list go on...

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By now you probably have had your share of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberries and desserts! But if your family is like mine you...

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I’ve mentioned a couple of times how I love the local food trucks… from Hodge Podge (who helped put the Cleveland Food Trucks on...

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Now that we have talked about red wine and white wine, let’s get into the topic of blushes or rosé wines. When someone mentions...

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As I have mentioned in previous columns, this summer has been the best – hot temperatures, plenty of sun, lots of parties, and of...

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Any anniversary is a milestone. Whether it is an anniversary for a happy occasion or a sad occasion, every year that passes brings so...

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Save the date – Vintage Ohio is August 3rd and 4th this year. What is Vintage Ohio you ask? It is Ohio’s largest wine...

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A couple of weeks ago we talked about how popular wineries are becoming in the state of Ohio and what a great asset they...

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What an interesting Spring we have had – hot temperatures, frost, hot temperatures, cool temperatures, some rain, more hot temperatures – this weather certainly...

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Fruity, dry, full bodied, fruit forward… I could go on and on with terms to describe wine. There are so many wine terms but...

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This weather has been amazing and to think that summer isn’t even here yet! The next couple of weeks will be filled with parties,...

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If you’ve been to a local winery recently, you may have noticed posters or advertisements for local wine festivals, wine tasting or trail events. ...

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So apparently I jinxed myself in last week’s article. I mentioned how great the weather has been and how lucky we were to get...

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Wow – this weather is fantastic!! I have been enjoying it as much as I could, cleaning up the branches, opening the windows in...

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I  recently read a column about how the price of gas is increasing the cost of the wine bottle. I understand that it will...

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One of my favorite places to visit is Orlando, Florida. While I am partial to Disney there is so much to offer there! In...

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I recently went out shopping for Christmas dinner and was so excited to see the displays of champagne. So now that I am in...

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As I started to think about how the five senses impact a wine tasting, I was challenged to find out how touch impacts wine....

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There are so many social networking sites now that it is amazing how people are changing something so basic and putting it on a...

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What an amazing Summer we had. A good mixture of temperatures, a great mix of sun and rain and a few days just hot...

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While this summer has not been the best summer for the vines, we are still getting ready to harvest our grapes next month. Between...

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Did you know that Ohio ranks in the top 10 of wine-producing states and employs more than 4,000 people in the wine industry? Anddid...

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Recently the Boston Globe did a story titled “Mommy Juice: Pushing alcohol on stressed parents” that has started a bit of controversy. The US...

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We get a lot of guests that mention they suffer from bad headaches from drinking wine. And, no, I am not talking about the...

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I am so excited that we have had a few days of sunshine and are finally starting to see the vineyard dry out. And...

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I know I have said this in past articles this Spring, but this rain really needs to stop. While some rain is good for...

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The month of March certainly has made statement so far – snow, ice, rain, sun; the weather sure has been difficult to handle. However...

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Valentine’s Day has come and gone and while we celebrated with wine we still have some special bottles to open. Thankfully, there is still...

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2011... wow – I can’t believe it! Where did 2010 go? Oh well... now that 2011 is here, it is time for me to...

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All of this talk about Champagne last week really put me into the holiday mood and the best way to celebrate the season was...