Thursday, November 18, 2010

Grand Opening North Carolina Viticulture and Enology Center

Hi everyone. I wanted to send this incredible news to all of you. I was at this grand opening of the Surry CC Viticulture and Enology Center and it is fabulous. This is in the Yadkin Valley, NC, just about 1/2 hour from me. We now have a state of the art teaching facility with a bonded winery that can actually sell the wine. In addition, they already have a tasting room in Yadkinville, NC.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

California Trip – 2010: A Restaurant Experience

I wanted to share a restaurant experience or two from our recent trip to California.  Here is the first.  After I judged the California State Competition, my husband and I, along with two of the other judges, decided to find a nice, more upscale place for dinner one night.  We were very pleased with our selection.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Excellent Article on Wine and Health

From one of my favorite medical information sites, WebMD, here is an article on wine and health that is giving us a new twist on such things as longevity and skin care.  It is very interesting indeed.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010


On April 28th, 2010, at 4:35 PM, a new future wine consumer came into this world.  I would like to announce the birth of my third grandson, Colin Andrew King.

There is no doubt that he will end up being a wine appreciator as he has two very wine savvy parents and, after all, his grandma is a winemaker:)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Have some fun!

This was recently sent to me and I thought folks could have some fun with it.  It is a wine crossword puzzle and there is a prize involved.

The link is  club.htm

When you bring up the page, just click on the crossword puzzle and see how much you know.   Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Very Special Wine Competition – 2010

This past weekend (March 27th and 28th), the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition ( was held once again in Rochester, NY.  This was the 10th year for the competition.  The competition has grown each year, despite the economy, and people cutting back.  It is certainly because of its outstanding reputation along with the fact that it is a fundraiser for a very special cause.  This year there were a total of 3,010 entries from 666 wineries.  The entries came from 15 countries, 9 Canadian Provinces, and all 50 states. It is the first time in history that a competition had entries from all 50 states.  There were 56 judges from 10 countries and 10 states.

This competition is very special in that all of the proceeds from both the competition and the subsequent wine dinner and auction, go to Camp Good Days and Special Times (