Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treat?!

Happy Halloween!
We had our first snow storm of the season and it wasn't even winter yet, so I thought!
Since the weather is soooo cold, we are quick to change our wine drinking from crisp whites to full bodied reds.
But wait, it is still fall and I am going to take the kids out trick or treating and we'll have candy to enjoy at home, so what shall I drink with that?
Some quick thoughts for pairing your treats:
Milk Chocolate & Peanut Butter, great with light bodied reds with little to no tannins (Corcoran Chambourcin).
Dark Chocolate with Carmel & Nuts, great with a medium bodied red with medium tannins (Corcoran Hunters Run Red).
Corcoran offers two dessert style reds; RAZ & USB, both will go excellent with any dark chocolate.
Need I say more?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

It's Harvest Time

Grapes are being harvested and wine is being made, but last year I made wine with 100% Virginia grown apples and I love it! Not one grape was added to this wine and it has become one of our most popular. Not sweet, not tart, but crisp! I like to say I made this wine to be similar to a Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. Perfect for a warm fall day or with turkey and all the fixin's...yum!