Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Celebrate Earth Day with Wine!

Earth Day is April 22nd and what better way to celebrate than with organic wines! Now I'm sure many of us think, "Organic wine? Isn't it already organic with it being made from grapes?" That is true, however many vineyards do not follow the principles of organic farming which excludes fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides.

Read more here on Organic Wines

So come out to PepperTree Steaks N' Wines Thursday, April 21st, 5:30pm and get your green on! They'll taste six wines that are considered green! Not wines that are green in color; these wines are produced using sustainable and organic methods. Many of these wines were made from grapes that were raised without chemicals in the soil or pesticides.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Malbec World Day is April 17th!

If you've never tried Malbec here's a good reason to!

Malbec, Argentina’s flagship varietal, now has its own world day, as Wines of Argentina has decided to establish April 17th as Malbec World Day, a celebration that will be a must within the wine agenda worldwide.

Malbec has been acclaimed by European palates – especially the English and French – who have indulged in this variety since the times of the Roman Empire until modern times. Centuries later, this variety found in Argentina the ideal environment to reach unprecedented levels of quality and produce unique wines of international renown. Today Argentina is the largest producer of Malbec in the world. Malbec has become the national star and is grown all over the country’s wine regions. That is why Wines of Argentina decided to pay this tribute to this emblematic variety.

Here are some things to know about Malbec:

Malbec is typically a medium to full-bodied red wine. Ripe fruit flavors of plums and blackberry give it a jammy characteristic. The tannins are typically a bit tight and the earthy, wood-like appeal makes for a fairly rustic, yet versatile wine.

Food Pairings
Definitely a red meat wine that is adaptable enough to stand up to spicy Mexican, Cajun, Indian or Italian fare (especially with tomato-based sauces). Consider giving Malbec a go with barbecue, chili and sausage.

I've been wanting to try Malbec for a while now and I think I'll have a bottle April 17th. Will you?

Happy Wine Drinking!

To find out more on Malbec World Day and about Malbec wine go to:



Monday, April 4, 2011

New Winery Opening in Jemison, AL!

This Spring a new winery, Hidden Meadow Vineyard and Winery, will be opening in Jemison, AL!

Make sure to check out the Alabama Wineries tab for newly added vineryards and wineries in Alabama:

Fruithurst Winery (Fruithurst, AL)
Bryant Vineyard (Talledaga, AL)

Hodges Vineyard (Camp Hill, AL)
Wenker's Vineyard (Albertville, AL)

Bryant Vineyard