Wine & Beer

Hopping Around the Piedmont

Loring & Lee Mortensen Loring Mortensen is the marketing and publicity officer at the Weatherspoon Art Museum. His wife, Lee Mortensen, is the director of the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market. Both reside in Greensboro where breweries are (happily) popping up left-and-right these days. When out traveling, the first thing my wife and I do is a Google-search of what craft [...]

2019-01-03T15:36:43-05:00April 6th, 2016|Wine & Beer|

Surry Wineries

Brian & Mary Ann Guinn enjoyed a wine tasting at Elkin Creek Vineyard in 2013. It’s that time of year again, when the Surry Wineries host the Winter Wine Passport. Brian and I have attended this event since it was Deck the Halls. A few years ago our pictures were taken at a winery and we have been the poster [...]

2015-12-18T18:09:16-05:00December 18th, 2015|Wine & Beer|

On the Battleground Wine Trail: Zeto, Rioja! and 1618 Wine Lounge

By Linda Catoe Armed with only their taste buds and the willingness to explore, travelers on the Battleground Wine Trail’s greatest challenge will be choosing from an arsenal of wine selections, paired strategically with a delectable array of culinary treats.  Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Zeto Wine and Cheese Shop features self-serve VinoMatic Wine Machines. All you need is a VinoMatic [...]

2015-10-01T22:48:59-04:00October 1st, 2015|Wine & Beer|

On the Wine Trail – Haw River Valley

Brian and I enjoyed a wine outing with family members from Mebane and Brown Summit. We visited wineries in the Haw River Valley AVA, located in North Carolina's Piedmont Region and a short drive from the Triad and Triangle. We started the day at the Grove Winery and Vineyards in Gibsonville, NC. The Grove is located 7 miles northeast of [...]

2019-01-05T22:48:06-05:00September 26th, 2015|Wine & Beer|

The Greatest Invention – Beer

Harol Marshall Harol Marshall, author of nine novels, six mysteries, one short story anthology, and two thrillers. prefers wine to beer but her husband, Gerald Meisner, appreciates both. I sat at my writing desk absorbed in researching background material for my latest mystery novel when my husband walked into the study and marched over to the file cabinet. Deciding to [...]

2019-01-05T22:45:41-05:00September 21st, 2015|Wine & Beer|

Learning Wine Via the Classroom

By Linda Catoe Dr. Marlene McCauley, Guilford College Geology Chair When Dr. Marlene McCauley, Guilford College Geology Chair, pulls the cork on a new semester, she swirls her signature glass of wry humor, insisting, “We will be conducting comparative olfactory evaluations…and not tasting wine.” The wine course homework does include wine tasting at local wine shops, creating your own tastings, [...]

2019-01-03T15:57:18-05:00July 1st, 2015|News & Information, Wine & Beer|

The Vineyards of Swan Creek

Five pots of herbs… sage, thyme, rosemary, oregano, and basil… thrive in Mary Ann Guinn’s garden, the rewards of a recent trip to the annual Herb Festival at The Vineyards of Swan Creek in the Yadkin Valley. The Vineyards of Swan Creek held their annual Herb Festival the first weekend in May. With the purchase of a $25 ticket for two, [...]

2015-06-17T17:08:14-04:00June 17th, 2015|Wine & Beer|

Yadkin River Wine Trail

Mary Ann & Brian Guinn are enjoyinga glass of wine at Sanders Ridge Vineyards. The Sixth Annual Yadkin Winter Reds wine event offered two weekends of wonderful wine and food in Yadkin County. It was a great opportunity to visit Yadkin County wineries and taste the variety of wines they produce. Brian and I attended the first weekend of the [...]

2015-04-16T19:32:46-04:00April 16th, 2015|Wine & Beer|

The Shallow Ford Wine Trail

The Shallow Ford Wine Trail consists of five wineries in the heart of Yadkin Valley, a short drive from Winston-Salem and only minutes apart. The Wine Trail has Wine and Dine events throughout the year, offering participants a taste of wine with a souvenir wine glass and a dish specially prepared to serve with the wine at each vineyard. Brian [...]

2015-01-09T23:18:17-05:00January 9th, 2015|Wine & Beer|

Yadkin Winter Reds 2017

8th Annual Yadkin Winter Reds January 28-29 & February 25-26 The Eighth Annual Yadkin Winter Reds wine event offers two weekends of wonderful wine and food in Yadkin County. Sponsored by the Town of Yadkinville and Yadkin County Tourism Development Authorities, this event is a great opportunity to visit Yadkin County wineries and taste the excellent wines that are being produced. [...]

2015-01-06T21:35:02-05:00January 6th, 2015|Wine & Beer|
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