Bottles and Trees

At Cavender Creek Vineyard, there is an impressive fixture, a bottle tree some two meters tall. This is not for growing bottles, but to display a colorful collection of wine bottles. So, why do wine bottles come in many different colors and shapes? The ancient...

Food and wine pairing – a different approach

A huge mystique has grown up around the concept of the right wine with the right food. Pronouncements of inviolable rules abound, like “red wine with red meat, white wine with fish”, “the only feasible match for asparagus is sauvignon blanc”...

Champagne and the Dahlonega Plateau AVA

Champagne is a massively important brand name. It represents (or so we are led to believe) all that is best in sparkling wines. Its provenance is fiercely guarded by the French AOC system. As well as the region of production, the winemaking techniques are strictly...

Blue Wine

No, this post is not about the so-called “Blue Laws” which restrict the freedom of wine producers and drinkers in USA.  Long term readers of this blog may remember a posting from some time ago about Red, White and Blue wines. A Spanish company called Gik...

Exhale for Emily

  On Saturday July 28 we are hosting a fundraiser for someone from the Cavender family! Emily Paulk was born with one lung, known as an interstitial disease, which is extremely rare. This past year she became very sick with pneumonia and is now on the list for a...

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