April update about the Dahlonega Plateau AVA

For the first time in 2018, TTB (the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau administrators of the AVA rules) has announced some new developments over AVAs. As readers of this blog will be aware, the petition for our local Dahlonega Plateau winegrowing region to join...

A wine drought?

The “definitive” source of information on wine production and consumption is the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OVI). Their latest report, on the 2017 vintage, makes concerning reading. Obviously, the figures are provisional, but their...
Fact, Fiction, and Fun Wine Tasting

Fact, Fiction, and Fun Wine Tasting

THIS CLASS HAS REACHED MAXIMUM CAPACITY. STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE WINE TASTING CLASSES. After the excitement of Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year, the winter months can turn a little flat as we wait for the snow to come and go. So join us at Cavender Creek Winery...

Yeast Matters

Fermentation matters. Without fermentation, there would be no bread, no yoghurt, no kimchi, no beer, not even any wine. And it is yeast which makes the fermentation process happen. This microscopic single-celled fungi turns carbohydrates into alcohol and carbon...