Monthly Archive: October 2011

Oct 31

Wine of The Week- 2010 Ricco Bianco

The name Ricco refers to the rich taste of this wine. This three grape┬áblend starts with Pinot Grigio, offering a bright flowery fragrance plus crispness from the Sauvignon Blanc and texture and body from the Malvasia grape. This food-friendly wine can match up with anything from fine seafood to a light chicken entree, so to …

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Oct 29

Quote of the Day

“Wine is the most civilized thing in the world” ~ Ernest Hemingway

Oct 27

Apple Maple Crumble Pie

It’s prime time for apples and maple syrup, and if you serve this on French vanilla ice cream you’ll have a home run on your hands. Apple Maple Crumble Pie 4 apples peeled, cored and sliced 4 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons maple syrup 3 1/2 tablespoons butter 3 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar 5 tablespoons all-purpose …

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Oct 26

Spirit Of The Week- Armagnac Castarede

Armagnac is a region in France that uses the grapes Ugni Blanc, Colombard and Baco22a to produce a brandy as fine as Cognac, but sometimes more reasonable in price. This Armagnac comes from the oldest house in Armagnac, making it history in a glass. Black oak barrels deepen the flavor of this delicious brandy. After …

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Oct 25

Sunday Supper Club with Adam Eagan, Vol. 4

Fall is here!!! It’s time for age old traditions of pumpkin patches, apple picking and gallons upon gallons of apple cider. In the case of apples, most people try to go the sweet route when applying these gems of nature, but when paired with the right amount of acidity and protein, I prefer it in …

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Oct 24

Wine Of The Week- 2007 Splendore

Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate gives this charmer a 91 rating. The purple black color offers a nose of cedar and violets with a finish of blackberry. This wine is succulent on the palate and will evolve for 1 to 2 years…age worthy for 6 to 8 years makes this a cellar keeper. 100% …

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Oct 22

Thank you, Miss Violet…

Yesterday’s tasting was tons of fun! Thank you to everyone who came out, and especially Old Goat Foods/Szarek Farms, Heamour Farms and Chef Steve Landon for bringing out all the yummy samples for our VinoManiacs to try. Chef Landon grilled up delicious, locally raised skirt steaks: And the ladies from Heamour and Szarek Farms made …

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Oct 21

Wine Tasting with Old Goat Farms & Chef Steve Landon

Hey VinoManiacs – we’ve got a wine tasting today! We’ve got all kinds of yummy-ness on deck for you this afternoon – Old Goat Foods (Szarek Farms) from Clinton will be sampling “Miss Violet’s Tomato Basil Jam” on crostini, topped with Hemour Farms “Humble Goat Cheese”, plus “Blue Mountain Lake Herb Blend” – a bread …

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Oct 20


Have you noticed all the new goodies arriving in Vinomania over the last few weeks? The unique wine store now carries unique spirits too! Vinomania has always showcased a discriminating selection of wine from all over the world. If you’re looking for Yellowtail, Mondavi, Barefoot, or other mainstream labels….well, you’re probably in the wrong place. …

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Oct 18

Wild Fall Weather

I’m losing my mind trying to keep pace with the flip-flopping weather! It’s cold, so I need a deep full bodied red right? Wait, it’s hot so I need a crisp dry Pinot Grigio. Put the grill away summers gone. Wait….pull it out, it’s 84 degrees – are you crazy? Grill, bake,roast or saute I …

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