Trending on Wine Trail Traveler on November 6th
1. Day 9 and 10 in Georgia (Sakartvelo) blog
2. Gift Idea: the book A Wine Tourists' Guide: Visiting Tasting Rooms blog
3. Brazil's Salton Intenso Cabernet Franc blog
4. 2011 Malleolus Tempranillo for the Holidays blog
5. Pondering favorite wine travel experience blog
Top 10 Articles and Blogs on Wine Trail Traveler for October 2015
1. Gift Idea: the book A Wine Tourists' Guide: Visiting Tasting Rooms blog
2. Brunello di Montalcino 2009 DOCG from Piccini blog
3. Book Georgia, Sakartvelo: the Birthplace of Wine blog
4. Pennsylvania winery celebrated their 50th anniversary blog
5. WineSense: Sonoma State University Wine Club blog
6. Pondering Favorite Wine Travel Experience blog
7. Does Georgia have 27 varieties of wine grapes or 540?blog
8. Two Fun Events for Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country blog
9. Georgian grape varieties a challenge to spell and pronounce blog
10. Monks at Dadiani Old Cellar Produce the Rolls Royce of Georgian Wines blog
September Travels to Northern Virginia
Wine Trail Traveler's writers Terry and Kathy Sullivan visited and wrote about nine wineries in Northern Virginia. Check out their articles. Northern Virginia has many wineries and can takes weeks to visit them.
Northern Virginia Winery Visits
Bluemont Vineyards article
Bogati Bodega and Vineyard article
Creek's Edge Winery article
Greenhill Winery and Vineyards article
Quattro Goomba's Winery article
Stone Tower Winery article
The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards article
Two Twisted Posts Winery article
Winery 32 article
An article about Terry and Kathy was in the Howard section of the Baltimore Sun on Sunday, November 10th. Janene Holzberg wrote "Teaching couple shares an education in fine wine". You can view the article online. Photos by Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun.
March 2014 Publication of Georgia, Sakartvelo: the Birthplace of Wine
Terry & Kathy announced that their third book, Georgia, Sakartvelo: the Birthplace of Wine is at the publisher and soon will be printed. The book explores the orgins of wine growing and winemaking. Wine has been continously made south of the Caucusus Mountains for 8,000 years. That is thousands of years longer than in Greece, Italy and France. The book also explores the ancient art of qvevri making and qvevri winemaking. In September 2013, Terry and Kathy traveled to Georgia. While there they helped harvest Rkatsiteli grapes, clean and sanitize a qvevri and fill the qvevri with the Rkatsiteli grapes. During 2014, they will return to Georgia to see how their wine turned out.
Many people are surprised that wine has been made for 8,000 years and had its orgin in what is now the country Georgia. Explore this fascinating country and learn about the exciting wine tourism industry in Georgia, Sakartvelo: the Birthplace of Wine.
We added a store on our website that you can use to purchase our books directly from us. If you would like a signed copy visit our book store page.
A Wine Tourist's Guide: Visiting Tasting Rooms
A Wine Tourist's Guide: Visiting Tasting Rooms was published in September 2013. Terry & Kathy Sullivan, owners of Wine Trail Traveler, have been busy setting up book signings both informal and formal. Check the book's website for book signing calendar. This book is ideal for any wine enthusiast who wants to visit winery/vineyard tasting rooms. You will learn about the expectations for a visit as well as the etiquette. Learn the structured tasting of wines and become familiar with ten international grapes that you will experience over and over. The book also presents many misconceptions that people have about wine when visiting tasting rooms.
Check out the book's website.
A Wine Journey
A Wine Journey was published in November 2012. Terry & Kathy Sullivan, owners of Wine Trail Traveler, have been busy setting up book signings both informal and formal. Their first book signing event took place on December 15th at Pearmund Cellars in Broad Run, Virginia. Many more book signing events will take place.
Check out the book's website.
WineTrailTraveler Family of Websites:
Book: A Wine Journey site: AWineJourney.WineTrailTraveler.com
Book: A Wine Tourist's Guide: Visiting Tasting Rooms site: AWineTouristsGuide.WineTrailTraveler.com
Companion Website on Winemaking
With the the fall 2009 harvest, Wine Trail Traveler made two barrels of wine at two local wineries. One barrel was made at Vint Hill Craft Winery in Vint Hill, Virginia while another barrel was at Tin Lizzie Wineworks in Clarksville, Maryland. Both barrels hold Cabernet Sauvignon however the winemaking techniques differed. You can follow the process on the companion website.
Companion Website on Lodging
Wine Trail traveler created a new companion website on lodging facilities on or near wineries. This website offers lodging reviews, recipes (that do not have wine as an ingredient) and destinations. The destinations list wineries, attractions, restaurants and lodging in different areas. You can use the destinations section of the website to help plan a vacation. New lodging reviews, recipes and destinations will be added to the site on a regular basis. Lodging site