Take a Look at the Book

What do writers do when they are waiting for their book to cook? They keep lifting the lid and peeking at it. It's like being in the kitchen, you can't help but look. Fortunately, it's too late to add ingredients, change words, or edit photos. We are in production. So, while we wait for the... Continue Reading →

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Ocala Winery on the Move

Outgrowing your space can be a good thing. For Katya Vineyards, expansion means even more room for the creative fun they have come to represent in downtown Ocala. Open less than a year, the family-owned boutique winery has created quite a stir in Ocala's food and wine scene. Owner David Sokol as Dr. Wine periodically... Continue Reading →

Falling Down on the Follow Up

It's spring and that's my only excuse. I realized I haven't posted at all this month, and this is long after I had promised a follow up on the Cheer at the Pier fabulous wine, sun, and surf event last month at Flagler Beach. So, I have a few photos to post from Tricia Hale,... Continue Reading →

Cheer at the Pier, Celebrating Fun Times at Flagler Beach

If food, wine, craft beers, and the beach are your idea of a celebration, come to Flager Beach this Saturday, April 14th for the 5th Annual Cheer at the Pier.     Hosted by the Flagler Beach Historical Museum, this year’s event brings the whole town together to celebrate the 90th birthday of the Flager... Continue Reading →

Sandestin Wine Festival Set for Sipping

April 12 - 15, 2018 will be wine time on the Gulf Coast as the 32nd Annual Sandestin Wine Festival kicks off with "Wine, Food and Fun in the Sun!" Held at the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in South Walton, the event is the oldest continuously running wine festival... Continue Reading →

Florida Wine Tourism Survey

It's spring, when a traveler's mind turns to thoughts of warm days, theme parks, and Florida beaches. Wine travelers also want to find wineries and let's face it, Florida hasn't traditionally been the first place a wine traveler thinks to go. Researchers at the University of Central Florida Rosen College of Hospitality Management have recognized... Continue Reading →

Wine & Food Festivals Highlight February in Florida

Travel north or south in Florida this weekend and you can partake in some fantastic food and wine at two major Florida wine events. The 17th Annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival kicks off today and goes through Sunday with more than 90 culinary, beverage, and lifestyle events. Tagged... Continue Reading →

Find This Historic Restaurant on the Florida Wine Trail

When you first walk in, you’re not sure whether to order food, buy a book, or browse the exhibits. That’s because, at The Yearling Restaurant, you can do all three. Established in 1952, this historic eatery takes the name of the area’s most famous literary character. Just a few hundred feet north of where author... Continue Reading →

From Vineyard Development to Tasting Champagne, Wine Makers Learn Through the Grape Vine at Annual FWGGA Conference

For 95 years, grape growers and wine makers in Florida have had a unique resource to help with honing their skills. The Florida Wine and Grape Growers Association provides year-round information and assistance to those creative people who choose to grow grapes and make wine. Whether they are pursuing their passion as a career, or... Continue Reading →

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