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 →
The first recorded commercial wine-making in America was not in Napa Valley - nor the Finger Lakes - not even in Washington state. Two years before William Shakespeare was born in England, French Huguenots settled along the St. John's River in Florida and began making wine ...
Writing a book takes a while, especially if you are writing a travel guide. First, you have to travel. Research means being on the road, interviewing and seeing first hand the people, places, and events that shape your book. You take hundreds of photographs, most of them destined for the delete button. You tape conversations... Continue Reading →
Offering free wine tasting of their unique selection of fruit wines is only one reason this Northwest Florida wine cellar is a top beach attraction. While most wineries feature traditional wines made from grapes, Panama City Beach Winery offers 40 varieties of unique award winning Florida fruit wine that keeps area residents and out of town... Continue Reading →
Traveling south on Florida Highway 79, going toward Panama City Beach, an unexpected surprise awaits you in Washington County. As you fight your way through the road construction, it's worth making a stop just south of the tiny town of Vernon (pop. 743). Here you'll find an eclectic gift shop called The Grapevine that offers... Continue Reading →
It's not that things haven't been happening on Southern Wine Trails this month, quite the contrary. Two new wineries are opening in July, and at least two others are making progress toward opening later this year. While this writer is trying hard to keep up with all the news, it makes for a busy summer... Continue Reading →