Finding Southern Wineries

Unless you live in Butte, Montana, you don't have to go far to find Southern wineries. In the thirteen southern states from Virginia to Louisiana there are 810 vineyards and wineries growing, making, and selling their own wines. The wines range from sweet Muscadines to dry Chardonnays and Merlots, and there are several meads in... Continue Reading →

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Business Observer Cites Florida Wine Growth

A big "Thank You" goes out to John Haughey, contributing writer for the Tampa Bay Business Observer for his excellent article on the current state of the Florida wine industry . John caught up with me in September when I was on the road, and I was able to add a few thoughts to his... Continue Reading →

Bannerman Vineyard One of North Carolina’s Oldest Muscadine Vineyards

For Colleen Bannerman of Bannerman Vineyard, grape growing is a family affair. Along with husband Scot and the rest of the Bannerman family, she grows Scuppernongs and the dark purple Muscadines on 18 acres near the town of Burgaw in Pender County, North Carolina. Founded in 1973 by Marilyn and Cliff Bannerman, Bannerman Vineyard is... Continue Reading →

Of Space, Time, and Wine

There aren't many wineries where you can sip a delicious hand-crafted wine overlooking the ocean while seeing a rocket launched into space. In fact, I can think of only one, Flagler Beachfront Winery in Flagler Beach, Florida. One of a growing number of new Florida wineries, Flagler Beachfront is the creation of Ken and Kelly... Continue Reading →

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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