North Carolina AVAs

American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) are designated geographical regions in the United States where wine grapes grow well. Usually, a certain grape or group of grapes will thrive there and natural barriers like mountains or rivers separate the regions. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) defines the regions for tax and marketing purposes, i.e.... Continue Reading →

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Save the Date – Sokol Vineyards

At long last, after many long hours and much hard work, Sokol Vineyards Tasting Room in Ocala, Florida will have it's Grand Opening. "Thursday July 27th, 2017 we will officially open our doors to the community. Come celebrate with us starting Thursday and continue on through our first official weekend." Florida Wine Country's newest wine... Continue Reading →

Wine is for Drinking Not Analyzing

The lady from Missouri sat down at the bar and plopped her handbag on the other stool. "I leave for home tomorrow," she said. "Today's my last day and I haven't been to a Florida winery yet, so I decided to come for a wine tasting." It was 10:00 a.m. The winery wasn't actually open.... Continue Reading →

If Disney Did Convenience Stores

TripAdvisor lists it as the number 1 thing to do in Live Oak. The reviews are phenomenal, so, naturally, I had to see what all the buzz was about. I can say this, if Disney did convenience stores, this would be Cinderella's castle. Interstate 10 passes just north of Live Oak and at exit 283 you'll find it,... Continue Reading →

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