Pinot Nero – Ca’Montebello

Tonight’s wine is the Pinot Nero from Ca’Montebello. An Italian white wine made from the Pinot Noir grape. The gorgeous wife, Jenni, enjoying at Renato’s downtown Spartanburg SC. Yes, the Stella is mine (Dennis). We also enjoyed the Creme’ Brûlée for desert.

Snap Apple Sassy – Old Rock Quarry Winery

Tonight’s wine is Snap Apple Sassy from Old Rock Quarry Winery in Enoree, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. A crisp sweet granny apple flavored white wine. Old Rock Quarry Winery can be found right off Interstate 26 approximately 15 miles south of the Interstate 85 interchange. #DiscoverSCwine

Apple Cranberry – McRitchie Ciderworks

Tonight’s wine is the special release Apple Cranberry Hard Cider from McRitchie Ciderworks.

Artisan hard cider produced from North Carolina mountain grown apples blended with sweet-tart cranberries.

7% ABV

Sean McRitchie is one of the more respected winemakers in North Carolina’s emerging Yadkin Valley AVA. We believe his ciders are equally phenomenal!

Served chilled as suggested. #NCWine #NCCider #YadkinValley

Elkahol – Slightly Askew Winery

Tonight’s wine is the Elkahol from Slightly Askew Winery in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley. A flavorful green apple Gewürztraminer. Slightly Askew bills itself as “not your average winery.” We concur! #NCWine #wine #travel #blog

Tapestry No. 1029 – Midnight Magdalena Vineyards

Tonight’s wine is a red blend, Tapestry No. 1029 from Midnight Magdalena Vineyards on the Swan Creek trail in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley. Although a young vineyard, this blend is robust and amazingly fruit forward. Another gem from the Yadkin Valley. #NCWine #YadkinValley #wine

2015 Claret – Francis Coppola

Tonight’s wine is the 2015 Black Label Claret Cabernet Sauvignon Francis Coppola Diamond Collection. Present in basket with cheeses and salami and wine snacks from our son Andrew and his girlfriend Nicole. We also received a gift certificate from son Chris and wife Lindsey to Larkins on the River in Greenville SC.

Merry Christmas all from Dennis and Jenni at

Cranberry Shiraz – ShadowLine Vineyard

Tonight’s wine being enjoyed in the tasting room at ShadowLine Vineyard in Granite Falls, NC is their Cranberry Shiraz. Semi-Sweet with crisp fresh cranberries perfectly blended with spicy Shiraz. This $15 bottle will pair well with turkey and/or cobbler. #NCWine

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