Twenty four years ago, when Vail Miller of Heidelberg and Mike Frank of Arrow Wine thought up the event that has come to be known as Fleurs et Vin, it was to bring wine to the people in a way that wasn't stuffy and thus the Party in the Park began. Now moved on to the second generation of these influential families in the Dayton Drinking scene, the party continues to grow. This Sunday, May 17th at 1pm there will be over 300+ wines to sample under a huge tent in Welcome Park, which is behind UD Arena. And we all know that the taste of wine can change when paired with food, so you'll have … [Read more...]
Over the years an ever-increasingly strong set of vineyards has made up the core of the winery’s Pinot Noir volume. At this juncture Patricia Green Cellars has now assembled what is certainly its strongest collection of well-farmed, high-quality sites with great reputations in its entire existence.
The original “Party in the Park” was the brain child of two friends, Vail Miller Sr. of Heidelberg and Mike Frank of Arrow Wine. With a mission of bringing wine out of just the wine cellars and to the general public, the idea of a wine festival was born. Now 24 years later, Fleurs et Vin is the most anticipated, talked about and attend wine event in the Miami Valley
Learn wine from an expert and get more out of each sip. Do you want to learn to talk intelligently about wine, or start your own collection? Are you a serious wine lover looking to deepen your knowledge? Either way, this five week series presented by Micheal Freeman of Vintner Select will cover wine tasting techniques, explore characteristics of different wine regions around the world and more. The classes kick off on Monday, Feb 23rd from 6-8pm at Bruning's in Beavercreek and continue each Monday through March 23rd. Cost for all five week course is $100 and includes wine tasting, … [Read more...]
Champagne is not just for sipping on its own. Creative bartenders have mixed it with other spirits for decades.
It is the first day that you can purchase the 2014 Beaujolais nouveaus. This quickly made wine has a long and rich history.
We will be pouring 6 California Cabernets 'Blind'. Guess which are which and receive a Special Prize! Cabernets to be tasted: 2011 Elizabeth Spencer, 2010 Trinchero Mario's Vineyard, 2008 Heitz Napa Valley, 2010 Simi Landslide, 2012 Beringer Knights Vineyard, 2010 Jordan $25.00 for the flight. No reservations necessary … [Read more...]
Steven Spurrier did not set out to send the wine world into a great upheaval. He was an advocate of French wine, and always looking for ways to further that belief. He was so confident of the superiority of his beloved wines that he arranged a blind tasting versus the wines of California to prove it. Paris was selected as the site (of course), and judges from all over the country were brought in for the event. The Paris Wine Tasting was going to prove once and for all that French wine was superior to all other comers. The year was 1976, the same year the United States was celebrating its … [Read more...]
New Year’s Day is fast approaching. That means a huge celebration of the year we just finished and a leaping off point for the year we are about to tackle. Major celebrations are equated with bringing out the bubbly. The corks are going to pop and champagne is going to flow. It is a lovely, crisp and effervescent drink on its own. It is also a great base for some delicious cocktails. Champagne in a cocktail has been around for as long as champagne has been around. Here are five cocktails you can make for your guests to add a little more flavor to the mix. Punch It Up Punches are classics … [Read more...]
America's youth have a sweet tooth, and it's driving the sales of Moscato. Just over the last three years, sales of moscato have exploded into something of a sugary sweet bomb. In 2011, the Wall Street Journal reports, sales grew 78%; in 2012, moscato overtook sauvignon blanc as the second most-popular white varietal (chardonnay still holding onto its number one spot), with sales of 2.8 million, reports the Napa Valley Register. And sales of moscato grew again by 25 percent in 2012. "In the U.S., moscato’s popularity has exploded over the past three years, with sales growing faster than any … [Read more...]