On the Road with the Grape Guy

On the Road with the Grape Guy is a on-going feature that follows me from event to event ... I post my thoughts, feelings and reviews of what happened and what I tasted ... basically it is here that I review the events I attend and the things that thrilled me.

Report from - Tawse Winery Open House - June 2, 2007

06 Jun 2007

I will fully admit that I have had a few cutting words to say about Tawse Winery over the years, majoring mainly in their wine prices - and minoring in the grounds; but on Saturday, June 02, 2007, I attended Tawse’s first ever public open house and was determined to walk in with and open-mind and no prejudged thoughts. I will tell you that I was super-impressed with the operation - which we all got to see, literally, from top to bottom. The tour, the facilities, the barrel cellar, the food matching were all top notch ... and I had nothing but positive things to say right up until the end, that's where the T. T. E. (Typical Tawse Effect) kicked in. But more on that later, here's a quick overview of the tour and wines tasted.

We all started at what could best be described as the loading dock ... (Read More)

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Report from - Malivoire Wine Company Open House - June 2, 2007

06 Jun 2007

Once a year Malivoire throws open its doors and invites the public inside to take a look. The invited guests are anyone who has purchased a bottle of Malivoire wine in the past and has given them their email address in the process. Every year I always had something else planned, so never did the tour - this year I made sure to get myself on the list for a walk around. Interesting to note, the tour is free, but it is such an in demand event that to book you have to leave a credit card number to hold your space. If you fail to show up the fee is $10.00, but if you show it's gratis.

The tour starts on a mini-school bus that rides you to the top of the winery ... (Read More)

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