Podcast Wine Road Podcast Episode 191

  In episode 191 of our podcast, we hosted Devin Ruddick, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Hook & Ladder Winery. The discussion centered around the evolution of wine tourism and the urgent necessity for wineries to adapt by providing unique and engaging experiences to attract visitors. Beyond the traditional wine tastings, Devin suggested […]

Liana / Dec 28, 2023
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Wine and Food Pairings 7 Reasons to Attend Wine & Food Affair 2023

There are many reasons to attend this year’s Wine & Food Affair, but here are my top seven. If you don’t already have your tickets, get them ASAP. If you have your tickets, keep reading so you don’t miss the best parts of the Wine & Food Affair weekend. #1 – The Scenery No matter […]

Rebecca Germolus / Oct 2, 2023
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Varietal of the Month Merlot: Varietal of the Month

After years of being maligned due to the preferences of a grumpy character in the movie Sideways, Merlot is back. Again. Merlot never went away really, it’s just been patiently waiting for you to rediscover its many charms. Dark and inky in in the glass, with soft to medium tannins, Merlot remains one of the […]

Marcy Gordon / Sep 29, 2020
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Wineries Reconnect to Wine Country

Ready to reconnect to Wine Country? Is your wine supply a bit depleted after weeks of sheltering in place, aka SIP? I’ve found my wine cellar is missing many of my favorites after the holidays, and now weeks of SIPping at home. My plans to stock up got put on hold when I couldn’t visit […]

Rebecca Germolus / May 5, 2020
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Wineries Family Friendly Wine Tasting Adventures

When parents with young kids and dogs search for family friendly wine tasting adventures, they can come up short. To lend a hand with the search, here are some of the family friendly wine tasting locations along the Wine Road, and what they have to offer. Entertainment for Younger Children It’s always easier for parents […]

Rebecca Germolus / Mar 2, 2020