Outer Banks of North Carolina Taste of the Beach Scheduled March 15-18 2012

This weekend in The Outer Banks Region of North Carolina the 2012 annual Taste of the Beach will be held. According to their website “This fun food festival event features: wine tastings, cooking classes, special menu presentations, brewery tours, tapas crawls, cook-offs, dine-arounds and many more creative combinations, culinary delights, and fun activities on the Outer Banks. It involves over 50 restaurants!” For more information please visit the website below:

Outer Banks Taste of the Beach

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Wine Festivals: Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend Scheduled for March 23-25 2012

Galena Illinois is the home for the Galena Wine Lovers Weekend held every year on the last weekend of March. This year’s wine festival is held on March 23, 24, and 25. The Wine Lovers Weekend features wine tastings, winemaker dinners,  and vineyard tours plus more. To see more information about this event please visit the website linked below:

Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend

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Francis Coppola 2005 Director’s Cut Cabernet Sauvignon – Red Wine

Francis Coppola 2005 Director’s Cut Cabernet Sauvignon – Red Wine Red Wine by Francis Coppola from Sonoma County, California. We chose to make a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon rather than blend in other varietals so that we could create a real terroir wine with pure varietal flavor. As a result, the Director’s Cut Cabernet delivers enticing aromas of cola, cherry, and eucalyptus before revealing dark, rich berries, cassis and clack cherries, which is typical of fruit grown in the illustrious Alexander Valley. Uplifting aromas of cherry, blueberry, chocolate, plum and a whiff of graphite. Loaded with dark fruit flavors, baker’s chocolate and coconut accents. A tasty, polished wine that delivers classic California fruit, from front to back, at a fair price. -The Wine News

Francis Coppola 2005 Diamond Merlot – Red Wine

Francis Coppola 2005 Diamond Merlot – Red Wine Red Wine by Francis Coppola from California. The 2005 growing season was long and cool, allowing the grapes to hang on the vine and mature longer. As a result, this Merlot exhibits exceptional concentration and a beautiful, lengthy finish. To enrich the color, small amounts of Syrah and Petite Sirah are blended in. Then, the wine is aged in small French oak barrels, which lend lovely notes of sweet vanilla to this elegant, full-bodied Merlot. Appearance: Deep red-purple Aromas: Raspberries, red cherries and mocha Flavors: Currants, blackberries, plums, and vanilla