Join Us This Weekend!

I’ll be at The Liquor Cabinet in Rolla tonight (Friday, Sept. 30th) from 4-6pm to host a tasting table.  Swing on by after work and unwind with me!

And tomorrow (Saturday Oct. 1) we’ll be hosting Colin O’Brien in our wine garden from 1:30-4:30pm.  Bring a picnic and plan to be entertained by this talented musician!  Here’s a little taste of what you can expect on Saturday:

And a bit of his banjo:

Looking forward to seeing you this weekend!  Cheers!


Wine did not do too well this week in the web-o-sphere, but I suppose that’s to be expected.  It can’t all be wine and roses!

More specifically, several articles tempered the idea of wine being healthy.  This article from ABC speaks to antioxidents in wine and this article from CBS rethinking the role of resveratrol in wine as it relates to heart health.

And then there was the Phoenix Diocese’s decision to stop offering wine during communion services.

Yep, things were not looking good for wine this past week.  Fortunately, one talented artist has figured out a good use for wine: wine stain portraits.  Amazing work!  It really lifted my spirits, so to speak.  🙂

And finally, I found these four recipes for ‘Boxed Wine Cupcakes’.  Really, who can stay depressed when presented with a cupcake, especially when they are so adorably packaged?

I am going to try making the Rose Cupcakes using our Grapes of Raft soon, except I’m hoping to not use a boxed cake mix.  I’ll report back after I give it a go.

In the meantime – cheers to cupcakes & wine!

Wine It Up Saturday

Looking for something to do today?  We have a few options for you.

Join Clyde here at the winery from 1:30-4:30pm to listen to local talent, Alyssa Forbes, while you enjoy a picnic!  Here’s a video of Alyssa playing at Peaceful Bend last spring:

Or join me in Rocheport MO for the Rocheport Winestroll.  I’ll be located at the Shirahaze Gallery on 2nd St. from 4-8pm tonight.  I’m looking forward to checking out their amazing pottery!

Hope to see you soon.  Cheers!