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SMV Winery Wine & Music Festival

Posted by Joshua Parker on Thursday, June 2, 2011, In : Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard 
Well it's that time a year again when wineries start holding big festivals.
This year I am very excited about Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyards 
(SMV for Short) 
Wine & Music Festival (2011 Summer Concert Series) 
If you don't know about SMV Winery (because you should) it is a 
beautiful Winery/Vineyard right on the Montgomery/Frederick county 
line (Maryland) just outside of D.C. and a stones throw 
away from 
Frederick. This year SMV's summer concert series is on every first 
Saturday of the summer month...

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Wines of Australia

Posted by Joshua Parker on Saturday, January 22, 2011, In : Australia Wines 
Today I would like to talk about wines coming from one of my favorite wine regions.

AUSTRALIA! 

Oxford Landing: The Oxford Landing vineyard was established in 1958 on the banks of the majestic Murray River in South Australia. It's an idyllic place, distinguished by clear blue skies, rich red soil and is abundant in golden sunshine- the perfect environment for growing grapes with distinct fruit flavors. Oxford landing uses a cool ferment method so as not to lose these flavors that have been...
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Thanksgiving Zinfandels

Posted by Joshua Parker on Thursday, November 18, 2010, In : Zinfandel 
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which brings up the great question.
What will you be drinking for Thanksgiving? For me this year I am going
to enjoy a nice Zinfandel.

Zinfandel's pair very well with turkey, cranberry sauce and of course
the stuffing. So the next question is which Zinfandel would be good
for your Thanksgiving dinner? Here are a few good choices.

Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel -  Head-trained and dry farmed vines continue to be the source for Bogle‚Äôs Old Vine Zinfandel. The...
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M + M = Meatloaf and Merlot

Posted by Joshua Parker on Friday, October 15, 2010, In : Meatloaf and Merlot 
The other night I came home and starting thinking about what I
wanted to have for dinner. Once I had decided on making Meatloaf
for dinner the next question became, what do I want to drink that
would go with meatloaf. For me that night I had a very nice
bottle of Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard Merlot, vintage 2006.
(Maryland Vineyard) It was a prefect pair. Here are other
Merlot's that would go prefect with a meatloaf dinner.

Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard: This Merlot is a fine example of what a
Merl...
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Cranberry Wines

Posted by Joshua Parker on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, In : Cranberry Wines 
Its now November which means soon it will be time
for thanksgiving. Time for turkey, stuffing, ham and
much, much more. There are many choices for what
wine you should serve with your thanksgiving meal.
For must people a Pinot Noir will be their wine drinking
choice, which is a great choice. For me this year it will
be a different choice, this year I am going with a
Cranberry wine. Cranberry wines will go really well with
turkey, stuffing, and sweet potatos giving your food more
depth to the ...
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Cru by Kluge Estate - A must try!

Posted by Joshua Parker on Thursday, September 24, 2009, In : CRU 

Cru by Kluge Estate takes Chardonnay and puts a
whole new spin on how we look at Chardonnay's.

My job working for a wine shop allows me to try many
different wines that open my eyes to new things.This is
what happened this past week when I went to a wine
trade show. When I tried Cru I was blown away by the
fact that I was tasting a Chardonnay. When I took a
sip of Cru I could not believe that I tasting Chardonnay,
it was like nothing I had tried before. 

Made from 100% Chardonnay, This Naturall...
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