Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

wine

Social Spotlight: Toe the vine

Social Spotlight: Toe the vine

Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards’ annual Harvest Grape Stomp is a barrel of fun. Photos provided by Lakeridge Winery Denise McLeod doesn’t mind jumping feet first into an activity that oozes with excitement. A shipping manager for Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards,…
Spirits: Uncorking a wine culture

Spirits: Uncorking a wine culture

Two Old Hags creates quite a buzz in Leesburg. Photos: Nicole Hamel There’s no telling where wine connoisseurs might find their next favorite wine.  Maybe during a visit to a popular wine region like Napa Valley in California. Maybe at…
Gifts for wine lovers

Gifts for wine lovers

Accessories can make this a vintage year.   The perfect gift for a wine lover doesn’t have to be a bottle of wine. The wine industry has developed a prolific assortment of accoutrements to help oenophiles enjoy their wine even…
A cornucopia of ideas

A cornucopia of ideas

For Thanksgiving, serve wines that won’t overwhelm your palate or your wallet.    Thanksgiving menus stay pretty much the same year after year, at least in my house. The day isn’t the same without roasted turkey and cornbread stuffing along…
Hungary’s winemaking renaissance

Hungary’s winemaking renaissance

Two World Wars and 40 years of communist rule decimated Hungary’s renowned wine industry, but today’s producers are restoring the country’s winemaking reputation.    The cellar door to Vizi Winery was near the road, with just a narrow strip of…
The Flavors of Sagrantino 

The Flavors of Sagrantino 

The “Green Heart of Italy” is awash with red vineyards this month as Umbria’s indigenous Sagrantino grapes ripen to produce award-winning wines in the future.    Only 31 kilometers from the Italian town of Assisi in the northeast corner of…
Hooked

Hooked

Think outside the Chardonnay box when selecting wines to pair with seafood—different varietals can enhance the flavors of both the fish and the wine.   Pairing food and wine is sort of like alchemy—the simplest dish can be exotic if…
Poolside with pinot grigio

Poolside with pinot grigio

Food-friendly and inexpensive, pinot grigio is a refreshing summer wine choice. Not so long ago when you ordered a glass of white wine in a restaurant, your only choices were chardonnay or sauvignon blanc. Rarely, did you see a riesling (the third…
Well balanced

Well balanced

Mothers and daughters often cook together and share common interests, but how many make wine together? The mother-daughter team at Trombetta Family Wines is all about family, food, and wine.  The winds whipped through the blooming acacia trees in Sonoma…
Napa Valley: Open for business

Napa Valley: Open for business

Napa Valley rises from the ashes of last October’s wildfires to rebuild stronger and better.  The scorched scenes of California’s wine country dominated news programs in October 2017. I was heartbroken to think Napa would never be the same again.…
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