All posts tagged Cabernet Sauvignon

Concannon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Yesterday, August 31st, was #CabernetDay and for Conconnan Vineyard the celebration of Cabernet Sauvignon continues through September!

Last year in August at the Wine Bloggers Conference, I had first-hand experience of a special excursion trip hosted by the Livermore Valley Wine Country to Concannon Vineyard for an elegant dinner, unique conversation with winemakers, and lovely visit with the Concannon family. The featured picture of Concannon Cabernet Sauvignon was a gift from the winery thanking all the wine bloggers who came out to visit that evening. The experience at Concanoon was so memorable, I saved my gift for a very special occasion — a birthday dinner for a dear friend. On the menu, for my dinner party: filet mignon. And, yes, it was incredibly heartwarming to hear my guests enthusiastically comment, “What a stellar wine!” “What is this?” And, “Where can I get this? I love it!”

My thoughts: wine paired for special occasions should be chosen based on an experience, feelings and memories. Happy Cabernet Day, and thank you, Concannon Vineyards!

The dinner table is set at Concannon!

Sunset over Concannon Vineyard!

Concannon Vineyard House in evening!







Fall Creek Vineyards #TXwine

These are exciting times for Texas wines! With noteworthy success in Texas grape growing, and award-winning winemaking taking root. While making my weekly visit to Costco, I stumbled across a pleasant surprise, Fall Creek Vineyards (@FallCreekWinesFallCreekVineyard) 2012 Red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, and Merlot. Of course I had to purchase a couple bottles to pair with some backyard grilling this weekend. Perhaps, pork ribs or short ribs?!? Stay tuned via Twitter and Instagram @MyVinoRules for my wine and food pairing picks!