Posts Written OnAugust 10, 2005

We Interrupt WBW to Introduce…

…the newest member of the LENNDEVOURS team, a ten-month old beagle we rescued from a local shelter yesterday. Meet Ben Rothlisbeagle (named for the quarterback of my hometown Pittsburgh Steelers). We’ll just call him Ben or Benny. He’s still very nervous and getting used to our house…but he definitely perked up last night when I opened a bottle of wine and poured a glass for Nena. His fine-tuned nose was working overtime…and that’s when I knew it was meant to be. So welcome aboard Ben…it’s going to be fun!

“Sensation Celebration” @ Castello di Borghese, Sunday, August 14

This Sunday, August 14th, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Castello di Borghese is hosting a "Sensation Celebration." Admission is free and includes a performance by guitarist-vocalist Walter Finley and hors d’ oeuvres by Black Tie Caterers. Wine will be available by the glass, at the regular prices, at the tasting bar. CdB owns and uses some of the region’s oldest vines (the Island’s first commercial vineyard is now part of their holdings)…try the reserve pinot noir.

Wine Blogging Wednesday #12 — Drink Local — Roanoke Vineyards 2000 Merlot

So here we are, the one-year anniversary of Wine Blogging Wednesday, the international blogging juggernaut that encourages bloggers (and some non-bloggers) worldwide to drink/review/post about a wine that falls into a different category each month. This month, as we gather from all over the globe, I’ve asked each of you to look right down the street…to the vineyard/winery nearest your home. Drink Local — Real Local…is the theme, which ties in beautifully with the 2005 Eat Local Challenge this month. It was completely coincidental, but I think it will bring even more WBWers to the fold. Not long after I…