Category Archives: wineries

Crisis Center Wine Tasting – Chesterton

This is the 23rd Annual Wine Fest that benefits the Crisis Center. A Craft beer station, wine stations, and an entire dessert room await you.  Let’s not forget over a half dozen food and cutting stations on Thursday, June 8th, 2017.  With plenty of room to mingle, grab your own plate & glass and enjoy. …

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Which Wines to Choose at Mother’s Day Brunch

by Chris Mauch When a group of us go out for dinner, I am the one always asked to pick a wine for the table that will satisfy everyone. This is almost impossible to do, not only because each person has their own preference for wine, but each will order his or her own dinner…

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The Perfect Wine with Easter Chocolates

by Chris Mauch It seems that everywhere you look: grocery aisles, restaurants, farmer’s markets, your hotel pillow, you’ll find chocolate. I’m not talking about a 50-cent vending machine candy bar, but premium, all natural, gourmet chocolate. Not only is it the rage, you can now argue it’s good for you with more science linking health…

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Moscato – The New White Wine

The past few months there has been a spike in the sales of Moscato d’Asti, so let’s talk about it. Moscato has been around since the 50′s and has never been this popular. There is also Muscat Ottonel which makes dessert wines in Austria, Orange Muscat which makes dessert wines in California, and many other…

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NWI Tourism Spots Nominated for “Best In Indiana”

Several Northwest Indiana Tourism Destinations were nominated for “Best of Indiana” recognition, and people had until Oct. 31, 2016 to go online and vote for them. The Summer Rhapsody Music Festival in Central Park in Valparaiso was selected in the “Best Indiana Musical Festivals” category. In the “Best Winery Category,” Northwest Indiana has three nominees:…

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Easter & Mother’s Day Wine Pairing

by Chirs Mauch Spring is right around the corner and with it, the holiday dishes of the Easter. Are you one of the millions of people who are serving ham? If so, then you may have some problems trying to figure out which wine to serve. Ham can be hard to pair with wine. In…

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Second Saturday – A Valentine’s Celebration

     Come celebrate Valentine’s in class and with style. Dress up and visit the Small Works Art Show, and mingle and meander around the three story building with your loved one, sipping on Wine from the Wine Tasting, and enjoy a Smooth Jazz  concert performed  by Grammy Contender Keenan Baxter. This also will be the…

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Journeyman Distillery is 100% Organic

  Everything about Journeyman Distillery is handcrafted, and their decor reflects attention to labor in every way. The original maple factory floors are from the 1800s. They have an original concrete bar made in Grand Rapids, with coordinates etched into the side—to mark this historic and unique location. They’ve used wood from the family barn…

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Wildrose Brewing Opens in Griffith

About four years ago, four region dudes and a chick all started home brewing together on their block in Schererville, Indiana – Wildrose Lane. After winning several awards, and various comments from tasters, they realized that their home brewed Craft Beer was as good if not better than many crafter beers on the market. After…

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