17 April, 2012


Alas, my work as an innkeeper is brutal. Our friend Ed is coming to trial-run his Memorial Day Bayou Dinner for John and me and a few of our close friends. We simply must taste his delicious Louisiana fare, which includes jambalaya, gumbo, Cajun bean salad, cole slaw, and a few other Pontchatrain delights. Like the old saying goes, "It's tough, but somebody has to do it." Yum, I mean oh woe.

Our Memorial Day Bayou Dinner will be on Sunday, May 27, and will be included for guests with a three-night stay. We'll need to fill three rooms to make this dinner happen. This too is the American way. (Note to special relative - no, profit is not a dirty word.)


12 April, 2012

Upcoming V2WW3

We anxiously await our third V2WW ( May 4-6 ). Three rooms were snapped up within thirty minutes of the event's announcement.  Though John and I have lived in and enjoyed many places, we've always considered our birth state of Georgia home. Instead of the dessert and wine pairing we've done for the previous Vine To Wines, our Friday evening Guest Reception will feature a variety of North Georgia wines and sweet and savory recipes from the many products of the great state of Georgia. The wines and foods will be paired to enhance and compliment each other with the help of some vintners, chefs, and oenophiles that we know. ( We have such clever, generous friends.)  One of  my favorite places on earth, Crane Creek Vineyards, will again share their harvest and knowledge  with our lucky guests by presenting them with a private tour on Saturday. The lovely Lake Chatuge home of our dear friends will be the back drop for the wine making, tasting, bottling, tasting, nibbles and did I mention tasting, on Saturday evening.  Good friends, good wine, good food, good time.  Join us. Two rooms available. Visit our web site for details and pictures of  V2WW2.