Friday, October 1, 2010

Wine - As if I Needed Another Reason to go to Bald Head Island

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In graduate school one of our great friends - Adam Shobert - began pouring wine at The Wine Sampler, a local wine shop. His approach to wine really opened up my eyes and my palate and, before he moved to Ohio for greener pastures, we were Friday night regulars for his tastings. Now, thanks in no small part to Adam, I'm a wine convert. Under his guidance, it didn't take long and I feel like I've developed a decent (but still undertrained) palate.

Which brings me to last weekend.

Last weekend (September 24 - 26), Bald Head Island hosted the second annual North Carolina Wine & Food Weekend. The weekend featured several North Carolina wineries, some delicious local food, a wine dinner and sparkling wine brunch (where they served, wait for it, bananas foster French toast). As the Adventure Blogger for The Island Times, Bald Head Island Limited's blog, I felt it was my duty to explore the culinary delights at the festival. I wrote about it here. Hope you enjoy. And I hope you can make it next year.

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