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On the Water: Good fishing with favorable weather and tides

It was another beautiful week on the water that started with cooler temperatures and breezy days. As the week concluded, flat seas returned as well as hot days. After a great summer snapper season across our inshore waters, they appear to be thinning out as they make their way offshore as the ...

Dolphin Tales: Fungie the Dingle Dolphin

Scientists don’t fully understand why some dolphins leave their pod and seek out humans as their companions. They could be cast out, or lost, or orphaned. Perhaps they became entangled in fishing line or cast net and were abandoned by their pod. For whatever reason, there are many accounts ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2019 Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2019 Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc #40-2020 In the past New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc has been a little intense with the grapefruit taste for my palate. However the latest offering from Nobilo seems to have more balance in ...

On the Water: Fall fishing begins across Southwest Florida

As we put summer behind us and roll into the first week of fall, anglers will find good fishing opportunities inshore and in gulf waters. Large bait schools are hanging over grass flats throughout Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor. Fishing around these areas produced steady action with ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2018 Marquis de Riscal Blanco Rueda

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2018 Marquis de Riscal Blanco Rueda #38-2020 In the past, Spanish White Wine has been only moderately successful in the U.S., but changes in wine making and other innovations during the last decade or so, have ...

Dolphin Tales: Why are sharks afraid of dolphins?

Sharks prefer to avoid dolphins. Dolphins are mammals that live in pods and are very clever. They know how to protect themselves. When they see an aggressive shark, they immediately attack it with the whole pod. This is why sharks avoid pods with many dolphins. Dolphins have soft skin and a ...

On the Water: Tropical Storm Sally disrupts fishing in the area

Fishing was going good right up until Tropical Storm Sally formed over south Florida. Sally brought gusty winds and endless rain throughout the weekend as she slowly churned off our coast. Ahead of the foul weather, fishing reports were good for most anglers.   Snapper, snapper, and more ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2018 14 Hands Pinot Grigio

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2018 14 Hands Pinot Grigio #37-2020 In the hot summer, refreshing wine and lighter dinner fare make a good combination, and we were quite pleased with our seasoned shrimp dinner along with a fresh avocado and tomato ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2016 Francis Coppola Black Label Claret

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2016 Francis Coppola Black Label Claret #36-2020 I wrote about this Coppola Claret about a year and a half ago, and enjoyed it so much the other night with my steak, that I felt compelled to state once again how ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2016 Margues de Caceres Rioja Crianza

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2016 Marques de Caceres Rioja Crianza #34-2020 Several decades ago when I was first introduced to Rioja Wines from Spain, I chose the Marques de Caceres Crianza as a sort of go to wine for a variety of occasions. ...