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Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2017 Bogel Old Vine Zinfandel

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2017 Bogel Old Vine Zinfandel #09-2021 It was pizza night at our house, and we broke out a Zinfandel to go with our pie. The 2017 Bogel Old Vine Zin might just be a little too good for a mere pizza, but why not ...

On the Water: It was a windy week out on the water

Between the tides, wind, low water and a drop in temperature heading into the weekend, it was a tough week of fishing for many.   Early through mid-week, fishing was decent inshore for snook, seatrout and redfish. Redfish and snook were caught around islands and oyster bars with wind and ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2017 Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2017 Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon #08-2021 In the world of wine, very few wineries have been held in more admiration over the last two centuries than the Concha y Toro Winery in Maipo, Chile. They ...

On the Water: Warm days bring some good fishing

With temperatures on a steady climb all week and warmer waters, fishing was good. Weekdays brought calm seas giving good days for the offshore run, then winds ramped up for the weekend keeping most boats inshore. Anglers hunting for a sheepshead dinner, boated fish up to 5 pounds in the ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes; 2018 King Estates Pinot Gris

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2018 King Estates Pinot Gris #07-2021 We had some old friends over for dinner recently, and we decided to serve our famous "Ma and Paw Seafood Chowder", invented by Chef El Biggerero some years ago. It is actually ...

On the Water: Local fishing is good between fronts

Fishing was on and off this week due to vastly changing weather conditions. Several days were just unfishable due to high winds and unsafe conditions. Offshore anglers only had a couple days to head out over the week between fronts and strong winds. Conditions were still bumpy, but fish ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2018 Root one Cabernet Sauvignon

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2018 Root One Cabernet Sauvignon #06-2021 The Root One Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile is the bargain hunter's dream come true. This ten dollar Cab from South America drinks like a fifteen and up Cab from ...

On the Water: Cold days of February gradually turn warmer

Waters around southwest Florida affords us a choice of fishing opportunities as we move towards the close of winter with spring in sight. While some fish are completing their spawning duties, others are just beginning. February will bring us cold days followed with a warming trend. By the later ...

Dolphin Tales: Tail first

Baby dolphins are typically born tail first so they don’t drown before they’re able to take their first breath of air. Babies are called calves. At birth they can range in length from 39 and 53 inches long and weigh between 22 and 44 pounds. Worldwide, calves are born throughout the year ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2018 McManis Family Vineyards Lodi Zinfandel

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2018 McManis Family Vineyards Lodi Zinfandel #05-2021 Sometimes nothing beats a big plate of spaghetti, a bottle of wine, and a football game! And that just what we did last weekend, with a bottle of 2018 McManis ...