Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 22: Raffaldini Vineyards

Proudly recorded from Test Pattern Studios.

In the News: Highland Brewing, Gizmo Brew Works, Swan Creek Wine Trail

Meet the Maker: J. Raffaldini, Thomas Salley and J’s nephew Ryan are all in the studio to let us taste some of Raffaldini Vineyards‘ fantastic wines. They brought a few for us to taste and Tim drank a good bit of red wines and he’s not really a red drinker, although that’s starting to change, especially with the wineries that are in this state. J. talks about the winery itself, the beautiful villa that sits on the property and why he does what he does.

Food for Drinkin’: Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar is our food sponsor!

Mix It Up (the art of the drink)The Drop Kick

2oz Sutlers Gin
3oz Beet-Lavender Syrup*
½oz key lime juice

*Beet Lavender Syrup
4oz Beet Juice
4oz Simple Syrup
1oz Lavender
1oz Sassafras Root

Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 9: JOLO Vineyards

In the News: Duck Rabbit, Fortnight Brewing, Triple C Brewing, Gizmo BrewWorks, Noda BrewingRagapple Lassie Vineyards, Fonta Flora, FullSteam, Outer Banks Brewing Station, Wicked Weed, Fair Game Beverage Company.

Meet the Maker: JW Ray, owner and founder of JOLO Vineyards is in the studio with Tim and Jordan to talk about the history of and the awards that JOLO has been winning. There’s also one of their wines that a particular celebrity has fallen in love with. We won’t mention her name but her initials are Christina. Aguilera.

Mix It Up (the art of the drink): Lady In Red
1½ oz Kill Devil Hills Shipwreck Rum
1 oz Mango Nectar
½ oz Creme of Coconut
½ oz Grenadine
¼ oz Vanilla Extract