Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Here is a fun idea for your fall get together

We were recently out for the day and had the opportunity to visit the Illinois River Winery in Marseilles, IL.  The tasting room was open and we decided to take the opportunity to sample some of the offerings.  We were not disappointed.

We had the chance to go through our tasting with Greg, the owner of the winery.  If anyone knows the wines it is him.  He made some suggestions and was willing to discuss any of the wines.  We had a number of favorites but I am going to discuss one in particular that would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving feast.

The wine I am talking about is their Hallowine.  It is an apple based wine spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg etc.  It is served warm to hot and is absolutely divine.  It retails for $14.00 per bottle and is well worth the price.  A great wine to serve before or after dinner.

There is a similar wine which is called Chateau St. Nik which is also an apple wine, but is spiced differently.  It contains a more cloves.  Also a very nice wine.

This is a local winery who has a number of great offerings.  As opposed to picking something nondescript from your local grocer, go a bit further and pick up something special for your special occasion.

If you have a favorite winery,  post a comment to let us know about it.

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