Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Wine Spotlight 9/23

From right here in Virginia. Williamsburg Winery produces several great wines and here's my weekly spotlight. At only $8.00 a bottle, Two Shilling Red is definitely one you'll want to give a try.

A medium-bodied premium blend. Similar in weight to the lighter wines of Beaujolais.
This wine is a light bodied blend, in the tradition of the wines of Beaujolais. It will prove an ideal aperitif for those preferring red wines. It is meant to be served young, and slightly chilled, with cheeses, pizza, pastas, and smoked ham.
In 1621, when “ancient planter” John Johnson recorded his 100 acres located on Archer’s Hope, the 300 acre farm where the Winery now stands, his “fee rent” to the Crown was two shillings. The name John Johnson is found on the document identifying the first settlers, including Capt. John Smith. A copy of the original document is on exhibit in the Museum at the winery.


  1. Yummy! Sat. I am headed to Chicago on a culinary tour. I am going to wineries and fish/meat markets, cheeses... any suggestions?

  2. I haven't been to Chicago in a while but my dad grew up there and goes often on business. He is also a huge wine collector and suggests Binny's. They have a large assortment of wine, cheese, meats, cigars, and candies and he says they are reasonably priced. let me know what you find.


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