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Andreann Geise Competes in World Food Championship

Can you make a bacon dish that’s worth $100,000? Andreann Geise certainly thinks she can, and she is planning to prove it.  Geise,  from Socastee, South Caroline, is competing in the world's largest food fight.  She qualified for the world’s largest event in Food Sport - the World Food Championships (WFC), and from November 9-15 she will be competing for a $300,000 prize purse and the title of 2016 World Food Champion in Orange Beach, Alabama.andreann-geise-2 Now in its fifth year, The World Food Championships platform ranges from live-event competitions to a robust multimedia platform that helps pro chefs, home cooks, and competition teams achieve food fame and fortune as TV’s next big food stars. Andreann’s team, My-Big-Fat-Greek-Kitchen.com is one of 430 from across the world who will be seeking the ultimate food crown. She won the chance to compete at WFC by winning Just A Pinch’s online recipe contest. She will  now have a shot at a major payday at WFC, where $100,000 is awarded for the best dish overall and $10,000 is awarded in nine different categories: BBQ, Chili, Dessert, Bacon, Sandwich, Seafood, Burger, Steak, and Recipe. “Winning my category would be an incredible feat,” said Geise “But winning the whole tournament with the best dish would be a dream come true!” Cheer on Andreann Geise by following her on Facebook and/or following the results at www.worldfoodchampionships.com. Andreann is also one of 13 people chosen to do talks and showcase demonstrations at this year's event. There’s also a good chance that Geise will be seen on TV, as this event is filmed for national cable television each year. It has been seen on the A&E Network as well as the Discovery Network. Some additional information about Andreann Geise: Andreann is experienced in the world of Food Sport. Starting with her win on the hometown favorite episode of Ultimate Recipe Showdown 2 on Food Network, she has since appeared on the cooking channel and shared the stage with celebrity chefs such as Guy Fieri, Fabio Viviani, and Aaron McCargo Jr. She enjoys competitive cooking as well as judging and is a South Carolina Barbeque Association ambassador, senior judge and novice instructor. Her dishes have been served at large events such as NYC Fashion Week and Bon Appetit Supper club, and she has had many recipes published in multiple magazines.  

CAROLINA CALEDONIAN FEST Announced for LU MIL VINEYARD

The first Carolina Caledonian Fest  is set for October 28, 29 & 30. 2016. The one-of-a-kind Scottish festival celebrates the 350 Scots who stepped off a ship in Brunswick Town, NC and trekked northwest along the Cape Fear River to found Bladen County and eventually establish the first & largest Scottish settlement in America. This settlement became the Argyll Colony in the Cross Creek area of what is now Fayetteville.

It’s not just customary games and farcical portrayal of Highland culture. It’s a reunion 275 years in the making.

For more information, please call or email Karla Ward at karla@lumilvineyard.comor 843-424-6094 or Allen McDavid at amcdavid@triad.rr.com or 336-707-9188. Please visit the festival website at www.caledonianfest.com.

Lu Mil Vineyard is located at 438 Suggs-Taylor Road, Elizabethtown, NC 28337.

NC GRAPE FESTIVAL

unnamedThe annual NC Grape Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 8 from 8 am to 3 pm at Lu Mil Vineyard. There will be a Super Yard Sale with FREE booth spaces (call 910-866-5819), Grape Stomp Competition, Entertainment on Doc’s Deck, Vineyard Tours on the Double Decker Bus and Free Wine Tasting. Join us for a day of great family fun & entertainment!

Lu Mil Vineyard is located at 438 Suggs-Taylor Road, Elizabethtown NC 28337. For more information, visit us at www.lumilvineyard.com or call 910-866-5819.

WINERIES CELEBRATE NC WINE AND GRAPE MONTH

Wine lovers will have plenty of ways to celebrate the state’s $1.7 billion wine and grape industry this September during North Carolina Wine and Grape Month. The annual celebration aligns with the traditional harvest season of grapes across the state. “There are more than 180 wineries in North Carolina, and each location is as unique as the wines it offers,” said Whit Winslow, executive director of the N.C. Wine and Grape Council. “One of the best ways to experience North Carolina wineries is by visiting them in person with family and friends.” Lu Mil Vineyard, North Carolina’s largest and oldest farm winery, will celebrate all month with u-pick grapes, free wine tastings, alcohol free tastings, farm tours, educational opportunities and more! When dining out locally, enjoy award winning North Carolina wines from Lu Mil Vineyard at Giorgio’s Italian Restaurant of Elizabethtown and Village Station Restaurant of Lumberton. Continuing the celebration, Lu Mil Vineyard will host its Annual NC Grape Festival on Saturday, October 8th. North Carolina is the 10th largest producer of wine in the nation. The state has 525 commercial grape growers that produce about 2,300 acres of grapes annually. The wine and grape industry employs nearly 8,000 workers across the state. Consumers can find a list of N.C. wineries with maps and contact information online at http://bit.ly/NCWineries. More information about the industry is available at www.ncwine.org.

New Wine at Hilton Head’s Island Winery

Sea Island White now available

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This crisp refreshing wine, made of a blend of cold weather white grapes including Seyval Blanc and Vidal Blanc, is the perfect companion to fresh seafood. 
Free Shipping with a purchase of 6 or more bottles of (any) wine at online store at
store.islandwinery.com.  Use Promo Code:  SixFree
 
Volume discounts also available
  • BUY A CASE OF WINE ONLINE AND RECEIVE FREE SHIPPING AND A 20% DISCOUNT (use code TenPercent). Applies to mixed cases as well.
  • BUY 3 or more BOTTLES ONLINE AND RECEIVE FREE SHIPPING AND A 10% DISCOUNT (use code TenPercent)
 

Wine Events This Week

signWine Wednesday - Nov. 5 Ready for a mid-week break? Enjoy this fall weather with live music, and some sippy, sippy wine and a taste of all-American outdoor cooking. Plus, enjoy a guided vineyard tour (2:30) Wednesdays are 1/2 price wine tastings...yea! Admission: Free Music (12:30 - 4:30pm): - Ed Torres Food: The Vineyard Grill - burgers, dogs on the grill, fruit & cheese trays, whole fresh fruit, snacks & chips. DSC_0071 Wine Down Friday, Nov. 7 Every Friday, a special afternoon of live music, wine and food on the grill. Under the cabanas and in the comfort of the pavilion. Plus, enjoy a guided vineyard tour (2:30), exotic wine slushies, and some all-American outdoor cooking. And $3 glasses of wine all day. Yea!!! ADMISSION: FREE FOOD: - The Vineyard Grill MUSIC: Jerry Jones (12:30 - 4:30pm) DSC_0081 Super Wine Saturday Saturday, Nov 8, 1 - 5pm There is no better way to enjoy a fall afternoon of music and wine than at La Belle Amie Vineyard. Bring your lawn chairs and your have-fun attitude. Vineyard tour at 2:30pm. Music (12:30 - 4:30pm): - Laidback Larry Admission: FREE FOOD BY: - The Vineyard Grill Beverages BY - La Belle Amie Vineyard (soda, juices, beer, wine, water) NO BEVERAGES OR PETS ALLOWED INTO ANY OF THESE EVENTS 843-399-WINE (9463) ....................... www.LaBelleAmie.com REGULAR SHOP HOURS: Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm (6pm DST). Closed Sundays.

Events Set for La Belle Amie Vineyard

signRemember When Oldies Fest Saturday, March 8, 2014 Noon - 5 pm Little River, SC Remember the good old days. Well, for an afternoon they're back. Enjoy live music from two bands, wine tastings, tasty outdoor cooking, a beautiful venue, and a whole bunch of new friends to make. A guided vineyard tour will be given at 2:30. MUSIC (12:00 – 5:00pm) BY: The Holiday Band, and by Johnny Cobb ADMISSION : $8/person. Bring two canned/dry good items for the area food bank for $3 off admission. NO FOOD, BEVERAGES OR PETS ALLOWED Food Available From: Smokin' Pitt BBQ, and from Hunt's Lexington Style Cooking BEVERAGES (Water, Soda, Beer, & Wine) Available From: La Belle Amie Vineyard SPONSORED BY: Anderson Bros. Bank, and EASY Radio 105.9FM VINEYARD LOCATION: Hwy 90 & St. Joseph Road (just west of the NMB Middle School.) GPS ADDRESS: 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, SC 29566 843-399-WINE (9463) ....................... www.LaBelleAmie.com REGULAR SHOP HOURS : Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm. Closed Sundays. Note: During Daylight Saving Time the shop closes at 6pm. Next Bonfire Event: March 15 - St.Pat's Bonfire

Bonfire at the Vineyard

La Belle Amie Bonfire Saturday Mar. 1, 2014 Noon - 5 pm Little River, SC Weather permitting, enjoy a bonfire, some music, sip some wine, and make a whole bunch of new friends. MUSIC (12:30 – 4:30 pm) BY: Nancy OliveDSC_0008ADMISSION : FREE WINE TASTINGS: $3/person inside the wine shop. Add $2 to keep the logo wine glass. SORRY, NO BEVERAGES OR PETS ALLOWED Food Available From: The Vineyard Grille - (chili, hot dogs, cheese & fruit trays, and assorted fruits & snacks) BEVERAGES (Water, Soda, Beer, & Wine) Available From: La Belle Amie Vineyard SPONSORED BY: Anderson Bros. Bank, and EASY Radio 105.9FM VINEYARD LOCATION: Hwy 90 & St. Joseph Road (just west of the NMB Middle School.) GPS ADDRESS: 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, SC 29566 843-399-WINE (9463) ....................... www.LaBelleAmie.com REGULAR SHOP HOURS : Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm. Closed Sundays.

Bonfire at the Vineyard

The New Year Bonfire Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 Noon - 5 pm Little River, SC Its time to give the new year a warm greeting. We're firing up a bonfire and cooking some tasty food on the grill. Plus, there will be live music, wine tastings, a great venue, and a whole bunch of new friends to make. Come share the New Year cheer! MUSIC (12:30 – 4:30pm) BY: Johnny Cobb ADMISSION : $3/person. (under 18 or over 80 admitted free) Bring two canned/dry good items for area food banks and receive free admission. Club Members Free. NO BEVERAGES OR PETS ALLOWED Food Available From: The Vineyard Grille - (chili, hot dogs, cheese & fruit trays, sandwiches, and assorted fruits & snacks) BEVERAGES (Water, Soda, Beer, & Wine) Available From: La Belle Amie Vineyard VINEYARD LOCATION: Hwy 90 & St. Joseph Road (just west of the NMB Middle School.)  843-399-WINE (9463) ....................... www.LaBelleAmie.com REGULAR SHOP HOURS : Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm. Closed Sundays.

Oyster Ideas

Some of the best oysters you will ever eat are flamed in butter on this grill. Do you know where this is? DSC_0150 DSC_0144