New recipes

The Top February Wine Events

The Top February Wine Events


We are searching data for your request:

Forums and discussions:
Manuals and reference books:
Data from registers:
Wait the end of the search in all databases.
Upon completion, a link will appear to access the found materials.

The new year is off to a good start and we are gearing up for our annual Around the World in 80 Sips kick-off in San Francisco for the fifth time!

But there are plenty of other great wine tastings across the country, so if you can't make ours, be sure to head to one in a city near you. We're spreading the wine love... it's the right month for it, after all.

8th Annual Open House at Charles Krug Winery, St. Helena, Calif., Feb. 1-2

The Peter Mondavi Sr. Family invites you to join them at Napa Valley’s First Winery! The two-day wine tasting includes their newly released 2012 sauvignon blanc as well as other stellar wines. Peter Mondavi Jr. will be on hand Friday to sign purchased bottles — a perfect time to ask for a personalized message for Valentine's Day or other special occasion. More information is available here.

14th Annual International Food and Wine Festival, Washington, D.C., Feb. 5-8

After 12 years of success, the 2013 festival will be extended over several days and will include seminars, tastings, food pairings, dinners, and a signature event each evening. Guests will meet and greet winemakers, chefs, and tastemakers, and sample sensational food and wine. More information is available here.

Around the World in 80 Sips, San Francisco, Feb. 8

Head to the historic Golden Gate Club in the Presidio and discover great wines from around the world at our signature tasting event complete with 80-plus wines to taste, craft beers, and light appetizers. Each wine lover will receive a Bottega del Vino glass, hand-blown and shaped for the ultimate drinking experience. More information is available here.

Yoga on the Wine Trail by Bluemont Vineyard, Bluemont, Va., Feb. 9

Start your morning with a flowing yoga practice at the Vineyards along the Loudoun Wine Trail followed by a fun-filled tour of the winery. Then re-energize with a wine tasting and light fare perfectly paired with wine of your choice. More information is available here.

8th Annual International Alsace Varietals Festival, Anderson Valley, Calif., Feb. 9-10

If you share our passion for cool-climate, aromatic whites, join winemakers from around the world for a weekend-long celebration of Alsatian-style wines and food pairings. Events include an educational session, wine/food pairing demo with renowned authors and chefs, a Grand Tasting, plus winery open houses throughout the valley. More information is available here.

Rock Wall Wine Company Presents: Viva Amore! Viva Wine!, Alameda, Calif., Feb. 10

Grab your "amore" or some friends and join Rock Wall Wines for scrumptious appetizers, sweet treats, smokin’ hot music, tours, and spectacular views. Have a custom poem created for you on the spot, step into the "photo booth of love," enjoy a chocolate fountain, and take home a wine glass to commemorate your good time! More information is available here.

7th Annual Vintners Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, St. 18

Eat and sip wine while mingling with some of the most famous and talented wine celebrities in the industry. The Vintners Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony celebrates the men and women who are responsible for the worldwide prestige of the California wine industry. Witness history as this year’s four nominees are inducted, and last year’s seven inductees are honored. More information is available here.

6th Annual Virginia Wine Expo, Richmond, Va., Feb 19

The 6th Annual Virginia Wine Expo will feature more than 400 wines to taste and buy. Meet the winemakers and mingle with friends inside the Greater Richmond Convention Center. More information is available here.

Wine Tasting with the Diablo Glass School, Boston, Feb. 23

This is not your average wine tasting! Sip wine and enjoy cheese and charcuterie while viewing a glass blowing demonstration. More information is available here.

West of West (WOW) Wine Festival, New York City, Feb. 26

The West of West "WOW" Wine Festival is an unparalleled opportunity to experience the great wine, food and culture of the West Sonoma Coast. The Grand Tasting offers a stellar lineup of more than 25 wineries pouring some of their most coveted gems. More information is available here.

Click here for more from The Daily Sip.


The 28 Best Recipes to Cook This February

One thing that always makes this mid-winter month feel brighter is that it is such a great month for cooking and eating. From Super Bowl Sunday and Lunar New Year to Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras, plus cozy snow-day eats, there’s a huge selection of really fun and delicious things to cook and bake this month.

Whether you’re into football or not, it’s hard to resist the lineup of snacks that go along with game day. Since we’ll be watching at home, we like the idea of sticking with one or two favorites, like a tray of cheesy nachos, oven-baked wings, or cheesy air fryer mozzarella sticks. You also can’t go wrong with a big pot of chili.

February 12 is Lunar New Year, and I’m excited to ring in the Year of the Ox by making Chinese dumplings at home and a lucky noodle stir-fry.

We’ve always been strong believers that Valentine’s Day is more fun celebrated at home, and this year we’ll all be doing that. Since it falls on a weekend, I love the idea of celebrating with a special breakfast like ricotta pancakes, sticky buns, or double chocolate muffins. You can’t go wrong with easy sheet pan steak frites or cacio e pepe for dinner.

Friendly reminder that February will also treat you to a long weekend (if you have President’s Day off!). Will you use it to bake a batch of cookies or perhaps a loaf of bread? Or maybe a cozy batch of Polish potato dumplings?

Most of all, we’re leaning on warming dinners that don’t require a ton of effort and leave us with leftovers for WFH lunch or to pop in the freezer for another time. Here are 28 of our favorite winter recipes to inspire your cooking all month long.


Top Annual Wine Tasting Events for the Trade

Trade tasting events in the wine industry are great fun — they even start to feel a bit like a social club once you’re a regular attendee — and depending on the tasting, be it: California Cabs, new vintages of Bordeaux reds or a potpourri of Italian wines, familiar faces appear and conversations delve into all that’s happened in the previous year or few months or even weeks since the last.

Our very own Catherine Bugue, D.W.S., Lead Instructor and Partner of The Napa Valley Wine Academy and manager of international accounts at Balzac Communications & Marketing offers some insight into her top annual wine trade tasting events and conferences — events that are “must attends” for pros and anyone looking to get ahead in the industry.

While this is not a complete list by any means, these are some of the heavy sippers that should be on your calendar, so heed Catherine’s call to taste and start planning now:

1. Union Des Grands Crus de Bordeaux (UGC) Vintage Tour | Tasting typically held in January

Catherine: “This year’s UGC 2012 vintage tasting took place in January in San Francisco, and if you missed it, make sure it’s on your radar for next year when the 2013 vintage will be available to sample. At the UGC, approximately 100 of the top Chateaux are represented and even more exciting is that rather than regional sales or brand ambassadors–the owners or a family member is generally the one behind the table pouring. The room is organized by appellation and the collective goal is to show the newest vintage (next year, it will be the 2013 vintage).”

“Tour stops always includes New York and Chicago. For, California, the stop alternates years between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Several other smaller markets are chosen each year, e.g. Miami, Denver, Las Vegas. For the trade, Balzac Communications handles the invites and for the trade, entry is free. In some cities, a retailer may host a consumer tasting and that retailer handles invites, rsvps and generally charges a fee for entry.”

“The trade tastings welcome educators. Students can assist in set-up in exchange for entry to the tasting. The trade tasting is invaluable to people studying Bordeaux, and key to buyers looking to assess a new vintage. The consumer tasting is invaluable to collectors often they can pre-purchase from the retailer.”

2. Simply Italian | Tastings held October 26, 2015 in Chicago and October 28, 2015 in San Francisco

Catherine: “The first tasting of the year was held in Miami on February 10. The organizers are IEM (International Exhibition Management) agency and the IEEM, which is the Miami division. For those interested in Italian wines, this is a trade tasting, valuable for buyers looking for new wineries, wines, trends—and key for students looking for regional tastings for studies.”

3. Gambero Rosso “Tre Bicchieri” | Tastings typically held in February (New York, Chicago and San Francisco)

Catherine: “Even though this event has passed for the year, it’s one to put on your calendar now for next year. This is another great event for those looking to further their education in Italian wines. But take note: Tre Bicchieri is organized by importer so it is a bit more difficult for those looking to taste regionally for educational purposes. You can still do it, but it is not as easy. It seems as if everyone in Italian wine sales comes out for this one.”

4. Wines From Spain | Tastings held throughout the year in multiple cities, check website.

Catherine: “This is your ticket to tasting your way through Spain while gaining perspective on the country’s six major climatic wine regions: Green Spain, North Central Spain, The Ebro River Valley, The Mediterranean Coast, The Meseta and Andalucía. From La Rioja to Ribera del Duero, Priorat, La Mancha and beyond, you’ll never be able to look at another bottle of Spanish wine again without salivating.”

5. Wine Conferences in 2015 >>

Catherine: “Created by two Master Sommeliers: James Tidwell and Drew Hendricks, TexSom is geared toward sommeliers/Master Sommeliers, but is a key trade attend. Tickets must be purchased and they sell out fast. There are excellent seminars, networking, a grand tasting (some regional, but many top producers) and the conference boasts the largest gathering of Master Sommeliers of any event in the world. Mark your calendars: August 9-11, 2015 at the Four Seasons Resort in Dallas, TX.”

“Why in Dallas? In August? When it’s ugly hot for sure? James Tidwell is head of beverage at the resort, where it’s held each year, and the rates and availability of rooms, thanks to his influence, is better for the conference.”

Wine Bloggers Conference (Finger Lakes Wine Region, Corning, NY, August 13-16, 2015)


Wine, Food & Drink Blogs

Browse our listing of blogs and vote for your favorites.

The Sommelier Update

The Sommelier Update is an educational blog on wine, beer, spirits, food, and related travel. It started in conjunction with the Arrowhead Wine Enthusiast club, but has rapidly gained an international following from those interested in learning, enjoying and having fun with food and wine.

Journeys Of A Syrah Queen

Journeys of a Syrah Queen is your resource for wine, food and travels.

The Sommelier Update

A weekly blog on wine, beer, spirits and food, from a certified Sommelier. Advice, service, pairing ideas, consultation and education in a fun and interactive way.

Weingarten: Wine, Finance & Astrology

by Henry Wein (wine) Garten (garden)

Savouring the New York Wine Lifestyle & Vino around the World

On The Wine Trail In Italy

Italian wine Ambassador, Alfonso Cevola, moving between Italy and America. Passionate about both of my countries. Sustained by the energies of California, Texas, Sicily and the Adriatic. Drawn to the open spaces of America and the small vineyards of Italy. Old soul with a young heart.

Six-to-nine

pivu's thought after work ("6 to 9"), mostly related to wine, soccer and family affairs and not to his regular business.

3 Day Wine Review

The 3 Day Wine Review is the world's first blog dedicated to examining wine over the course of 3 days. This approach really helps better predict the age-ability of wines. Please check it out. Cheers!

Talk-a-vino

Hotstuff

Blog about my favorite recipes and inspiration for making food.

Exploring The Wine Glass

The place to come to experience all aspects of wine. I promise I'll never tell you what to drink, but I'll always share what's in my glass. Award winning blog by the owner of Dracaena Wines, a boutique winery in Paso Robles, specializing in Cabernet Franc. WSET L2 Distinction


Valentine's Day Dinner Recipes

There’s one table that doesn’t require a reservation on Valentine’s Day: yours! If you’re planning a night in with your sweetie, these deliciously decadent dishes will make your meal just as special as if you had gone out.

Related To:

Photo By: Armando Rafael ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Giada de Laurentiis ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Armando Rafael Moutela ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved. 2014, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2012,Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Brian Kennedy ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

©Prop Stylist - Anna Beckman Food Stylist - Alison Attenborough

Heart-Shaped Lasagna Bundt

Get more fun ideas for date night dinners and Valentine&rsquos Day treats, both in cooking classes and step-by-step recipes, on the Food Network Kitchen app.

Share your heart with the whole family this Valentine's Day. This fun lasagna feeds 10 and is filled with a red meat sauce that oozes out when you slice into it.

Lobster Wellington

Wine and dine with an elegant and polished lobster wellington, sure to impress any date. Seasoned spinach and mushrooms balance the natural sweetness of the lobster and the pastry adds a nice, buttery note.

Steakhouse Sheet Pan Dinner for Two

Date night just got a lot easier &mdash and less expensive. Here's a traditional surf-and-turf dinner with all the sides, but without the steakhouse prices or any complicated prep. Using just one sheet pan makes it a quick cleanup.

Lobster Bisque

Valerie's lobster bisque makes for an elegant start to any special dinner for two.

Spinach and Goat Cheese Crostini

Start the night off right with toasty, golden, spinach-topped crostini &mdash perfect for pairing with a nice bottle of wine.

You-Won't-Be-Single-for-Long Vodka Cream Pasta

Paella

Keep things vibrant and flavorful with this perfect-for-two baked seafood and rice dish.

Linguine with Shrimp and Garlic Cream Sauce

It only takes 8 ingredients and 25 minutes to make this special occasion-worthy dish. Want to save even more time? Look for shrimp that's already deveined when you shop at your local seafood counter.

Roast Chicken and Mushrooms with Red Wine Sauce

Red Wine Risotto with Peas

Giada De Laurentiis proves that risotto is easier to make than you think. Her recipe calls for red wine for a robust flavor, and she adds frozen peas right at the end for freshness.

Steakhouse Steaks

With just about 300 5-star reviews, Ina's steak recipe is doable for even beginner cooks. The secret is simple: start out with quick sear and finish the steaks in the oven with a pad of butter over the top. She serves the steaks with a Roquefort-chive sauce, which sounds fancy, but only requires three ingredients.

Roasted Oysters with Garlic-Parsley Butter

These simple roasted oysters are guaranteed to make your Valentine's dinner feel extra special.

Cremini Carpaccio

Who knew that sliced mushroom, bacon, arugula and parmesan could make a delicate and delicious dish to rival any appetizer from your favorite fancy restaurant?

The Ultimate Beef Wellington

Prosciutto, Brie and Apricot Crostini

The perfect start to a beautiful meal? Thin slices of prosciutto, melted brie and sweet apricots on tiny pieces of baguette.

Caramelized Pancetta and Fennel Salad

Crispy pancetta gives this salad a pleasant unctuous quality, and a tart red wine vinaigrette balances out the richness with acidity.

Spicy Lobster Pasta

Katie makes an impressive lobster dinner easy with her spicy pasta dish. Serve as a stand-alone main course &mdash or alongside steak for a new twist on surf and turf.

Engagement Roast Chicken

Potato Gnocchi

Gnocchi is the perfect dish if you want to cook together on Valentine's Day. You don't need a ton of ingredients and, no matter what the little potato dumplings look like, they'll taste delicious!

Heart-Shaped Pizza for Two

With a few little tricks, you can transform a regular pepperoni pizza into a special heart-shaped treat. We take a few shortcuts, like store-bought pizza dough and sauce, so that it comes together quickly, but don't worry, we won't tell anyone it wasn't a labor of love.

Linguine with Shrimp Scampi

40-Cloves-of-Garlic Chicken Alfredo

This rich, creamy pasta is perfect for a Valentine's dinner for two. if you're both garlic lovers (and you're not dating a vampire!). Otherwise, enjoy it on your own with the rest of that bottle of wine you just opened and avoid the Valentine's hype.

Eggplant Gratin

Cozy and comforting, Ina's gratin is always a hit (300+ reviewers can't be wrong!). Pro tip for a seamless date night: Put the dish together ahead of time and start with some light apps while the gratin is in the oven. Then you can play the "Oh this? It's nothing." card when you execuse a perfectly timed dinner.


Dining on Hilton Head Island

Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner for two, or a family-friendly waterfront experience, we are sure you will find what you’re looking for on Hilton Head Island! Over 250 restaurants with everything from local seafood to top-grade steaks greet visitors and locals alike with palate pleasing dishes year round.


The Top 5 Festivals In February

Children aren’t sidelined in a ‘kiddie corner’ at this one-of-a-kind festival. Instead, they’re the main clientele, catered to with all manner of singing, dancing, jumping, drawing, writing, storytelling and more, all designed for festival-goers aged 0 to 12.

Created for kids, by kids, Imagine Children’s Festival offers a dizzying array of fun-filled activities, sing-alongs, workshops, readings, puppet shows and games, most of them interactive and many of them free. Want to find out how to beatbox? You can. Prefer to draw on a giant chalkboard? You can do that, too. How about getting down with some cool hip hop anthems? Yep. Or maybe you’d like to learn the secrets of writing a murder mystery? Not a problem. Parents, give the babysitter the day off. Kids, get ready to have more fun than you can shake a stick at.
southbankcentre.co.uk

Goa Carnival
10-13 February
Goa, India

Though Carnival heritage here can be traced back to the times of Catholic Portuguese colonisation, today the region’s festivities are a Goan celebration through and through.

Blending elements of Hindu and local culture with Western dance forms and all-around revelry, the event kicks off with culinary and cultural events, most notably marked by a cooking competition, and continues with dancing, music and processions featuring Momo, King of Chaos, leading his band of acrobats, fire breathers and clowns. Drums beat, firecrackers pop and the crowds – spirits lifted with food and drink – watch as performers in colourful costume whirl by. For an extra taste of the local traditions, don’t miss the Khell Tiatr, musical folk plays performed by troupes and live musicians playing traditional instruments.
tourism-of-india.com

Adelaide Fringe
16 February – 18 March
Adelaide, Australia

In the capital of South Australia, summer is in full swing – it’s the perfect time to catch some fringe fun in between beach days and trips to Kangaroo Island.

What makes Adelaide Fringe so special – aside from its distinction as the Southern Hemisphere’s largest open-access arts festival – is that anyone with a talent they’re willing to share is welcome to perform, meaning visitors will see everything from cabaret to comedy and circus acts, in addition to musical performances, dance, theatre and the visual arts. A number of the main events are free, including the opening night street party, the night markets, the “goose chase” treasure hunt and the Parade of Light, a ‘corridor of light’ between the East End and the Riverbank precinct, encompassing moving projections, laser shows and even a mock display of the Northern Lights.
adelaidefringe.com.au

Envision
21-25 February
Rancho La Merced, Costa Rica

A music festival in a remote jungle by the sea, with an overarching message of holistic healing, cultural exchange and environmental awareness – yep, this is hippie heaven. But anyone and everyone is welcome here, and almost guaranteed a good time.

Come with open ears and an open mind, ready to dive right into the cohesive community atmosphere that forms around this unique festival, where the eclectic line-up of world music and electro-based beats (2018 sees Bob Moses, Xavier Rudd and Matanza, among others) almost plays second string to guided herb walks, yoga sessions, drum circles, Reiki and the like. You’ll participate in collaborative art projects, attend inspiring spoken workshops and get moving with dance, performance and martial arts. And perhaps the best part is that everything, from the building materials to the food, is ethically sourced and environmentally respectful – this is one eco-friendly festival that does its best to live up to the name.
envisionfestival.com

Charleston Wine + Food
28 February – 4 March
Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Chefs like Sean Brock, Mike Lata and Matthew Niessner have transformed Southern staples such as shrimp and grits into high-dollar dishes, and Charleston into a city for connoisseurs. Catch them – and literally hundreds of other famed chefs from the South – in action at this celebration of local tastes, tipples and traditions.


The Month of February 2021: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore

What do we celebrate in February? What is February famous for? Here’s a short list of holiday happenings and February facts that you should know!

The Month of February

February comes from the Latin word februa, which means “to cleanse.” The month was named after the Roman Februalia, which was a month-long festival of purification and atonement that took place this time of year. See all the month names.

Did you know:

  • February is the only month to have a length of fewer than 30 days! Though it’s usually 28 days, February is 29 days long in leap years such as 2020.
  • January and February were the last two months to be added to the Roman calendar (c. 713 BC ) originally, winter was considered a month-less period.
  • Originally, February was made the last month of the calendar year. Eventually (c. 450 BC ), February was moved to its place as the second month.

February Calendar

  • February 2 is Groundhog Day—the day we find out whether winter will last six more weeks or call it quits early. How did this quirky tradition get started? Find out the meaning of Groundhog Day.
  • February 12 is Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday. The 16th president of the United States was born in a one-room, 16x18-foot, log cabin with a dirt floor.
  • February 12 is also Chinese New Year. This year is the Year of the Ox. Read more about Chinese New Year here.
  • February 14 is always Valentine’s Day. Heads up, lovebirds! Today, the holiday is celebrated with love, flowers, and chocolate, but how did this holiday get its start? Learn all about Valentine’s Day.
  • February 15 is Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday. How much do you know about this women’s right leader?
  • February 15 is National Flag of Canada Day!
  • February 15 brings Presidents’ Day, a federal holiday also known as Washington’s Birthday that is celebrated on the third Monday in February. (George Washington’s actual birthday is February 22!)
  • February 16 is Mardi Gras (aka “Fat Tuesday” or Shrove Tuesday), which is the final feasting day before the Christian tradition of Lent begins on the following day, Ash Wednesday (February 17).

February is African-American History Month. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.
Learn more here.


George Washington celebrates his birthday this month. He was born on February 22, 1732.

February Weather

On average, February is the United States’ snowiest month, according to data from the National Weather Service.

Here delicate snow-stars, out of the cloud,
Come floating downward in airy play,
Like spangles dropped from the glistening crowd
That whiten by night
the milky way.
–“The Snow-Shower,” by William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)

February Astronomy

The Full Snow Moon

February’s full Moon reaches peak illumination at 3:19 A.M. EST on Saturday, February 27, 2021. Look skyward on Friday night to catch the best view of this full Moon!

It’s known as the Snow Moon due to the typically heavy snowfall that occurs in February. Other Native American names for this Moon are: Make Branches Fall Into Pieces Moon, Raccoon Moon, and Hunger Moon. Read more about the February Snow Moon here!


Credit: Dima Chechin GettyImages

February Recipes

Ready for football food? See our Super Bowl Dip Recipes—including spinach dip, guacamole, hummus, nacho layer dip, salsa and more!

For Valentine’s Day, we’ve gathered our favorite sweets and treats. See Valentine’s Day recipes.

If you a chocolate lover, Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a dip into decadence. See our best chocolate dessert recipes.

Everyday Advice

In honor of Valentine’s Day, check out these pages on tips and advice in the love department:

Gardening

Have you started planning your garden? This is the time! We’ll give you advice on how to space your plans and more. Our online Garden Planner is free for one week. Have fun, play around, and plan a garden!

A few gardening tips:

  • Shop early for seeds from catalogs and garden stores. The early shopper gets the best choice of seed varieties. See our list of Seed and Plant Mail-Order Sources and our tips on ordering seeds.
  • Start onions from seed now. They’ll be ready for setting out in April. Onions from seed are generally firmer and longer lasting than from sets.
  • Start parsley indoors now. You may think you have successfully wintered over the plant, but it is a biennial and will soon go to seed.

Astrology

  • Zodiac Signs for February: Aquarius (January 20–February 19) and Pisces (February 20–March 20)
  • Mercury’s first 2021 retrograde periods is January 30–February 21. See more about Mercury Retrograde and what this means.
  • Find February’s best days to quit smoking, prune trees, garden, wean babies, cut hair, lose weight, and more. See our Best Days by the Moon’s Sign.

February’s Birth Flower

Even though so many roses are sold during February due to Valentine’s Day, the Violet and the Primrose are the symbolic flowers.

  • The violet signifies watchfulness, loyalty, and faithfulness. Give a violet to someone to let them know that you’ll always be there for them.
  • The primrose lets someone know that you can’t live without them.

February’s Birthstone

Like the violet, February’s birthstone is a purple color. It’s the beautiful amethyst.

  • This gem is a form of quartz it can range from a pale lilac color to a deep, rich purple.
  • The name is based on a Greek myth that speaks of a nymph named Amethyst who was inadvertently turned into white stone in remorse, the Greek god Bacchus poured wine over her to turn her a beautiful purple.
  • The amethyst was thought to prevent intoxication and keep its wearer thinking sharply. It was worn by English royalty in the Middle Ages.

February Quiz

  • On February 4 of which year did the Electoral College unanimously elect George Washington as the first U.S. president?
    • a. 1777
    • b. 1779
    • c. 1782
    • d. 1789
    • 1. Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–61)
    • 2. Lord George Gordon Byron (1788–1824)
    • 3. William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Answers at bottom of the page!

    Folklore for the Season

    Married in February’s sleety weather,
    Life you’ll tread in tune together.

    If February give much snow,
    A fine summer it doth foreshow.

    Fogs in February mean frosts in May.

    If Candlemas Day [February 2] be mild and gay
    Go saddle your horses, and buy them hay
    But if Candlemas Day be stormy and black,
    It carries the winter away on its back.

    It is better to see a troop of wolves than a fine February.

    *Answer to quiz:
    George Washington: D. February 4, 1789. Congress certified the vote on April 6. Washington took the oath of office on April 30,
    Valentine’s Day: 1. The poem, titled “How Do I Love Thee?,” is Sonnet 43 in Browning’s book Sonnets From the Portuguese, which was dedicated to her husband, poet Robert Browning.


    Wölffer Estate | Long Island, New York

    If you’ve seen an Instagram photo of a supremely picturesque vineyard on Long Island, chances are good it was Wölffer.

    This Hamptons-based winery and vineyard has produced wines, ciders and spirits since 1988. Its rosé has become a darling among wine lovers in recent years—you’ve almost certainly seen the floral-etched Summer in a Bottle rosé. Weddings that take place at its 55-acre vineyard in Sagaponack are custom experiences the winery will help plan in every detail. All weddings are capped at 175 people, while a minimum of 50 guests are required to book.


    Watch the video: Worlds Most Admired Wine Brands 2021 (May 2022).