Among the topics that locals and visitors agree upon is an appreciation for wine. As part of our three part series on how wine is part of the fabric of the Emerald Coast, we conclude with local labels. Local Labels The focus on wine has spurred local labels as well. In spring 2016, the 30A company, whose mission is to offer the 30A lifestyle to fans around the country, introduced 30A Wines, including a chardonnay and a red blend. “Some people might think we just slapped a 30A logo on a random bottle of wine to sell as a souvenir, but that is
Published on Monday, June 19, 2017
Today's blog is the second in a three part series that includes excerpts from Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Where you'd rather Be Magazine. Part I: The History- Wine Festivals a Game Changer featured the early days of wine consumption in Destin and the impact wine festivals have had on our coastal wine culture. Today, we uncover how the movement has translated at our local restaurants, which now boast impressive wine menus, some of which are recognized with an Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator. Wine tastings have become a way
Published on Thursday, May 4, 2017
Today's blog is the first of a three part series that includes excerpts from Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Where you'd rather Be Magazine . Part I features the early days of wine consumption in Destin, dating back to 1971, and focuses on the impact South Walton wine festivals have had on our wine culture and appreciation for wine.
The History How did a once sleepy fishing village become one of the most recognized regions for wine consumption in the U.S.? The story begins with a charismatic man named Chan Cox.
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Published on Thursday, April 27, 2017