Charlee

Charlee

Charlee – a Ruby Port-Like Wine?   Not so long ago, we introduced a Port-Like Wine made with peaches. Pulaski Pure Peach is a now an annual favorite during the wonderful Peach Season. Adding to the Port-Like Wine List we are delighted to debut Charlee! Named for...

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A Healthy Daily 5 Ounces

A Healthy Daily 5 Ounces

At the end of the day, especially in the summertime, nothing is more relaxing than a front porch, a rocking chair and glass of wine. And there is some evidence that the daily glass of wine may have some health benefits besides the time you take to just relax. First,...

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Summer Wine Spritz

Summer Wine Spritz

Summer Refreshers Add some refreshment to the hot summer days with Wine Spritzers. For the most common spritzers use 3 oz of any wine you enjoy, over 4 oz of ice, then add 3 oz of a soda (citrus flavors work well) and garnish or add your favorite fruits (cherries,...

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How to Store Wine

How to Store Wine

For most of us, storing wine is not much of a problem. We are consuming the wines we purchase and have no need to find a place to store them. But for those who are stocking up, there are some big do’s and don’ts for keeping wine. The first big DON’T is to keep wines...

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A Matter of Taste

A Matter of Taste

Many people approach wine with hesitation about understanding whether you are drinking a good wine or a “so/so” one. Without a doubt Big Creek Winery believes that you should love the wine you buy so we encourage you to taste our wines before you decide which ones you...

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The Excitement of The Crush

The Excitement of The Crush

Since time immemorial grape harvesting has been a labor of love, weather and timing. In the northern hemisphere, typical harvesting times fall between August to October, but, like guessing a baby’s due date, grapes are ready for harvest on a schedule dependent on...

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Port-Like

Port-Like

  What Makes a Port Wine? With a competition to name our next wine, it has not been a secret that we are about to debut our newest wine, a Port-Like flavor blended with the peaches we love in Middle Tennessee. So, without further ado, we would like to introduce...

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Escape the Cold with Mulled Wine

Escape the Cold with Mulled Wine

The traditional winter treat for warming up those freezing cold days is Mulled Wine. The tradition of defending against winter chills with Mulled Wine seems to date back to the Roman Empire when soldiers would heat wine to keep themselves warm. As the Empire spread,...

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Drinking Wine (in Moderation) is Beneficial to Health

Drinking Wine (in Moderation) is Beneficial to Health

Each of the following findings are from recent medical studies. Big Creek Winery is open seven days a week to make sure the health benefits of wine are available to everyone, every day. Moderate consumption of wine (especially red) cuts the risk of colon cancer by 45...

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Chicken, Mushroom and Artichoke Casserole

By Denise Grisham, author of Man that Stuff is Good For pairing with Hunter's Run Cranberry Wine It's hard to believe five years has passed since I started the "Man, That Stuff is Good!" blog. When I scroll through the folders on my computer, I'm even more overwhelmed...

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Baked Stuffed Zucchini

The perfect pairing with Milky Way Blue Blueberry-Blackberry Wine By Denise Grisham, author of Man that Stuff is Good My Aunt Kay was telling me about how my cousins loved it when Grandma Albert fixed them baked zucchini. Why hadn't I thought of that before? This is...

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Classic Greek Chicken Paired with Campbellsville Bear

Classic Greek Chicken Paired with Campbellsville Bear

By Denise G. Grisham, author of "Man That Stuff is Good" 6 leg quarters Juice of two lemons 1   tbsp. dry oregano 1   tsp. minced onion 1   tsp. Lawry's garlic salt with parsley flakes 5   tbsp. olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Arrange leg quarters skin side up in...

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First A Grape Event Fun Success

First A Grape Event Fun Success

Guests enjoyed an evening under the stars, picnicked, danced with their sweethearts and toasted the summer with Big Creek Wines! Travelin’ Kind took the stage for an evening of fun at Big Creek Winery on June 24. Husband & Wife duo Trisha Leone and Mickey Sandora...

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The Murals at Big Creek Winery

The Murals at Big Creek Winery

By Dr. John White, artist Fortune smiled upon me in 1966 when I had the unparalleled opportunity to work as an artistic assistant to John de Rosen, a world famous artist, in a project to paint a mural behind the main alter of St. Basils in Vallejo, California. He had...

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Big Creek Winery to Host Chamber After Hours

Big Creek Winery to Host Chamber After Hours

Big Creek Winery is hosting the Giles County Tourism and Chamber of Commerce after hours on April 21 from 4:30-6 p.m. The public is invited to taste our wines and tour the winery. Here's what Jessie R. Parker, Chief Executive Officer, GilesCountyChamber, had to say...

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Take a Breath!

One of the bigger debates about wine drinking has to do with whether or not it’s really important to let a wine breathe before you drink it. Even among wine drinkers there’s a lot of disagreement about whether it’s important, whether all types of wines should breathe...

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Not Just For Drinking!

Wines have always been a favorite ingredient for any adventurous chef! Wines will be used to create a zesty marinade. But it can also be used as a way to add pizazz to a dish before serving. Some will also use wine as a liquid to replace water or other cooking...

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Wine in the Bible

Wine in the Bible

Ecclesiastes 9:7: "Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for it is now that God favors what you do." First came Noah…. In addition to the rescue of every animal, Noah is really a farmer. He plants a vineyard and becomes intoxicated...

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Pecan Shortbread (Paired with Blackberry Wine)

3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup finely ground pecans 1/4 cup sugar 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon Pinch of salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes 1 egg yolk Lightly grease a large rimmed baking sheet and set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine...

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