Southern Indiana Living

JUL-AUG 2018

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in-style winery that houses the pro- duction process on the lower level and the tasting room on the main floor. Or- der yourself a meat and cheese tray, get a bottle of their top seller — Big Thunder — and relax on the front porch overlook- ing the vineyards while you listen to the featured musician. Quibble Hill is "very peaceful and quaint here — a little gem," Jamie says. "A professor from the Indiana Grape Council even referred to it as a 'boutique winery.'" Jamie's dad would be proud of what they've accomplished. Here are some things to know about wine and wine tastings: • If you're going to a wine tast- ing, don't come in chewing gum, drinking a soft drink, eat- ing ice cream or anything else that will temporarily destroy your palate. You won't get the true taste of the wines. • No dogs are allowed at a tasting bar, according to health depart- ment regulations. • You shouldn't do anything to wine that you wouldn't do to a puppy, such as lock it up in a blazing hot car in the middle of summer. • There is actually a correct way to hold a wine glass. It should be held by the stem only, so the heat from your hand doesn't raise the temperature of the wine. Wine a lso has health benefits. Red wine is packed with antioxidants that can h elp protect your heart. It also has anti- cancer properties and reportedly lowers your chance of having a stroke. If you're watching your calories and wanting to lose a little weight, here's more good news: Wine has no fat or cholesterol. While beer often causes the unflattering "beer belly," wine won't affect your waistline at all. Have wine instead of something sugary. This summer, get out and support Southern Indiana's wonderful establish- ments and maybe find some new variet- ies you haven't tried. See you on the wine trail!year to get her bachelor's in nursing. I'm proud of everything she's accom- plished and excited to see where she takes it," he said. • For more information, go to lanthierwinery. com, patokalakewinery.com, quibblehillwin- ery.com, and theridgewinery.com. July/Aug 2018 • 51 At Patoka Lake Winery you can also have fun at a craft or painting class, rent out one of their banquet rooms for your party, and then at the end of the night, make your way upstairs to your upscale room located inside the silo. Pictured: (top) guests gather in the tasting room at Patoka Lake Winery. e tasting room is open daily. (bottom) the fire place at Patoka Lake Winery is an inviting spot to gather with friends on a cold, rainy day.

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