Big Cork Pours at Maryland Wine Festival
Our Big Cork team had an incredible weekend pouring wine at the Maryland Wine Festival! For two days, our team uncorked bottles and filled glasses with our Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah Rose, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Vidal Ice! We are amazed at the outflow of support we received, and the new Big Cork fans we gained! For everyone who was there, thank you for letting us fill your weekend with Big Cork wine, and we look forward to filling glasses at our tasting room late this fall!
Big Cork’s Memorial Day BBQ Recipe
Chardonnay and grilled chicken make the perfect pair for a Memorial Weekend BBQ!
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 can pineapple juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 stick of butter
1/4 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup of Big Cork Chardonnay
Marinate the chicken in garlic and herb infused olive oil and pineapple juice (best if overnight but marinate at least four hours). Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil grate. Cook on the prepared grill 10 to 15 minutes per side, or until no longer pink and juices run clear.
In a saucepan, over medium heat, use the leftover marinade and combine with the Chardonnay. Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce the heat to medium low and simmer until the mixture reduces by half. Add the cream and continue to cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter, a couple of pieces at a time. Stir well and keep warm.
Finally, pour a glass of our Chardonnay and cheers to a great meal!
Big Cork Pours at Wine in the Woods
The Big Cork team poured wine at the Wine in the Woods event at Symphony Woods in Columbia, MD. Throughout the weekend, our staff and volunteers served hundreds that lined up to try our award winning wines including our Chardonnay, Traminette, Vidal Blanc, Late Harvest Vidal Blanc and our new Merlot wine. Thank you for those that visited us at Tent #7 and took the time to try our wines. We are amazed by the support we received, and we look forward to seeing everyone at future tasting events!
The State of Our Grapes
It’s a striking, sunny morning at Big Cork Vineyards as vintner Dave Collins scans the rows and rows of lush grapevines. A red-tail hawk flaps its wings in the cloudless sky above. Dave pauses from passionately reporting the progress of BCV’s grapes to point out the raptor perches scattered throughout the vineyard. BCV placed them here so the birds could live and hunt in their natural habitat among the grapes. In turn, the birds help manage moles, ground hogs and other pests that cover crops can attract. (more…)