A Kentucky Wine Resort!

That would be Cave Valley Winery

I’d like to say I had a nice chat with Nick Noble, the owner of Cave Valley Winery, but it was more of a nice shout.

His tasting room was packed Thursday evening with about eighty, mostly young, Bowling Green-sters. Nick was hosting an event for the local Chamber of Commerce and they responded with their attendance and their enthusiasm.

As we bellowed over the furor, I learned that Nick has big plans indeed. The Park Mammoth Resort has lain fallow for a while, but it is an amazing property. Besides the winery, it features resort accommodations, two golf courses, and shooting facilities that are already gaining national attention. When Nick and his family are finished, this will be a renowned stop in Kentucky.

Vines have been planted and are maturing and Nick has engaged the help of Jim Wight for wine production. This augers well. Jim is consistently making some of Kentucky’s best wines already as the truckload of medals Wight-Meyer Winery has won attests. While waiting for the first wines to appear under the Cave Valley Winery label, Nick is featuring the wines of his neighbors, including Reid’s Livery Winery and Crocker Farm Winery in addition to the wines of Wight-Meyer. It’s a nice selection.

The facility is beautiful with an impressive view of the rolling terrain of Kentucky’s cave country. If you are near Bowling Green or Mammoth Cave, you would enjoy a side trip to Cave Valley Winery. The folks I saw Thursday night certainly did.

A couple of baseball notes;

–          I think a ten-game winning streak and the best record in baseball deserves a mighty shout-out for my Cincinnati Reds!

–          Today in 1928, the youngest player in Major League history was born. Joe Nuxhall had a fine and lengthy career as a pitcher; mostly for the Reds. Mr. Nuxhall had an even longer and more storied career as a radio announcer and convoluted interviewer for those same Reds. I miss him.

Drink 4cast 4 2day

The number one spot on the rock ‘n’ roll charts today in 1966 was “Wild Thing” by The Troggs. This was a song in the lyrical spirit of Cole Porter and Noel Coward – no one ever said. It does however, give us an opportunity to knock back a;

Wild Thing Cocktail

1 ½ oz. Durango White Tequila

1 oz. Polar Club Soda

1 oz. Cranberry Juice

½ oz. Lime Juice

Pour all the ingredients into an old-fashioned glass with ice.

Garnish with a slice of lime.

Sing (or growl)! “…I think you move me…”

Cheers!

Roger

7/30/2012.

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