We’re counting down the holidays with 12 days of pure blue!
By highlighting a wild blueberry, blueberry, or super healthy fruit-related holiday item every day until December 24th, we’re providing plenty of ways to have a Blue Christmas, Chanukah or any day that celebrates the season.
Grab the sleigh reins, Santa, because off we go!
Day 12: Winterport Winery’s Blueberry Wine
Winterport Winery a Maine winery/business located in Winterport (that’s a bit north of Bucksport) has a mouth-watering fruit wine selection that’s fitting for tasting, coiffing, or giving. They offer a selection of award-winning fruit wines with the added charm of being a family business started by owner and winemaker Michael Anderson. They specialize in wines that slant toward indigenous offerings, such as apple and blueberry flavors.
And, their interest in combining wine with food is evident in their establishment of Pairings, a joint venture with Penobscot Bay Brewery (the brewery can be found on-site) where they spread the knowledge of pairing food with wine and beer through educational seminars and tastings around the state.
Their fruit-forward choices make perfect home-grown hostess gifts for the holidays, or something special to share when the bustling is done. You might try a Sparkling Apricot Wine when you want something effervescent, or indulge in Berry Chocolate, a raspberry-blueberry wine with a velvety chocolate finish.
Our choice to kick off 12 Wild Days of Blues: Blueberry Wine (Dry). It’s one of two blueberry wines offered by the winery. This one has a cherry red color and is dry but smooth, and pairs wonderfully with a rich chicken or ham dish, pasta, or a selection of mild cheeses.
Find Winterport Wines at many local merchants, or, depending on your location, have them shipped to you or a lucky gift recipient.
The 12 Days of Blues Countdown - You Can Help! How will wild blueberries and good fruit health be part of your holiday season? Let us know and you could be part of our 12 Days of Blues Countdown to the Holidays. All you need is a great idea for how something a little bit wild and a little bit blue – whether it’s a gift idea, recipe, or any holiday inspiration – will play a part in of your holiday celebration. Then, let us know about it at firstname.lastname@example.org.