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Pairing Wine with Food at your Wedding or Event (or not)

Sean Tarallo is the co-owner of Olde Virginia Gourmet & Gifts and Stevenson Ridge’s wine consultant. He also works for the Ridge as one of our banquet captains.

There are no truly “correct” answers when it comes to pairing food with wine. I say this because there are so many factors involved. The most important factor is an individual’s taste buds. Everyone’s are different! What may work for one, might not for another.

The most basic tenet of wine pairings …

 

Spicy Lemon Pepper Honey Wings

from Chef Moe

 

Hi everyone it’s Chef Moe here once again with one of my very favorite foods to make and eat: chicken wings! I love them so much, especially when it’s the beginning of football season. (Go Cowboys—whooo!) Wings are party favorites for any occasion and will most definitely be a hit no question. There are many different styles and methods of making fried chicken wings or what most people call “Buffalo wings” because they were invented in …

 

 

What do grooms do the day of the wedding?

from Cassandra

In the wedding industry, it seems that our first focus is the bride. What is the bride wearing? Where is she getting ready? What colors has she picked out? The groom tends to take a backseat to all the planning.

So what do grooms do the day of the wedding?

I wanted to shine a little light on what the guys can look forward to before they say “I Do.”

Let’s start with where you are getting ready: …

 

Woolgathering and Rain Watching

from Chris

With another fall semester about to start for me, I took a little “personal retreat” time at the Log Home yesterday. Of all Stevenson Ridge’s cabins, the Log Home has perhaps the most epic front porch for passing the time. It’s a great spot for woolgathering with a cold beer or a glass of wine. In the mornings, it’s the perfect setting for that first cup or two of coffee.

We’ve had sweltering days this week, which finally …

 

Tour some of the “best-preserved earthworks in private hands”

One of the best advantages to staying at Stevenson Ridge for Civil War buffs is that they can get a chance to see a part of the Spotsylvania battlefield that not many people get to see.

The Union Ninth Corps occupied the ground that is now Stevenson Ridge during the first week of the battle, and the Union Fifth Corps occupied it during the battle’s second week. Additionally, the Union Sixth Corps moved across part of the property. That’s ¾ …

 

Top 5 Takeaways from a Blogging Workshop

from Jennifer

Blogging is not my forte! I’m not a big fan of writing, and I enjoy my privacy. I tend to be more picture-heavy on my personal social media and let them speak for themselves. So, when I enrolled in a blogging class hosted by the University of Mary Washington’s Center for Economic Development, I was hoping for some direction and inspiration.

Accompanied by a couple of my leading ladies at work, Cassandra and Kellyn, I arrived to the …

 

Some History of Elote

from Chef Anthony

Last weekend, we prepared an authentic Spanish meal, which included the very popular elote.

Centuries ago, indigenous tribes in southern Mexico cultivated and started growing corn. Over many years, corn has spread across the world into the homes of almost all regions and has cemented itself as one of the worlds most popular vegetables. The versatility of corn has helped it reach its high demand, and it’s now also included in animal feed, ethanol fuel, and …

 

Details on Next Year’s Seventh Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge

from Chris

We are pleased to announce a few details about next year’s Seventh Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. We posted some pictures from this year’s event here, and Emerging Civil War posted some additional pictures here, so if you want to see what a good time we had, check them out!

Next year, we’ll hold the Symposium on the first full week of August: August 7-9, 2020.

Our theme will be “Fallen Leaders.”

Our …

 

Fun Times at Our Civil War Symposium

from Chris

We had a super successful Sixth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge last weekend. We’ll be announcing details for next year’s Symposium next week, so stayed tuned! In the meantime, here’s a look at some of the fun we had this year: