LET’S KEEP WINE CLASSY
Wine used to be a very classy drink—or at least that’s how I interpreted it when I was younger. All of the names sounded so fancy: Sauvignon blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot. So it must be fancy people drinking them, right?
Since I have been of drinking age, which hasn’t been that long, I’ve seen all kinds of new wines and wine concoctions appear in the marketplace. And not all of them seem like a good idea or something I would want to drink. Wine in a box? Wine delivered to my door? Wine swaps? Those don’t sound too reliable.
Luckily for me, I don’t have to go far to enjoy high quality, delicious wine. Stark County is rich in wineries, and we keep it classy. We’re home to award-winning wines and wineries. We may be brimming with breweries—as you saw in last October’s issue—but our wineries offer the best for local oenophiles.
Highlighted in this issue are five top-rated wineries: Gervasi Vineyard, Perennial Vineyards, Maize Valley Winery, Newman Creek Cellars and Cherry Road Winery. See all of them in our Wine Guide. Get your taste buds ready and sip away!
If you want to include the kids this fall, check out our Fall Fests feature, overflowing with all kinds of festive fun. Corn mazes, hayrides, pumpkin patches—you name it, these fall fests have it. Grab the kids, pack some sweaters and make your way to Nickajack Farms Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch, Arrowhead Orchard Fall Fun, Maize Valley Fall Family Fun and Kingsway Pumpkin Farm.
Also in this issue is our annual Brave & Beautiful mini magazine featuring four women at various stages in their battle against breast cancer. They’re brave, they’re beautiful and they’re here to tell you their stories. Learn all about their journeys and heed their advice.
And I should probably mention that no, About did not get a new editor. I got married! On October 4, my now-husband Austin Davis and I said our vows to each other in a very small ceremony at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. He stole my heart, and I stole his last name. Notice the new byline.
Until next month,
Kelsey Davis, editor