Saturday, February 25, 2006 

Specials at the Kennebunkport Maine Stay

The 2nd annual wine tasting at the Maine Stay Inn was held on Saturday, February 25, 2006. Wines from Australia were sampled by the guests and the innkeepers, George & Janice.
The get together began with a brief history of winemaking in Australia, which started shortly after the first British settlement in the late 1700's.

The wines that were sampled included a Wolf Blass Gold Label Riesling 2003. Most agreed that this Riesling was the best they ever had. It was much more dry than others yet, it had a wonderful fruity flavor.

From the Riesling we moved onto the Yalumba (Aboriginal for "all the land around") Viognier (pronounced, vee-own-yay) 2004. Not as fruity as the Riesling. Most had a negative first impression of this wine and decided it was inferior to the Riesling. After a little more time trying the Viognier, most changed their opinion and, while most still preferred the Riesling they also enjoyed the Viognier.

Next we moved onto red wine. We sampled the Jackaroo (an Austrailian cowboy) Big Red 2001. This wine is a blend of Cabernet, Shiraz and Merlot. Even those who were not partial to red wine enjoyed this wine.

The last wine sampled was a nice treat. The Deco Port is a blend of a fine Californian Port and a wonderful Australian Port infused with a dark chocolate essence. The aroma of chocolate is wonderful and again, those who were not fans of Port wines even enjoyed this special dessert wine.

Each of the guests that attended this wine tasting had some great stories to offer to the discussion.

The evening was a terrific success and we look forward to our next wine tasting evening.

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Saturday, February 18, 2006 


Tuesday, February 14, 2006 

Romantic Getaway to Kennebunkport Maine

Kennebunkport, Maine - Welcome to The Maine Stay Inn and Cottages at the Melville Walker House a romantic bed and breakfast inn. The Maine Stay is perfectly situated in the historic district, just a short stroll along tree-lined streets to the fine shops, galleries and restaurants of Kennebunkport's Dock Square. Nearby nature trails, sandy beaches and quiet coves provide the tranquility that will soothe your soul.

The beaches, the rocky coast, Walker’s Point, the summer home to President Bush, the local galleries and boutiques, all are popular local diversions. Lighthouses, art museums, shopping at the outlets in Kittery and at LL Bean in Freeport are all just a short drive from Kennebunkport.

Guests of the Maine Stay Inn can choose between the Victorian romance of a 19th century Inn Room, and the private intimacy of an English Country Cottage Suite. Relax around a cozy fire or enjoy a double whirlpool Jacuzzi tub. Awaken to a traditional New England breakfast served in our dining room, or have yours delivered to your private cottage suite in a wicker basket. Whatever your pleasure, you will enjoy the grace and elegance of a simpler time while basking in the comforts of today.

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