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Erin Go Braugh at the Cabin


Wine Women of West Virginia had their cabin weekend starting on St Patrick’s Day.  We unanimously agreed that we had to change our name. The reasoning behind the name change is we no longer just drink wine. To be honest we never just drank wine but our main focus was wine.  Our five year mission was to seek out new bottles of wine, to discover wines other than chardonnay and merlot, to boldly go where we had not gone before.  Ok so that sounds a little like Star Trek but it works.

So back to our name change. It is a work in progress.  I was thinking the Wise Women of West Virginia.  What do you all think?

Our five year mission was a success.  We found many, many, many wines that we liked and have a list of ones we love. In the coming posts I will spotlight the really good ones. But women can not live by bread and wine alone.  So we have a new mission to create drinks with spirits and when I say spirits I mean vodka, gin and whiskey!  Some of those drinks were introduced this weekend.  The theme was green.  It’s not easy being green and it’s not easy making green drinks that taste good but I do believe our resident bartenders came up with two very good ones which I will share in a later post.

Aside from drinking being at the cabin helps all of us fill our energy tanks.  Mine was exceptionally low.  But as we drove up the mountain, I could feel the tension draining.  For me there is nothing that compares to the energy the mountains hold.  Being March the weather was very unsettled.  One day it snowed which made my heart sing.  Looking out onto the tree lined mountains I watched the snow gently falling.  The smell of the air was crisp.  I think snow smells great.  People think I am crazy when I say that but when it snows the air just smells different. Whatever, I loved it.  We made a fire and sat around and laughed with a glass of wine in our hand.  So Great.

One thing that was a little disappointing was that Saturday steak night was canceled due to rain.  Torrential ran so lighting a fire in the fire pit was so out of the question.  But we did manage to have our Friday Pizza night and there were some new and fantastic pizza creations.  I will need to pull together the ingredients and share.


Almost Heaven West Virginia


Margarita Maggie(Peg) makes our West Virginia weekends possible.  She and her husband Dan own this beautiful cabin up on the mountains.

The first time she invited us girls to the cabin we were expecting to rough it.  We all had our thermal sleeping bags and long underwear and we were a caravan going up the mountain.  When we turned of in the middle of nowhere we drove on this dirt road and at the end was this beautiful “cabin”.  Actually it is a beautiful house that surprisingly enough holds lots of people really comfortably.

The first night there we drank margaritas and ate pizza.  Peg officially became Margarita Maggie that weekend. In addition to Peg receiving her nickname a tradition was started. Pizza night became the first night of the weekend.  Stayed tuned for more on Pizza.

I remember waking up to watch the sunrise over the mountains.  They have a deck on the back of their house and all you see is miles and miles of tree lined mountains. I never felt more at peace than I did the first time I watched the sunrise that first  morning. All I can say is Almost heaven West Virginia.