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3rd Annual 12 Sips of Christmas Event!

by Suzanne VanderFeen on 11/02/17

Vines 2 Wines Event is excited to be joining in with The Happy Slapowitz's Toy Bash this year!
Happy has moved their event to a FRIDAY night! We could not be HAPPIER!!!!
We offered tickets to our Wine Club Members First then to our Facebook Followers!
Come Join Us Downtown and Help Support This Fun Event for an Incredible Cause!

Fire In The Hole Recipe

by Suzanne VanderFeen on 11/07/12

I have had so many request for my Fire In The Hole drink that I feel I should just share my family recipe and then everyone can make this delight!

 Fire In The Hole Recipe

1 gallon Apple Cider
1 gallon Apple Juice
3 cups bakers sugar( It is extra fine grained)
12 Cinnamon Sticks
1 liter bottle of 190 proof pure grain alcohol(PGA)

In large stock pot heat cider,juice, sugar and cinnamon to a boil, stirring often

Allow mixture to cool to room temp

Add PGA and stir well

Pour into bottles or mason jars,seal and store in refrigerator.

Allow 3 weeks before drinking

Serve Cool

Hope to see you on the wine trail!

Suzanne aka Wine Lady

Suzanne's Sangria

by Suzanne VanderFeen on 02/28/12

Sorry it took me so long to blog this recipe.

 Glad you enjoyed the wine tastings we hosted.

Look forward to seeing all of you again!


1 bottle of Red Dry Merlot

1/2 cup Cranberry Juice

1/2 cup Orange Juice

1 /2 Pineapple Juice

1 cup sweetened Instant Tea Mix (I get the kind with Lemon added)

3 Cups Water  

1 each sliced Lemon,Lime,Orange

1 cup sprite

Mix together everything in a pitcher except Sprite and chill for at least 2 hours. Before serving add Sprite and serve over ice,top with a slice of fruit from pitcher.



Thank you Mom!

by Suzanne VanderFeen on 01/27/12

I have always given my mom the credit for my abilities to pull and define components when smelling and tasting wine. I was very young when my mother lost her eyesight to a brain tumor and in the early 1970's Colbalt Treatment diminished her senses of taste and smell.

Despite her disability, she sensed she would have a short time on earth and wanted to teach me her love of cooking. Mom would instruct me as I cooked these dishes, then have me describe the smells and tastes to her. OH how she would laugh at some of my descriptions! Mom and I decided that we were the only two people in the world who loved the smell and taste of burnt popcorn.

This month, my mother would have turned 81 years old. I believe every time I intentionally burn popcorn for myself, my mom is smiling down from Heaven and enjoying SEEING me eat that popcorn!

Wanda Lee Felton-Brethold, 1931 to 1976

Forever in our hearts

Prayer Partners Come When You Least Expect Them

by Suzanne VanderFeen on 01/04/12

I was in a hurry again! Did I not just make a promise to myself to live and embrace the present? Rushing into the post office,I locked my car keys and phone in my car.

 Walking home in the shoes I had on was not an option and everyone's phone number I knew in my head, was at work this time of day.

A gentleman leaving the post office asked me where I lived and offered me a ride home.

Now I know what you are thinking! How many times have I told Sarah, "Never take a ride from a stranger"?

Sometimes God places kind people in our paths too.

Jim Hoover talked about his good wife and church as he drove me to my home. He asked about what my husband did for a living and where we went to church.

Then he asked me for my hand as we drove the few miles left to my home. Jim and I  prayed aloud, asking God to help us know when to trust and do things for ourselves. We prayed for healing for my father inlaw.

I am so grateful God placed this Christian in my path today. And I pray that Jim be blessed and  continues to bless other people's lives. Amen