If you're a wine lover looking for activities in Mississippi or Alabama, then you're in luck — the area is chock full of tastings, wineries and other fun-filled activities for those who love wine. Check out the area's best wine-related activities the next time you feel like a glass of red or white.
Have a sip and a puff in Huntsville, Ala.
If you're in search of a fine wine and maybe a nice cigar, then Vintage Wine and Cigars in Huntsville has you covered. The shop features a two-story lounge, a wide selection of top-tier and high-class wines, as well as a large, walk-in humidor. Aficionados and novices alike will find the courtesy and help they need at this establishment, whether your goal is to pick out a gift or spend an afternoon relaxing with friends. For more information, visit www.vintagewineandcigars.com.
Have a seat at the bar in Madison, Ala.
The Stem & Stein Wine Cellar and Bar combines an impressive retail store with a restaurant and wine bar, making it a mecca for wine lovers. Select a bottle from the store to drink in the restaurant for a $10 corkage fee, or choose from more than 30 varieties of wine sold by the glass. The Stem & Stein also offers weekly wine tastings every Thursday, which include samples of six different wines and some light appetizers for only $10. Visit www.thestemandstein.com for more information.
Take a tour of the Alabama Wine Trail
Making a day trip out of touring Alabama's various vineyards is one way to soak up as much of the beauty of the wine country as possible. You can either create your own trip through several of the area vineyards as detailed at www.alabamawinetour.com, or take a bus trip hosted by Rare Transportation. The Rare Transportation tours include a tour and tasting at each vineyard, as well as a stop for lunch at Morgan Creek. Call 205-980-7273 for a quote.
Show some love for muscadine wine in Natchez, Miss.
Muscadine grapes are a sweet Southern tradition showcased in the wines of the Old South Winery. The family owned and operated winery has been around since 1979. Stop by and visit the Galbreath family for a tasting, or to pick up a bottle of their wine straight from the source. For more information, check out www.oldsouthwinery.com.
Visit a one-stop shop for all things vino in Jackson, Miss.
Where can you find hundreds of high point-scoring wines at a discount price, charitable tastings, educational classes and more? Kats Wine and Spirits does it all, with impeccable style. Reserve crystal glassware for parties, shop their selection of mixers and accessories or join an educational tasting. A scoreboard on their website displays the number of 90+ point wines in stock at different price points, and is also a great place to learn about their other services. Visit www.katswine.com for details.
Whether you want to spend a day touring the Alabama wine trail or visit a scenic Mississippi winery, the area has everything a wine lover could want or need. Take note of some of the best stops around for wine lovers next time you're craving a great glass of vino.