Matt Meineke was at an impasse. After crafting many batches of wine in his own home, Matt was running low on ways to improve the product's quality, save for one: growing the fruit himself. He and his family eventually settled on a 12.6-acre lot that was already planted with Niagara grapes. But that was barely the end of his trials. The old vines would need to be removed, the land would need to be adjusted for pH and nutrients, and the entire plot would need to be left fallow for a whole year. It would be 2011 before the first batch of wine could be bottled.
But it was worth the wait. That lovingly nurtured wine now fills the racks inside M Cellars' rustic tasting room, waiting to sigh "about time" with each popped cork. Shoes clapping on the hardwood, visitors can swirl pours of Matt's pinot noir, cabernet, and riesling into their glasses, furthering their enjoyment by snapping up bottles to take home or by expanding their wine knowledge with friends in one of the shop's Wine 101 classes.
If speed gets your blood pumping, come check out Burt Brown Racing Transmissions in Ashtabula.
Whether you just need a quick tune-up or a total overhaul, Burt Brown Racing Transmissions pride themselves on their car care.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
In the studio of Allen Stoneware Gallery, nine pottery wheels stand still, each waiting for a student to throw his or her first project. When pupils pour in, these wheels spin into action. Hands get messy, brows furrow, and vases spin into their intended shapes. After a trip to the kiln and a quick rub to free any accidentally trapped genies, the dishes are ready to be taken home.
This is just one type of class offered at the gallery, where artist Vickie Allen-Shea draws upon 38 years of art-making and art-teaching experience to make the community a little more vibrant. In addition to throwing and sculpting lessons, as well as casual BYOB workshops, her studio serves as a boutique. Shoppers can take home one-of-a-kind dishes and figures, or commission a custom-designed piece made to match their vision.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Classes are taught by professional artist, Lori Zelepsky. Specializing in vivid colors and easy to create designs. Discover your potential for creating a beautiful work of art!
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Arts on Draft provides all art materials including aprons.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I just want to make a living doing something I love.
What do you love most about your job?
Teaching people that everyone is capable of creating a beautiful painting.
2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Rusty Wallace allows amateurs to feel first-hand how a real race car rumbles as its tires scorch a professional speedway. Participants can either ride shotgun with an experienced driver or hop behind the wheel to tackle the track themselves. For more of the genuine experience, drivers don the full array of safety gear before climbing or vaulting through the window, including a sleek racing suit, helmet, and HANS neck-protection device.
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