A new series begins! Travel with us on “Episode from the Road”. First stop: Jewel of the Blue Ridge in Marshall, NC. We parked the little teardrop trailer we traveled with and our host Chuck Blethen took James and I on a tour of his spectacular property called Jewel of the Blue Ridge.
Over his lifetime, Chuck Blethen has been an Engineer, he studied geophysics, a businessman, inventor, entrepreneur, author, and lecturer, Chuck has 40 years’ experience traveling and drinking wines. He has been a guest lecturer at various colleges and universities, in 68 countries and he speaks four languages. In addition to being the quintessential resource on muscadine grapes and growing them, Blethen has presented two TED talks on viticulture, is the author of two books on wine etiquette and entertaining, is a guest lecturer on wine aboard several cruise lines, trains judges for North Carolina wine competitions, plus he makes grape wines, country wines, Meade, cider, beer, grappa, raises Scottish highland cows and chickens, operates an RV campground, he enjoys his ham radio and so much more, are you ready? Here we go. All Music and Lyrics by James Harrell and Ilyana Kadushin.