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Red Wine Weekend – April 5-6, 2019

Wisconsin Wine Tasting

ADVENTURE WEEKEND:  MUSHING IN BAYFIELD – AN INTERVIEW WITH BAYFIELD MUSHERS JOHN AND MARY THIEL – A TWO-PART SERIES

Sled dogs waiting to racePART I of II John and Mary Theil operate Wolfsong Adventures in Mushing in Bayfield, Wisconsin. In addition to caring for 40+ sled dogs, John, Mary, and their team also make fabulous outdoor clothing under the name Wolfsong Outerwear (available at Howl in Bayfield or online). In the summer, their mushing team continues work in another part of their business: Dreamcatcher Sailing. For John and Mary, the variety in these businesses allows them to enjoy the best of what the Bayfield area has to offer, all while raising their family and contributing to a vibrant community. Want to try your hand at this winter adventure?Read More »

ADVENTURE WEEKEND:  MUSHING IN BAYFIELD – AN INTERVIEW WITH BAYFIELD MUSHERS JOHN AND MARY THIEL – A TWO-PART SERIES

Dog sledding up a snowy hillPART II of II In part one of this interview, the Old Rittenhouse Inn talked with Wolfsong Adventures in Mushing’s John and Mary Thiel about how they got started in mushing and their family of sled dogs. In part II, below, we learn more about how and when to book a mushing adventure and what to expect from the experience. ORI: What are the options for taking part in a mushing adventure? Thiels: All of our trips allow for plenty of hands-on time with the dogs, and are structured so that guests get to know the dogs’ wonderful personalities a bit, learn about what itRead More »

Wine and Food Menus for November 2017 Red Wine Weekend

wine glasses in front of a fireplaceThe November, 2017 Red Wine Weekend at Old Rittenhouse Inn will be held Friday and Saturday, November 3-4. Here are the details: "Life is a Cabernet" Tasting and Apps Party at Le Chateau, 7:00 PM, Friday, November 3, $45/person "An Exploration of 'Other' Grape Varieties" Seminar at Old Rittenhouse Inn, 1:00 PM, Saturday, November 4, $45/person "Sideways Pinot Noir Dinner," 6-Courses with Wines at Old Rittenhouse Inn, 6:30 PM, Saturday, November 4, $75/person Please Reserve in advance: 715-779-5111. Friday’s event, Life is a Cabernet, offers Cabs from Trefethen, Buehler, Round Pond, and Daou and a buffet with Blue Cheese Bacon Tart, Brie En Croute WithRead More »

Food and Beer Pairings for 2017 Fall Brew Fest

10 different bears on a counter, lined up for a beer tasting eventNote: this photo is from a previous tasting. We are tasting ALL NEW beers at Old Rittenhouse Inn’s Fall Brew Fest, October 27-28, 2017 If you've never been to a Fall Brew weekend event at the Ritt, this would be a great time to join the fun! We taste a lot of great beers and eat some great food. We tell stories, learn some cool stuff about beer and, of course, we laugh a lot. This year, for the first time ever, we have paired ALL the food for the weekend with appropriate beers. That's right, all those yummy items on the Friday buffet tableRead More »