Concord couple finds niche making wine, running winery
February 22, 2015
Published in the Cabarrus Section of the Charlotte Observer
By Marty Price
Concord resident Sara Pless came to the Cougar Run Winery on Jan. 30 looking for some information on wines.
“I know red wine is good for us, but I really don’t like the heavy reds, is there something you could recommend,” Pless asked.
Owner Deb Filkins, 61, suggested she taste a younger wine, like their Gentle Spirits. Similar to a Beaujolais wine, with fewer tannins – a sometimes bitter component from the skins, seeds and stems of the grape.
Pless liked the taste and requested a bottle. Filkins then offered her a sample one of their dessert wines, Poetry, which is a chocolate hazelnut port.