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The King of Red: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon, one of the BIG six grape varieties, is often referred to as the King of Red. At a January event of the Fine Wine Divas, as we tasted through eight fabulous Cabernet Sauvignon wines from around the world, I was reminded of what makes this grape fabulous! Cabernet, as it can simply be [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:11-06:00Wine|

Cabernet Is King

Yesterday was the 2nd annual #Cabernet Day, virtual wine tasting event + some live events hosted in a few cities. While I typically wouldn't be drinking red wine yet (I like reds when its cold outside and/or I'm eating Italian), I jumped on the bandwagon, got out a few Cabs from my wine rack and [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:37-06:00Wine|

Grab a Cab Thursday & Join #Cabernet Day

I'm getting sad summer is coming to an end :( but what better way to welcome in September than with International Cabernet Day this Thursday 1 September. Anyone, anywhere can participate! Last year 3,000 people in six countries joined the fun! It's an all day virtual event started by Rick Bakas. There are also in-person events [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:38-06:00Wine|

Exploring the Wines of South Africa

At our last Fine Wine Divas event, we explored the world of South African wines with Cape Classics, the premier South African wine importer in the U.S. From Rosé to Whites to Reds, Cape Classics tasted us through the following line up we tasted through a selection of Cape Classics... Mulderbosch Rose 2013 Bayten Sauvignon Blanc 2013 [...]

2014-05-11T18:25:56-06:00Wine|

Lodi, California: Historic Zinfandel Capital

When you hear California wine, you most likely think Napa and Sonoma. But there's a great wine region that's been flourishing for 150 years not too far from there...Lodi, California. Lodi is one of California's major wine growing region, located 100 miles east of San Francisco. It's characterized by a rural atmosphere and farms run [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:06-06:00Wine|

Exploring the Wines of South America

At our November Fine Wine Divas event, we explored the wide variety of South American wines tasting from Chile to Uruguay to Argentina. It's a vast country of wine regions to explore. This great map from Wine Folly is perfect guide for finding your way around. As we learned, the South American wine industry is [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:06-06:00Wine|

Stack Wines: More Wine to Take with You

I know...do we need another on-the-go wine packaging?!? But this one caught my eye recently at World Market (which, by the way, has a nice new Wine Department design at my local store in Arlington, VA). Stack Wines...Take It With You™ was  "innovated for simple style, top quality taste, and ultra convenience for the home, [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:07-06:00Wine|

Autumn Food & Wine Parings with Fine Wine Divas

Our Fine Wine Divas October event was all about this delicious season, Autumn Food & Wine Pairings. We gathered at the fabulous new hotel and hot spot in Washington, DC, The Graham Georgetown, in their farm-to-table restaurant, A.G.B. And our wine selection for the evening took us around the world: NV Steininger Grüner Veltliner from Austria 2012 [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:07-06:00Travel, Wine|

October is Virginia Wine Month: Out on the Wine Trails

This month marks the 25th Anniversary of Virginia Wine Month! Restaurants, retailers and wineries across the state are celebrating providing plenty of opportunities to explore! Virginia is home to more than 230 wineries and vineyards, seven American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), nearly two dozen wine trails and rates fifth in the nation for wine grape production. [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:07-06:00Wine|

Discovering New Wine Varieties & Regions: Furmint from Tokaj, Hungary

This Wine Wednesday I'm trying a grape variety AND region I have yet to write about...Furmint from the Tokaj region of Hungary. At the lovely new wine boutique, DCanter, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Friday, Michael introduced me to the wine, Evolúció.   Hungarian wine dates back to Roman times.Since the fall of [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:07-06:00Wine|