Happy Awards Season! Tonight's 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards kicks off the season...sure to be entertaining with the wine and Champagne flowing. So what will be in stars' glasses? Moët & Chandon has been the official Champagne served at the Golden Globes for 24 years. This year they are pouring their 2004 Grand Vintage Brut Rosé. The Champagne [...]
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That's the question we posed to the Fine Wine Divas for our August tasting night. Most of the ladies are big red wine drinkers. As it's summer, we thought we'd introduce them to a nice line up whites so they could certainly find something they like. 2010 Argyle Brut (Willamette Valley, OR) 2012 Reunion Torrontes (Salta, [...]
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 [...]
If you're like me and still planning your beverage and food choices for tomorrow night's 86th Academy Award's Show, pick up the starring beverages of the Governors Ball and drink like the celebrities. The Bubbles For the second consecutive year, Champagne Thiénot will be the exclusive champagne of the Oscars. During the pre-show reception, guests [...]
Gold was handed out last night in Virginia by new Governor Terry McAuliffe. And the winner of the 2014 Virginia Wineries Association's (VWA) Governor's Gold Cup...The Williamsburg Winery's 2010 Adagio! The Williamsburg Winery's Adagio, from the Italian ad agio, or 'at ease,' is a blend of 42% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot and 28% Petit Verdot. [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
As the end of July approached, I found my usual favorite summer white wines, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio, growing a bit tired on the palette. Then at a wine tasting in Virginia wine country, Early Mountain Vineyards turned me on to a white variety I haven't had much of...Seyval Blanc. The 2012 Lovingston Winery [...]
Our June Fine Wine Divas event set our members up for summer entertaining success as we tried a variety of white wines – perfect for sipping on your back patio, front porch, or in a nice air-conditioned room. Throughout the evening, we tasted the following sparkling and still white wines: J Cuvée 20 Brut (NV), [...]