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, [...]
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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), [...]
There are more and more "on the go" wine packages out there. Last weekend at BOTTLEROCKET in New York City, I found a great Italian option! Fuori Strada is the brand and winemaker...bringing you wines from 'the road less traveled,' fuori strada in Italian. The wines start with organic Italian grapes. They have two wines, Grillo [...]
To celebrate Maryland Wine Week, running through Sunday 17 June, I visited the Annapolis Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday. The event included a wine festival with over 15 Maryland wineries sampling a selection of their wines. It was a great opportunity to meet some of the winery owners, winemakers and get a sense of [...]
White Chardonnay Chenin Blanc Casal Garcia Furore Bianco Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio Sauvignon Blanc Viognier
Red Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Gamay Merlot Montepulciano Negroamaro Petit Verdot Pinot Noir Primitivo Sagrantino Sangiovese Syrah Zinfandel White Chardonnay Chenin Blanc Casal Garcia Furore Bianco Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio Sauvignon Blanc Viognier Champagne Sparkling & Prosecco Rosé Port
We went to Frederick this weekend for antique shopping and by day's end we were drinking wine, including local Maryland wine. We knew we wanted to check out The Wine Kitchen but walking down North East Street from an antique store, I saw huge steel wine tanks inside an old brick warehouse...the home of Frederick [...]
Out last night for my husband's birthday, we discovered one of our new favorite DC restaurants...Graffiato by Mike Isabella. I'd heard the hype over the last 10 months since they opened and tried to get reservations a few times last minute but no luck. As my husband loves Italian and not too fancy, I thought [...]
This little country in southeast Europe sits between Romania and the Ukraine not far from the Black Sea and is home to a region that has been making wine for thousands of years! Attending Taste of Washington, DC last fall, I came upon an eight table wide sampling station of Moldova Wine hosted by the [...]