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In this last article on the 5th Annual Virginia Wine Expo, I'll cover my last five of my old favorite wineries, all located around Charlottesville, from the last year and my favorite wine they were tasting at the Expo. Blenheim Vineyards Petit Verdot 2010 Varietal: 100% Petit Verdot Aroma: Spicy, jammy Taste: Blackberry jam with [...]
For the last year, I've been exploring Virginia's burgeoning wine industry, now over 200 wineries strong. My journey started at last year's 4th Annual Virginia Wine Expo. The neat thing about attending this year's Expo is I had favorites to visit. In the next two articles, I'll share my favorite wine each was tasting at [...]
The 5th Annual Virginia Wine ExpoÂ featured 76 of Virginia's now 210 wineries sampling over 400 wines. It was a great opportunity for me to hit 23 wineries and sample about 100 wines, some new discoveries and some old favorites. Today and tomorrow I'll share some of the NEW discoveries. Mountfair Vineyards 2010 Inaugural Located 20 [...]
Last weekend was the fifth annual Virginia Wine Expo in Richmond, a three day event featuring 75 of Virginia's 200+ wineries sampling more than 450 bottles of wine. Kicking off the weekend's festivities Thursday night was the prestigious Virginia Governor's Cup Awards announcement. Nine of the eleven Gold medal winners attended the Virginia Wine Expo [...]
Next up is this Sunday's 18th Annual Screen Actor Guild AwardsÂ®.Â Red carpet festivities kick off with an official Taittinger Champagne toast. TheÂ Taittinger Moment will beÂ hosted by Vitalie Taittinger, the Champagne House's Artistic Director and heiress, and Matt Czuchry, ensemble nominee for "The Good Wife." The SAG awards are another fun show as the ceremony takes [...]
For the last day of our Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, we headed into northern Sonoma County's Alexander Valley, known for Cabernet Sauvignon, and Dry Creek Valley, known for Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc produced from its warm days and morning fog off the Pacific Ocean. These two wine areas definitely feel different than the Russian River [...]
My goal at Sunday's 36th Annual Virginia Wine FestivalÂ was two part...1)Â Buy a few great examples of Virginia wine for my upcoming girls' weekend, and 2) Discover a few new Virginia wineries I haven't tried.Â Success on both fronts!! The two-day event held in Centreville, Virginia (about 30 miles west of Washington, DC) brought together 40+ [...]
Virginia, the fifth largest wine producing state in the U.S., now has over 193 wineries in production and 22 wine trails to explore. And what better place to start your tour than where it all began? In 1807 Thomas Jefferson, often called America's first wine connoisseur, planted grapes at Monticello imagining his home state would [...]