Last weekend I attended the 5th Annual Wine Bloggers Conference in Portland, Oregon and Oregon wine country, the Willamette Valley. It was information and tasting overload so there's a ton to share! First you may ask, what is a Wine Bloggers Conference? I was wondering that same thing when I attended the 4th annual last year held [...]
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Wine bloggers of the world have descended on Oregon this week to explore the state's wine offerings. For those of you that haven't tried an Oregon Pinot Gris or Pinot Noir, get out there and get one! Over the next few days and weeks, I'll share more about the world of Oregon wine. I spent [...]
It's hot which is perfect Rosé weather as it's light, crisp and refreshing wine, and a pretty pink shade. Over the last few weeks I've tried several new Rosés at local wine bars. Last night I finally visited Screwtop Wine Bar in Clarendon, a neighborhood in Arlington, Virginia. Their motto...drink what you like. So I [...]
At this year's 22nd Annual Chef's Best Dinner & Auction, always a fabulous event benefitting the wonderful Food & Friends organization, I was delighted to find a wine tasting table among the 55 DC area best chefs' tables! B&L Brands was on hand to sample 13 of their wines. Unfortunately I discovered them when they [...]
Walking Tranquility Vineyards outside Purcellville with Ben Renshaw was an interesting Taste Camp discussion. We were literally in owners Al and Mary Taylor's backyard. Planted in 1999, Ben has managed the five acre vineyard since 2005. His first season in the business was 2004. Tranquility supplies grapes for Ben's 8 Chains North Winery as well [...]
Last weekend I had the pleasure of being one of 40 wine writers participating in Taste Camp 2012. After meeting in Long Island, the Finger Lakes and Niagara the last three years,Â Loudoun County was chosen for 2012...Washington, DC's wine country. Lucky for me, and everyone else that lives in / visits the DC metro area, [...]
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
Rosé is back in season...at least here in the Washington, DC area where temperatures are already soaring, making it the perfect time for the refreshing wine. I've discovered two new ones you'll definitely want to check out. Â 2011 A to Z Rosé Varietal: 100% Sangiovese organically grown Aroma: Strawberry, raspberry, blueberry Taste: Juicy watermelon and [...]
Tasting with Larry Miller, owner and winemaker of Stangeland Vineyards & Winery in Oregon, you feel right at home with him and his wines. On a little East Coast tour, Larry was at Planet Wine in Alexandria yesterday giving customers a peak into his four-acres of vineyards in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. As a fan [...]