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Virginia Wine Expo NEW Wine Discoveries

The 5th Annual Virginia Wine Expo 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 [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:24-06:00Wine|

March is Virginia Wine & Dine Month

Virginia Wine & Dine Month, with its Love by the Glass promotion, is a celebration of Virginia wines at more than 500 participating restaurants and wine shops across Virginia making March the perfect month to explore Virginia wine. Visit Virginia Wine's Wine & Dine site to find special events, restaurant offerings and retail promotions. Here's a [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:25-06:00Wine|

Virginia Wine Expo Wine Discoveries: Well Hung Vineyards

The 5th Annual Virginia Wine Expo last weekend featured 76 of Virginia's now 210 wineries sampling over 400 wines. It was a great opportunity to hit 23 wineries and sample about 100 wines, some new discoveries and some old favorites. Over the next few articles I'll share some of my finds. Well Hung Vineyards This [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:25-06:00Wine|

Tasting Virginia’s Gold

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 [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:25-06:00Wine|

“Napa is for auto parts and Virginia is for wine”

That's what Virginia's Governor Robert McDonnell said at Thursday night's Virginia Wine Month celebration hosted by the Virginia Tourism Office and Virginia Wine Board at Lincoln Restaurant in Washington, DC. :) Unfortunately I was out of town so couldn't attend but luckily Virginia Wine TV covered it so I was able to catch the highlights thanks [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:35-06:00Wine|

Lots to Celebrate this Virginia Wine Month

Virginia Wine Month kicked off yesterday 1 October and with almost 200 wineries now in the state, there are lots of ways to celebrate. Virginia Wine's website features all the ways to 'discover your local crush,' this year's theme: Restaurants offering Virginia wines by the glass and other specials. Events day by day guide like [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:36-06:00Wine|

Virginia Wine of the Month Club

Just in time for Virginia Wine Month (starts tomorrow Saturday 1 October), I received my first shipment from the Virginia Wine of the Month Club! I discovered this convenient service at the Virginia Wine Festival a few weeks ago. They've been delivering monthly shipments of Virginia wine to members for 22 years! Each month they [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:36-06:00Wine|

Nine Virginia Wines Worth the Sip

My goal at Sunday's 36th Annual Virginia Wine Festival was two part...1) 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.  Success on both fronts!! The two-day event held in Centreville, Virginia (about 30 miles west of Washington, DC) brought together 40+ [...]

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

Exploring Virginia Wine Country: The Birthplace of American Wine

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 [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:39-06:00Wine|

Proud to be a Virginia Wine Lover: 2011 Wine Bloggers Conference Highlights

Last weekend I was extremely proud to see my home state of Virginia roll out the red carpet as host of the fourth annual North American Wine Bloggers Conference in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia (also home of my alma mater University of Virginia). The three-day event brought together wine bloggers and wine industry leaders giving them [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:40-06:00Wine|