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Taste Camp 2012: The Wine Stand Outs, Part 2

In The Wine Stand Outs, Part 1, I covered five of the eleven stand out wines from Taste Camp 2012, focusing on wineries I was tasting for the first time. Now let's take a look at the six wines from wineries I've tasted and/or covered before. Boxwood Winery Boxwood 2007 Variety: 42.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42.5% [...]

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

Taste Camp 2012: Loudoun County, DC’s Wine Country

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, 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, [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:20-06:00Travel, Wine|

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Red Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Gamay Merlot Montepulciano Negroamaro Petit Verdot Pinot Noir Primitivo Sagrantino Sangiovese Syrah Zinfandel

2012-05-03T20:26:51-06:00

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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

2012-05-03T20:21:34-06:00

Frederick Cellars: Maryland’s City Winery

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 [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:22-06:00Wine|

Rancho La Puerta: Local Wine

The Ranch believes "wine is an ancient, nutritious, and healthful (in moderation) food that has its place at the table and in life's celebrations." There are grape vines growing on the property that were here when the Ranch was founded, and in the early days, the grapes were used in treatments. Wine is only served [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:23-06:00Spa, Wine|

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|

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|

Winesdays Wednesdays

What a brilliant event going on at my local Whole Foods in Alexandria, Virginia every Wednesday! Since the first of the year, they've been hosting this 5-7pm event featuring wines from different regions and excellent food pairings. For only $5 you get a Whole Foods wine glass, five healthy pours of the five featured wines [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:26-06:00Wine|