I've enjoyed many new Rosés this summer from Virginia to Italy to France. And as the last weekend of summer is upon us, I'm enjoying a glass of it on the deck. I thought I'd share with you my favorite new Rosé discoveries of the season. 2011 VieVité Rosé Variety: 30% Cinsault, 30% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 20% [...]
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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), [...]
One of the great things about a West Coast Book Launch Tour (for my new book, KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris, France) is the great travel and wine experiences we had along the way…from Washington to Oregon to California! Next stop was California...and while it pained me to drive by Sonoma on our drive south without [...]
Champagne, Sparkling Wines ... always make any occasion festive! But it is a very complicated subject. What makes Champagne, Champagne? And what's the difference between Champagne and Sparkling Wine? During our March Fine Wine Divas event, we set out to explore the subject. Here are some of the highlights and the group favorites. What is [...]
This month for a little pre-Christmas celebration, we headed to Colonial Williamsburg...the 18th-century capital city of Virginia. Prior to the Revolutionary War, Virginia was Britain's largest, wealthiest, and most populous outpost in the New World. Today Colonial Williamsburg brings to life the story of a revolutionary city on 301-acres of Historic Area with hundreds of restored, reconstructed, [...]
There are no shortage of wine recommendations out there for what to serve with your Thanksgiving feast. Rather than sharing a lengthy list (I stick by my list from last year), I thought I'd share what I'm serving (or bringing to friends, as is our tradition) this year. Sparkling & Rosé This is a great [...]
This week marks the fifth annual Regional Wine Week. It's a week put together by Drink Local Wine encouraging wine writers to write about wines from the Other 47 States (wines that aren't from California, Washington or Oregon...the biggest wine producing states in the country) to encourage you readers to drink wines from the Other [...]
Canyon Ranch, the famous destination spa of Tucson, Arizona, will soon add the Mid-Atlantic region to their growing list of SpaClub destinations. In Spring 2013, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub® at The Homestead debuts at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. Embodying the philosophy of the world’s premier health vacation resort, Canyon Ranch SpaClub® is an extension of [...]
Today marks the kick-off of the 2nd annual DC Wine Week...a week long celebration dedicated to enjoying wine, wine education and an opportunity to help support the DC area’s growing local wineries, wine shops, wine bars, restaurants and merchants. There are hosted events each night this week, as well as paired menus and special oﬀers from participating bars [...]