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Virginia’s Father of Modern Wine

As wine bloggers and industry leaders convene in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend for the Wine Bloggers Conference, I thought it appropriate to highlight the man many call the Father of the Virginia's modern wine industry. While Thomas Jefferson started it all at Monticello, Gabriele Rausse made Virginia wine country a reality. In 1976 the Italian [...]

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

Wine with our Founding Father

This weekend George Washington's home in Alexandria, Virginia hosted the Mount Vernon Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour. You can enjoy candlelit tours of the Mansion including a peek into the rarely seen cellar where Washington stored his wine, live jazz music and the main feature of the evening... samplings from Virginia wineries. Under the [...]