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Virginia Wine Expo: Some Old Favorites, Part 2

In this last article on the 5th Annual Virginia Wine Expo, I'll cover my last five of my old favorite wineries, all located around Charlottesville, from the last year and my favorite wine they were tasting at the Expo. Blenheim Vineyards Petit Verdot 2010 Varietal: 100% Petit Verdot Aroma: Spicy, jammy Taste: Blackberry jam with [...]

Wine Pairings for Thanksgiving Dinner

It's that time of year. Thanksgiving dinner shopping and choosing wines to serve with it. There's lots of advice out there this week on-line so thought I'd share my pairing guidance. Whether you chose red or white wine, I recommend serving both, the general advice is pair simple wines (lighter and less complex) with complex [...]

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 [...]

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+ [...]