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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% [...]

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, [...]

Graffiato: DC Spot Pairs Italian + Local Perfectly

Out last night for my husband's birthday, we discovered one of our new favorite DC restaurants...Graffiato by Mike Isabella. I'd heard the hype over the last 10 months since they opened and tried to get reservations a few times last minute but no luck. As my husband loves Italian and not too fancy, I thought [...]

Virginia Wine Expo: Some Old Favorites

For the last year, I've been exploring Virginia's burgeoning wine industry, now over 200 wineries strong. My journey started at last year's 4th Annual Virginia Wine Expo. The neat thing about attending this year's Expo is I had favorites to visit. In the next two articles, I'll share my favorite wine each was tasting at [...]

“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 [...]