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Around the World of Sparkling Wine

I'm always a big fan of sparkling wine, special occasion or none. And the holidays are the perfect time to bring out ANY bubbles. Last week, I attended an "I Brake for Bubbly" tasting at The Curious Grape, a local wine bar and shop, for a great tour through the sparkling wine world....Austria -> Chile [...]

Wine Discoveries: White & Rosé Speed Tasting at Wine Bloggers Conference 2012

In addition to visiting three fabulous wineries at the 5th Annual Wine Bloggers Conference in Portland, we had the opportunity to travel Oregon and around the world via wine glass. One lively tasting opportunity was the Live Wine Blogging, think speed dating for discovering new favorite wines. This fast paced hour has wineries visiting tables and [...]

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+ [...]

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 [...]