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  • Do bloggers have an obligation to wineries that wine and dine them?

    … When I was a working critic I was very particular about not letting wineries spend money on me. I had the reputation of not going out to lunch or dinner on the winery’s dime. I did it every once in a while, but tried to keep it rare. I also was extremely fussy about letting wineries spend money on me in other ways. This was only partly because…

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  • Quest for the Perfect Pumpkin Beer: #15 & #14

    … The Quest for the Perfect Pumpkin Beer continues with #15 and #14 in the countdown! #15: Ithaca Country Pumpkin Producer: Ithaca Brewing Company; Ithaca, NY Beer Name: Country Pumpkin Price Range: $2.49/bottle (12 oz) ABV: 6.3% Appearance: Dark amber, almost orange, not entirely clear Aroma: Pumpkin spice, cinnamon Virginia Pour House Review…

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  • Quest for the Perfect Pumpkin Beer: #17 & #16

    … The Quest for the Perfect Pumpkin Beer continues with #17 and #16 in the countdown! #17: Troeg’s Master of Pumpkins Producer: Troeg’s Brewing Company; Hershey, PA Beer Name: Master of Pumpkins Price Range: $7.00/draught (10 oz) ABV: 7.4% Appearance: Copper-colored and clear Aroma: Faint pumpkin and spice Virginia Pour House Review: I got…

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  • Blogiversary!

    … Today is our 9th blogiversary! Nine years ago today we started Virginia Wine Time. In that time we’ve visited 171 wineries in Virginia. We still have many more to visit. We have 878 posts about wine with 577 comments from readers like you! While blogs have lost some of their popularity over the years, we do plan to continue to visit Virginia…

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  • Quest for the Perfect Pumpkin Beer: #19 & #18

    … The Quest for the Perfect Pumpkin Beer continues with #19 and #18 in the countdown! #19: Devil’s Backbone Pumpkin Hunter Producer: Devil’s Backbone Brewing Co; Roseland, VA Beer Name: Pumpkin Hunter Price Range: $1.99/bottle (12 oz) ABV: 5.1% Appearance: Clear amber, very little head Aroma: Lots of pumpkin meat, hints of pumpkin spice, cinnamon…

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  • Wine bloggers: Blogging, or slogging?

    … do. I think I’ve failed to post maybe ten times since May, 2008. Most of those have been due to illness. One or two were because of hangovers. But usually, no matter how I’m feeling, I post dailyt, for me—and for you. The reason this matters is because blogs really do represent an important evolution in wine writing. And wine writing, of course…

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  • Quest for the Perfect Pumpkin Beer: #23 & #22

    … The Quest for the Perfect Pumpkin Beer continues with #23 and #22 in the countdown! #23: Uinta Punk’n Producer: Uinta Brewing Company; Salt Lake City, UT Beer Name: Punk’n Price Range: $1.99/bottle (12 oz) ABV: 5% Appearance: Pale orange, cloudy, no head Aroma: Pumpkin, cinnamon, brown sugar Virginia Pour House Review: The beer pours a hazy…

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  • Holiday Wines, Part 1: Sparkling Wines

    …. As it turns out, our youngest generation, the Millennials, has discovered the quality and reasonable prices of sparkling wine. A recent poll showed that 61% of Millennials considered themselves to be frequent drinkers of bubbly, compared to 36% of Gen Xers and only 22% of Baby Boomers. As an aging Baby Boomer myself, I can attest to the tendency…

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  • MacPhail Tales: Chasing the Muse of of Terroir and Noir

    MacPhail Tales: Chasing the Muse of of Terroir and Noir By Glen Frederiksen In the world of wine, Pinot Noir has a reputation as a fickle grape, capable of sublime complexity and, conversely, sour, vegetal displeasure. The road to Pinot Noir perfection is fraught with missteps and pitfalls, enough to drive a winemaker over the edge.

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