Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (April 13 [O.S. April 2] 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the third President of the United States (1801–1809). He was a spokesman for democracy, embraced the principles of republicanism and the rights of man with worldwide influence. At the beginning of the American Revolution, he served in the Continental Congress, representing Virginia and then served as a wartime Governor of Virginia (1779–1781). Just after the war ended, from mid-1784 Jefferson served as a diplomat, stationed in Paris. In May 1785, he became the United States Minister to France.
Posts about Thomas Jefferson
  • Virginia Wine Tasting - Monticello AVA @VAWine

    … “We could, in the United States, make as great a variety of wines as are made in Europe, not exactly of the same kinds, but doubtless as good”. - Thomas Jefferson The original colonies were mandated by England to grow vinifera and to make wine. They failed miserably. Even Thomas Jefferson struggled for 30 years to grow vinifera, without…

    William Pollard/ Wild 4 Washington Wine- 1 readers -
  • Discovering Virginia’s Ciders during the Third Annual Cider Week

    … Castle Hill Cider Starting Friday, November 14, Virginia is celebrating the Third Annual Cider Week. The excitement continues until November 23. Events will take place at cideries and restaurants. Cider, once a very popular drink, is now on the rise again in popularity and the industry is growing quickly. Virginia has 10 cideries. According…

    Wine Trail Traveler- 2 readers -
  • Domaine Henry at St. Georges d’Orques.

    … cherries. Very intriguing. And then François opened the 2003 Mailhol. The colour is evolving a little, with notes of sous bois and mousseron the nose, and a hint of thyme. Quite mature, elegant fruit and some leathery notes. Very intriguing. Francois admitted to being agreeably surprised as to how well it had aged; he hadn’t been sure what…

    Rosemary George/ Taste Languedocin Pinot Noir Syrah Chardonnay- 4 readers -
  • VAwinechat Monticello AVA

    … This was the first month I participated in the Virginia Wine Chat, a monthly virtual gathering to discuss the wines, winemakers, wineries and regions of Virginia. September's edition focused on wines from the Monticello AVA and was the first winemaker panel discussion focused on one Virginia wine region. Emily Pelton (winemaker, Veritas Vineyard…

    Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Winein Cabernet Franc Malbec Merlot- 2 readers -
  • The Kings of Charlottesville (Part 1 of 2)

    … it seemed that Virginia winemakers selected vineyard sites based on little more than how pretty the vineyard site might look in wedding photos — naively assuming, perhaps, not unlike Thomas Jefferson, that idyllic and fecund landscapes equated to superior soil. Find a pretty view, and pretty wine would follow. But in central Virginia, around…

    Ed Comstock/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Chardonnay- 6 readers -
  • Wine of the Week

    … Here’s a winsome sparkling wine to ease you from Summer into Autumn. The Gérard Betrand “Cuvée Thomas Jefferson” Brut Rosé 2012 is designated Crémant de Limoux, meaning that it hails from the countryside around the little town of Limoux — pop. 9,781 souls — a commune and subprefecture in the Aude department in the vast Languedoc-Roussillon…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 1 readers -