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
    • Jefferson Vineyards excels

      After our visit to Barboursville we traveled to Jefferson Vineyards. It has been a while since we last visited Jefferson Vineyards. We tried to on a previous trip to Charlottesville, but there literally was no parking available. Jefferson Vineyards regular tastings are $10 and include a very nice souvenir glass, but they were also offering a special that weekend for a combina ...

      Wine About Virginiain Cabernet Franc- 2 readers -
    • 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 success.

      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…

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

    … I first met François and Laurence Henry when they were at Domaine St. Martin de la Garrigue outside Montagnac. Since then the family property has been sold and they have gone on to create a new estate of their own. Domaine Henry in St. Georges d’Orques, with a first vintage in 1993. They bought vines from a coop member, eleven hectares, planted…

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

    … of the area. Tasting Notes: Veritas 2013 Viognier: 95% Viognier, 5% Petit Manseng; fermented in stainless steel, aged in neutral oak; light yellow color; peach, white floral and light citrus aromas; honeyed stone fruit into a citrusy finish; luscious mouthfeel with a nice acid backbone and lingering finish; 13% ABV; 1100 cases made; twist-off closure; SRP…

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

    … I’ve been excited by Virginia whites, and especially Virginia’s Chardonnays that, to my palate, are frequently vastly superior to those over-ripe and oaky versions from California and generally have more in common with Chablis. And I’ll take the Chards over the vast majority of “Virginia’s signature grape,” Viognier, which are too often (although…

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

    … cellar were from — guess! — Limoux. The Gérard Betrand “Cuvée Thomas Jefferson” Brut Rosé 2012, Crémant de Limoux, a blend of 70 percent chardonnay, 15 percent chenin blanc and 15 percent pinot noir, displays a very pale onion skin hue and a silvery torrent of tiny glinting bubbles. Faint notes of peaches and spiced pears offer a lightly floral…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • One Nation, Under Grog

    … making the blessed grape juice (and consequently, converting nearly the entire population to Catholicism). We like to think that Jesus drank wine as he bonded with the boys, and just about every good Christian I know is happy to follow in his footsteps, for the sake of good old fashioned "fellowship." And then there's politics. Or, politicians…

    Vino Vulture- 1 readers -
  • 30 Second Wine Advisor: Bubbly trivia: Plaques!

    … the controversy surrounding an 18th century bottle of Chateau Haut-Brion with the initials "Th. J" engraved on the bottle. Based on its rarity and its purported connection with Thomas Jefferson, Christie's auction house in London sold it at auction in 1985 for a cool $156,000, even though many considered its authentification dubious. Was it a fake… 2 readers -