Virginia

Virginia (/vərˈdʒɪnjə/), officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a U.S. state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States. Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" due to its status as a former dominion of the English Crown, and "Mother of Presidents" due to the most U.S. presidents having been born there. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city, and Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision.
Posts about Virginia
    • 12 Beers of Christmas: Green Flash Double Stout (Day 6)

      The sixth day of Beermas features an enormous, tasty stout from the West Coast! Green Flash Double Stout Producer: Green Flash Brewing Company; San Diego, CA Beer Name: Double Stout Style: Stout Price Range: $3-4 / bottle (12 oz) ABV: 8.8% Appearance: Solid black, almost no head Aroma: Roasted malt, sweet, milky Virginia Pour House Review: The beer pours a solid black with a ...

      Eric Schiavo/ Virginia Pour House- 33 readers -
    • Wine Tourism and the American Wine Consumer

      An article in Wine Business.com highlighted a Snapshot of the American Wine Consumer in 2014 by Liz Thach, Janeen Olsen & Tom Atkin. Two items caught my attention. The first was: How often do you buy wine at the following locations? Wine/liquor stores was the most popular place to purchase wine while online was the least preferred.

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    • Thank You and Happy 8th Anniversary

      This time of year gets away from me. Whoosh, like the horse I was riding the summer I spent working with my grandfather when I was 16 years old. One moment all was fine, then I was struggling to stay saddled while the horse tried to scrape me off with tree branches! I'm hanging on. And enjoying the thrill of the ride as I do.

      William Pollard/ Wild 4 Washington Wine- 2 readers -
  • 12 Beers of Christmas: Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron (Day 11)

    … One of my favorite Dogfish Head beers makes an appearance on the 11th day of Beermas! Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron Producer: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery; Milton, DE Beer Name: Palo Santo Marron Style: Brown Ale Price Range: $3-4 / bottle (12 oz) ABV: 12% Appearance: Black, opaque with small tan head Aroma: Wood, smoke, malty Virginia Pour…

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  • Breaux Vineyards Cellar Club first pick up

    … Breaux Vineyards cellar club pick up successfully completed, we said our farewells to Amanda and to Breaux Vineyards and headed to a lunch at Magnolia's at the Mill. When you visit Breaux Vineyards, please mention you read about them on Wine About Virginia. Breaux Vineyards 36888 Breaux Vineyards Lane Purcellville, Virginia 20132 Phone: (540) 668-6299 …

    Wine About Virginiain Cabernet Sauvignon- 5 readers -
  • 12 Beers of Christmas: Flying Dog Double Dog (Day 10)

    … Back-to-back Maryland beers, as Flying Dog’s flagship double IPA makes the list! Flying Dog Double Dog Producer: Flying Dog Brewery; Frederick, MD Beer Name: Double Dog Style: Double IPA Price Range: $2-3 / bottle (12 oz) ABV: 11.5% Appearance: Bright amber, nice foamy white head Aroma: Malty and earthy with some pine notes Virginia Pour House…

    Eric Schiavo/ Virginia Pour House- 2 readers -
  • 12 Beers of Christmas: Evolution Rise Up Stout (Day 9)

    … The 9th day of Beermas features a local Maryland stout brewed with coffee. Evolution Rise Up Stout Producer: Evolution Brewing Company; Salisbury, MD Beer Name: Rise Up Stout Style: Stout Price Range: $2-3 / bottle (12 oz) ABV: 6.7% Appearance: Solid black, small tan head Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, bitter, cocoa Virginia Pour House Review…

    Eric Schiavo/ Virginia Pour House- 3 readers -
  • Drinking Lessons from Harvest

    … From Naked Mountain Winery. Note: This is a guest post from Aaron Menenberg, a wine enthusiast who has worked two vintages at Naked Mountain Winery in Markham, Virginia. We were hosting a wine critic. So early in the morning, the winemaker and I met up to decide which wines to pour — and open the bottles that needed air. When we poured one…

    Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog- 3 readers -
  • Blenheim Vineyards

    Following our visit to Trump Winery, we literally went a few hundred yards down the road to Blenheim Vineyards. One can see some of Trump's vineyards directly behind Blenheim. The Blenheim tasting room is unique. You walk past windows looking down into the barrel room as you move towards the tasting bar. Tastings at Blenheim are $5 per person.

    Wine About Virginia- 3 readers -
  • 12 Beers of Christmas: Schlafly Christmas Ale (Day 8)

    …, nutty Virginia Pour House Review: Schlafly Brewing Company rotates seasonal limited-release beers in their Special Release series. These include Tasmanian IPA, Pumpkin Ale, and the latest, Christmas Ale. This one pours a deep, clear brown, roughly chestnut-colored, with a thin, foamy, tan head. The aroma is spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg…

    Eric Schiavo/ Virginia Pour House- 5 readers -
  • From the slopes of an American Olympus...

    … From the slopes of an American Olympus... an ideal label - simple, elegant, evocative. Last week I tasted a sangiovese that was vinified from grapes grown adjacent to Thomas Jefferson's original plot at Monticello. The vintner, Gabriele Rausse, has for decades made the wine behind various Virginia labels, including his own…

    Jim Conaway/ Nose- 4 readers -
  • Trump Winery

    … is made from three traditional grapes: Chardonnay, a white grape; and Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, two red grapes whose juice is referred to as Blanc de Noir or "white from black"). This sparkling wine was very good. We loved the toasty,yeasty aromas and crisp apple flavors. We next tasted a Sparkling Rose 2009 ($28), which we enjoyed as well. We…

    Wine About Virginiain Pinot Noir Merlot- 5 readers -
  • 12 Beers of Christmas: Sly Fox Christmas Ale (Day 5)

    … Day 5 features a festive ale from Pennsylvania! Sly Fox Christmas Ale Producer: Sly Fox Brewing Co.; Pottstown, PA Beer Name: Christmas Ale Style: Spiced Ale Price Range: $2-3 / can (12 oz) ABV: 5.5% Appearance: Deep amber, clear, small white head Aroma: Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg Virginia Pour House Review: The beer pours a clear, deep, amber…

    Eric Schiavo/ Virginia Pour House- 2 readers -
  • 12 Beers of Christmas: BrewDog Hardcore IPA (Day 4)

    … The 4th day of Beermas features a beer from the Brew Dogs in Scotland! BrewDog Hardcore IPA Producer: BrewDog Brewery; Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Beer Name: Hardcore IPA Style: English IPA Price Range: $3-4 / bottle (12 oz) ABV: 9.2% Appearance: Mostly clear amber, fizzy off-white head Aroma: Slight booziness, almost metallic, but hoppy…

    Eric Schiavo/ Virginia Pour House- 2 readers -
  • 12 Beers of Christmas: 21st Amendment Fireside Chat (Day 2)

    … standbys. Day 1 was Bell’s Cherry Stout, a seasonal beer but also one of my favorite stouts. Now, on to Day 2: 21st Amendment Fireside Chat Producer: 21st Amendment Brewery Beer Name: Fireside Chat Style: Spiced Beer Price Range: $2 / can (12 oz) ABV: 7.9% Appearance: Dark brown, foamy tan head Aroma: Dark fruit, plum, fig, nutty, cocoa Virginia Pour…

    Eric Schiavo/ Virginia Pour House- 3 readers -
  • 12 Beers of Christmas: Bell’s Cherry Stout (Day 1)

    … Day 1: Bell’s Cherry Stout Producer: Bell’s Brewing Company Beer Name: Cherry Stout Price Range: $3 / bottle (12 oz) ABV: 7% Appearance: Black, not cloudy, very thin off-white head Aroma: Cocoa, black licorice, cherry Virginia Pour House Review: The beer pours a clear black with almost no head. The aroma is rich with cocoa, black licorice…

    Eric Schiavo/ Virginia Pour House- 4 readers -
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