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
  • Quest for the Perfect Pumpkin Beer: #11 & #10

    … The Quest for the Perfect Pumpkin Beer continues with #11 and #10 in the countdown! #11: Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale Producer: Weyerbacher Brewing Co.; Easton, PA Beer Name: Imperial Pumpkin Ale Price Range: $3.49/bottle (12 oz) ABV: 8% Appearance: Dark amber, hazy, no head Aroma: Pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, clove Virginia Pour…

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  • The Unusual Reds Of El Enemigo

    … Franc is another variety frequently used in Bordeaux blends, and it is the dominant grape in the Loire’s red Chinon wines. I’ve also tried it from all sorts of other regions around the world, and Cabernet Franc makes a mean varietal in New Mexico and Virginia, oddly enough. But as far as I can remember, I’d never tried any Cabernet Franc-based…

    Odd Bacchusin Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc -
  • Thanksgiving Wine and Food Pairing Ideas

    … and hold the 2012 for at least another year. Suitable for Turkey and ham. Lenne Estate Pinot Noir - Oregon $45 - $60 It seems to me that Lenné is all about terroir. It's possible you have never experienced such concentrated expressions of Pinot Noir. Grilled Turkey, Lamb and Beef. Ankida Ridge Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir - Virginia $42…

    William Pollard Jr/ Wild 4 Washington Wine- 1 readers -
  • Three Wines--the Key to a successful dinner

    … for the dinner. This is, after all the main event. Fess Parker wines This year we're going to Fess Parker in Virginia for the Pinot Noir. Fess Parker 2012 Pinot Noir Clone 2A Bien Nacido Vineyard - $55 Fess Parker 2012 Pinot Noir Pommard Clone - $38 We think these will even go with the cranberry sauce! Finally, comes the dessert. Our choice is a port…

    Robert Doan/ Wine 4 Your Lifein Cabernet Franc Riesling- 1 readers -
  • Daily Wine News: Raw Revolution

    … through several wines that set the bar for what Portugal can do. Meanwhile, in the Mercury News, Laurie Daniel discovers that Portugal is producing “a wave of good-quality table wines made from a dizzying array of grapes.” Andrew Jefford names some of his favorite Chardonnays out of South Africa. In Palate Press, Mary Cressler is impressed…

    David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • 20 Wine Bloggers on Thanksgiving: 2006-2014

    … recommend a big 1L bottle of Zweigelt, Austria’s signature red grape. Pair it with deep fried turkey and not burning down the house. Foodista fueled a pumpkin kick, pairing wine with vegetarian savory and sweet recipes involving the festive orange gourd. I also had a trio of under $10 picks as well. Need a vegan Thanksgiving dessert? I highly recommend…

    Jameson Fink/ Jameson Fink- 11 readers -
  • Wine Reviews: Stinson Vineyards

    …: $17 Beautiful light strawberry color. Aromas of bananas, watermelon and strawberries, with a hint of sea salt and spicy oregano. Juicy and fresh on the palate with lots of watermelon, banana and ruby red grapefruit, gushing and delicious, backed up by notes of herbs, a kick of pepper and some sea salt notes. Dry and clean but a kick of red Jolly…

    Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Sauvignon Blanc- 5 readers -
  • Three Fox Vineyards is Ready for the Holidays

    … Three Fox Vineyards, Virginia Three Fox Vineyards is located in Northern Virginia in Delaplane, Virginia. While visiting during the holidays, discover the story behind the name Three Fox. Three Fox Vineyards website: Wine Trail Traveler Three Fox Vineyards article Check Three Fox Vineyards for a selection…

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  • Petit Manseng Impresses at the 2014 Virginia Wine Summit

    … produced outside of the Jurancon region in southwest France, wine enthusiasts are likely more familiar with the sweeter versions. “Petit Manseng does not show terroir well and can hamper the beauty of so many sites in Virginia,” said Harris. “Part of our charm is the diversity of terroirs and how transparent they can be.” “With that being said…

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  • Pearmund Cellars Holiday Specials

    … We’ve already written suggestions about ApesVin’s grape seed oils and flours as well as our three wine books available online, now we turn our attention to wineries. Holiday Specials at Pearmund Cellars, Broad Run, Virginia Pearmund Cellars in Broad Run, Virginia Website: Wine Trail Traveler’s Pearmund Cellars…

    Wine Trail Travelerin Cabernet Franc- 1 readers -
  • Hitting the Century Club, in Virginia

    … Viognier Semillon Muscat Giallo Muscat Orange Muscat Canelli Nebbiolo Cabernet Franc Our next stop is Doukenie Winery where we can add: Riesling Tannat Syrah Sangiovese Wow, three wineries and we are 1/5 of the way there. Next we visit our favorite Rhone Ranger, Jordan Harris at Tarara Winery where we can add…

    CellarBlogin Sauvignon Blanc- 1 readers -
  • Anniversary drinks at Fleurie in Charlottesville

    … Anniversary drinks at Fleurie in Charlottesville Jenn and I celebrated our latest wedding anniversary by spending a family weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. The one person I happen to know there is Erin Barbour Scala (Thinking-Drinking). We previous met in New York City during her days as sommelier at Public NYC followed by The Musket Room…

    Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blogin Cabernet Franc- 1 readers -
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