October Is Virginia Wine Month!

    October is Virginia Wine Month! Wineries and restaurants that serve Virginia wine will be having activities all month to help celebrate Virginia Wine Month. To help you plan your month, here are a few resources to look into. There are lots of activities for you to participate! Nancy and Rick from Virginia Wine In My Pocket has put together “31 Days of Virginia Wine” to help you ...

    6 readers - By Virginia Wine Time

    Drink Local Wine Week: The Importance of Vintage. Or Not.

    Virginia and Maryland vintners have become adept at turning challenges into advantages. Case in point: The region’s variable climate. We get hot vintages, humid vintages, even hurricane vintages that have us looking for arks rather than barrels. (Anyone remember 2011?) Harsh winters can take their toll, as can late spring frosts. Cicadas, ladybugs, stinkbugs — yep, we get those too.

    6 readers - By Dave Mcintyre/ Dave McIntyre's WineLine

      Fall Round-Up of Value Spirits: The Vodkas, Comrade

      The Pour Fool - - 6 readers - Frequent readers of The Pour Fool may remember that I have admitted to pretty much outright scorn at the whole idea of Vodkas that are made as nothing more than a neutral spirit intended to do absolutely nothing but inject some alcoholic content into your lemonade or tricky cocktail. I’ve never understood that and have wondered for decades why those folks don’t just buy a bot ...

      Briar Valley’s Moment

      Pennsylvania Vine Company - - 6 readers - Briar Valley’s Moment Tod and Jean Manspeaker make memories (and good wine) in Bedford. Posted on October 21, 2014 by Guest Author Images via Briar Valley’s Facebook Page The following is a guest post from Rich Rocca, a Pittsburgh-area writer who blogs regularly as the Western PA Wine Pirate. Sweet wines pay the bills.

      Two Twisted Posts winery has a building now

      Wine About Virginia - - 6 readers - Follow by Email Popular Posts Magnolia Vineyards and Winery Magnolia Vineyards is located in Amissville, Va, not far from Gray Ghost and Narmada . Owned by Glen and Tina Marchione, it is one of t... Judgement of Paris A friend of mine at work loaned me her copy of George Taber's book, Judgement of Paris: California vs. France and the Historic 1976 ... New Virginia wineries coming in 2014.

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      Howl-O-Ween Happenings for Wine Dogs

      … October 25-26 (HOWL-O-WEEN) Each week, the Wine Dogs sniff out the most PAWSOME weekend wine events in Virginia. We've found plenty of Howl-O-Ween happenings to help scare up a good time in the vineyards. Got a lead? Send it to October 25 (1-5pm), Spooktacular Halloween Party at Miracle Valley. “Monster-ously” fun…

      4 readers - By Virginia Wine Dogs Blog

      It’s a Wine Quiz!

      … to find out if your response is correct. And for more info, the number of the question is linked to the entire article written about the answer! Have fun! ~ Cindy 1. What varietals are grown in the Finger Lakes AVA? a. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot b. Riesling and Gewurtztraminer c. Sangiovese and Nero d’Avola d. Malvasia Bianca and Viognier 2…

      4 readers - By Cindy Rynning/ Grape Experiences

      Chestnut Oak in Full Bloom

      …; however, other varietals grown on the estate include Nebbiolo, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and the state grape, Viognier. The goal is to create limited production wines that best feature the terrior on the Chestnut Oak estate. During our chat, Paul and I admired the murals that lined the interior walls of a tasting room that is still in the finishing…

      5 readers - By Virginia Wine Time

      Briar Valley’s Moment

      … producing approximately 2000 cases per year. They corrected any mistakes made in the first vineyard by planting the second on a southeastern facing slope with grape varieties more suited to the slate soil. One such example, the Proprietor’s Reserve Estate White 2013 – a blend of 50% Gewurztraminer, 26% Riesling and 24% Chardonnay – which displays…

      6 readers - By Pennsylvania Vine Company

      American Wine Story: Movie Review By Richard Leahy

      … now has a winery (Alaska gets juice to make into wine from British Columbia next door). The narrator points out another truism of the story of American wine; “when pioneers hear something can’t be done, they take it up as a challenge.” Missouri winery owner Michael Amigoni owner explains “What continues to motivate me is that I’m doing something…

      4 readers - By Drink Local Wine

      Drink Local Wine Week: The Importance of Vintage. Or Not.

      …, like troubled teenagers who mature into successful adults. So Boyce and O’Herron blended them with some wine from 2008 and a bit from the super-ripe 2010 vintage. The result was Slate, an unusual melange of Bordeaux grapes — cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, malbec and petit verdot — with syrah comprising a third of the blend. Labeled…

      6 readers - By Dave Mcintyre/ Dave McIntyre's WineLine

      "resistance is futile" - visiting Breaux Vineyards again

      …; but the 2012 Marquis de Layfayette was a very good Cabernet Franc. On the cellar club side, we tried the 2010 Malbec, probably our favorite red of the day, and an interesting blend of Nebbiolo and Barbera called 6 Degrees. Our final wine tasted was the always popular 2012 Chère Marie ($19), a semi-sweet Vidal Blanc. While we were tasting all…

      6 readers - By Wine About Virginia

      "American Wine Story:" Boring documentary without a plot

      … Wine doesn't make a great documentary subject. You can't capture the feeling of drinking an amazing wine on film, and in talking about it, you risk sounding like someone describing an orgasm. That's not what makes "American Wine Story," released this week for sale online, dull. First-time director David Baker exhibits a frequent problem…

      3 readers - By W. Blake Gray/ The Gray Report

      Red Wines Shine At Whole Foods

      …October is Virginia Wine Month, and on this past Wednesday the Whole Foods Tysons in Falls Church capitalized on the celebration by featuring red wines from Pearmund Cellars. These included the 2012 Cabernet Franc and the 2012 Petit Verdot. Marketing director Neche Harris invited us to participate in the event, and we eagerly accepted. We’ve been…

      4 readers - By Virginia Wine Time

      Beer Review: Mikkeller It’s Alive!

      … I went on a bit of a Mikkeller spending spree recently so you may see a few more of their beers pop up soon. I previously reviewed a couple of Mikkeller’s brother’s beers (Evil Twin) but this will be my first Mikkeller review. This one is called “It’s Alive” and the only information that I have on it is that it’s a “Belgian Wild Ale…

      2 readers - By Eric Schiavo/ Virginia Pour House

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      … Loudoun Cou... Search This Blog Loading... About Us Wine About Virginia Fairfax County, Virginia, United States This Virginia wine blog of ours will mainly cover our visits to Virginia wineries, Virginia wine festivals, Virginia vineyards, and observations about Virginia wine. As we live in Fairfax County, this Virginia wine blog will generally cover…

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      VintageTexas: It’s Good to Know We’ve Made a Difference

      … the information I sought. Sure enough, Denise came through with Ray’s contact information and I made the connection with him and he accepted my invitation. Ray’s comments in the Food & Wine magazine article continued with praise for one of the panel’s featured wines. He said… “My favorite, a Tannat from Bending Branch Winery in Comfort, Texas…

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      Fall Round-Up of Value Spirits: The Vodkas, Comrade

      … Rating: ”Best Booze Buy“ (from my review) “…warm and inviting and reminiscent of cinnamon rolls baking in a hot oven, rose petals, new-mown hay, pipe tobacco, and stewed berry compote. It’s an intoxicating scent that miraculously carries over to the palate, presenting in a sweet, toasty, fruitcake-like note that transforms into mixed…

      6 readers - By The Pour Fool

      What defines a wine region? Questions following TasteCamp in the Hudson Valley

      … The view at Millbrook Vineyards, in the lower Hudson Valley Defining the identity of a wine region is a tough thing, especially with young and emerging wine regions – which means a lot of them, in the New World. Over six editions of TasteCamp, since 2009, in Long Island, the Finger Lakes, Niagara, Virginia, Québec and now the Hudson Valley…

      3 readers - By The Wine Case

      Best Oyster Bars in the US

      … in New York City. Pictures: Grand Central Oyster Bar: New York City Merroir: Topping, Virginia It's worth the hour-long drive from Richmond just to soak up this restaurant's view of the Rappahannock River flowing into the Chesapeake Bay. Merroir is linked to Travis and Ryan Croxton's Rappahannock Oyster Company, a pioneer in reviving the region's…

      3 readers - By Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-wine
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