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
  • Ben's Blush: Domaine de Nizas

    … a program that runs the gamut of marketing, winemaking, grape growing, and directed tasting seminars for the Colorado wine industry. I co-led a tasting of syrah from around the world that seemed to go over well. I also tasted some very nice wines from Maryland, Virginia, Washington, and of course Colorado. Traveling and being away from home has both…

    Kyle Schlachter/ Colorado Wine Pressin Syrah- 5 readers -
  • Sophistication and Elegance Offered at RdV

    … that makes vines struggle for water and nutrients and thus well suited for producing grapes that produce world-class wines. Sixteen acres of the RdV site is devoted to growing four of the five Bordeaux varietals, and these include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. And the name RdV? These are the initials of owner Rutger de…

    Virginia Wine Timein Cabernet Franc- 4 readers -
  • Quick Pour: Dr. Konstantin Frank Dry Riesling 2012

    … Dr. Konstantin Frank Dry Riesling 2012 Producer: Dr. Konstantin Frank Region: Keuka Lake, Finger Lakes AVA, New York, United States Price: $14.99 Vintage: 2012 Varietals: 100% Riesling ABV: 12% Virginia Pour House Notes: Smooth apple and citrus dance from the delicate aromas on the nose to the honey laced fresh fruit on the palate adding a rich…

    Virginia Pour Housein Riesling- 5 readers -
  • Delaplane Cellars meet-up

    … white to rosé to red and finally to an off-dry white. The 2013 Chardonnay ($27) is light, but creamy, with nice apple flavor, some crispness, and some vanilla from the oak. We later purchased a bottle to go with our baguette and olive oil. We next had a dry 2011 Rosé ($20) made from a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Next came…

    Wine About Virginiain Merlot- 4 readers -
  • Narmada

    …. The flight three "star" of five wines (plus a bonus of a tasting of Mom) was the Cabernet Franc Reserve ($31), a very good Cabernet Franc with a long finish. After our tastings, we ordered a bottle of chilled Mom and some Samosas from Narmada's menu of Indian food. The semi-sweet Mom paired quite well with the spicy chutney served with the samosas…

    Wine About Virginiain Cabernet Franc- 3 readers -
  • Tasting new wines at Gadino Cellars

    …, the prices very reasonable, and they aren't pretentious at all. When you visit, please mention you read about Gadino Cellars at Wine About Virginia. Gadino Cellars 92 Schoolhouse Road Washington, Virginia 22747 Phone: 540-987-9292 …

    Wine About Virginia- 6 readers -
  • Fero Sapervai 2013

    … Lakes decades earlier by Dr. Konstantin Frank. A cold-tolerant grape, Saperavi could be considered a natural for vineyards stretching from New England to Virginia. Closer to home, in 2010, Chuck Zaleski of Fero Vineyards and Winery planted 600 vines of Saperavi in the Central Susquehanna River Valley. He thinks it’s the first commercial planting…

    Jeff Alexander/ Pennsylvania Vine Company- 3 readers -
  • Jackal Bird A Bright South African Star

    … to the same high school in Atlanta. He later graduated from the University of Georgia and she graduated from the University of Virginia. He became an investment banker, got married and moved to California. When they had a chance to buy 600 acres in Santa Barbara and plant them with grapevines they decided to try the wine business. That property…

    Dennis Sodomka/ 2 readers -
  • 2015 Virginia Winery Guide available

    … Sharing the press release from the Va wine marketing board: January 6, 2015 Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office Contact: Amy Ciarametaro Phone: (804) 344-8200 E-mail: 2015 VIRGINIA WINERY GUIDE AVAILABLE FOR DISTRIBUTION Richmond, VA - January 6, 2015 - The 2015 Virginia Winery Guide, produced…

    Wine About Virginiain Cabernet Sauvignon- 7 readers -
  • Quick Pour: Fabbioli Cellars Tannat 2011

    … Fabbioli Cellars Tannat 2011 Producer: Fabbioli Cellars Region: Northern Virginia, Virginia, United States Price: $45 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 76% Tannat, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot ABV: 13.9% Virginia Pour House Notes: Leather leads the dancing on the nose as it is followed closely by ripe blackberry and hints of black cherry…

    Virginia Pour House- 3 readers -
  • Quick Pour: Lamadrid Single Vineyard Malbec 2009

    … Lamadrid Single Vineyard Malbec 2009 Producer: Lamadrid Estate Wines Region: Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina Price: $17.99 Vintage: 2009 Varietals: 100% Malbec ABV: 14% Virginia Pour House Notes: Aromas of garden-fresh herbs and blackberry with a medium-bodied palate complimented by ripe cherry flavors with dried blackberry undertones. The mid…

    Virginia Pour Housein Malbec- 3 readers -
  • Sipping with Cigars

    … an appreciation for them. Naked Mountain happens to make a superb port style wine that's perfect for this moment. Naked Mountain, Virginia Soar II, Port Style Note: True Port wines only come from Portugal. Nose: Chocolate, almost like a tootsie roll with raspberry. Palate: Black cherry, plum with medium sweetness. Much lighter than an average…

    Sarita Cheaves/ Vine Me Up- 2 readers -
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