Virginia

    The Taste of Something New: Introducing Solminer Wines

    09.17.2014 The Taste of Something New: Introducing Solminer Wines Many things motivate the ambitious wine lover, but the curious joy of discovery often ranks highest among the forces that drive us to drink widely.

    10 readers - By Vinography: A Wine Blog

    Daily Wine News: Another Look

    The view from the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Vinci, Tuscany. (Wikimedia.) “I haven’t been to Australia, but I know from professional tastings, from books and periodicals and from speaking with people in the Australian wine trade that Aussie chardonnay has undergone a stylistic evolution similar to California’s.” In the New York Times, Eric Asimov takes another look at Australian chardonnay.

    6 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog
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      The Kings of Charlottesville (Part 1 of 2)

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 6 readers - Ankida Ridge Vineyards. (Photo credit: Jordan Rongers.) The time has come to reassess the wines of Virginia. Gone are the days of weedy, green, foxy, thin and charmless wines of little consequence. In their place have emerged wines of character in a panoply of styles, many of which speak convincingly to Virginia’s terroir.

      Virginia Wine Country: Washington Post Travel Feature

      Grape Occasions - - 8 readers - Today’s Washington Post Travel section is all about Virginia Wine Country! What a treat to see, and about time in my opinion. If you still have the chance, grab it as the photos are beautiful and there’s lots of great info. If not, here’s a list of the articles with links to enjoy online.

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      Tasting pinotage from around the world – in Canada

      … / a serious wine that will improve with age / goes very well with food. Stoneboat 2010 – Canada / British Columbia (12 years) - similar in structure to the Lake Breeze but not the same weight / very good fruit, good length / very good with food. Lovingston 2011 – USA / Virginia (vineyard planted in 2008) - good open nose, very good fruit, different…

      3 readers - By GrapeGrape

      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 the newest wineries in Virginia. The tasting room is located in the basement of their home in Amissville, which was completed last summer. The winery is located in the garage. Long range plans include building…

      3 readers - By Wine About Virginia

      Stopping by North Gate Vineyard on a Saturday

      … finish. The 2011 Melange Mystere ($17) is a ready-to-drink, fruity, and very tasty red blend of Merlot and Mourvèdre. The 2012 Cabernet Franc ($20), 2012 Merlot ($19), and 2012 Meritage are all great reds. The Merlot is a spectacular example of what Virginia can do. The 2012 Meritage is better than the 2011 version that one a gold medal and a place…

      3 readers - By Wine About Virginia

      Wine Dogs Unchained at 8 Chains North; Waggin' at BOW

      …September 20-21 Each week, the Wine Dogs sniff out the most PAWSOME weekend wine events in Virginia. This week the dogs are unchained at 8 Chains North and waggin' for wine at BOW. Got a lead? Send it to Ecco@VAWineDogs.com Saturday, 9/20 (10:30am – 3pm), Wine, Walk & Wag at 8 Chains North. Check out the region's first off-leash winery dog…

      3 readers - By Virginia Wine Dogs Blog

      The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 2)

      … of Tannat vineyards though the grape has spread across the world, from Australia to South Africa. In the U.S., Tannat can be found in California, Maryland and Virginia, and in South America, Tannat is also found in Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Brazil. It is believed that Tannat may have originated around the 13th century, planted in the town of Madiran…

      4 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

      The Kings of Charlottesville (Part 1 of 2)

      …Ankida Ridge Vineyards. (Photo credit: Jordan Rongers.) The time has come to reassess the wines of Virginia. Gone are the days of weedy, green, foxy, thin and charmless wines of little consequence. In their place have emerged wines of character in a panoply of styles, many of which speak convincingly to Virginia’s terroir. For a while now I’ve…

      6 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      The Taste of Something New: Introducing Solminer Wines

      … bushy eyebrows and above rosy cheeks that miraculously seem to have some baby fat in them despite the graying goatee they frame. Delaski grew up in Virginia, the son of an Armenian mother and American father, whose career as an accountant took a turn for the prosperous when he decided to write a piece of software in the 80s that became the basis…

      10 readers - By Vinography: A Wine Blog

      ” Bras for a Cause ” Charlottesville Breast Cancer Benefit

      …Many of you may have already attended this benefit in the past, but in case you’ve missed it, let me share a bit about Bras for a Cause. The fashion show is highlighted by male models (since men can get breast cancer too) cavorting in the specially designed bras. Past theme’s have been Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, Golf theme, the Wizard…

      3 readers - By Charlottesville UnCorked

      Craft Beverages Unlimited 2015

      … 4-5, 2015 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, VA. Some highlights: Dr. Bruce Zoecklein, Enology Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech, will be joined by winemaker Clark Smith, whose “Postmodern Winemaking” was hailed as Wine and Spirits Magazine’s 2013 Book of the Year. These two experts will conduct a two-day forum on cutting…

      3 readers - By 50 States of Wine

      Beer and Guns: How Craft Beer Shows Us The Way to Disarm

      … or six of your buddies in parking lot of a Chik-Fil-A is somehow manly. It is not…and it never was. (And please note, here, that I an NOT talking about rifles as used by hunters. I hunted as a child in the mountains of Virginia and, even though I gave it up as no longer justifiable for me, I have no quarrel with hunters and target shooters…

      3 readers - By The Pour Fool

      What is a Farm Winery?

      … for at least three consecutive calendar years. Tennessee, Virginia and Rhode Island also have farm winery licenses. I'm sure other states do as well, but I've read enough wine-related statutes for the time being. So, back to the issue at hand in New York. Is the requirement of 100% NY fruit too high? Is the provision to ignore the requirement…

      1 readers - By Colorado Wine Press

      Back to Bob's (again)

      … of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. While we enjoyed our visit at Crushed Cellars, we missed the interaction with Bob on this trip. Maybe next trip. If you visit Crushed Cellars, tell them you read about the winery at Wine About Virginia. Crushed Cellars 37938 Charles Town Pike Purcellville, 20132 Phone: 1.571.374.WINE (9463)…

      1 readers - By Wine About Virginia

      Rant: Dirty Restaurant? No Worries If It's Authentic

      … Evaluations of Restaurants was published in Management Science. The study was conducted by Glenn Carroll of Stanford Graduate School of Business, David W. Lehman of the University of Virginia and Balázs Kovács of the University of Lugano, Switzerland. Their study included statistical analysis of over 724,000 consumer reviews from Yelp (of over 9700…

      By The Passionate Foodie

      Black Dog Music and BBQ Festival Sets Feet Stomping and Tails Wagging

      …September 13-14, 2014 Each week, the Wine Dogs sniff out the most PAWSOME weekend wine events in Virginia. This week the action is at Chateau Morrisette with the Black Dog Wine & BBQ Festival. Can't make it out to Floyd, there's music and harvest festivals this weekend throughout Virginia wine country. Got a lead? Send it to Ecco…

      3 readers - By Virginia Wine Dogs Blog