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Virginia Governor’s Cup Gala Event

Virginia Governor’s Cup Gala held at the Main Street Station Train Shed in Richmond, Virginia on February 27, 2018.

Showdown of Virginia Sparkling Wines

We had another opportunity this year to judge Virginia sparkling wines. All the nine entrants were blanc de blancs. The judging was blind and we did not know until after the judging the wineries involved. Eight judges scored the wines and then ranked the wines from favorite to least favorite. The event was hosted by […]

Virginia Wines at Pre-WBC15

Kathy and I had a delightful evening last night starting with a special, by invitation only, dinner at Hand & Foot in Corning, New York. The two-hour event took place right before the start of the 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference, just a few blocks away. The dinner showcased several Virginia wines and the fabulous foods […]

Virginia Sparkling Wine Blind Tasting

On Sunday, February 1st a group of 11 wine tasters evaluated ten Virginia sparkling wines. Participants in the blind tasting judged the sparkling wines. All ten wines were ranked one through ten by each individual taster and then data from all tasters were combined.   The tasting was held at Wedmore Place at Wessex Hundred […]

Extreme Wine Tourism

Different travelers may have different ideas as to what constitutes extreme wine tourism. My concept involves an opportunity to walk through vineyards, taste wines, tour the winemaking facility and then spend the night on the property and not have to walk far from the lodging to a restaurant. The restaurant and lodging are the two […]

Three Fox Vineyards is Ready for the Holidays

Three Fox Vineyards is located in Northern Virginia in Delaplane, Virginia. While visiting during the holidays, discover the story behind the name Three Fox.

Pearmund Cellars’ Holiday Specials

Holiday Specials at Pearmund Cellars, Broad Run, Virginia

Virginia Cider Week Cider Salon Trade Tasting

On Monday we attended a Virginia Cider tasting at the Lemaire Restaurant in the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. The area for the tasting filled quickly as eight cideries poured their ciders. During the tasting, Virginia’s First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe read a proclamation announcing that November 14th to the 23rd was officially Virginia Cider Week. I […]

Chardonnay Day 2014

In a recent talk to a group from New Jersey wineries I spoke of the use of social media as a way to promote dialogue amongst customers and potential customers. One example I gave was using Twitter for a wine tasting. On Thursday, May 22nd, a wine tasting will take place world-wide on Twitter. You […]

What’s in a Name?

I took interest in the recent Virginia LOVE champagne for wineries. Few wineries took part in the contest and the big winner was Blenheim Winery in Charlottesville. Actually they garnered over 3,000 votes during the one-day contest while other wineries gathered between 5 and a couple hundred votes. It was an overwhelming victory that prompted […]

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