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Exploring the Wines of South America

At our November Fine Wine Divas event, we explored the wide variety of South American wines tasting from Chile to Uruguay to Argentina. It’s a vast country of wine regions to explore. This great map from Wine Folly is perfect guide for finding your way around. As we learned, the South American wine industry is […]

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The Wide World of Sparkling Wine

Champagne, Sparkling Wines … always make any occasion festive! But it is a very complicated subject. What makes Champagne, Champagne? And what’s the difference between Champagne and Sparkling Wine? During our March Fine Wine Divas event, we set out to explore the subject. Here are some of the highlights and the group favorites. What is […]

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Virginia Governor’s Cup Gold: Best Wines of Virginia Named for 2013

Virginia’s top wines were named a few weeks ago with 2013 Virginia Wineries Association’s Governor’s Cup top honors going to Barboursville Vineyards’ 2009 Octagon 12th Edition. Virginia currently ranks fifth in the number of wineries in the nation with 230 and 93 of the wineries submitted 377 red and white entries for this year’s competition. Barboursville […]

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Around the World of Sparkling Wine

I’m always a big fan of sparkling wine, special occasion or none. And the holidays are the perfect time to bring out ANY bubbles. Last week, I attended an “I Brake for Bubbly” tasting at The Curious Grape, a local wine bar and shop, for a great tour through the sparkling wine world….Austria -> Chile […]

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Wine Discoveries: Not Your Typical Italian Wines

Planet Wine, one of my neighborhood wine shops in Alexandria, Virginia, started Wednesday evening wine tastings, in addition to their usual Saturdays. I noticed on Twitter, Siema Wines, a local importer/distributor I like, was going to be featured on Wednesday so I stopped by for what turned out to be a tasting of fun and different […]

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