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Keswick Vineyards: There’s a Virginia Viognier for Everyone

January’s Virginia Wine Chat (#VAWineChat) hosted by Frank Morgan of Drink What YOU Like took us to Keswick Vineyards for a comparative tasting of Viognier, the state’s official white grape. Frank sat down with winemaker Stephen Barnard to talk wine, winemaking, Virginia and more. Stephen hails from Cape Town, South Africa. In 2002 after studying wine, […]

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It’s Virginia Wine Month: A Look at Virginia’s Official Grape, Viognier

It’s Virginia Wine Month! With nineteen days left in October, there’s still time to discover your local Virginia crush…which one of the 210 wineries AND which grape variety? One of my favorite grape varieties is Virginia’s official grape, Viognier. A grape and wine variety originating in the French region of Condrieu in Northern Rhône, Viognier grows very […]

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So, You Don’t Like White Wine?

That’s the question we posed to the Fine Wine Divas for our August tasting night. Most of the ladies are big red wine drinkers. As it’s summer, we thought we’d introduce them to a nice line up whites so they could certainly find something they like. 2010 Argyle Brut (Willamette Valley, OR) 2012 Reunion Torrontes (Salta, […]

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Summer Whites from Lodi, California

Back in the Fall, I discovered a new wine region…Lodi, California. Just 100 miles east of San Francisco, it has been flourishing since 1850. Lodi is predominately a red wine-producing region and is the self-proclaimed Zinfandel Capital of the World, producing over 32% of California’s premium Zinfandel. But the region also grows 20-30 different white wine grapes. […]

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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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