“People don’t make the connection that wine is an agricultural product,” says Jennifer McCloud of Chrysalis Vineyards. Yet, simply to acknowledge it as an agricultural product is just scratching the surface.
A bottle of wine is not just a beverage but a story—a drinkable distillation of time and place.
Matt Brehony RVANews — Dec 21, 2012
In the next few weeks, you’ll most likely consume your fair share of holiday nogs and boozy punches. And amen to that. But if you find yourself craving something a little lighter this season, look to the hard ciders of Virginia.
Natalie Russell Garden and Gun Magazine — Dec 11, 2012
What Thomas Jefferson dreamt of for Virginia's vineyards is now coming true. Michele Shah takes a look at the prospects for wine from Virginia.
Michele Shah Sommelier India — Dec 10, 2012
Since 1980 Virginia has increased its wine production substantially.
Grapes have been planted there since the early settlers (comprising a
sizeable French community) came to Jamestown in 1607, making
the first wine in the new world.
Delphine Veissiere Gilbert & Gaillard — Dec 09, 2012
The small wineries of USA’s eastern seaboard seem able to find success
while bypassing the world of ratings, national publicity and even
distribution networks. Roger Morris finds out how they do it.
Roger Morris The Drinks Business — Dec 04, 2012
A good glass of wine is one of life’s great rewards for hard work–obviously, the amount of effort required before cashing in varies from person to person. While the mere act of “enduring consciousness as it desperately gropes for meaning in a broken world” may be all the reason I need to open a bottle, some folks prefer a more physical challenge. Well, if that sounds like you, then your’re in luck, as we examine Virginia wine excursions for adventure seekers.
Matt Brehony RVANews — Dec 04, 2012
One of the most charming and highly underrated parts of Virginia is its Eastern Shore and the wineries that populate it.
Cameron Simcik The Daily Meal — Dec 03, 2012
In between sampling oysters, adventurous foodies can visit the states unspoiled coast line and small hamlets.
Rob Robinson Metro — Dec 03, 2012
Virgina's centuries-old wine industry advances with vinifera.
Neal Hulkower Oregon Wine Press — Nov 30, 2012
Sure, California produces some pretty good bottles, but trailblazing Southern winemakers have been working hard to figure out which grapes grow best in their vineyards—and the quality of their wines has been steadily rising as a result. As you’re stocking up for holiday gatherings, keep an eye out for these five feast-friendly bottles. They’ll keep your guests in good spirits, and they won’t take a giant bite out of your wallet either.
Garden & Gun Magazine — Nov 16, 2012