The topic of the price of Virginia wine came up during a recent conversation with Andy Regan, winemaker at Jefferson Vineyards that began as a result of a comment by someone on Twitter during a live tasting. We both lamented about these Virginia wine is overpriced comments, and talked about a comparative tasting at some point. The day after our conversation I received an email from Andy about the tasting – a blind comparative tasting with similar priced wines from across the world and Virginia.
Frank Morgan DrinkWhatYouLike.com — Nov 27, 2010
If you haven’t already made her acquaintance, meet Virginia— and her wines.
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Kelly Magyarics www.kellymagyarics.com — Oct 31, 2010
Those of us on the trip who had tasted Virginian wines at the London Wine Trade Fair earlier this year or at the tasting at The Oxford Wine Company last year had no doubt that these wines represented more than a passing curiosity. For those who hadn’t come across them before, this was a giant leap in wine education. As we gathered on a balmy late summer evening at the Westin Hotel, Reston, in preparation for the start of our tour the next day, discussing the itinerary, nibbling local foods and sipping some excellent local wines, we couldn’t help surmising that we were in for a treat.
Circle of Wine Writers — Oct 30, 2010
Maureen McDonnell was on a mission. Chagrined that Virginia wines are hard to find on retail shelves and restaurant wine lists, the commonwealth's first lady spent time in late August introducing Washington area retailers and sommeliers to wineries in Loudoun and Fauquier counties...
Dave McIntyre The Washington Post — Oct 19, 2010
While we don’t talk about it much, the Virginia Wine Board folks do a great job of publicizing the VA wine industry with limited resources. We would never have learned about the depth and vibrancy of the VA wine industry had it not been for their wine maps and marketing campaigns, and I doubt we’re alone in that. October is Virginia Wine Month, and this week is Drink Local Wine Week (thanks to the folks at drinklocalwine.com), so we wanted to take this opportunity to point out what a great campaign VA has undertaken...
VaWineDiva (Tweeter handle) Swirl, Sip, Snark — Oct 11, 2010
RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that sales of Virginia wine in FY2010 increased nearly 13% from FY2009. Total sales of Virginia wine amounted to $1,604,387 in wine liter tax collections during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, whereas the total wine liter tax collected by the state derived from the sale of Virginia wine in FY2009 amounted to $1,428,216...
Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry, Todd P. Haymore Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry, Todd P. Haymore — Sep 28, 2010
A couple of years ago, I was talking with a friend from California about wine, extolling on the quality wines my husband and I were finding in Virginia. She flinched, scrunched up her nose as if she'd smelled something bad, and emitted the sentence I typically hear when bringing up Virginia wines: "Ewww. I think Virginia wine is terrible." A few weeks later, I invited her to dinner and poured a rich, robust Bordeaux-style Virginian wine from Linden Vineyards. Of course, I didn't tell her where it came from.
She took a sip and began raving. "This is fabulous. What is it?" When I told her it was a Virginia wine, she nearly fell on the floor.
Debra Gordon The Daily Press — Sep 27, 2010
Members of the Circle of Wine Writers, as their group is known (membership nears 300 and includes wine writers of renown such as Jancis Robinson, Steven Spurrier and Oz Clarke), visited Keswick Hall on September 8 for a tasting of Central Virginia-area wines and dinner with Virginia First Lady Maureen McDonnell and Agriculture Secretary Todd Haymore...
Cathy Harding C-Ville Weekly — Sep 21, 2010
Though it's hardly quiet, Virginia's fast growing wine industry has not yet attracted nearly the attention it deserves. The Commonwealth is now the fifth largest wine-producing state in the country and the seventh largest commercial grape producer. We now have more than 160 wineries located throughout all the beautiful regions of the state. Wineries Unlimited and the North American Wine Bloggers announced recently that both of their organizations will hold their respective annual meetings in Virginia next year...
Oxford American Oxford American — Sep 14, 2010
Be sure to check out the Whole Foods on Kensington High Street in London. It has the largest selection of Virginia wines in London!
Tina Caputo Vineyard & Winery Management — Sep 01, 2010