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Virginia Wines In The Spotlight: Novelty And Pride Shine Through

Cathy Huyghe - Jan 18, 2017

When it came to Virginia wines, it boiled down to three things: Surprise, both about the quality and the diversity of the offerings. Petit Manseng, anyone? An earnest pursuit to find and purchase the wines after the tasting. (Despite Virginia's proximity to Atlanta, Georgia -- where the tasting was held and where we all live -- the availability of Virginia wines here is very limited. This is due, my taster friend Jonathan was told in his research, to limited quantities and distributor bottlenecks.) Pride.

9 New Reasons to Visit Virginia Wine Country

Christina Liva, Food & Wine - Nov 01, 2016

Thanks to an exciting new crop of small businesses, farms, and artisans popping up in Virginia Wine Country, the vineyards are no longer the only reason to visit this bucolic wine-lovers destination.

Wine Lovers, We’ve Found Your New Paradise

- Sep 06, 2016

But what if we told you Virginia is wine country, and good wine country at that? You’d probably say, “No! Biddies. Bonnets. BUTTER.” That’s what we said too (in not so many words) when we learned we were going to Charlottesville, Virginia, for the Monticello Wine Trail. Virginia is all Southern charm to a couple of New Yorkers like us, but we were about to learn otherwise in four days, five wineries, and glass upon glass upon… Well, you know how this goes.

Central Virginia Monticello Wine Trail - Cheers to Virginia Wine

Lynn & Cele Seldon - TrailBlazer Magazine Aug 31, 2016

Time Is Right for Virginia Wine to Succeed in UK

Darren Smith - May 02, 2016

Vines and wines: Nothing elementary about wine and food pairing at summit

Jack Berninger - Apr 26, 2016

Two teams of high-powered wine guys were challenged to select Virginia wines to pair with three food selections at a breakout session of the always engaging and somewhat annual Virginia Wine Summit earlier this month at glamorous Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg.

Fourth Annual Virginia Wine Summit Proves Virginia Is for Wine Lovers

Abigail Abesamis - Apr 10, 2016

The Virginia Wine Board hosted the fourth annual Virginia Wine Summit, which took place at the Salamander Resort and Spa in Middleburg, Virginia.

A Snapshot of Virginia Wines

Thomas Matthews - Wine Spectator Jan 25, 2016

The 12 winners of the 2015 Governor’s Cup competition show diverse character and some impressive quality

Cool Wines to Try in 2016

Katie Kelly Bell - Jan 06, 2016

5 Questions with Claude Thibaut of Thibaut-Jannison Winery

The Local Palate - Dec 30, 2015

Claude Thibaut was born into a champagne-producing family in the Champagne region of France and began working in the family business at a young age. Now 25 years into his career, Claude has been producing sparkling wine in France, Australia, California and Virginia. After working in Virginia for 2 years Claude realized the potential for producing sparkling wine in the region and teamed up with his friend Manuel Janisson to open the Thibaut-Janisson Winery.

Tiny Bubbles, Tough Decisions

Bloomberg View - Dec 30, 2015

Midtown's Bottle & Bine Cares Equally About Food, Beer, and Wine

Sierra Tishgart, Grub Street - Dec 28, 2015

Dunne on Wine: 2015 a year of finds and surprises

Mike Dunne, Sacramento Bee - Dec 28, 2015

Six Charleston Wine + Food Festival events to consider

Hanna Raskin, Charleston Post & Courier - Dec 17, 2015

Time to Sparkle

Jennifer Knowles, Edible DC - Dec 16, 2015

Having worked with Virginia wines very closely for the past five years, I have been continuously impressed and excited about the sparkling wines making their way to the retail scene. Interest in this category is steadily rising as more producers try their hand at this challenging style of winemaking.

The Search for America's Best Food Cities

Tom Sietsema, Washington Post - Dec 07, 2015

A surprise only to those who haven’t tried it, the finest Indian food in the country seduces with its spices in a city that’s home to just over 650,000 residents — and 2,000 restaurants. Downtown, the most daring example of avant-garde cooking this side of the Atlantic is yours, starting at $250 a head. And a 10-minute cab ride away awaits the spot Bon Appétit called the best new restaurant in the United States — not bad for a place that makes all but the First Family stand in line for a chance at a table.

The Foster Harris House: A Culinary Treasure in Virginia's Wine Country

Akoshia Yoba, Huffington Post - Dec 06, 2015

Tucked away in the bucolic town of Washington, Virginia awaits a mouthwatering dining experience at the Foster Harris House. It is a culinary treasure, where husband and wife, chef John and hostess, Diane MacPherson, team up to serve the best seasonal foods and wines the Shenandoah Valley region has to offer.

Holiday tips and trips! These last-minute vacations won't break the bank.

Today Show on NBC by Elizabeth Murray - Dec 04, 2015

In 1990, there were about 18 Virginia wineries; today it's closer to 230, with many that are highly acclaimed. The Cabernets and Chardonnays aren't household names, meaning that you'll have this undiscovered wine region to yourselves for a romantic escape.

The Best Places To Go For A Winter Escape

Rachel Kurzius, DCist - Dec 02, 2015

Where to Eat and Drink in Virginia Wine Country

Sara Levine - Where to Eat and Drink in Virginia Wine Country Read more at: Nov 09, 2015

The Obscure French Grape Making Amazing American Wine

Bruce Schoenfeld - Saveur Oct 27, 2015

Old World petit manseng thrives in Virginia

America's Unsung Wine Region Comes of Age

Ted Loos - Oct 08, 2015

Virginia's Cabs and Chardonnays aren't household names—but they should be. After decades in the shadow of Napa and Sonoma, this overlooked wine destination has blossomed, with superb vintages and restaurants to match.

Pop, Pop, Fizz, Fizz: Bubby Wine in Virginia and Beyond

Erin Scala - Knife & Fork Magazine Oct 04, 2015

When you consider the past 8,000 years or so of wine production history, sparkling wine is relatively new on the scene, becoming popular as late as the 1700s. In the early millennia of wine production, sparkling wines were usually made accidentally when a wine would continue its fermentation after warming up in the spring after harvest. When the weather gets cold, yeast goes dormant and stops fermenting, but it will continue its fermentation as soon as it warms up. If a wine container is sealed while yeast has the potential for activity, you could end up with a sparkling wine.

Rewarding harvest: The petit manseng grape adds unique flair to local wine

Erin Scala - The C-Ville Weekly Sep 29, 2015

Petit manseng has captured the curiosity of many of Virginia’s top winemakers. Just how integrated the grape will become to Virginia’s repertoire remains to be seen, but it is off to a roaring start. “I love the grape,” says Jeff White of Glen Manor Vineyards. “It is so versatile. It can be aged so long.”

5 wineries to visit in Virginia and Maryland this fall

Dave McIntyre - The Washington Post Sep 25, 2015