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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

William's Article: Virginia's 2015 Governor's Cup Case

- Sep 14, 2015

The 12 Virginia wines in the 2015 Governor’s Cup Case tell great stories about the quality-driven trajectory of one of North America’s most interesting wine scenes.

Travel to Keswick Hall in Charlottesville, Virginia

Kristin Luna - Nashville Lifestyles Aug 09, 2015

Step aside, Napa—there’s a burgeoning wine region in the east. And with a recently renovated estate nestled among the vines, the Charlottesville experience just keeps getting better. - See more at:

High-quality Virginia wine may surprise some, but it shouldn’t

Dave McIntyre - The Washington Post Apr 10, 2015

Appellation America: The Quest for Terroir Beyond The West Coast

Maximilian Kast - The Somm Journal Mar 31, 2015

Why Sommeliers Matter More Than Wine Scores

Robert Sinskey - Mar 29, 2015

The World's Next Big Wine Regions

Elin McCoy, Bloomburg Business - Feb 22, 2015

Cider, fit for Thanksgiving feasts old and new

Dave McIntyre - Washington Post Nov 18, 2014

For an alternative beverage for your Thanksgiving dinner this year, consider cider, one of the fastest-growing segments in the alcohol beverage market.

Try 4 Virginia wines from unusual grapes

Dave McIntyre/Washington Post - Nov 10, 2014


Jill Erickson - Oct 13, 2014

Michael Shaps, co-founder and partner of Virginia Wineworks, has bought out his former founding partner Philip Stafford. A new holding company called Michael Shaps Winery Management Group (MSWMG), has been formed to oversee the winery operation and to develop new winery and vineyard projects. MSWMG consists of Michael Shaps as majority partner, Tayloe Dameron of Upper Shirley Vineyards in Charles City, Virginia, Francois Cousin of Brussels, Belgium, and Dean Andrews of Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Virginia - A Progress Report

Jancis Robinson - Oct 09, 2014

Virginia Wine Country Has a Chef Mega-Fan

Ray Isle - Food & Wine Magazine Sep 18, 2014

In Virginia wine country, there’s a whole vineyard of pleasures to be found

Domenica Marchetti/ Washington Post - Washington Post Sep 05, 2014

In Virginia wine country, there’s a whole vineyard of pleasures to be found...

Winery Wine Clubs Are the New “Must Belong”

Linda Barrett - Aug 05, 2014

Important Factors when Considering Wine Club Membership

What's the Deal with: Virginia Wine?

Julia Bainbridge - Yahoo! Food Apr 03, 2014

Fruitful Harvest For Early Mountain Vineyards And Virginia Wineries

Mary Beth Albright - Forbes Travel Guide Mar 30, 2014

Wine Treats From Virginia, Beyond

Bill St. John - Chicago Tribune Dec 10, 2013

Don't be afraid to try unfamiliar wines or unusual pairings

Pete Martin - Greenville News Dec 04, 2013

Different may be good, but let’s face it: Different can be scary. We like the familiar and dislike the unknown, and that continues to be a challenge for wine drinkers, myself included.

Great Road Trips: Virginia Wineries Worth Visiting

Teresa Tobat - The Daily Meal Dec 02, 2013

In the past few years, Virginia wine has really taken off. The state is the fifth largest wine- producing state and is home to more than 200 wineries. Although that number may seem small, when you consider that there were only six in the entire state in 1979, that’s a pretty big jump. To bring added awareness to Virginia’s contribution to the nation’s wine scene, the Virginia Wine Board held the Virginia Wine Summit on Oct. 27 and 28.