When I heard that several Virginia winemakers were going to the
London International Wine Fair to entice the Brits with Virginia wine, I
was sorry I couldn’t go along to write about the venture. Luckily, The
Washington Post’s London correspondent, Mary Jordan, was up for the job.
She writes engagingly in today’s Food section
about how Londoners discovered that the First Colony is producing some
terrific grape juice. There’s some good mention of Barboursville, White
Hall, and Pearmund.
The article mentions that Steven Spurrier spent some time at the
Virginia booth. Christopher Parker, of New Horizon Wines, who organized
the booth and is trying to market Virginia wines in the UK, tells me the
famed writer Oz Clarke stopped by as well and enjoyed the wines.