Category Archives: Regional Wine Week

Looking back on advice and predictions about Virginia wine

Recently I came across my copy of the Summer 2010 issue of Virginia Wine Lover, the enjoyable magazine edited by Patrick Evans-Hylton. Patrick had interviewed me for his “Quaff Quiz” feature, and reading it again I realized a few things. I’ve been … Continue reading


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Regional Wine Week Begins

This is Regional Wine Week, October 6-12, the sixth annual celebration of wine made throughout the country, not just on the West Coast. As regular readers of this blog know, Regional Wine Week was started by Jeff Siegel, aka The … Continue reading

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It all begins with an idea …

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History will unveil a new exhibit next week called “FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000.” A major part of this exhibit – which anyone who eats or drinks should visit – covers the … Continue reading

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Calling All Bloggers! Regional Wine Week is Nov. 12-16

DrinkLocalWine, the website-turned-movement that Jeff Siegel and I started four years ago, will hold its fifth annual Regional Wine Week from Nov. 12-16. The idea is to encourage bloggers and other wine writers to focus on their local wines from … Continue reading

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More signs that local wine is being taken seriously

I’m beginning to feel a bandwagon effect. The buzz about local wines keeps getting louder. I just received an e-mail from The Bottle Shop, a small specialty wine retailer in North Potomac, Maryland. The store regularly sends e-mail notices about … Continue reading

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The Spotlight Shines on Regional Wine

The regional wine movement – if I can get away with calling it that – continues to gain momentum and popular credibility. The latest spotlight came from USA Today, in an article in Wednesday’s edition headlined, “An American wine for … Continue reading

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Regional Wine Week Roundup

Whew, what a week it’s been! Our fourth annual Regional Wine Week at has been our busiest ever, and most far-flung, too. We’ve had posts from 22 of The Other 47 states, plus Canada. Eric Asimov of the New … Continue reading

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#Wine Harvest Update: At Least the Stink Bugs Weren’t So Bad This Year!

Forty days and forty nights. That’s what it seemed like to area vintners when the rains wouldn’t stop last month. They didn’t quite get there — it was more like 30 out of 35 days that the sun didn’t shine … Continue reading

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Maryland Renaissance

Maryland’s wine industry is overshadowed by its neighbor to the south. Virginia boasts nearly 200 wineries to Maryland’s 52, and it has benefited from strong support from its state government, while Annapolis has largely been unhelpful. But Maryland wine is … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Regional #Wine

Regional Wine Week is off to a roaring start. My co-conspirator in this effort, Jeff Siegel – aka “The Wine Curmudgeon” – has kicked off the effort with a thought-provoking essay called “7 Things You Need to Know About Regional … Continue reading

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