Category Archives: Regional Wine Week

Why Regional Wine Matters

“Someday, people will get on a plane in Cincinnati and say they’re going to wine country, and they’ll land at Dulles,” Paul Breaux said, his optimism making his prediction seem somehow plausible. We were standing in the tank room at … Continue reading

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My 47-Word Essay for Regional #Wine Week

Regional Wine Week starts this Sunday, October 9, and runs through Saturday the 15th, all at DrinkLocalWine.com. We’re holding a little contest again. Last year it was haiku, and this year we are asking local wine fans to write a … Continue reading

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DLW2011: Meet Me in St. Louis

Want to join the fun on April 2-3 in St. Louis? The conference will be held at the Doubletree Westport in suburban St. Louis. Ticket packages start at $35, which includes the Missouri Twitter Taste-off — two wines each from … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t More Local Wines on Local Wine Lists?

This is a question that can probably be asked wherever fine wines are made. In fact, it WAS raised last year in the San Francisco Chronicle, which reported complaints by North Coast vintners about restaurants that touted their local meats … Continue reading

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Regional Wine Week Creates Some Buzz

Regional Week 2010 is this week, which you know since I’ve been telling you. But the world is noticing, too. We’ve managed to create some buzz, including this nice interview of Jeff Siegel on ColoradoWino.com. And vintners near Traverse City … Continue reading

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A New Virginia Winery Takes Top Prize

Last month, the Virginia Governor’s Cup for white wines was awarded to Paradise Springs winery of Clifton, in Fairfax County, for its 2009 Chardonnay. This was noteworthy because Paradise Springs is one of Virginia’s newest wineries. But it is also … Continue reading

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USA Today on Regional Wine

USA Today, the nation’s newspaper, dropped at hotel room doors across the land every morning, last week endorsed the regional wine movement with a travel feature on 10 “local” wine regions to visit. This is a great idea – if … Continue reading

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Oz Clarke Gives Two Thumbs Way Up for Virginia Wine!

Here’s a great way to start Regional Wine Week: I received my copy of Oz Clarke’s Pocket Wine Guide 2011 yesterday – it’s a fun, handy reference volume with short entries on wine grapes, regions and producers around the world, … Continue reading

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Not Your Father’s Virginia Wine

Does your impression of Virginia wine date back to an unfortunate taste 10 or 20 years ago, in a store or at a sweltering festival somewhere in hunt country? Mine did, but I kept tasting, as Virginia wines kept getting … Continue reading

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On Aging New York Rieslings

Can Riesling age? Of course! you say. Anyone who has tasted an old spatlese from the Mosel or trockenbeerenauslese from the Rheingau knows that Riesling can age spectacularly. But what if I directed your attention away from Germany to a … Continue reading

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